tutorStudy Options
Improve your vocabulary, listening or reading skills with the quizzes below.
Vocabulary Quiz
stick with • split • works out
leaves • focus
  1. We should all up and look for the dog.
  2. Helping people who need help is basically our main .
  3. Now we have a couple options. Let's see what best.
  4. Let's just one sandwich per person for now, and then we can make more later if we want.
  5. He basically the decoration of the house up to his wife.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
Audio Links

Download this MP3
(right click and save)

Buy this MP3 +1300
more MP3 and PDF

story image

752 Vegas Vacation
Lupe and Kara go to Vegas every year. They plan their next trip coming up.

  • Transcript
  • Audio Notes
Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

stick with one room

I think we should definitely stick with one room so we can be together.

When you 'stick with one room,' it means that you only rent one room, even though two rooms may be more comfortable.

Notice the following:

  1. If we stick with one room, it means that we won't have to pay as much money for the accommodation.
  2. Please make sure that you stick with one room, as I do not want you making too much of a mess.

split up

We can always, if we split up, we're going to come back to the same room.

To 'split up' means that something separates.

Notice the following:

  1. I think they used to be boyfriend and girlfriend, but now they have split up.
  2. We need to split the jobs up so that we get them done quicker.

what works out best

Maybe we should look into prices and see what works out best.

'What works out best' means which option works better than others.

Notice the following:

  1. It will take time for us to figure out what works best at the shop.
  2. What works out best do you think? The red or the blue?

leave it up to everybody

I think we should leave it up to everybody and see how everybody wants to get there.

When you 'leave it up to everybody,' it means that you let the other people make a group decision about something.

Notice the following:

  1. Let's leave it up to everybody to see what they want to eat for dinner.
  2. They decided to leave it up to everybody else.

that's basically our main focus

I think that depends too on how much shopping we do because during the day, that's basically our main focus.

When something is 'your main focus,' it means that it is what you are concentrating on.

Notice the following:

  1. Our main focus is to keep everyone healthy and happy.
  2. What is your main focus when you are at work?