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Vocabulary Quiz
staying in • go out • needed to
doing stuff • take it easy
  1. You just had a baby. You need to .
  2. I'm going out tonight, but I'm tomorrow because I have to get up early the next day.
  3. Sorry I didn't call you back. I was busy all day.
  4. She told me that she finish her paper before she could do anything fun.
  5. We are going to for dinner and then go dancing.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Mixer #62 Plans for the night

Listen to what six people have planned for the evening.

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staying in


Staying in is definitely a good idea.

When we stay in, we choose to stay home. Notice the following:

  1. The weather looks bad. Let's stay in today.
  2. I don't feel well. I'm going to stay in.

go out


I'm going to go out with a friend.

"Go out" means do something outside the home. It can be a fun activity or nothing special. Here are two examples:

  1. Tomorrow's a holiday. Let's go out dancing tonight!
  2. I have a lot of homework so I don't go out much during the week.

need to


We need to chat.

"Need to" means we must do something. Notice the samples:

  1. I can't go out tonight. I need to study.
  2. She needs to pass the final exam or she'll have to repeat the class.

doing stuff


I was doing stuff yesterday.

We know that 'Stuff" can mean just about anything. Here, Simone is talking about activities she did. See the other examples below.

  1. There's a lot of cool stuff to do in Rio.
  2. I have many friends, but sometimes I like to do stuff alone on weekends.

take it easy


I like to take it easy after a long, hard day's work.

"Take it easy" means to relax. Here are two sample sentences:

  1. I'm going to stay in and take it easy this weekend.
  2. You look tired. You should take it easy for a few days.