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Vocabulary Quiz
transportation • convenient • flatting
loaf • everyday
  1. It is to go to a fast food restaurant if you are in your car and in a hurry.
  2. How many sandwiches can you make with one of bread?
  3. Once you learn the system here you will see that it is really easy and cheap to get everywhere in the city.
  4. I really need to go shopping for the party tonight.  All I have are sweaters.
  5. is the only way that I can afford to travel like I do.
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321 Christchurch

Gabrielle talks about her hometown.

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What's the transportation like?

'Transportation' is the type of vehicle or system you use to get from one place to another. Buses, cars, trains and airplanes are all forms of transportation.

Notice the following:

  1. What is the transportation in the city like?
  2. I think we are going to have to use another form of transportation.


Most Kiwis have cars. Yeah, more convenient.

When something is 'convenient' it is easy or comfortable to use. Convenient things make life easier.

Notice the following:

  1. The shop is just on the corner of my house so it is very convenient.
  2. I live really close to work so it is very convenient for me to go in at the last minute.


Often we go "flatting" which means we share the house with maybe a couple of friends

When you go 'flatting' it means that you share an accommodation with other people. Doing this would be a good way to make accommodations cheaper for everyone.

Notice the following:

  1. I have asked her to go flatting with me as it will save us both money.
  2. I am sick of flatting, I want my own space.


How much is a loaf of bread?

A 'loaf' is the standard shape that bread is baked in.  When we eat bread we cut pieces from the loaf, so the loaf is all the pieces of bread together in one object.

Notice the following:

  1. I ate a whole loaf of bread today!
  2. Do you want a white or brown loaf of bread?

an everyday sweater

I would probably say about $50, but an everyday sweater you could get about $15.

An 'everyday sweater' is a piece of clothing to be worn on the top part of your body, like a pullover, that you wear for casual occasions.

Notice the following:

  1. I have too many everyday sweaters, I think I will give some to charity.
  2. I want to buy a blue everyday sweater that I can wear with my jeans.



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