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Whose idea was it to move to Spain?Correct
In the UK, Sheila workedCorrect
Which of the following does Pete NOT give as a reason for liking Spanish life?Correct
What was the problem with Sheila and Pete’s inflatable bed?Correct
If you’ve ‘got a bee in your bonnet’,Correct
Which of the following is NOT part of Sheila’s day?Correct
One of Pete’s hobbies isCorrect
What annoys Sheila?Correct
How did Sheila feel after writing her ‘reverse bucket list’?Correct
The Bucket List – Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman
to be ‘up for it’ = to want to do something
to set foot in = to visit or go to a place
blue chip company – compañías de primera línea, de primer orden
copious – copioso/a, abundante
infuriating – exasperante, irritante
season ticket holder – abonado
blessed – afortunado/a, bendecido
to be done and dusted = be completely finished or ready
to envisage – imaginar, concebir
laid back – despreocupado/a, tranquilo/a
itchy, twitchy – impaciente, ansioso/a
to give it a go – probarlo, intentarlo
to be down to – ser cuestión de, ser esencialmente, depender de
to be full of oneself – egotistical, believing oneself to be superior to others
to cringe – avergonzarse, encogerse de miedo
unscathed – ileso/a
gravestone – lápida
to overflow – rebosar, desbordarse
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