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Vocabulary Quiz
out of town • leave a mess •big deal
as long as • keep an eye out
  1. Be sure not to after you are done.
  2. I should not be a if you stay overnight.
  3. Please for the weather.
  4. She will attend she gets the time off work.
  5. We will be for a month.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Mixer 130 Animal Care

Listen to six people ask their friends if they will look after their pet while they are away.

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  • Audio Slide Show
  • Vocabulary

out of town

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I'm going to be out of town for two days.

When people are out of town, they are away on a trip. Notice the following:

  1. My parents are out of town for a few days so I plan to have a party.
  2. Bob is out of town for a month. Can I take a message?

leave a mess

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Don't feed him too much because it will leave a mess in the tank.

When you leave a mess, you leave things dirty or cluttered. Notice the following:

  1. If you cook dinner, please do not leave a mess.
  2. The partiers left a mess in the hotel room.

it won't be a big deal

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If you miss a day, it won't be a big deal.

When something is a big deal, it bothers people. Notice the following:

  1. If you miss class, it won't be a big deal.
  2. If you do not pay your taxes, eventually it will be a big deal.

as long as

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As long as you provide some water and some seed, then the bird will be happy.

Here, the phrase 'as long as' is a conditional phrase similar to 'if'. Notice the following:

  1. We plan to play tennis as long as it does not rain.
  2. As long as you study, you should pass the class.

keep an eye out for

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Please keep an eye out for the local cat.

When you keep an eye out for something, that means you are consciously looking for it. Notice the following:

  1. When I shop, I try to keep an eye out for bargains.
  2. Parents must always keep an eye out for their children.

 

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