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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

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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.

siding

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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

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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

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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

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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.

porcelain

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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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