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Pattern Practice Number 2 - "What does ... mean?"

  • Find a partner and ask these questions smoothly and clearly.
  • Look at your partner while you speak. This is conversation practice, not reading!
  • Do not show the questions to your partner. Your partner must listen to you.
  • Your partner should answer with complete sentences, not one or two words.
  • Use a timer. Don't worry if you are slow at first. You will improve with practice.
    (Asking and answering these five questions should take about 30 seconds.)
  • Questions:
    1. What does "barter" mean?
    2. What does "paradise" mean?
    3. What does "exhausted" mean?
    4. What does "license" mean?
    5. What does "workaholic" mean?

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