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VOCABULARY and EXPRESSIONS
(The words and terms are in order of when you will hear them)
Vary – (verb) to have different types of something. (word family: various, variety, varieties)
“Spanish varies a lot from country to country?’”
The most sought after – (expression) to be desired
sought = past participle of “seek”
“I can’t imagine it’s the most sought-after dialect to learn.”
To lose your patience – (expression) to get upset about something quickly
To have patience
“Sometimes you lose your patience when you teach someone you’re close to.”
To be in a ___ mode – (vocabulary) to be in a certain state of mind
“It’s a great idea because you’re already in teaching mode…”
Challenge – (n)(v) Something that’s difficult to do and feels good when you accomplish it
“What are some challenges of teaching multiple languages?”
Pop into – (vocabulary) to suddenly appear
“The random Korean word will pop into my head.”
Mechanism – a system of how something works
“After a while, your brain understands the mechanism.”
Compartmentalize – (vocabulary) to divide projects in your mind to be more organized and efficient.
Fried – (vocabulary) to be exhausted
“Your brain must have been FRIED after teaching different languages during the day.”
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