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Vocabulary Quiz
is big for • pull up a chair • siding
slip and slide • mess up • porcelain
  1. The house is covered with metal .
  2. Having weekends off is me.
  3. Try not to the kitchen.
  4. In summer, a is a good way to cool off.
  5. Please and join us.
  6. These dishes are made with fine .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1371 Her Dream House
Spencer talks about her dream house and features that are important to her.

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is big for


Being outside is big for me.

When something is 'big for you' then it is very important for you. Notice the following:

  1. Living in nature is big for me.
  2. Having the Internet is big for me.

Note: You can say 'huge for me' and the meaning is the same.



The beaches are really tough on the siding and paneling.

The siding (or paneling) is the outside material that covers a house or building. Notice the following:

  1. I love houses with wood siding.
  2. I hate houses with metal siding.

pull up a chair


Please pull up a chair and join us.

When people ask you to 'pull up a chair, they are asking you to join them. Notice the following:

  1. Don't be a stranger. Pull up a chair.
  2. Hey, so nice to see you. Pull up a chair and join us.

mess up


I want cheap furniture you cannot mess up.

When you mess something up, you damage it or make a mistake doing it. Notice the following:

  1. I mess up dinner. It tastes terrible.
  2. When you fill out the form, try not to mess up.

slip and slide


There is a slip and slide in the yard.

A slip and slide is a plastic sheet (slide) with water on in that you run and slide down. Notice the following:

  1. He broke his arm on a slip and slide.
  2. We played on a slip and slide at the BBQ.



My grandparents have this really, really, big old porcelain tub

Porcelain is very fine ceramic material usually seen on nice cups or bowls. Notice the following:

  1. She has fine procelain dishes.
  2. We drank out of nice porcelain cups.

Note: tub means bathtub.

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