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trafficking • come across • backing
stand • landmarks
  1. The streets were so confusing that I had to use the peaks of the mountains as .
  2. With the color of you hair and eyes you will definitely out there.
  3. I am hoping to a good present for his birthday.
  4. He just kept away the whole time she was yelling at him.
  5. Drug is a big way that people make money here.
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449 Getting Lost
Greg talks about getting lost himself.

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drug trafficking

The Golden Triangle as you might know is famous for a lot of drug trafficking.

'Drug trafficking' is the illegal movement of drugs from one place to another, usually across international borders. Notice the following:

  1. Drug trafficking in Mexico has become a very dangerous problem.
  2. He was arrested for drug trafficking.

came across

We came across this very, very poor village.

When you 'come across' something you discover it by accident. It's not something you were looking for, but something you find interesting. Notice the following:

  1. I came across this book when I was at the library today.
  2. How did you ever come across this store?

backed away

We couldn't talk, so we just backed away and went back quickly up the hill.

When you 'back away' from something you walk backwards away from it. You usually back away from something if you are scared of it. Notice the following:

  1. When she heard the news she backed away and ran out of the building.
  2. He saw the angry dog and backed away slowly.

stood out

Luckily, I could see in the distance, there was one tree that stood out.

When something 'stands out' it is different from the things that surround it so it is easy to notice. Notice the following:

  1. Her clothes make her stand out in a crowd.
  2. He really stood out in Peru because he was so tall.

landmark

That tree was my landmark which helped me to return.

In this case, 'landmark' is an object that serves as a guide to help you know where you are going in a place that you aren't familiar with. Notice the following:

  1. This big red house is the landmark I use to remind me to turn at the next street.
  2. Most people here don't know the name of the roads so they give you directions using landmarks.