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maximum • Whoa • addicted
 build up • endurance
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  4. She lets her anger until she starts yelling at everyone.
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Answer the following questions about the interview.

965 The Run
Aiste from Lithuania talks to Christophe about his running.

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You run a maximum of 32 kilometers.

The maximum of something is the highest value. The minimum is the lowest value. Notice the following:

  1. The maximum about you can work in one day is 24 hours.
  2. The maximum storage capacity on my PC is 250 GB.



Whoa! that sounds difficult.

The phrase "whoa!" is used to show surprise, or to show you want something to stop. Notice the following:

  1. Whoa! You bought a house!
  2. Whoa! Slow down!



I am addicted to running.

When you are addicted to something, that means you always need to do it or you feel uncomfortable or unhappy. Notice the following:

  1. I am addicted to video games.
  2. He is addicted to coffee.

build up


You start slow but build up slowly.

When something builds up, it increases in some manner. Notice the following:

  1. The fire started slow but built up into an inferno quickly.
  2. After being in the hospital, it took awhile to build up my strength.



I requires a lot of endurance.

Endurance is the ability to do a difficult process for a long time. Notice the following:

  1. I am not fast but I have great endurance. I can run for hours.
  2. To do well in college, you need mental endurance, the ability to focus for a long time.