tutorStudy Options
Improve your vocabulary, listening or reading skills with the quizzes below.
Vocabulary Quiz
rules • following • going on
 crazy about • more into
  1. He is sports than school.
  2. Can you explain the again?
  3. I always have a hard time this program.
  4. She is her new boyfriend.
  5. So what's this weekend?
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
Audio Links
headphones

Download this MP3
(right click and save)

Buy this MP3 +1300
more MP3 and PDF

image

943 Super Bowl Sunday
Melissa and Todd talk about America's secret holiday.

  • Transcript
  • Audio Notes
notes
Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

the rules

I don't really know the rules.

Rules tell us what we can or cannot do. Note the following:

  1. We have strict rules in our family.
  2. The rules to cricket are hard to understand.

hard time following

I have a hard time following it.

When we have a hard time following something that means it is difficult understand.  Note the following:

  1. I have a hard time following American football.
  2. The students had a hard time following the lecture.

what's going on

I can easily understand what's going on.

The phrase 'What's going on' asks about what is happening.  Note the following:

  1. There seems to be a lot of noise outside. What's going on?
  2. Does anyone know what's going on at the festival this week?

crazy about

My sister's crazy about football.

We are crazy about something we like very, very  much.  Note the following:

  1. I am crazy about sushi but not so crazy about Japanese food.
  2. My father is crazy about golf. He is always practicing.

be more into

I remember like being more into the food.

When we are 'into' something, we really like it.  'More into' compares our level of interest. Note the following:

  1. I am more into sports than art.
  2. I used to be more into hip hop, but not anymore.