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In this session we'll take a closer look at some of the words you've heard already.

Correct entry:   at
The error was: (c) on

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Now do you remember the word 'customer'? What does this word really mean? If in fact you know what the words mean, then how would you actually explain it?

Correct entry:   If
The error was: (c) When

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When you want to learn English it's important to learn new words but even more important are the learning techniques that help you memorize new vocabulary.

Correct entry:   want to learn
The error was: (a) want learn

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Do you remember how you learned your mother tongue? What happened was that you heard a new word over and over again.

Correct entry:   remember
The error was: (a) remind

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You could not translate that new word into another language. Instead, your parents or someone else explained it for you.

Correct entry:   into
The error was: (b) to

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It's exactly the same when you learn English: First of all you have to hear the new word several times, then you repeat it and then someone explains what it means.

Correct entry:   several times
The error was: (d) several time

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So, let's see how we can explain the word 'customer': First we must put it into a category. Is it food? Can you eat it? Or is it a machine or a device?

Correct entry:   must
The error was: (c) must to

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Of course it's none of these because a customer is a person, a woman or a man — an individual who buys a product or a service from your company.

Correct entry:   none
The error was: (a) not

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Another word for 'customer' could be client or buyer. Customers are very important for any business because without them no company can exist.

Correct entry:   any
The error was: (c) some

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Now, what type of word is 'customer'? Is it a verb, an adjective or a noun? Yes, you're right, the word is a noun. But in English there is also the verb 'to customize'.

Correct entry:   Is it
The error was: (b) It is

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