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heart • clubbing • pubs
reputation • consequently • quality
  1. After growing up in a poor neighborhood, he has always wanted a better of life.
  2. His has always been in his home country.
  3. There are a lot of within walking distance of my house.
  4. If there is nothing else to do tonight, we will probably go.
  5. He has a bad for getting in fights when he's out with his friends.
  6. I accidentally slept in this morning, and , I was late for my appointment.
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490 English Travel Tips
Steven gives travel tips for England.

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my heart is in

I've actually lived in London, and I feel like my heart is in London.

You can say that your 'heart is in' a place that you feel most connected to. Notice the following:

  1. A piece of my heart will always stay here.
  2. I've lived in many cities, but my heart is still in my hometown.

clubbing or pubs

If you're interested in clubbing, there are some good pubs.

Usually, 'clubbing' refers to going to dance clubs. A 'pub' is a bar. Notice the following:

  1. When we were younger, my friends and I used to go clubbing.
  2. Let's go down to the pub and watch the game.

bad reputation

In the past, South London had a bad reputation.

A person or a place with a 'bad reputation' is known to be either dangerous or bad. Notice the following:

  1. He has a bad reputation for not following the rules.
  2. She has a bad reputation for being a liar.

quality of life

Over the last few years, the quality of life in South London has improved a lot.

The 'quality of life' you have in a place is how well you can live there. Notice the following:

  1. What kind of quality of life do you expect to have if you don't want to work.
  2. After he finally found a good job, his quality of life improved greatly.

consequently

More and more people are moving in to South London, and consequently, the prices are going up and up.

'Consequently' is another way of saying 'as a consequence' or 'as a result.' Notice the following:

  1. I didn't study much for my test, and consequently, I got a bad score.
  2. We had to get work done on the car, and consequently, we didn't have enough money to go to the concert.