741 Staying Healthy Overseas


Keren compares staying healthy in different regions of the world.

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Todd: OK, now Keren, we're talking about staying healthy, and you live overseas,, and we both know it's quite hard to actually sometimes stay healthy overseas.

Keren: Yeah.

Todd: First of all, can you talk about Spain? When you lived in Spain was it easy to stay healthy in Spain?

Keren: Actually, it's reasonably easy to stay healthy in Spain. The weather's always good and I like jogging so I always had the opportunity to go jogging outside and there's lots of beautiful areas to go jogging along the river or along the beach so it was relatively easy there.

Todd: And where did you live in Spain?

Keren: I lived in Seville and Barcelona.

Todd: Very nice. OK, now how about Peru? Now you lived in Peru, correct? Where did you live?

Keren: I lived in Lima.

Todd: And was it easy to keep a healthy lifestyle in Peru?

Keren: Well, actually the fruit and vegetables are extremely cheap so, and fruit drinks are really, really popular in Peru. Everybody has their own food processor to make fruit drinks so in terms of food you can stay really, really healthy, really easily. And there's also lots of gyms in Lima actually. Going to the gym is very popular there.

Todd: No way.

Keren: Yeah, yeah.

Todd: Well, what about Japan?

Keren: Japan is kind of the opposite of Peru because I find the fruit and vegetables very, very expensive and so I tend not to buy fruit, only bananas, and I can't believe how expensive the tomatoes cost.

Todd: Right. It is crazy, the prices.

Keren: Yeah, it's incredible, and it rains a lot in Japan, I think so it makes it more difficult to go jogging.

Todd: OK, and just lastly, how about back home in England, is it very easy for you to stay healthy in England?

Keren: I suppose the average English diet is not so healthy. We tend to like our fatty puddings and fatty foods but there's lots of free or cheap places to do exercise. There's many swimming pools and many gyms so, yeah, if you have the right attitude, it's easy to stay healthy there. Yeah.

Todd: OK, well, thanks Keren.

Keren: It's OK.


Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

it's quite hard

We know it's quite hard to actually sometimes stay healthy overseas.

When something is 'quite hard,' it means that it is difficult.

Notice the following:

  1. It's quite hard to keep everything in order.
  2. It's quite hard being perfect all of the time.

relatively easy

There's lots of beautiful areas to go jogging along the river or along the beach so it was relatively easy there.

When something is 'relatively easy,' it means that you have no trouble doing it. 

Notice the following:

  1. It is relatively easy eating healthily if you try.
  2. Keeping fit is relatively easy if you set aside enough time every day.

food processor

Everybody has their own food processor to make fruit drinks.

A 'food processor' is a piece of kitchen equipment that helps to liquidize and mix up different types of food.

Notice the following:

  1. I have just bought quite an expensive food processor.
  2. My food processor has broken, so I cannot make the recipe.

opposite

Japan is kind of the opposite of Peru.

When something is 'opposite,' it means that is is completely different.

Notice the following:

  1. Black is the opposite of white.
  2. I find that opposites attract, so the two of us get along very well, even though we are very different.

it is crazy

It is crazy, the prices.

When something is 'crazy,' it means that you can't believe it or it doesn't make sense to you.

Notice the following:

  1. The traffic is absolutely crazy. I am not sure if we will be home in time.
  2. It is crazy to think how much money she spends each year on clothes.
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Complete the sentences with the words below.
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  3. It's that women here walk around in high heels all day.
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  5. It's hard to find shoes my size here.