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famous • apart from • accent
act • believe me
  1. Sometimes his is so strong that it's difficult to understand him.
  2. having dinner in a restaurant we didn't do anything special for our anniversary.
  3. He was a actor when he was younger, but he's retired now.
  4. I need you to like you don't know anything.
  5. I can't understand why you don't .
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137 London Tour
Jason gives some travel tips for people going to London.

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famous

South London isn't famous for much.

A person or a place is 'famous' when a lot of people know about it.  A person or place can be famous for good or bad reasons.  Notice the following:

  1. She is famous for her difficult personality.
  2. His voice is what made him famous.

apart from

South London isn't famous for much apart from rude people.

'Other than' is another way to say 'apart from.'  The example sentence means that South London is famous for rude people and nothing else.  Notice the following:

  1. Apart from the fact that she is always late, you really can't say anything bad about her.
  2. I love Italian food, apart from pizza.

accent

Everyone's got different accents.

Your 'accent' is the sound of your voice when you speak.  Even though people different parts of the world speak the same language they have a different accent because of where they are from.  Notice the following:

  1. After living in a different country for many years she had a very strange accent.
  2. In the movie he sounds American, but he actually has a strong British accent.

act

Everyone acts differently.

How you 'act' are your actions, what you do, and your personality.  Notice the following:

  1. You need to act like you don't know about the party.  It was going to be a surprise.
  2. She always acts like that when she likes a boy.

believe me

Believe me there's a lot of different places.

'Believe me' is a way to say 'trust me' or "I'm telling the truth."  Notice the following:

  1. Believe me.  You can find a better hotel than that!
  2. You never believe me when I tell you things.