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Vocabulary Quiz
draw • takes forever • drives me nuts
leave you alone • point card • join me up
  1. There are a lot of things that about him, but I still love him.
  2. It depends on the type of customers you want to .
  3. They want to for a supermarket credit card.
  4. My is almost full.  Next time I get a 10% discount.
  5. It for you find the perfect pair of jeans.
  6. If salespeople have your number they will never .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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853 Shopping Peeves
Rebecca and Todd talk about things they do not like about shopping.

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draws a lot of people

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It also draws a lot of people.

An event that 'draws a lot of people' makes many people want to go there.  Notice the following:

  1. The annual sale always draws a lot of people.
  2. The concert drew a lot of people.

it takes forever

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It takes forever to try clothes on.

'It takes forever' is an idiomatic expression we use to talk about something that takes a long time. How long depends on the situation, and we often use it in a way that's not serious.  Notice the following:

  1. It takes forever for me to decide.
  2. It takes my girlfriend forever to put on make up.

It drives me nuts

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It drives me nuts when sizes change from year to year.

We use the phrase 'it drives me nuts' to talk about something we hate when it happens.  Notice the following:

  1. It drives me nuts when people are late.
  2. It just drives me nuts when people chat in the library.

they leave you alone

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If you say you're browsing then they leave you alone.

When people 'leave you alone,' that means they do not speak to or contact you in any way.  Notice the following:

  1. If you ignore them, they will leave you alone.
  2. I wish they would leave me alone.

The points cards

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Sign up for points cards.

Each time a customer buys something, points are added to a customer's 'point card' that can later be exchanged for discounts.  Notice the following:

  1. Do you have a point card?
  2. I forgot my point card.

join me up

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So they join me up.

We say 'join me up' when we agree to sign up for a plan or promotion.  Notice the following:

  1. That sounds great. Join me up!
  2. That's not enough to join me up.