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* It had been three months since the last time Shantelle saw Neville, so when she met with him, she said, “_____ ____ __ ____.”

it has been a long time since the last time we saw each other; a greeting used to say that a lot time has passed since the last time two people saw one another

long time no see

* It had been three months since the last time Shantelle saw Neville, so when she met with him, she said, “Long time no see.”

2

* Anisa was having _______ with her science homework, so she asked her father to help her with it.

a problem; difficulty

trouble

* Anisa was having trouble with her science homework, so she asked her father to help her with it.

3

* Manuel was being very ________ about his plans for Saturday night.

unwilling to talk or give information; in the habit of keeping information hidden

secretive

* Manuel was being very secretive about his plans for Saturday night.

4

* Elsie did not like the new guy her sister was ______ ____ _____ because he usually convinced her sister to misbehave.

to be around or do things with; to be friends with

to run around with

* Elsie did not like the new guy her sister was running around with because he usually convinced her sister to misbehave.

5

* Aaron got involved with the _______ ______, and he ended up getting in trouble with the police.

a bad group of people; a group of people who do bad or dangerous things

wrong crowd

* Aaron got involved with the wrong crowd, and he ended up getting in trouble with the police.

6

* Mr. and Mrs. Jackson gave their children a ______ of 9:00 p.m., and the kids were punished if they were late without a good excuse.

the time of night that one must be home by

curfew

* Mr. and Mrs. Jackson gave their children a curfew of 9:00 p.m., and the kids were punished if they were late without a good excuse.

7

* The bus ______ _____, forcing the passengers to wait a long time for the next bus.

to stop working; for a machine to no longer run or work like it should

to break down

* The bus broke down, forcing the passengers to wait a long time for the next bus.

8

* The toddler did not want to sleep alone in the dark, but her parents knew that it was just a ______ and she would be fine with it soon.

a stage; a way of acting or thinking that is only temporary and will not continue forever

phase

* The toddler did not want to sleep alone in the dark, but her parents knew that it was just a phase and she would be fine with it soon.

9

* There were many stressful things happening in Una’s life and she was really ______ _______ a tough time.

to pass through; to move through a place, behavior, or emotion without staying there forever

to go through

* There were many stressful things happening in Una’s life and she was really going through a tough time.

10

* Trying to overcome a fear may seem difficult, but __ ________ ____ __ try.

there is no harm in; a phrase used to say that an action will be more of a benefit than a harm

it doesn't hurt to

* Trying to overcome a fear may seem difficult, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

11

* Errol felt embarrassed for complaining about the prank his friends played on him, but he was very angry about it and needed to ___ __ ____ his ______.

to confess; to tell someone information that one is worried about or bothered by

to get it off (one's) chest

* Errol felt embarrassed for complaining about the prank his friends played on him, but he was very angry about it and needed to get it off his chest.

12

* When his neighbor was hesitant to talk about her problem, Mr. Stevens told her, “__ _____ __ ______ _____ if you want to talk.”

I am always willing to listen to you; a phrase used to let someone know that one is willing and able to listen to that person’s worries

my door is always open

* When his neighbor was hesitant to talk about her problem, Mr. Stevens told her, “My door is always open if you want to talk.”