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Chapter 12: Keeping It Brief

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Track 12.4a

In the 80s, it was popular to wear special glasses and watch 3D movies. 

Claudius unexpectedly became emperor in the year 41 
AD.

The power supply was not working because the
AC/DC input was damaged.

In 1969, my family moved to Hollywood,
AKA "Tinsel Town."

Many politicians are worried that
AI will be used to spread fake news even faster. 

The weather app on my phone uses a clever
API to collect forecast and atmospheric conditions. 

After five years, Ana has finally graduated with a
BA in Literature. 

According to reports by the
BBC, 26 civilians were caught in the crossfire. 

The Carthaginian civilization thrived until the culmination of the Punic Wars around 146
BC

Alexander the Great supposedly died in June of 323
BCE

Allison has been studying hard for her upcoming
CAE exam in June. 

The Ecumenical Council of Nicaea was held in 325
CE to find common goals for all of Christendom. 

The
CEO of the company met with shareholders on Friday afternoon. 
 

Track 12.4b

The CIA has been holding secret operations in this area for over 20 years. 

Unfortunately, the accident victims were DOA by the time they reached the hospital. 

After he posted the inflammatory comment, he checked his inbox to see if anyone has sent him a DM

Our flight today is approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes, with an ETA of 15:00 hours. 

Members of the EU met on Thursday to discus the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. 

Agents from the FBI knocked on his door yesterday, asking questions about the missing person. 

Pablo wants to prove his English language level by getting a good mark on the FCE exam. 

FYI, I saw some raccoons digging through your trash last night. 

Much debate has been raging on the subject of GMOs, and many are suspicious of both their health benefits and unforeseen side effects. 

Mary wanted to design a beautiful website, so she had to get up to date on HTML coding practices. 

I took an IQ test and discovered I was only of average intelligence. 

The Supreme Court is in deliberation at the moment on one of the most consequential case in LBGTQ rights in the United States. 
 

Track 12.4c

Many would-be actors come out to LA in the hopes of becoming rich and famous. 

After I graduate with a Bachelor's Degree, I'll pursue an MA in Art History. 

After the raid, there were 19 soldiers who were reported MIA

Jorge decided he would abandon his study of art and begin an MS in Engineering. 

The NGO finally provided much needed water and grain for the struggling village. 

Inés bought a new computer, but she found it difficult to get used to the new OS

I'm having trouble opening that PNG file, so could you please send it as a PDF?

The fashion designer at the magazine needed to hire a new
PA

Mark has a
PhD in Philosophy, yet he found it difficult to find meaningful work outside of the university. 

This train has 12 stops remaining until its destination in
NYC

The
PM held a news conference after his announcement that he would reshuffle the government cabinet. 

Two days before the banquet, Mrs. Evans was still waiting for the
RSVP from the Duke, in her estimation the most important guest. 

Just after hitting the iceberg, the Titanic sent out an
SOS, but there were no ships in the immediate vicinity. 

The latest drone includes an impressive
POV camera which broadcasts high quality images in real time. 

Track 12.4d

During COVID restrictions, restaurant customers could simply scan the QR code to see the menu. 

Every Friday, Barbara always TGIF! to everyone in the office. 

The UN Security Council held a vote on the use of chemical weapons in the latest war in the region. 

The marketing company uses the URL of computer users to send targeted ads which they consider relevant. 

Remember, the price for these items does not include the VAT, so you'll have to add that in later. 

Many people use a VPN to increase their privacy while using the Internet. 

The new VR headset is incredibly realistic, making the user feel as if the game environment was real. 

Our company uses a VA to handle most of the monotonous administrative work. 

Lately, the news has been frantic with speculation on who the presidential candidate will choose for his VP running mate. 

Many people in the village claimed to have seen at least one UFO in their lifetimes. 

We hired three UX experts to improve the overall user experience with our app.

The WHO has announced new safety measures and physical distance rules after the latest outbreak. 

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 think     there
thank     the 
three       these
thirty        those
  ether        feather
  math         mother

 

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thank

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They were with me throughout the entire month. 
 

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they   day
 

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bath, breath, sunbath, sheath, cloth, teeth
 

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bathe, breathe, sunbathe, writhe, scythe, scathe, lathe, sheathe, clothe, seethe, tithe

day   they
letter    leather
Dan     than
feder   feather
dare     there
dough    though
den     then

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