|"burn the candle at both ends" = work to excess that affects your physical and emotional well-being|
"It's just not wise to burn the candle at both ends; it's just impossible to work full time, go to school, and spend time with family."
"work one's tail off" = work very hard
"I have to work my tail off just to pay my rent."
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[ Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]
||everyday activities||conversation||man and woman||01:20|
What is your daily schedule? What time do you wake up and go to work or school? What do you do when you get home? What time do you go to bed?
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
HELPFUL TIP: Having an answering machine with a clear message can help your caller know exactly what information they should record (e.g., their name, the time they called, and a short message).|
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]
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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.
|III. Vocabulary Activities [Top]|
|Review the key vocabulary from the conversation:
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Now, discuss your own typical schedule for a weekday and a weekend. What activities do you usually do with family and friends?
|III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
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