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English Lesson: It made this weird screeching noise and then it died.
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Your laptop has stopped working. Your roommate knows more about computers than you, so you've asked him to try to fix it. You describe what happened to it.

English Lesson: An unbelievable amount of work went on behind the scenes to make this happen.
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You've organized a professional conference. You're giving an opening speech. You want to thank the people who helped you, so you start by talking about how hard those people worked.

English Lesson: It was completely infested with these enormous cockroaches!
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You used to live in an old, dirty house when you were younger. Now you're telling your children about it.

English Lesson: Have you been by Edith's new house? It's, like, way out in the sticks.
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You visited your friend Edith's new house last week, and you had to drive twenty minutes to get there. You tell your friends how far away it is.

English Lesson: Excuse me, Ma'am. You dropped this on the sidewalk back there.
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A woman is walking in front of you, when a piece of paper falls from her arm. You pick it up, and run ahead to give it back to her.