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Vocabulary Quiz
innocent • calamitous • stomp
write-off • untouchable
  1. He had to on the brakes.
  2. The crime boss is .
  3. The house was a after the flood.
  4. The storm was .
  5. It was an mistake. Don't worry!
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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1321 Car Smash Ups

Amy and Paul talks about traffic accidents they saw or experienced themselves.

  • Script
  • Vocabulary
  • Speaking

Learn vocabulary from the lesson below.

innocent mistake

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It was an innocent mistake.

A innocent mistake is a mistake that is easy to make and not intended. Notice the following:

  1. He said my name wrong, but it was an innocent mistake.
  2. Forgetting your wife's birthday is not an innocent mistake.

calamitous

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It was sort of calamitous really.

Something calamitous (a calamity) causes great damage. Notice the following:

  1. It was a calamitous mistake that hurt the company.
  2. The error was serious, but not calamitous.

stomp on

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He stomped on the brakes.

When you stomp on something, you step on is very hard. Notice the following:

  1. She stomped on me at the meeting.
  2. The boy stomps his feet when he gets upset.

a write-off

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The car was a write-off.

A write-off is something that no longer has value due to damage. Notice the following:

  1. The house was a write-off after the storm.
  2. His car was a write-off after he wrecked it.

untouchable

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You feel you're untouchable, nothing can stop you.

When you are untouchable, you feel bad events cannot happen to you. Notice the following:

  1. He is rich and powerful, so he is untouchable.
  2. The mafia often think they are untouchable.

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