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Expression Speaking - bedtime snack


Q: What is your favorite bedtime snack?

A: Our favorite bedtime snack is cereal! + How about you?


bedtime snack - food you eat a short time before going to bed.


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bedtime snack - usually used among parents and kids


nighttime snack - usually used by adults instead of bedtime snack

Vocabulary Speaking - faded; touched up


I got this tattoo💉 in 2009. Since then, it has faded a lot. I should get it touched up but it will be too painful...😉!


faded = less colorful than previously


touched up = to fix minor and usually visible defects of something

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Expression Speaking - believe it or not


Most people hate Mondays because they don't want the weekend to end. Believe it or not, I love Mondays!


believe it or not = you can use this expression before saying something that seems uncommon, unlikely or not possible.

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Expression Speaking - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree


My son and I both loved dogs at a very young age. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!


the apple doesn't fall far from the tree = We use this expression when a child usually has a similar character or similar qualities to his or her parents


In my example:

Dad = tree

Son = apple🍏

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Expression Speaking - happy camper


When I go to this coffee shop☕ and get my favorite seat, I am a happy camper😊!


happy camper = a feeling you get when you are happy/satisfied with your situation


Note: It is actually more common to add 'not' to describe an unhappy situation.


For Example: When I arrived at the coffee shop and my favorite seat was taken, I was 'not a happy camper'!

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