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Vocabulary Quiz
prevent • heavy • skip
work out • on the go
  1. I hope everything will for you at your new job.
  2. I am so full. I just ate a breakfast.
  3. She is alwasy . She never slows down.
  4. Why did you class?
  5. A large hat is a cheap way to sunburn on the face.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Mixer 122 Big meals and skipped meals
Listen to six people talk about what their biggest meal of the day is and if they skip meals.
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  • Vocabulary

prevent

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My work schedule prevents me from eating lunch.

To prevent something means to keep it from happening. Notice the following:

  1. My bum knee prevents me from running.
  2. The cold weather prevents the kids from playing outside.

heavy / light

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I heard you should have a heavier breakfast and a lighter dinner.

A big meal that makes a person full is called a heavy meal. A small, healthy meal is called a light meal. Notice the following:

  1. I usually eat a light lunch.
  2. We always have a heavy meal during the holidays.

skip

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Breakfast, I skip most every day.

When you skip something, you do not do it at its scheduled time. Notice the following:

  1. Because the weather was nice, the students skipped class.
  2. It is not healthy to skip two meals a day.

works out

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Breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, but that just never works out for me.

When something does not work out, it is not effectoNotice the following:

  1. My new job is just not working out. I think I will quit.
  2. My first marriage did not work out well, but my second one is working out fine.

on the go

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I always try to at least eat something, even if it's on the go.

Notice the following:

  1. She is always on the go. She never stays still.
  2. With my new Adroid phone I can check e-mail on the go.
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