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romantic comedy • recently • bridesmaid
 non-fiction • biographies
  1. He has about almost all the presidents.
  2. I'm in the mood to watch a .
  3. How did you talk to him?
  4. She will be a in my wedding next year.
  5. Do you enjoy reading or do you only read fiction novels?
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918 Mari's Media Choices
Mari talks about the various types of media she prefers to use and why.

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romantic comedies

I like to watch comedies - romantic comedies.

A romantic comedy is a funny movie about love and relationships.  Notice the following:

  1. Romanitc comedies are popular around Valentine's Day.
  2. I hate romantic comedies. They always have the same ending.

recently

A movie that I watched recently is called "27 Dresses".

We use recently to talk about the near past; maybe a week or a month ago.  Notice the following:

  1. He recently gave up smoking so he is very moody.
  2. I have not seen Joe recently. Is he sick?

bridesmaid

It is about a woman who is a bridesmaid.

Before a woman gets married she chooses a bridesmaid, usually her best friend,  to help her during the marriage ceremony.  Notice the following:

  1. All the sisters will be bridesmaids at the wedding.
  2. The bridesmaid is suppposed to pay for her own dress, even though the bride chooses it for her.

non-fiction

I like to read non-fiction usually.

Non-fiction is a true story that really happened.  Notice the following:

  1. I stopped reading fiction in college. I just read non-fiction, mainly business books now.
  2. I like reading non-fiction because the topics are real.

biographies

I like to read biographies of people.

Biographies are books about the lives of interesting or famous people.  Notice the following:

  1. I just read a great biography of Elvis Presley.
  2. The biography showed a different image of the him than he was portrayed in real life.