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English Lesson: I'm on my own tonight.
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Your wife has gone to visit her mother and taken your children with her. You're at home alone, but you don't mind it. You're enjoying the peace and quiet. Your brother calls to say "hi", and you tell him about this. You start by saying this.

English Lesson: You're even worse at this than me!
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You're not a very good basketball player, but you and a friend decide to go to a basketball court and play 1-on-1 basketball. When you start playing, you find out that your friend is really bad at it. You say this to tease him.

English Lesson: Let me tell you a bit about my background.
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You are giving a presentation at a conference. You are at the beginning of the presentation. You've said your name and thanked the person who introduced you. Now you want to tell the audience about yourself. You start by saying this.

English Lesson: It's a long story.
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You're frustrated because you've been having trouble with your visa paperwork. You're talking to a friend and mention your problems. He asks what happened, but you don't want to explain it all because it's a complicated problem. You say this becau...

English Lesson: You know, I'd love to, but I can't.
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Your coworker invited you to go out for drinks after work today. You don't want to go, so you say this to decline politely.


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