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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
All of the following mean "disadvantage" except:

The ______________ of living in a big city is it's often noisy.

"Upside" is another word for "advantage".

Which of the following words means "disadvantage"?

___________________ living in the country is that it is cheaper than the city.

Government corruption has a negative __________ on society.

All of the following mean "advantage" except:

Walking instead of driving is _______________ to the environment.

I really have _____________ to living in a country that forces religion upon its people.

How do you pronounce the end of the word "criticism"?


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220 Comments on “Vocabulary: How to talk about ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES”


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Hi teacher,as usually this lesson is very useful,with your good explanation….in fact,Engvid is a precious site web that teachs English Language to students worldwide.
Big thanks for you Emma and for all Engvid’s teachers.

Friday, March 13th 2015

    That’s true Fatihaeng! EngVid is a priceless website that teaches the English language to people from practically every corner of the globe.

    Thanks very much Emma for your kind suppor.

    All the best.

    Saturday, March 14th 2015

Hi teacher, I want to give you thanks for teaching english and all lessons are very useful, when I learn more english i will explain it
better.

Friday, March 13th 2015

Hi dear Emma, I have been carrying on your studies since when I was in my homeland, I migrated to Canada 9 months ago and i am resided in Toronto right now. Toronto is one of the terrible cities that I know for getting a job. Thank you for teaching us. I wish to see you one day in this big city.

Friday, March 13th 2015

    Welcome to Toronto! I’m sorry you’re having trouble finding a job, it’s pretty difficult here right now. One upside: in a big city there’s lots of stuff to do for free!

    Sunday, March 15th 2015

A benefit of studying English on engvid.com that is we can study every time and everywhere. A drawback of this one is we don’t know how to practice these knowledge without negative speaker. Thank Emma for your lesson!

Friday, March 13th 2015

Thanks you Emme! :)

Friday, March 13th 2015

Very useful lesson, Emma! It was the first time I see you on engvid.com, but Sure not will be the last. Greetings from México!

Friday, March 13th 2015

I think an argument in favour of living in the countryside is that’s quiet. Thank you, Emma. Useful lesson :)

Saturday, March 14th 2015

I got 90. Very usefull ! Thanks a lot EMMA.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

I got 100. It’s very helpful

Saturday, March 14th 2015

than a lot EMMA

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Would it be possible to produce a video about: ” When do we use UPON versus ON “

Saturday, March 14th 2015

thanks a lot. i got 80, not bad :)

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Hello,
i am watching your videos about ielts and i am glad to meet you
i am preparing the exam and i wiil take it 28th of march.
i have some problems for writing. i am not sure what i wrote,i mean these are true or false.
can you help me please?
Sincerely

Saturday, March 14th 2015

thanks, very useful words!

Saturday, March 14th 2015

I realized that my grammar ability is too weak through today’s lesson. I will try the quiz again.
Thank you Emma so much.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Thanks a lot for your lesson!

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Hi Adam, i really have problem with my oral english. I need your help!

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Our strong side is advantage , our weak side is frequent criticism. Thank you Emma!

Saturday, March 14th 2015

thanks alot

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Thanks Emma, and you are right regarding the Brazilian pronunciation over the word “criticism”, very nice tip.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Thanks Emma, good lesson. I came from Brazil and a positive aspect of living in my country is The people, great beaches,special food and drinks.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Hi everyone! This is my first time when i’m writting here and it’s very exciting for me!!!))) Well, that’s because in my poinion my English skill is not good enought and I need to learn a lot of things!!)) However, I’d like to say to Emma: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO ON ENGVID.COM!!!!)))) Your lessons is always useful and interesting. I hope someday I will pass IELTS or TOFIL or something like that, with your great help!!)))

P.S.: also I’d like to say: It’s really cool that you like STAR WARS and comics!!!)))) I like them too)))

Saturday, March 14th 2015

    helo sir,
    i have a suggestion for you, that if you ever want to clear the IELTS or TOFEL* exam, then you should stop using contractions in your sentences. try to avoid these contractions as much as you can. For instance, can’t, don’t, won’t, etc.
    because, this will help you alot in passing out these tests.
    have a nice day. :)

    Monday, March 16th 2015

      I understood, thank You!)))

      Monday, March 16th 2015

    hahah you are very funny))))

    Saturday, November 7th 2015

*opinion
*enough

Sorry)))

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Thank you Emma for this awesome lesson!There are many advantages, but also have many disadvantages where I live.
By the way, thanks for remind us about correct pronunciation of the word “criticism”.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

    i can say english depends on pronunciation for being understandable!!!!!

    Monday, March 16th 2015

how can I download these videos

Saturday, March 14th 2015

    If you download private software to your computer, You will

    Wednesday, April 27th 2016

Thanks Emma for this lesson!

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Hello Emma ,
Lack of vocabulary is a huge drawback for those who want to speak a foreing language . A frequent cristisism I have in mind is that traditional english courses often teach not enough synonyms . This leads to many negative aspects in conversation as stumbling over words and monotonous speeches . Your lesson ,Emma , makes a real benefit , here is the ultimate argument in favour of watching Engvid’s vidéos .
Thanks Emma and carry on .

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Emma,
Thank you very much.
It was really good and auxiliary.

regards

Sunday, March 15th 2015

thank you emma .gracias mi amor

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Hi, Emma, Nice to seeing you. Thank you for teaching us and thank very much ENGVID.COM to give us to learn English.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Hi teacher Emma
Please i need your help here. Can you please explain in brief what is the difference between the verb “Curtail” and the verb “Minimize”. Thank You!

Sunday, March 15th 2015

A hugs thank you for this lesson. It is very beneficial to me for my exams..:)

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Thanks Emma.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Thanks Emma. This lesson was amazing and helpfull. Congratulations for your teaching skills. Bye

Sunday, March 15th 2015

I think EngVid is a great web to learn English; it’s useful and it’s an advantage to us who are trying to improve our second languaje. Plese correct me if I made any mistake.
Thanks a lot!

Sunday, March 15th 2015

I wanna know how to get phrases please, thank you.Maybe some book?

Sunday, March 15th 2015

so for the 1st time i did 8 out of 10 :)
thanks for all teachers and web site builders

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Thanks Emma! I really love you and your lessons!

Monday, March 16th 2015

9/10 I miss the point on the fifth, I thought that I have to use “an argument in favour about” instead “in favour of”. Well this are the advantages and disadvantages of learning English so late, oh if I had be more focus in the high school ….!

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thanks Emma.After your lesson i’m going to estimate all things i face today.and find out their advantages and disadvantages.

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thanks Emma, this gives me a lot of benefit

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thanks

Monday, March 16th 2015

hello emma im very glad to join your website it helpful

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thank you for your lessons!!

Monday, March 16th 2015

What does “get to” mean in this lesson “you get to visit or eat food all over the world ? Answer please. I think it’s similar to “can” , isn’t it?

Monday, March 16th 2015

THanks for lesson, i think this should be useful,like the others obviously…
If anyone thinks that he/she needs a little bit of speaking practise, cause i need it too, could add my skype mdln97, i won’t be able to stay daily,but i will try to answer at any kind of question.It could be interesting for you guys

Monday, March 16th 2015

Hi, this video is useful .we learn a lot and practice our understanding skills

Monday, March 16th 2015

Hello Emma this’s first time for me to see a lesson, I find it very informative, thank you so much.
Francesco

Monday, March 16th 2015

thank you :)

Monday, March 16th 2015

thank you Emma,
i got 100 marks in this quiz. it is really helpfull for me, because i had always been finding diffrent synonyms for advantages and disadvantages to use in my IELTS academic writing.
thank you very much.

Monday, March 16th 2015

Very good, thank you!

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thank you Emma for this informative lesson.Thanks to your lesson I will not have to use the phrase that start with There are many advantages and disadvantages of or pros and cons about when I need to write any essay I would like to use there are many upside and downside of or about which preposition should I use for this of or about ?

Monday, March 16th 2015

Useful lesson!

Monday, March 16th 2015

i really lke this text
thank u for help

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thanks a lot, the lesson was awesome. I will try to remember when giving the IELTS exam.

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thanks a lot!

Monday, March 16th 2015

thanks a lot it´s very helpful I got 80 again thanks

Monday, March 16th 2015

Thank you so much emma

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thank you Emma :)

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

It is very useful for IELTS and casual situation. Cheers!

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thank you for your fantastic lesson.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

I think an argument in favour of living in a big city is that you can have a better environment of education. Thank you, Emma. Useful lesson :)

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

I think an argument in favour of living in a big city is that you can have a better environment of education. Thanks, Emma.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

ty very much

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

I am feeling changes in my english.So, it is a good point of watching your engvd lessones.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thank you Emma for these very useful lessons!

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thanks Emma, you’re amazing! :)
An argument in favour of you is you teach so well.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

i am very happy to learn and make some test, it is my first time here, but not the last! thank!

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thanks for the usefull lesson Teacher.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Hi , im get 50% :(

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

I loved it thanks a lot :*

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thank you Emma,
it’s grate to learn even one word but the most important lesson I learnt from you was that “mistakes could be our teachers” so I’m trying not to be shy by my mistakes because I am not gonna let my mistakes do stop my growth.
Thank you and Thanks Engvid

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

HI EMMA, just i want to ask you becase i am a little confused, is there any rule when we transfer words from singular to plural in pronunciation like comment- parent- etc..
in plural comments, parents i am not sure if we pronunce T letter or not could you help me.
thanks and i look forward to your replay.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

thank you too much emma . really I do make use from your lesson.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

i learent a lot its too nice

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

Thanks, it´s a great class. I improve my English with you!!

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

HI teacher it is a great class i realy enjoyed .i love to improve my English with you.

Thursday, March 19th 2015

8/10
I am going to study more. It seems very important for my communication! I have sure!

Thank you too much Emma!

B/R

Thursday, March 19th 2015

Thanks Emma

Thursday, March 19th 2015

thank you a lot, Emma

Friday, March 20th 2015

izum is the new thing I learnt.

Friday, March 20th 2015

I love listening of your lessons! Thank you Emma!

Friday, March 20th 2015

Thanks Emma,i got 80.but i am going to try different way of expressions.thanks a lot ,take care.

Friday, March 20th 2015

Its easier to choose the correct phase but while making a sentence i get confused and speak very poor English. Please help me with it.By the way the quiz was easy.. 10/10 i.e.100%

Friday, March 20th 2015

good teacher! if someone want to practice just fell free to request me my skype is student6003!!!

Saturday, March 21st 2015

i just wanna start with this.. hope that this can help me a lot.. the starting video that i’ve watched is just nice..

Saturday, March 21st 2015

Nice class thanks

Saturday, March 21st 2015

Thanks Emma.

Saturday, March 21st 2015

good one. thanx Emma

Saturday, March 21st 2015

Hello everyone how are you doing?
would you like to practice english with me ?
Send me request friend on Skype : azooom24
thank you

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

so helpful, thank you

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Thanks :)
Still 9/10

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Thanks! Marvelous Lesson!

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Thank you Emma, as always I learn something new on every teacher’s class.
You’re also a very good teacher.

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

It is really helpful. I got 100. thanks a lot.

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Thank you dear Emma

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Thank you emma.

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Thank you Emma

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

Thanks, Ms. Emma. I got a score of 10! If you were my teacher when I was still a grade school pupil, perhaps I’m an English teacher like you today!

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Thankyou Miss for lesson today, I realy-realy love and interesting with you lesson :)

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

thank u for ur valuable suggestions@Emma

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

thankyou very much for lesson

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

big thanks to all the teacher here.. <3

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Thanks !!!!
This Website doesn´t have not even a single Drawback………. I mean,it´s perfect !!!

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Tks, Emma! I finally learned to pronounce “criticism”.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

tks emma :)
hi all :) i really wanna practise English. please add me. my skype is daovansone. tks all :)

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

A benefit of listening this video will improve your English

Thursday, March 26th 2015

it is awesome topic , vidio and test but i wish the test will be come a voice

Thursday, March 26th 2015

the benefit of learning new vocab is to is improving your productive skills like writing and speaking, on the other hand the drawback of not using new vocab is forgetting these words

Thursday, March 26th 2015

Thanks Emma. I got 8 of 1 :) This is really useful for me. I’m gonna apply this to the next meeting with my client on this Monday :D

Thanks as always,
Nam

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thanks Emma
I want to communicate native canadian people or any other people who speak english well to improve my English
my account on skype :mohamed.aboufoul
thanks all

Friday, March 27th 2015

a upside of being learning english here is you´re always upploading new videos and i can learn better everyday but a drawback is that i´k always busy and i cant get in here often

Friday, March 27th 2015

Dear Ms.Emma,
thank you kindly, it has been an interresting lesson. I should like to wish you and your family a nice happy Easter. I pay my respect to you wonderful Prof. H

Friday, March 27th 2015

a great lesson thanks emma

Saturday, March 28th 2015

A benifit studying with this website is the contents are unbelivably good!

an advantage a disadvantage
a benefit a drawback
an upside a downside
positive aspect negative effect

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Thank you Emma! I loved your video.

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Thanks Emma for the lesson!

Monday, March 30th 2015

thank you .

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Hi Emma nice to meet you here
glad to see you here because you are a native english speaker.
i am reall happy when my teacher is from british
because i love english very much
best regards
Hashim

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Wonderful class as always Emma, thankyou! (Whenever i have time with people I was about to pronunciate the word criticism in the wrong way, now I know how to say that :) )

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Thanks Emma, Learned some Well words of Advantage and disadvantage.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

The good point about your Engvid lecture is they are very practical.
Thank you Emma.

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

I have good reasons to study and have learned a lot with you. About the end of the words that end in (ism)I had heard some people saying and I got surprised about the sound, beacause in Brazil words ended in (ismo)sounds like (izmu): Example : fanatísmo
Not much different of english.

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Thanks Emma, got 80%.

Friday, April 3rd 2015

thanks for the best explanation.

Friday, April 3rd 2015

thanks a lot

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

Thanks, Emma. A positive aspect of this video is, now, I know how to properly pronounce the word “criticism”. Hehehe.

Thursday, April 9th 2015

    Yep! It’s difficult to pronounce this word. Well, at least you learned something from this video.

    All the best with your English Tharcy.

    Sunday, April 12th 2015

To learn English with you has double benefit for me improvement of my vocabulary and solving of my listening problem.

Thanks a lot Emma.

Can I download your videos in order to watch them every time?

Friday, April 10th 2015

I learn something useful I will see the positive aspect
Of it in my everyday life.

Sunday, April 12th 2015

Hi Emma, my question is not regard to this video. I have read your history and I have liked too much. Congratulations!!! In fact I would like to ask you if you know if there is a site on the internet like this to learning french also because I have thought very good the purpose from this site. sorry to bother you.

Monday, April 13th 2015

Yeah I got it! You got 8 correct out of 10.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

thank you for the help.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

You are a very good Teacher, Emma! Thank you!

Sunday, April 19th 2015

Thanks! I liked the explanation about the correct pronounce of the word “criticism”

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

really you the beast instructor in this website

Saturday, April 25th 2015

Thanks you so much Emma!

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

thank you emma for your videos!! best teacher ever…

Friday, May 1st 2015

Good teacher! loved it!

Monday, May 4th 2015

Hi,Emma! Thank you! Very useful video. But I didn’t understand the question 3,about the word upside. We can use this word as well as other words in the category of advantages?? For example: An upside of living in Kyiv(I’m from Kyiv) is you get to visit many interesting places.Right?

Monday, May 11th 2015

My name is delwar hosan .I would be glad if someone wants to do practice in English with me. My skype name id sony.hasan5

Thanks.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

You are explaining very well. Thank you very much. Can you help me have and,has to different for that Emma

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Thank you for your enjoyable lessons.

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Hi Emma
Thank you for your support.

Thursday, May 21st 2015

I’m glad to know help in teaching .I’m new one.therefore there are many things i don’t know in English i hope you’ll arrange these for me thanks.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

Please! Help me to know meaning of all of me john legend’s song.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

thank you so match mis,emma thes lesson was very helpfull to me personaly and i want to take the ielts if you have any advice a will be more than happy to hear it

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thanks Emma.A good point of watching this video was I can’t find an objection in it.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Thanks Emma for the video. It’s really useful to me. I killed the quiz.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

not bad 8/10, but need to more try to

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Thank you, Emma! Very useful lesson.

Thursday, June 4th 2015

Thanks mam Emma .I like very much your teaching .You are the best teacher for me.
Please give me some tops as my teacher .
As I am new learner.

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

thanks a lot

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

10/10 thanks Emma for the video, i loved the quiz.

Thursday, June 25th 2015

very useful lesson , god bless you Emma.

Sunday, June 28th 2015

very useful lesson thanks

Saturday, July 11th 2015

thank you so much. Best regards…

Sunday, July 12th 2015

only 90%, i am so upset of me.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

very good ….it’s more benefit for me
Thank you ..Thank you Emma

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

Thank you!
I`m sure that there are a lot of advantages in watching your videos. An arguments in favour of this is that I notice that my skills in writing, talking, grammar is better than month ago…

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

Thank you teacher.

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

u r so good an nice

Saturday, August 29th 2015

your accent is very very good. Thank you Emma.

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

an argument of doing the quiz is that you can practive and learn more (vocabulary in context), and, in this one, is that you have to pay attention of the spelling.

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

thank you very much for this lesson.

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Thanks!

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

thanks emma ;)

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

thanks Emma

Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thanks a lot dear teacher Emma . I’ll be always a follower and fun of you and your teaching system to improve what we need…I’m eagerly watching your videos completed here…

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

thanks for teaching

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

An argument favour of this lesson is going to help somehow to speak naturally with others I hope that..
Nice lesson Ms.Emma…..

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Hi Teacher. It’s been amazing learning with you. A friends of mine said about the engvid and I AM enjoying só much. Many subjects to learn. Thanks you to the skills, and your directives havê been soooo usefull.
Tchau.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Thanks Emma. It is very useful

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

I got 8 out of 10 because I was inattentive :(

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

Hi Emma! Your lesson is very interesting as usual. Engvid is my favorite English website. I can learn a lot of things from it and feel more fun,excited about learning English because of experienced teachers it’s got here.Thanks so much Emma. Have a nice day!

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Thank you teacher. Hope to see you in Thailand

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Thank you,Emma. I’m a stranger here. And it’s the first for me to leave a message here. I think a positive aspect of living in a big city is that you may have more opportunities to work and pursue a better life.

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Thank you,Emma

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Emma awesome!

Thursday, November 5th 2015

you speak very clearly and i understand you thank you Emma teacher

Saturday, November 7th 2015

Hello!
What should I write:”an argument in favor (or favoUr) of…”?

Friday, November 20th 2015

9/10
But I would like to know more about “An argument against”it’s not clear to me.
Thanks

Saturday, November 21st 2015

I would like to speak well

Friday, December 11th 2015

thanks you emma!

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Thanks Emma, u are nice and my favorite teacher, :p

Saturday, December 19th 2015

Thanks a lot! It really help very much )

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

*helps ))

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

I enjoyed to study here

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

Thanks Emma for this lesson!

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Thank You, Emma. Very usefull lesson.

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Thank You,Emma

Thursday, February 11th 2016

Thank you for the lesson Emma! Your lessons are very benificial!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thanks a million Emma :)
10 out of 10
I’m too happy of that

Saturday, February 27th 2016

Emma, Is it correct to say “Thanks a million” ?

Saturday, February 27th 2016

thank you, emma.

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

Emma commands on teaching of English.

Thursday, March 10th 2016

Thanks for this lesson!

Thursday, March 17th 2016

Hoo!, I will try it one more time.

Monday, March 28th 2016

Yay!! first time scored 100

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

Thanks a lot Emma! You are the best one

Monday, April 4th 2016

I got 80 , i feel good .

Friday, April 8th 2016

First of all , I myself came across this website. I’m glad to join your lesson of studing. By the way, EngVid is a priceless website.

Sincerely.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

thanks for lesson Emma :) I love Canada

Monday, May 16th 2016

Hi emma. Thanks for your lessons. I got 90 out of 100 marks. I’m from Malaysia, and the good point of living in Malaysia is you can easily find variaties of delicous food to eat! :D

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

Wow ! I have got 90

Monday, May 30th 2016

Great lesson! Thanks a lot!

Friday, July 1st 2016

it was very beneficial lesson :)

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

A good point about … or a good point of … or both are correct?

Friday, July 15th 2016

Thank you Emma,
I think that this is a very useful lesson, I hope that you make a Complete Toefl IBT test preparation so we can take advantage of your excellent teaching and explanation , we will be grateful to you

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Thank’s Emma was useful lesson, Engvid it’s really precious website and rarely find such this website

Friday, August 5th 2016

Driving instead of walking is beneficial to hot weather. Thank you Emma. :D

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

When did you speak about “upside”?

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

thanks Emma
even though i had geten 8|10 in my quiz,but i’m so happy.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016
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