actually adv.: in fact; in reality
blow in like the wind: describes someone or something that arrives in a rush of energy, as if pushed or blown in by the wind
conventional adj.: ordinary or normal; sometimes meaning traditional
danger n.: something or someone that can hurt or kill you
detective n.: a person whose job it is to discover what has happened in a crime and to find the people involved or a person whose job is to find someone
often adv.: frequently; many times
pen pal n.: a person, often someone who you have never met who lives in another country, to whom you write letters and receive letters from
tender adj.: gentle and caring
upset adj.: worried or unhappy about something
what's the matter?: a question asked when you think that someone has a problem and you want to know what it is.
Look at the way the underlined words are used in each sentence. Match each word with the correct definition.
a. a person whose job it is to solve crimes
b. in fact
d. ordinary, not unusual
e. something that can hurt or kill you
Complete each sentence with one of the words or phrases below. Change the word form by adding -s, -ed, -ly or -ing if necessary.
pen pal tender upset what's the matter
Use the words given below to fill in the word family chart. The first one has been done for you.
Complete each sentence with the correct word.