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recommend • willing • attitude
dodgy • flicker
  1. The lights always a little bit when you use the microwave.
  2. I am not to try walking across that bridge.
  3. Which sandwich do you here?
  4. The cellular phone signal is a little out here away from the city.
  5. The people here have a lot of about everything.
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135 Bali
Phil talks about his travels to Bali and recommends things to do while there.

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recommend

What do you recommend?

If you 'recommend' something you are telling other people that it is good and that they should try or do it.  Notice the following:

  1. Our friend recommended this restaurant.
  2. Would you recommend the hotel where you stayed?

willing

The locals are willing to help you

In this sentence 'willing' can be replaced with 'ready' or 'happy.'  In other words, the locals like to help. Notice the following:

  1. The cashier said that she wasn't willing to return my money.
  2. Are you willing to help me move to my new apartment next week.

no attitude

It's a lot of fun and there's no attitude.

In this case 'attitude' is referring to negative thoughts or actions towards other people.  Notice the following:

  1. I don't like your attitude towards me.
  2. If she had a better attitude she would be more successful.

dodgy

The electricity is a little dodgy.

If electricity is 'dodgy' you can't always be certain that it will work.  It is unreliable.  Notice the following:

  1. When you are traveling, you should try to avoid the dodgy parts of town.
  2. The taxi driver seemed a bit dodgy, and I was very happy to be with a friend.

flicker

Flicker on and off.

If lights 'flicker' on and off then they are blinking, but not at a regular speed and not intentionally.  Usually lights flicker if there is a problem with the electricity or the light bulb.  Notice the following:

  1. The lamp next to my bed was flickering on and off and making it very difficult to read.
  2. The signal was bad and the television was flickering on and off.