Eager

Do you know the adjective “eager“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Rachel: How are your new students?

Bob: They are great. They are enthusiastic and eager. They listen to everything I say.

Does it mean:

a) naughty

b) keen

c) interesting

d) calm

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) keen

[Easy English Blog] Christmas presents for pets

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Do you have a pet? Do you buy it presents? In my family, we have always had dogs. We treat the dogs like members of the family. At Christmas, we give each other Christmas presents, so of course, we give our dogs Christmas presents too.

There are many kinds of Christmas presents for pets available. We usually buy toys or dog chews or treats for our dogs. We wrap them up in wrapping paper. The dogs love ripping the wrapping paper off the presents!

One dog we had was always very careful when he took the wrapping paper off his presents. It seemed like he knew there was something special inside, and didn’t want to damage it. He took a long time to unwrap his presents. Another dog we had ripped the paper off as fast as he could! He just wanted to get the present as quickly as possible!

I often buy presents in Japan for our dog. I’m sure she doesn’t understand the difference between and English present and a Japanese present, but I like to get her something different. I wonder what I can buy this year…

Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press

Mediocre

Do you know the adjective”mediocre“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jenny: I heard Tom will have an exhibition in the local gallery next week. Are you going?

Hilary: No. I’ve seen his paintings before. They are not great. He is a mediocre artist.

Does it mean:

a) wonderful

b) average

c) rich

d) talented

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) average

[Easy English Blog] 500 yen saving

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Every year, I save 500 yen coins. 500 yen is around $4 – $5 dollars. When I get a 500 yen coin in my change at a shop, I don’t spend it. I put it in a special case for 500 yen coins. I have been doing this every year for around five years. My goal is to fill the case. The case can hold 100 coins. Once, I managed to fill the case, but usually I can’t. I usually manage around half or a third.

I start in January and continue until I go home for Christmas. I used the money I have saved to buy travel insurance and my train fare to the airport. It is a big help, because I spend a lot of money at Christmas.

This year, I have filled just over half of the case. I didn’t reach my goal, but I’m happy anway. I will try harder next year!

Heather@ I Talk You Talk Press

Cross

Do you know the adjective “cross“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ed: What did your mum say when you got home late last night?

Rob: She was very cross. She said I can’t go out at night again.

Does it mean:

a) happy

b) amused

c) scared

d) annoyed

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) annoyed

Introvert

Do you know the noun “introvert“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Emily: Are you looking forward to the party after the conference?

Valerie: No, I’m not. I don’t like parties because I have to talk to many people. I’m an introvert.

Does it mean:

a) a shy person

b) an outgoing person

c) a confident person

d) a rude person

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: a) a shy person

Extrovert

Do you know the noun “extrovert“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lisa: I heard your son is acting in the musical at school. Does he like it?

Dennis: He loves being on stage and singing in front of people. He’s an extrovert!

Does it mean:

a) a shy person

b) a confident, outgoing person

c) a clever person

d) a person who can sing well

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) a confident, outgoing person