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flea market • eco-friendly • utensils • housewares • price of one • exactly • good deal • get rid of • thrift stores
  1. That jacket is really old now.  You should it.
  2. I want to go to the section to look at the microwaves.
  3. I feel the same way about her.
  4. We got a really on our new sofa.
  5. On Thursdays you get two sandwiches for the .
  6. Do you have enough for everyone to eat with?
  7. She buys all of her clothes in because she likes to support charity.
  8. I bought these earrings at the last week.
  9. Riding a bicycle is more than using a motorcycle.
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951 Flea Market
Melissa talks about her interest in flea markets and things you can buy there.

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flea market

notesThere's a flea market this weekend.

A flea market is a place where people sell old or used things cheaply. Notice the following.

  1. I bought this used guitar at the flea market. Isn't it cool?
  2. Let's try to sell these old CD's at the flea market on Saturday.

eco-friendly stuff

notesThere's lots of eco-friendly stuff there.

Something that is eco-friendly does not harm the environment. Here are two samples.

  1. Nowadays, companies are producing more eco-friendly cars.
  2. My reusable cotton shopping bag is much more eco-friendly than plastic.

utensils

notesYou can buy old utensils.

A utensil is an item usually used for cooking or eating. Notice the samples.

  1. I bought some old cooking utensils at the flea market.
  2. We need utensils; you know, forks, spoons, knives, stuff like that.

housewares

People sell utensils and other housewares.

Housewares are things used around the house, especially the kitchen. Here are two sample sentences.

  1. You can find a microwave in the housewares department of the store.
  2. I have to get some housewares for my new apartment.

two things for the price of one

notesGet the customer to take two things for the price of one.

'Two things for the price of one' is a sales promotion. When we buy two things, the second one is free. Notice the sample sentences.

  1. I bought these two shirts for the price of one.
  2. There's a two for the price of one sale this weekend. Let's go!

exactly

Yeah, exactly.

We say 'yeah exactly' when we agree with somebody. Here are two samples.

  1. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.
  2. Yeah, exactly. I think it's her best movie too.

get a good deal

I'm always trying to get a good deal.

When we get a good deal, we get something we want for very little money. Notice the following.

  1. I got a good deal on my new computer.
  2. Maybe we can get a better deal at another shop.

get rid of

I plan to get rid of some old clothes.

We get rid of things we don't want. Here are some samples.

  1. I'm gonna' get rid of these old CD's. Do you want them?
  2. After 2 weeks, I finally got rid of my cold.

thrift stores

notesI'm really into old thrift stores.

A thrift store sells old or used things, usually to make money for charity. Notice the samples.

  1. My sister loves shopping at thrift stores.
  2. When I shop at thrift stores, I always get a good deal.
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