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Vocabulary Quiz
in the 80's • the cuffs • brand new
put money into • three pairs
  1. Be careful when you wash that shirt because it's .
  2. Were you born ?
  3. I don't know if I should this old car.
  4. She has of black glasses, but they are all a little different.
  5. Roll up your pants or your will get wet.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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802 Jeans Part 1
Mariel continues her discussion about jeans and the styles she likes.

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in the 80's

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That was in the 80's.

The 80's is a time expression that talks about the years 1980-89.  Notice the following:

  1. I graduated college in the 80's.
  2. Coffee shops really became popular in the 80's.

the cuffs

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They're ripped around the cuffs.

Cuffs are the bottoms of our pants.  Notice the following:

  1. I need to have the cuffs shortened.
  2. The cuffs are to long.

brand new

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They look old but they're brand new.

Brand new means very new.  We often use the term the first time we wear something.  Notice the following:

  1. Those jeans look brand new.
  2. Brand new jeans are not comfortable.

put the money into it

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I'm willing to put money into it.

When we put money into something that means we invest in it.  Notice the following:

  1. If it looks good, I'll put money into it.
  2. It's too old to put money into it.

eight or nine pairs

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I have eight or nine pairs.

Pairs come in twos. For example, a pair of shoes, glasses, earrings, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. Imelda just bought 4 new pairs of shoes.
  2. I need a new pair of glasses.