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By Harry Collis

ISBN-10: 0844254460

ISBN-13: 9780844254463

This choice of whimsically illustrated cartoons, dialogues, and narrative is in particular designed to advance American English comprehension and pronunciation talents

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Wo one was deceived by his insincerity and exaggerated claims about the worth of the properties. 36 Spill the Beans (reveal a secret) Did you know that Harry was going to take Kathy on a Caribbean cruise? Yes, I did. He was planning on surprising her with the tickets for their anniversary, but someone spilled the beans. What a shame! That was supposed to have been a surprise. Yes, it's too bad that someone told her about the trip beforehand and ruined Harry's surprise. That's OK. Her enthusiasm was not dampened in the least!

53 Section Five Clothes Make the Man (and Woman) 54 Wet Blanket (dull or boring person who spoils the happiness of others) James was not invited to go on the outing with the rest of the group because he's such a wet blanket. On many previous occasions he has kept others from enjoying themselves by his pessimism and lack of enthusiasm. It's understandable that no one wants him around. 55 Keep Under One's Hat (keep something a secret) Although, the contestants were most anxious to know who won the prizes in the piano competition, the judges kept the results under their hats.

I needed to raise a couple of hundred dollars more. Is it going to take you a while to raise the money? It would have taken me forever, but dad said he'd cough up the money I need since I'm going to he using the computer for my school work. Maybe it was difficult for your dad to give you the money—but then, he knows that it's for a good cause. 45 Jump the Gun (to be hasty) Denise was planning on telling her grandparents that the doctor said she was going to have twins, but when her dad found out he jumped the gun and told them before Denise could say a word.

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