English Lessons

English Lesson: They can hold you indefinitely without a trial.

You've traveled to a certain country that has very strict laws. You're warning someone who's traveling there soon to be careful of the police there.

English Lesson: I didn't want to make her feel self-conscious.

Today your daughter made a really funny mistake on her science homework. You wanted to laugh about it, but you didn't want to upset her so you stopped yourself from laughing. Now you're telling your husband about it and you offer him this explanat...

English Lesson: The video's pretty choppy on my end.

You're doing a video chat on your computer with a friend in another country. The video isn't very smooth. It plays for a few seconds, then stops for a few, then plays again. You asked your friend if the video looked OK on her computer, and she sai...

English Lesson: I'd love to go, but I don't know if I'd be able to manage it financially.

A friend has invited you on a skiing trip. It sounds like fun, but it seems expensive and you don't have much money. You say this.

English Lesson: Please retain this receipt for your records.

You went to see a doctor. Afterwards, you paid for the visit and got a receipt. You read this sentence on the receipt.

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