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Old 02-15-2012, 04:08 PM
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Was the music that I used to get a kick out of when I was a teenager much better than music nowadays? Yes it was. And, by extension, was today's music mostly rubbish, where the guitarist only played the same three chords, and you couldn't understand four out of every five words the vocalist screamed, and you'd have to listen six or seven times to be able to get the messagee, only you couldn't be bothered because it was rubbish anyway? Um...yes.
Did I more often than not find myself looking forward to a quiet dinner with friends on a Saturday night rather than getting down to some serious partying in some rowdy, smoky nightclub? Well...yeees but...
Did I sometimes look at certain members of the next generation and think to myself that they really needed to get their act together? Uh-huh. Did it really get my goat when people didn't say please or thank you, or give any indication that they had been raised to be civil? Uh-huh again.
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And finally, did I sometimes find myself rambling on and on about something so trivial and inconsequential that my intended audience rapidly diminished to nobody? Well, if you've read this far, you already know the answer to that one...
I sighed with relief. I was getting older, definitely, but I wasn't getting old, if you get my drift...
Because, you see, my music actually was better than some of the stuff you hear nowadays. Go to any disco or nightclub, and you'll notice that the songs that the people really get up and dance to are the golden oldies.
And the reason that I prefer a quiet dinner to a night on the town is because of the company...the people I have dinner with are the same people I used to go to nightclubs with anyway, and with good company, it doesn't matter where you are.
Manners are manners. It's not an age thing.
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As for rambling on and on and on about nothing in particular...well, this article is aimed at learners of English, and there are at least ten expressions using 'get' peppered throughout this text. Question is...did you get them?
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I'm not getting old. The world is getting younger.
And now it's twenty-five minutes past two in the afternoon. I've been awake since five thirty, so I'm off to get some shut-eye...
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Key Expressions Using 'Get'

1.get hangovers
2.get old

3.get knotted / get out of my face / get lost

4.get my nose out of join
5.get a kick out of something
6.get the message

7.get down to something
8.get your act to
9.getherget my goat

10.get up
11.get some shut-eye
Using the numbers, match the 'get' expressions to their definitions. Type in the numbers, NOT the words:


A.To become older / to age:
B.To feel sick/ill after drinking too much alcohol:
C.To understand something:
D.To be annoyed by something:
E.To rise / to stand up:
F.To tell someone to 'go away' in very casual English. Used when you are a little angry:
G. To become better organised:
H.To feel upset:
I.To sleep: *
J.To start doing something seriously / to make a big effort:
K.To enjoy something very much:
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A. 2 * * B. 1 * * C. 6 * * D. 9? * * * E. 10 * * F. 3 * * G. *8 * H. 4? * *i. 11 * J.7 * *k. 5
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EVERYTHING IS CORRECT!
I'M SORRY.(БЫВАЕТ. НАВЕРНОЕ,НЕ ТУДА ПОГЛЯДЕЛА) ПРОСТИ ЗА НЕВНИМАТЕЛЬНОСТЬ ЕЩЕ РАЗ!
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Как это часто бывает у меня )))
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between * * *down * * *in * * *into * * *off * * *on * * *out * * *over * * *under *
My dog, Rover, is so difficult to control. He is always getting ...1) the couch when I am not in the room. I always tell him to get...2) of the furniture, but he just lies there looking at me. Last week, I was sitting on the couch with my girlfriend. He jumped up on the couch and tried to get...3) us. I immediately yelled, "Get...4) !" But, he just sat there, desperate for attention. When I eat dinner, he always gets ...5) the table and begs for food. Another problem is that I live next to a main road. He somehow gets...6) of the house and gets...7) the fence. I'm afraid he is going to get hurt. And last week, he got...8) my closet and chewed up my shoes. I don't know how he got...9) - I usually keep the door closed. I think I need to take him to an obedience school.
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