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Talking about a Recent Purchase

Simon bought a new laptop recently. He is sitting in class next to his best friend, Greg and they are talking about his new purchase…

Greg: Hi Simon! Did you get a new laptop?

Simon: Hi Greg. Yes, I did actually. My grandparents bought it to me as a Christmas present.

Greg: And what do you think of it?

Simon: Well, it’s not bad. It has good storage and it’s lightweight, although the screen quality isn’t as good as my old computer.

Greg: That’s a pity. Is there anything else you don’t like about it?

Simon: Well, I’m getting a bit frustrated with the keyboard because its smaller than my old computer too…

Greg: It’ll just take some time to get used to it. Laptops are very useful because you can take them anywhere…to school, on holiday, on long journeys…

Simon: You’re right – I’ll be able to take it with me when I go travelling this summer.

Greg: Exactly, but make sure that you get insurance in case it gets damaged or stolen!

Simon: Good idea! Thanks for reminding me, Greg.


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Talking about a Recent Purchase


Phrasal verb
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To run through something

To practice or repeat something from beginning to end.

Let’s run through the song one more time before we perform.

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To fall behind (with

To fail to do something on time or fast enough.

1.  He missed most of classes and fell behind with his schoolwork.

2.  He didn’t come to class for weeks so he fell behind.

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To drop out (of)

To quit before you have finished something.

1.  He dropped out of school 2 months before he was due to complete his exams.

2.  He dropped out.

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To sail through

To succeed easily in doing something.

He sailed through the test and achieved the highest mark.

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To keep up with

To continue being informed about something.

I like to watch the news to keep up with current affairs.

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