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good company • all in all • part-time job
and so on • chill out
  1. On Saturday, I had to do laundry, clean my room .
  2. Carlos was so broke that he had to get a second .
  3. My friends from English class are really .
  4. Let's in the cafeteria.
  5. I would say that it was a great date.
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Mixer 117 What did you do yesterday?
Listen to what six people talk about what they did yesterday and see how they use the past tense.
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good company

eat delicious food and good company

'good company' simply means good friends or interesting people. Notice the samples.

  1. I met two Vietnamese students on the flight from Beijing. They were good company.
  2. I like to spend my holidays with good food and good company.

all in all

all in all it was a very pleasant day

'All and all' means 'in general'. Notice how they are similar.

  1. There were some problems, but all in all the project was a success.
  2. There were some problems, but in general project was a success.

part time job

I had a part time job

A full time job is usually 40 hours per week. A part time job has fewer hours. Here are two examples.

  1. My girlfriend had a part time job at McDonald's over the summer.
  2. Many American high school students have a part time job.

and so on

I got up, took a shower and so on

'so on' has the same meaning as etc. Notice how so on and etc. are the same.

  1. During the week, I usually wake up, work out, go to school, do homework and so on.
  2. During the week, I usually wake up, work out, go to school, do homework, etc.

chill out

yesterday I chilled out at my apartment

'Chill out' means to relax. Usually younger people use this phrase. See the samples below.

  1. On Sundays I usually chill out in my dorm room.
  2. After final exams, Jang needed to chill out for a couple of days.

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