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English Lesson: Listen, do you mind if I crash on your couch for a night or two?
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You're visiting another city. You can't afford to stay in a hotel, so you call a friend who lives there. After explaining your situation, you say this to ask if you can stay at your friend's apartment.

English Lesson: Can you believe the nerve of these airlines charging a fee for checking a suitcase?
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You flew to another city recently. You brought two suitcases, but you were only allowed to carry on one. The airline charged you $25 for the other one. You're angry because that used to be free. You're complaining to a friend about it.

English Lesson: When you factor in the time it takes to travel to and from the airport, it's almost a 24-hour trip.
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You often have to fly from Korea to the east coast of the U.S. for work. The flight is very long. You're complaining about how long it is to a colleague and you explain to him this.

English Lesson: Can you follow up with Jay later this week?
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You're at a meeting at work. Your group has asked someone from another group, Jay, to make improvements to a computer program that your group uses. He hasn't done it yet, but you want to make sure he does it. You're telling one of your employees t...

English Lesson: I don't see what the big deal is.
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Lots of people are talking about the new iPad tablet computer device. You go to a store with your girlfriend to try one out but you aren't impressed by it. You don't understand why everyone is so excited. You say this to your girlfriend express yo...


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