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landmarks • points • highlights
entertainment • tropical
  1. Hiking through the jungle was one of the of our trip.
  2. Many different shops sell fresh fruit juice.
  3. Time away from a place makes it easier to only remember the good .
  4. The beach is basically the only source of in the town.
  5. The tourist bus stops at about 5 different throughout the city.
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720 Best City
Rebecca talks about what she likes about various cities in Australia.

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famous landmarks

Sydney has lots of famous landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

'Famous landmarks' are areas of interest because of their history.

Notice the following:

  1. When I go on holiday, I always try and visit any famous landmarks that are nearby.
  2. Are there are famous landmarks near to where you live?

the good points

What are the good points about Melbourne?

The 'good points' are the positive aspects of a thing or a place.

Notice the following:

  1. You have to focus on the good points.
  2. What are the good points of where you live?

highlights

What are the highlights if somebody does decide to go to Melbourne?

The 'highlights' of something are the good things that you have experienced or that have happened.

Notice the following:

  1. I have made a photo album which will show you the highlights of the holiday.
  2. I sent you a postcard that tells you about all of the highlights so far.

entertainment

Melbourne is famous for its good shopping and it has lots of entertainment, so good concerts.

'Entertainment' is something that people enjoy in order to have fun.

Notice the following:

  1. The hotel had in-house entertainment.
  2. I will make my own entertainment.

tropical fruit

You can get good mangoes there too, lots of tropical fruit, bananas, that kind of thing.

'Tropical fruit' is fruit that comes from hot and exotic locations.

Notice the following:

  1. She made a tropical fruit salad.
  2. There are lots of tropical fruits that I have never tried.