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  1. It rained a lot last week so it's really this week.
  2. What time are you going to up to the picnic?
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  4. We should a piece of cake with our coffee.
  5. You should call your tickets today because there aren't many seats left.
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447 Trip to Mexico
Shuan and Senem plan a trip to Mexico.

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book our tickets

Summer vacation starts in about 10 days, so why don't we book our tickets together?

When you 'book your tickets' it means that you reserve them by paying for them in advance. Notice the following:

  1. If you book your tickets now you get a big discount.
  2. We booked the tickets for spring vacation yesterday.

head up

I was thinking of going on a road trip around Mexico, maybe head up to Puerto Vallarta.

You 'head up' somewhere when you travel in a northern direction to get there. Notice the following:

  1. We are going to stop at the supermarket and then head up to my parents' house.
  2. It's better to head up there now before traffic gets too bad.

humid

I heard Mexico City is huge and humid, but I think it would be fun.

A place is 'humid' when there is a lot of moisture or water in the air. In a humid place the air feels wet. Notice the following:

  1. It's always humid in the bathroom after someone takes a shower.
  2. It's so humid outside today that I started sweating the second I walked out the door.

splitting a hotel room or split a hotel room

If we're going to go together, maybe we should think about splitting a hotel room.

In this case 'split a hotel' means to share a hotel room and that each person pays half of the price of the room. You can use the word 'split' to talk about sharing or sharing the cost of anything. Notice the following:

  1. We are going to split the cost of sofa.
  2. Let's just split the internet bill from last month.

up for that

That's a good idea; I'm up for that.

If you are 'up for' something you want to do it. Notice the following:

  1. I'm a little tired tonight, so I'm not really up for going dancing.
  2. I'm always up for doing something outside on a nice day.