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Vocabulary Quiz
bare hands • shack • scaffolding
coexist • community • look out for
  1. The house is built on .
  2. We have a strong here.
  3. They could not , so they split up.
  4. His house is a .
  5. He made his table with his .
  6. I try to my little sister.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1317 Mother Island / Father Island

Sorie and Mark talk about living in very basic conditions on a remote island off the coast of Japan.

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bare hands


He made it with his bare hands.

When you use your bare hands, you make something with little help or tools. Notice the following:

  1. He built his house with his bare hands.
  2. I made that with my bare hands.



We had a little shack.

A shack is small, basic housing that stands alone outside. Notice the following:

  1. He lives in a shack by the beach.
  2. He calls his house a shack, but it is actually very nice.



They had to build it on the scaffolding.

Scaffolding is usually poles, often bamboo, used to keep a floor off the ground. Notice the following:

  1. Due to flooding, the houses use scaffolding.
  2. Construction sites use scaffolding so workers can work high in the air.



You have to coexist.

When you coexist, you exist at the same time or place. Notice the following:

  1. Sometimes it is hard to coexist with your neighbors.
  2. Two gangs coexist peacefully in this town.

strong community


There had to be a strong community in the mountain.

A strong community is a group of people that are very close and unified. Notice the following:

  1. Small towns usually strong communities.
  2. Immigrants often have a strong community in their new homeland.

look out for


Everyone looks out for each other

When you look our for other people, you assist them or care for them without being asked. Notice the following:

  1. Lifeguards look out for swimmer in the area.
  2. The older children always look out for the younger kids.

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