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  1. Do you have time on the weekend? During the week is usually pretty for me.
  2. It's hard to drive on rainy nights, because all the lights the windows in the car.
  3. That computer's a little broken on the side, so you have to be when you use it.
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#523 Wellington

Kate talks about her city in New Zealand.

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Then we have the harbour which is very beautiful especially at night time with city lights reflecting on the harbour.

To 'reflect' something is to show the image again, like a mirror.  When the lights are 'reflecting' in the harbor, it means you can see them on the water. Notice the following:

  1. The clouds reflected on the water.
  2. Her face was reflected in the glass.


Traffic is hectic every day, going to work.

If something is 'hectic,' then it is crazy and out of control.  Notice the following:

  1. Our house was very hectic around the holidays, because the whole family was there.
  2. Yesterday was a hectic day, and I was tired when I went to bed.


Wellington is very hilly, many hills.

A place with a lot of hills is 'hilly.' Notice the following:

  1. I felt sick from driving for hours on the hilly roads.
  2. She was tired after riding her bicycle through the hilly city.

known for

It’s known for its wind.

To be 'known for' something is to be famous for it.  For example, France is known for its excellent wine.  Notice the following:

  1. She was known for being a terrible driver.
  2. The city is known for its dance clubs.


The cool breeze especially in summertime when it gets quite hot, a cool gentle breeze.

If something is 'gentle,' it is soft or not strong.  Notice the following:

  1. The gently movement of the boat was relaxing.
  2. You must be gentle when you hold a new baby.


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