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English Lesson: She's talking up a storm these days.
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You're talking to your friend, who lives in another city. She asks about your baby, who she hasn't seen for several months. The baby talks now, so you say this.

English Lesson: There is no local Brooklyn-bound service between 34th Street and Canal.
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You're riding the subway in New York City. The train conductor makes an announcement because the train isn't stopping at its usual stops. She says this.

English Lesson: I've been meaning to ask you: do you know what's up with Matt?
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You haven't seen your friend Matt for a few months. You're not sure why he hasn't been in touch. Now you're having a conversation with another friend of your who also knows Matt. You remember that you wanted to ask about him, so you ask this.

English Lesson: As you're all aware, we've been forced to make significant cutbacks.
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Your company recently laid off 15% of the employees. You're running a meeting with your staff to talk about how to deal with the layoffs. After starting the meeting, you begin by saying this.

English Lesson: They're more energy efficient than conventional bulbs because they generate a lot less heat.
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You use fluorescent light bulbs in your house to save electricity, You're explaining why you use them to acquaintance who says he doesn't know why people use them.


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