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Sleeping in class

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 April, 2006, 12:00am

Language points

1. go off

This is an informal term, meaning someone is angry and shouting at somebody.

Eg. Kelvin was rude to Lisa, so she went off at him.

2. not get a wink of sleep

a complete lack of sleep

Eg. I didn't get a wink of sleep last night because my neighbours were playing loud music.

3. to live through

to survive a difficult period

Eg. Tom lived through many ups and downs when he set up his own business.


1. Have you ever fallen asleep in class?

2. Do you think students who haven't had any sleep the previous night should attend school?


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