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trick or treat
what children say on Halloween night when they knock on neighborhood doors to get candy
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Life is like a box of chocolates.

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

a quote from the movie Forest Gump that reminds us how life can be full of uncertainty

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're ‘gonna’ get! 

me, myself, and I

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

three ways of identifying oneself

Conversation:

Claire:  Who are you 'gonna' go shopping with?

Casandra:  Me, myself, and I.

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raise the roof

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

creating noise by cheering

We raised the roof at the party last night!

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Ready … Set … Go!

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

the words spoken at the beginning of a footrace

OK everyone ... Ready … Set … Go!

rock, paper, scissors

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

a game played between two people with their hands indicating rock, paper, or scissors and each have their own strength

Conversation:

Pedro:  Let's settle this.  Loser picks up the pizza.  

George:  OK.  Rock, paper, scissors.  

 

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Roses are red, violets are blue...

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

the first two lines of a short love poem that can be finished in your own way

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm seeing a future, filled with me and you.

silly string

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

a string-like substance that is sprayed out of an aerosol can

At my son's party, the kids played with silly string. Everybody had fun!  They thought it was pretty cool.

Stupid is as stupid does!

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

a quote from the movie Forrest Gump that means you can’t be 'stupid' if you don't do stupid things

Conversation:

Stanley:  Are you stupid or something?

Forest Gump:   Stupid is as stupid does, sir.

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Super Bowl Ads

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

advertisements on the day of the championship football game, every year, in early February

Check out the Super Bowl ads each year during the game (or later on YouTube.)  They're great for learning about  American culture in general, and they're fun to watch!

Take me out to the ballgame …

Word List: Fun Extras - Older 'Kids' & Adults

the unofficial song of American baseball, usually sung by the fans at ballparks in the middle of the seventh inning

Take me out to the ball game …