Recently In the Past
I just arrived.
The game has just started.
I just need $5.
I’m just a kid. I can’t lift something so big.
You look just like your sister.
This is just what I needed.
We have just enough glasses for the guests.
We just missed that other car.
It is just about time to start the music.
We were just about to begin class.
Just Do It.
Just wait here please.
SongsThere are many songs that have the word just in the title or chorus. They are effective to use in class as listening exercises. The use of the word just can be investigated and classified like the previous categories. The lyrics provide an opportunity for review of the usage as well as discussion. For example, No Doubt's "I'm Just a Girl" talks about the perception of the lead singer because she is "only" a girl.
Here is a list of songs that use the word "just" in the lyrics:
I’m Just a Girl