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homecoming • declined • graveyard
celebration • demonstrate
  1. Are you going to the dance?
  2. The harbor area has really lately. It has lots of crime now.
  3. Can you how to use this computer?
  4. Are you going to the end-or-year ?
  5. On Halloween I love to go to the and look for ghosts.
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Mixer 145 Field Trip

Listen to what six people share their memories of taking a field trip in school.

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homecoming

A big event was homecoming, which is the first major sports game of the year.

Homecoming is a school event, usually after a big game, when students hold a big dance. Notice the following:

  1. We lost the homecoming game this year.
  2. Who did you ask to the homecoming dance?

declined

The school kind of declined after my sister graduated.

When something declines, it suffers in quality. Notice the following:

  1. The food at that diner has really declined.
  2. Sales have declined for three years in a row.

graveyard

We ended up in a beautiful park, which was also a graveyard.

A graveyard is where dead people are buried. Notice the following:

  1. We buried our dog in a graveyard near our house.
  2. The graveyard is spooky at night.

demonstrate

He demonstrated the experiment that got him the Nobel Prize.

When you demonstrate something, you show other people how to do it. Notice the following:

  1. The policeman demonstrated how to give CPR.
  2. Can you demonstrate how to tie a necktie?