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very juicy • refreshing • pretty close
crazy • imported
  1. You guessed to my age.
  2. This is special wood, which was from Africa.
  3. It's how much money people spend on beauty products.
  4. The smell of oranges is very .
  5. Try to find some mangoes at the market.
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253 Great Fruit
Lois and Todd talk about some delicious fruit they are eating.

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very juicy

This plum is very juicy.

We can say that a food that has a lot of liquid in it is 'juicy.' Notice the following:

  1. He doesn't cook his steak for a long time because he likes it very juicy.
  2. These are very juicy pears.

refreshing

This plum tastes sweet, and is very refreshing.

Something that is 'refreshing' gives you back your energy or makes you feel invigorated. Notice the following:

  1. Lemonade is really refreshing on a hot day.
  2. Sometimes a cold shower feels very refreshing.

pretty close

That's a pretty close guess.

'Pretty close' is the same as almost exact or almost right. Notice the following:

  1. Your answer was pretty close so I gave you some credit.
  2. We are pretty close to the same age.

crazy

These eight plums cost 900 yen - it's crazy!

Something that is 'crazy' doesn't make sense or is hard to believe.  Notice the following:

  1. It's crazy that someone would pay that much for a pair of shoes.
  2. Some people take really crazy luxury vacations.

import

Fruits are slightly more expensive in England because we have to import everything.

If you bring something into your country from another country you are 'importing' it.Notice the following:

  1. It is cheaper to import bananas than to try to grow them here.
  2. Almost all of the apples in Mexico are imported from the United States.