Kevin: You look serious, Patty. What's up?
Patty: I noticed that Ethan brought a lighter to school this morning.
I'm wondering what it's for.
Kevin: I know what you're thinking.
Yesterday after school, I saw him outside the restroom with two other ninth graders.
I could smell cigarette smoke on their uniforms when I passed by.
Patty: Here he comes. Let's ask him.
Kevin: Hey, Ethan. I saw you with two guys outside the restroom yesterday.
Who were they?
Ethan: One is my neighbor, and the other is my cousin.
Kevin: What were you three doing near the restroom?
Patty: Come on, Ethan. Don't lie to us.
Ethan: Okay. They gave me a cigarette.
I had no idea how to turn them down, so...
Kevin: That's easy! Just say "No, thanks.'
Patty: Yes. Don't do something just because your friends are doing it.
Smoking is bad for your health.
Ethan: Thanks. I know what to do now.
Kevin: So I suppose you won't need that lighter anymore, right?
Ethan: Yes, I suppose so, and I'll tell them to quit smoking.
Patty: I'm glad to hear that. We're really proud of you.
- serious [ˋsɪrɪəs] adj.
She had a serious fever, so she stayed in bed for two days.
- lighter [ˋlaɪtɚ] n.
We should keep children from playing with lighters.
- restroom [ˋrɛst͵rum] n.
Excuse me. Where is the restroom?
- cigarette [͵sɪgəˋrɛt] n.
Convenience stores should stop selling cigarettes.
- smoke [smok] n.; v.
Do you smoke?
- uniform [ˋjunə͵fɔrm] n.
Students wear uniforms to school.
- neighbor [ˋnebɚ] n.
My neighbor, Ms. Anderson, is a kind woman.
- nothing [ˋnʌθɪŋ] pron.
"You know nothing!" cried Abby.
- lie [laɪ] v.
Although Phoebe lied to him, he still loved her.
- suppose [səˋpoz] v.
Derrick supposed the new teacher is about thirty years old.
- quit [kwɪt] v.
You must quit drinking and smoking.
- glad [glæd] adj.
I'm glad to see you.
- down [daʊn] adj.
Jill always chats with her mom when she feels down.
- work out [wɝk'aʋt]
Don't worry. We'll work out the problem together.
wonder [ˋwʌndɚ] v.
I wonder why you failed the exam. You are the best student in the class.
- pass by [pass baɪ]
I saw you crying at your seat when I passed by the classroom this morning.
- turn... down [tɝn daʊn]
I can't believe that he turned me down.
- not... any more [nɑt ˋɛnɪ mor]
I can't stand his bad habit any more.