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keep up • as far as • comes
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  1. When it to sports, I prefer to play them rather than watch them.
  2. I love this new CD. I to it all the time.
  3. You work, go to school, have a family and exercise. How do you on that?
  4. food goes, I really like Korean dishes.
  5. We need a bigger TV. I can't read the .
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774 Spanish or English

Lupe is bilingual, so she talks about when she uses English or Spanish.

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keep up on that

If I'm not speaking enough Spanish or practicing it, so therefore I'll decide to go and buy a Spanish book so I can keep up on that.

'Keep up on that' refers to the way in which the speaker tries to stay ahead with their learning of Spanish by making sure that they have a lot of practice.

Notice the following:

  1. I need to make sure that I keep up on my revision, as I want to pass my exams.
  2. You say you want to be a good runner, well you need to keep up on that and make sure that you do lots of training.

as far as music goes

As far as music goes do you listen to both English and Spanish?

'As far as music goes' means with regards to music or in the area of music.

Notice the following:

  1. As far as music goes, what would you say was your favorite type?
  2. I think, as far as music, goes she is proficient at playing most instruments.

when it comes to music

When it comes to music, my favorite singer in Spanish is Luis Miguel.

'When it comes to music' means with regards to music or 'as far as music goes.'

Notice the following:

  1. When it comes to music, I have no idea about who is top of the charts.
  2. When it comes to music, I much prefer to listen to classical rather than pop.

I listen to her all the time

In English, my favorite singer is Mariah Carey, so I listen to her all the time.

I listen to her all the time refers to the way in which the speaker listens to Mariah Carey regularly as she is his/her favorite recording artist.

Notice the following:

  1. I like Madonna, I listen to her all the time.
  2. He says that he listens to her all the time and that he has all of her records at home.

subtitles

Even though it's in Spanish and they normally just use subtitles.

'Subtitles' are words that appear at the bottom of a television screen and translate the language that is being spoken into a different language.

Notice the following:

  1. I have to read the subtitles when I watch a French film, as I don't speak French.
  2. She likes those really old movies with subtitles.

 

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