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mock-debate • interrupting • disturb
excitement • multiplex
  1. It is very important that you do not us while we are taking final exams.
  2. I'm sure there are many different options for movies at the right now.
  3. You can never finish a sentence around him because he is always whoever is speaking.
  4. Our political science class will have a on the subject next week.
  5. There is a real sense of around campus right now, because our school will be playing in the championship game.
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769 DVD or Cinema

Mark and Todd have a friendly debate about the best place to watch a movie.

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a mock-debate

I thought we would have a mock-debate.

A 'mock-debate' is a pretend, constructed, and controlled argument.

Notice the following:

  1. Each year the political society puts on a mock-debate.
  2. I have always found mock-debates very fun.


When you watch a movie at home, you have family members that interrupt you.

When you 'interrupt' someone, it means that you start talking when they are still speaking.

Notice the following:

  1. Please do not interrupt me, as I find it very rude.
  2. Do you think that he interrupts a lot?

do not disturb

You can tell your family members, do not disturb.

'Do not disturb' means that you do not interrupt or bother someone.

Notice the following:

  1. I had to put the do not disturb sign on my door, as I wanted to go to sleep.
  2. Please do not disturb her. She is trying to do her homework.

a sense of excitement

It's kind of a sense of excitement.

A 'sense of excitement' refers to the feeling of anticipation that you get about something.

Notice the following:

  1. I have a real sense of excitement about the up and coming vacation.
  2. He says that he has a sense of excitement about starting his new job.


The small cinemas in the cities have usually closed, and they're moving out of town to the big multiplexes.

'Multiplexes' are large cinemas that have more than one screen showing different films.

Notice the following:

  1. I think there are lots of multiplexes in the cities.
  2. They have built a new multiplex near to where I live.



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