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  1. He warned the children that the monkey might at them.
  2. That rocking chair did of my grandmother.
  3. One car honked and the you know, everybody was honking!
  4. The traffic went after the roads had been cleared.
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1107 Girls Camp

Lindsay talks about what she remembers most from going to summer camp.

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go off

Sometimes our students go off to camp over the summer break.

To go off somewhere means to leave for another location. Notice the following:

  1. I go off to school in the fall.
  2. H went off to Germany on business.


If they spit at you that means they're really upset

When we spit, that means we shoot a quick burst of saliva out of our mouth. Notice the following:

  1. Spitting is not polite in my culture.
  2. In Singapore, it's illegal to spit in public.

strike an image

That really struck an image in my mind.

An image is a picture of something in our mind. Notice the following:

  1. The mention of Brazil struck an image of beaches and samba dancers in my mind.
  2. The accident struck a horrible image I will never forget.

back to normal

Then the next day I went and fed the llama and brushed the llama and everything was back to normal.

When a unusual or unexpected situation returns to normal, we say it is back to normal. Notice the following:

  1. The city was back to normal following the earthquake.
  2. It will take decades for the area to return to normal.

the next thing you know

Kids threw some mashed potatoes and the next thing you know turkey is flying, mashed potato is flying

We use the phrase 'the next thing you know' to describe something that happens unexpectedly. Notice the following:

  1. Someone threw a rock and the next thing you know, everyone was fighting.
  2. The game was really boring and the next thing you know, they scored two goals in two minutes!