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specifically • for my life • dork
 enrolled• tricky
  1. I already in my classes for spring semester.
  2. The recipe is a bit .  You have to follow the directions carefully.
  3. He was a big in elementary school, but in high school he was really popular.
  4. I can't hit the ball today .
  5. I've always wanted to go to Europe, to Italy.
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916 Mari's Abilities
Mari talks about her abilities with cooking, singing, dancing, studying, and sports.

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more specifically

I like to cook, more specifically, I like to cook for people.

We use the phrase 'more specifically' when we want to give more detailed information. Notice the following:

  1. That college is famous for sports. More specifically, it is famous for football.
  2. Our company makes tires. More specifically, we make tires for large buses.

can't .... for my life

I can't sing for my life.

This phrase means we have absolutely no skill at something.  Notice the following:

  1. I can't dance for my life.
  2. My wife can't cook for her life.

a dork

I was a good student because I'm a dork.

A dork is someone who likes to study, is not usually attractive or popular, and is definitely not cool.  Notice the following:

  1. I am such a dork. I did not mean to step on you.
  2. He is such a dork, but all the girls like him.


My parents would enroll me in ballet classes.

When we enroll in something that means we join or sign up.  Notice the following:

  1. She plans to enroll at the local junior college.
  2. We just enrolled in a free Arabic class at the community center.

tricky question

That's a tricky question.

Something that is tricky is difficult to do or answer and requires that we think carefully: Notice the following:

  1. Hmm. Do I like cooking? That's a tricky question.
  2. Asking someone how much money they make is a tricky question. You need to be careful asking it.