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Vocabulary Quiz
open arms • fit in • readjust
eavesdrop • move on • beeline
  1. It takes time to after retirement.
  2. He made a for the breakroom.
  3. I know you miss her, but it is time to .
  4. I did not mean to on your conversation.
  5. He could not at his last job.
  6. They were waiting for him with .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1309 Going Home

Abidemi talks about what it is like have not one, but two home countries, in her case Nigeria and Canada.

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welcome with open arms

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They welcome me with open arms.

This means people are always happy to see you. Open arms refers to a big hug. Notice the following:

  1. My family was waiting with open arms.
  2. It was nice to be welcomed with open arms.

fit in

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I fit in more or less.

When you fit in, you feel comfortable and part of a group. Notice the following:

  1. He did not fit in, so he quit the company.
  2. Some kids do not fit in in high school.

readjust

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It took time to readjust?

When you readjust, you change from a previous state to a prior one. Notice the following:

  1. I had to readjust after moving back in with my parents.
  2. It took time to readjust to life in America after living overseas.

eavesdrop

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Do I eavesdrop?

When you eavesdrop, you listen to a conversation you are not a part of. Notice the following:

  1. I like to eavesdrop on conversations in the bar.
  2. I think that man is eavesdropping on us.

move on with your life

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They are moving on with their lives as well.

When you move on with your life, you continue life after a change of some kind. Notice the following:

  1. After the fire, we all moved on with our lives.
  2. After her divorce, she moved on with her life.

make a beeline

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What is the first thing you immediately make a beeline for?

When you make a beeline, you hurry directly to something, Notice the following:

  1. After the class bell, the students make a beeline for the exit.
  2. When I got off the bus, I made a beeline for the toilet.

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