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  2. He hopes to become a in the field of aeronautics.
  3. She was a member of the basketball team in her .
  4. Why do you so easily get ?
  5. I tried to a conversation, but he doesn't seem interested.
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1131 Indonesian Family

Isthma talks about her family routine and what different members like to do.

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My dad is a researcher.

A researcher looks for new information about a subject. Notice the following:

  1. Researchers actually make good money.
  2. I'd like to become a medical researcher.

college days

In her college days, my mom won a cooking competition.

We use the term 'college days' to talk about the time we spent at university. Notice the following:

  1. College days were the best time of my life.
  2. He played football back in his college days.

get bored

I don't get bored of it.

When we get bored, that means we become uninterested in something. Notice the following:

  1. I got bored and left the party early.
  2. Kids get bored easily.


I don't initiate going to the kitchen.

To initiate means to start something first.. Notice the following:

  1. I'm always too shy to initiate a conversation.
  2. Did you initiate contact?


If we want to buy goods, we ask mom.

Goods are things we usually buy at the market. Goods can be just about any product. Notice the following:

  1. I prefer to buy goods in bulk.
  2. We purchase most goods at a superstore near our home.