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   Good morning. How are you?   My name is John.
  What is your name?   I live in Chicago.
  Where do you live?   I work for Burger King.
  Where do you work?   How are you feeling?
  I was sick last week, but I'm fine now.   Do you think it will rain today?
   I go to night school.    Do you attend school at the university?
   I'm from China.    Where are you from?
   I don't speak English very well.    I am leaning to speak English.



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large, sizable, substantial, great, huge, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, gigantic

big, great, huge, sizable, substantial, immense, enormous, colossal, giant

measuring a small distance from end to end, small, little, tiny brief fleeting, passing, quick

moving or capable of moving at high speed, quick, swift, rapid, speedy

having a high degree of heat or a high temperature, scorching, boiling, searing, fiery

to be desired or approved of, healthy, fine, sound, fit, robust, superior, integrity

having lived for a long time, no longer young, elderly, senior, aged

attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful, lovely, good-looking

a natural oily or greasy sustance, having a large amount of excess flesh, plump, stout, overweight

feeling or showing pleasure or contentment, joyful, jolly, cheery, merry, lighthearted

containing or holding as much or as many as possible, brimfull,filled up, brimming

with little or no light, black, pitch-black, inky, gloom

causing laughter or amusement, humerous, witty, comic, droll, jocular, amusing

arousing curiosity or interest, holding or catching attention, fascinating, gripping, compelling

low in price, worth more than its cost, inexpensive, low-priced, low-cost, economical

of great vertical extent, tall, lofty, towering, soaring, elevated, giant, big

extending far down from the top or surface, cavernous, yawning, gaping

in good health, well, fine, fit, in good shape, robust, strong, vigorous

having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy, affluent, well-to-do, prosperous

easy to mold, cut, compress, or fold, not hard or firm to the touch, mushy

achieved withoug great effort; presenting few difficulties, uncomplicated, undemanding, simple

free from dirt, marks or stains, washed, scrubbed, cleansed, dleaned, virtuous, good

protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost, secure, protected

identical; not different, twin, duplicate, alike, matching, selfsame

happening or completed fefore the usual or expected time for completion

having the power to move heavy weights, powerful, muscular, brawny, sturdy, burly, robust

the highest or uppermost point, part, or surface of simething, summit, peak, pinnacle, crest, tip

pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically, attractive, very pretty, handsome, good looking, alluring

(of a man) good-looking, attractive, striking, gorgeous

feeling or displaying the need for food, ravenous, empty stomach, faint with hunger

feeling a need to drink something, dry, parched, baked, dehydrated

in need of sleep or rest; weary, exhausted, worn out, dog-tired, bone-tired, drained, wasted

having a great deal to accomplish, occupied, engaged, involved, employed, working

not under the control or in the power of another, able to act or be done as one wishes, without cost

of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average, special, eminent, important

kind or pleasant, affable, amiable, congenial, cordial, warm, affectionate, sociable

preferred before all others of the same kind, favored, best-loved, dearest, strongly preferred

small in size, amount, or degree, , small-scale, compact, miniscule, baby, undersized, wee, micro

of a size that is less than normal or usual. little, compact, tiny, miniature, mini

of great or more than average height, especially with respect to an object relative to width

moving or operating or designed to do so, only at a low speed, not quick or fast, sluggish, plodding

of or at a low or relatively low termerature, especially compared to the human body, chilly,cool, icy

of poor quality; inferior or defective, evil, inadequate, defective, shoddy, imperfect

not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time

unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance, unattractive, unappealing, hideous, awful

having opposite surfaces or sides close together, skinny, narrow

feeling or showing sorrow, unhappy, depressed, downcast, down, despondent

containing nothing; not filled or occupied, vacant, unoccupied, abandoned

the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible, illumination or glow

(of a person) solumn or thoughtful in character or manner, earnest, grave, somber, sober

not interesting; dedious, dull, monotonous, unvaried, uneventful, repetitive

costing a lot of money, costly, high-priced, dear, pricey, exorbitant, big-ticket

of less than average height from top to bottom, short, nearly empty, small, little

of little depth

affected by physical or mental illness, ill, unwell, feeling poorly, ailing

lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered normal in a society, indigent

solid, firm, and resistant to pressure, not easily broken, bent or pierced, hardened

needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, or understand, laborious, tough

covered or marked with an unclean substance, grimy, grubby, filthy, muddy, stained

able or likely to cause harm or injury, menacing, threatening, hazardous, perilous, risky

not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form or quality, dissimilar

doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time, tardy

lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks, lacking physical strength

the lowest point or part, buttocks, base, foot, seat, backside



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