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  1. The training school offers a home stay for students who want to really experience the culture.
  2. Many kids eat a when the get home from school.
  3. I'm not very good at presents, so you can always tell which ones are from me.
  4. This bread must have a citrus in it, because it really smells like lemons.
  5. I this color with my grandmother, because she always wears it.
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#502 Kiwi Food

Mark talk about food in New Zealand.

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What are the foods that people associate with New Zealand?

To 'associate' one thing with another is to make a mental or emotional connection between the two things.  Maybe the smell of coconut lotion makes you think of a vacation at the beach. Notice the following:

  1. I associate the smell of roses with my grandmother's house.
  2. Tacos and tequila are associated with Mexico.

home stay programme

According to a lot of the Japanese students that I know who have gone to study in New Zealand or have a home stay programme over there.

A 'home stay programme' gives young people, usually students, the opportunity to live with a family in a different country. Notice the following:

  1. He was enrolled in a home stay programme in Germany so he had to speak German at home.
  2. A home stay programme is the best way to learn about another culture.


They used to be wrapped in newspaper.

When you cover object with a different material, usually cloth or paper, to protect it or hide it, you are 'wrapping' it.  We wrap fragile items in paper so they don't break.  Notice the following:

  1. The baby was wrapped in a blue blanket.
  2. My birthday present was wrapped in shiny gold paper.


Is this like a snack you eat in the afternoon?

A 'snack' is little bit of food you eat if you are hungry between the regular meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Notice the following:

  1. Chips are not a healthy snack food.
  2. She brought an apple for a snack on the long bus ride.


It’s a yeast based extract so its very healthy for you.

An 'extract' is solid or liquid that comes from plants that we use to give flavor to food when we are cooking. It has a strong smell or taste because it's a concentrated form of the plant.  Notice the following:

  1. The bread was made with almond extract and had a sweet taste of nuts.
  2. The mint extract burned inside my nose when I smelled the bottle.


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