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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.
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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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Learn vocabulary from the lesson below.

bare hands

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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.

shack

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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.

scaffolding

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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.

coexist

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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

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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

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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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