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looking back • spoiled • occur
 expect • usual stuff
  1. And it didn't even to you to call me?
  2. We are just doing the this weekend like cleaning and washing clothes.
  3. , is there anything that you would change about your life?
  4. Did you that you would get the job?
  5. Their daughter is very difficult and .  She cries when she doesn't get what she wants.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

958 Household Chores
Buddhi and Todd discuss who does what in their families.

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looking back


Looking back the roles were kind of traditional.
When we look back, we think about the past. Notice the following.

  1. Looking back, university days weren't so bad.
  2. Once you leave home, there's no looking back.



You were a spoiled child.

A spoiled child can do or have anything he or she wants. Here are two samples.

  1. Were you spoiled as a kid?
  2. My boyfriend called me a spoiled princess!



It never even occurred to me.

If something didn't occur to us it means we didn't think about it. Notice the samples.

  1. It never even occurred to me that you were married.
  2. He should have taken a morning class, but it never occurred to him.



My mom wouldn't expect me to do it.

Here, mom didn't think something would happen. Here are two samples.

  1. No one expected me to pass the exam, but I studied hard and passed!
  2. He didn't expect to enjoy the movie. He's just not a Tom Cruise fan.

the usual stuff


I did the usual stuff on the weekend.

'Usual' is similar in meaning to 'normal', and 'stuff' just means 'things'. Notice the following.

  1. I have the usual stuff to do after school today.
  2. The action movie was boring; fight, car chase, bomb, the usual stuff.