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pick up • pick-up • carry on
 horrific • cause and effect
  1. If you don't stop her she will just talking all day.
  2. He always bring his dog with in the back of his .
  3. It was one of the most experiences of my life.
  4. If you don't study you won't get good grades.  It's .
  5. Please your dirty clothes.
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914 Relief Work
Tarta talks about responding to the 2006 Tsunami and how people worked together.

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pick up

We helped pick up all the damage.

When you pick up something, you collect it and move it to another place. Notice the following:

  1. She helped me pick up all the broken glass from the floor.
  2. Please pick up all your trash before you leave.

pick-up (truck)

We put the supplies into the pick-up.

A pick-up is a small truck with an open cargo area in the back.  Notice the following:

  1. He drives an old pick-up truck.
  2. I traded my car for pick-up.

carry on

They carried on for almost a week.

The phrase 'carry on' is similar in meaning to 'continue'.  Notice the following:

  1. I am sorry to interrupt. Please carry on.
  2. After the teacher told them to be quiet, they carried on talking in class.


After this horrific event happened, how did it change you?

The word horrific means very, very bad.  Notice the following:

  1. My test score was horrific.
  2. We have been having the most horrorific weather.

cause and effect

Everything have cause and effect.

Here, cause is an action and effect is the result.  Notice the following:

  1. If you eat fast food every day, you will gain weight. It is simple cause and effect.
  2. If you plant a seed, give it water and put it in sunlight, it will grow. It is cause and effect.