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Vocabulary Quiz
on thet top • at ease • without a worry
make it back • worthwhile • savor
  1. She is always with her family.
  2. Going to Africa is of my list.
  3. He did not on time.
  4. He left college in the world.
  5. In the mountains, he got to fresh air.
  6. Losing weight made dieting .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1310 Homegrown Foreigner

Jeremy talks about feeling like a foreigner when he returns to his hometown in Canada from teaching in Japan.

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at the top of the list

imageFood is right at the top of that list.

When something is at the top of a list, it is important. Notice the following:

  1. Greece is that the top of my list of places to see.
  2. I have many goals, but having children is at the top of the list.

completely at ease

imageI was completely at ease.

Completely at ease means very relaxed.Notice the following:

  1. At home, I am completely at ease.
  2. On vacation I felt completely at ease.

without a worry in the world

imageI was without a worry in the world.

The phrase, without a worry in the world, means you have nothing to worry about. Notice the following:

  1. He lives his life without a worry in the world.
  2. I finally got a new job so now I can enjoy the weekend without a worry in the world.

make it back

imageWe’re only able to make it back to Canada probably once a year

Here, the phrase, make it back, means to return to someplace. Notice the following:

  1. Did you make it back on time?
  2. How did you make it back so soon?


imageIt even much more worthwhile.

Something worthwile is worth the time or effort spent on it. Notice the following:

  1. The ticket was expensive, but the movie was worthwile.
  2. The commute to my job is long, but the benefits make it worthwile.


imageYou basically savor every second.

When you savor something, you appreciate something fully. Notice the following:

  1. I savored my last week in college.
  2. City people often savor their time in the countryside.

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