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futhering • primary • makes perfect
it's gonna get • with time
  1. If you are both bilingual, what is the language that you speak at home?
  2. and physical therapy your knee will recover completely.
  3. Each time you do it easier.
  4. They say that practice , but I am still terrible at football.
  5. She is hoping that her education will help her get a better job.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

835 Study in Mexico
Kara talks with Lupe about studying Spanish in Mexico.

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further my skills

Further my speaking skills.

Here, the word 'further' has the same meaning as 'improve'.  Notice the following:

  1. Watching movies in English helps to further my listening skills.
  2. He plans to further his education by going back to university.

your primary language

Speak your primary language.

Your 'primary language' is most often your native language. We sometimes say 'first language'.  Notice the following:

  1. They speak French in Canada, but the primary language is English.
  2. There really isn't a primary language in Switzerland.

practice makes perfect

I believe practice make perfect.

'Practice makes perfect' is an old idiom that means many hours of hard work is the best way to improve your skills.  Notice the following:

  1. Actually, practice doesn't always make perfect.
  2. Mom always says, "practice makes perfect."

the better it's gonna' get

Lupe believes the more you speak it, the better it's gonna get.

The phrase 'the more you [do something], the better it's gonna get,' simply means the more you practice, the more you will improve.  Notice the following:

  1. The more you exercise, the stronger you're gonna' get.
  2. The more you study, the better your grades are gonna' get.

you will perfect it with time

Lupe believes you will perfect it with time.

The phrase 'you will perfect it with time' means that it takes a long time to do somethings really well.  Notice the following:

  1. You'll perfect your English with time.
  2. I'm not so good yet, but I'll perfect it with time.