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  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Use words of emphasis: Not nearly /almost/nothing like/a bit
    • Understand words related to a wedding

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Dialog: “It’s not nearly as bad as you think.”

These words can be used in both spoken and written English to add emphasis: Not nearly/almost/nothing like/a bit

1) NOT NEARLY (nem de longe)
  The film was not nearly as great as I thought it was going to be.
  Our marriage isn’t nearly as exciting as it used to be.

2) ALMOST (quase)
  I was almost at the mall when I realized I had left my wallet at home.
  Luke and Jessica almost didn’t get married because their parents thought they were too young.

3) NOTHING LIKE (nada com)
  Richard looks nothing like his brother.
  There is nothing like a well planned wedding.

4) A BIT (um pouquinho)
  Tony was a bit tired so he decided to take a nap.
  My sister was a bit nervous on her wedding day.

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Have you ever heard of the expression “shotgun wedding”? Don’t worry, nobody’s killing anybody at the altar like in the movie “Kill Bill”. A shotgun wedding is a hasty marriage due to unplanned pregnancy. Sound familiar? Hope not. Check out this podcast and find out if the young “pregnant” couple Charlie and Samantha will overcome their little crisis.

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