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holy • overeat • the fact that
thankful • get together
  1. I am very for all the help you gave me.
  2. This is a city, so dress appropriately.
  3. We tend to and gain weight in winter.
  4. We plan to next weekend. Do you want to join us?
  5. I hate we have to work tomorrow.
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Mixer 135 Best Holiday

Listen to six people talk about their favorite holiday in their home country.

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holy

Ramadan is the holy month.

If something is holy, that means it has special religious importance. Notice the following:

  1. The Book of Genesis is a holy chapter in three religions.
  2. The pilgrims went to the holy city for their religion.

overeat

I don't like the overeating.

If you overeat, then you eat too much. Notice the following:

  1. Frequent overeating leads to weight gain.
  2. After overeating, I always feel sleepy.

the fact that

I do like the fact that families get together

The phrase 'the fact that' is used to show extra emphasis about a statement. Notice the following:

  1. I hate the fact that there is a test each term.
  2. They love the fact that the salad bar is self-serve.

thankful

They're thankful for being together.

If you are thankful about something, you appreciate it. Notice the following:

  1. After battling cancer, she is very thankful for her health.
  2. The teacher was very thankful for the gift the students gave her.

get together

Your family gets together and you cook.

Here, 'get together' means to meet for social purposes. Notice the following:

  1. My family usually gets together twice a year.
  2. Because of our busy schedules, we are having a hard time getting together.