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Have you locked the door?
I have to look after the children.
A nurse brought me some bread and coffee, but the bread was stale and the coffee tasted of soap.
The sun was hidden behind a cloud.
the US president
I'll meet you outside the main entrance.
I looked up at the ceiling.
Suddenly all the lights went out.
a place to shelter from the wind and the rain
The average university student is not very interested in politics.
People have come to depend on the car as their only means of transport.
Take the top of the piece of paper and fold it so that it is even with the bottom.
Who was the actor who played Romeo?
We live in the house with green shutters.
We shall be interviewing Peter Carey, the author.
the destruction of a whole city
the death of Princess Diana
the burning of several houses
the Pacific Ocean
Are we attempting to achieve the impossible?
a belief in the supernatural
the best hotel in Paris
It was the first time I'd ever met a real live film star.
a policy of taxing the rich to help the poor
The Japanese eat a lot of seafood.
He didn't have the strength to go on fighting.
I'd like to start my own business – that's what I'd do if I had the money.
'The man's name was Alfred Hitchcock.' 'Not the Alfred Hitchcock?'
For night-life, Juan-les-Pins is definitely the place.
I'd like the salmon, please.
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