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festival • adult people • kind of
like • sounds good • try it
  1. She is more comfortable around than kids.
  2. We have a big problem.
  3. That looks like fun. I want to .
  4. I think that plan .
  5. The of lights is a beautiful ceremony.
  6. Do you to listen to music when you drive?
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83 Japanese Festival
Yoko is answers questions about Japanese tradition and festivals.

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We were just at a festival in Japan.

A 'festival' is a kind of celebration that usually has food, music, performances and maybe things for sale. Notice the following:

  1. The most important festival here is in January.
  2. Do you enjoy going to festivals?

adult people

It's like a big box that adult people try to carry together.

'Adult people' is just another way of saying 'adults' or people that are older than children. Notice the following:

  1. She spent a lot of time with adult people when she was a kid.
  2. This is more a show for adult people.

kind of

They kind of celebrate a harvest or happiness or those kind of things.

We use 'kind of' when the answer or description we are giving is not exact. Notice the following:

  1. I kind of want to stay in and relax.
  2. Is it kind of like a cake?


People like to eat this candy that looks like a pancake.

When you 'like' to do something you enjoy it or it gives you pleasure. Notice the following:

  1. He likes to play video games after work.
  2. Do you like to visit historical sites?

sounds good or try it

That sounds good; i think I should try it too.

If something 'sounds good' it seems like a good idea. If we taste or do something for the first time we are 'trying it.'  Notice the following:

  1. Does pizza sound good for dinner?
  2. I know you don't usually eat spicy food, but this curry is great, you should try it.