754 Vegas Tips


Lupe and Kara give practical advice for people going to Las Vegas.

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Lupe: My mom is actually interested in going to Vegas. She's never been there and she knows you and I have been there quite a few times, so she was wondering maybe if we could give her some do's and don'ts about going to Vegas because she's never been there and I sort of explained to her some of the good things about Vegas and some of the things she shouldn't do, but I think I'm missing a few things. What do you think?

Kara: Well, I think the most important thing about Las Vegas is to wear comfortable shoes. You do so much walking there it's ridiculous so I think to wear flat comfortable shoes, tennis shoes, whatever you're most comfortable in. I've had many days or nights with blisters all over my feet, so that's the number one 'do': wear comfortable shoes.

Lupe: That's true. I did forget about that just because, you know, staying there either you take a cab everywhere, but most people want to do sightseeing and looking at the different hotels, it's a really beautiful place so she will be doing a lot of walking, so I'll definitely keep that in mind and let her know.

Kara: Another thing I would say is to wear comfortable clothing because when you walk into the casino, if you go in the summer, it's extremely warm there: a hundred degrees or more, and even in the middle of the night it's still that warm outside, but when you walk into the casinos, they have the air-conditioning set at seventy degrees, so outside you get really, really warm and then inside you start getting really cold, so it's good to dress in layers and to be comfortable whatever you're wearing.

Lupe: And remember the first time you and I went, I did think it was a bit too long of a trip so maybe I should tell her to keep it short because it can get really expensive after a few days.

Kara: Yeah, Vegas isn't a place you wanna be more than three days. You've had a enough gambling, enough shows, enough sightseeing, it's about time to head home, so I would say to keep it short. It's close enough, you can always go back, but...

Lupe: And definitely bring enough money because after being there for four days the last time we were there, we did run out of money. So I should definitely tell her that.

Kara: That we did but your mom doesn't shop as much as us, so I think she'll do OK as long as she stays away from the slot machines.


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do's and don'ts

She was wondering maybe if we could give her some do's and don'ts about going to Vegas.

'Do's and don'ts' refers to the things you should and shouldn't do in a particular situation.

Notice the following:

  1. What are the do's and don'ts of working with animals?
  2. There are so many do's and don'ts when it comes to raising children.

ridiculous

You do so much walking there it's ridiculous so I think to wear flat comfortable shoes.

When something is 'ridiculous,' it means that you think that it is crazy or unbelievable.

Notice the following:

  1. The traffic today is just ridiculous.
  2. It's ridiculous that my parents do not let me out after 11pm.

the number one 'do'

I've had many days or nights with blisters all over my feet, so that's the number one 'do': wear comfortable shoes.

The 'number one 'do'' refers to the thing that you must do.

Notice the following:

  1. When you are a student, the number one 'do' is to try and save money.
  2. What would you say is the number one 'do' in Las Vegas?

keep that in mind

It's a really beautiful place, so she will be doing a lot of walking, so I'll definitely keep that in mind and let her know.

When you 'keep something in mind,' it means that you try consider it when you are making a decision.

Notice the following:

  1. Keep in mind that not all people want the same things from life.
  2. I have to go to school first thing tomorrow, and I have to keep that in mind.

dress in layers

They have air-conditioning set at seventy degrees, so outside you get, really warm and then inside you start getting really cold, so it's good to dress in layers.

When you 'dress in layers,' it means that you wear many pieces of clothing on top of each other, so you put clothes on or take them off an be comfortable at many temperatures.

Notice the following:

  1. When you go camping, the advice is to dress in layers so that you can keep warm.
  2. I have dressed in layers today, becuase I am not sure what the weather is going to do.

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
don'ts • ridiculous • number one
in mind • layers
  1. It is how much clothes cost here.
  2. It's funny the way she always dresses in .
  3. The 'do' in Peru is Machu Picchu.
  4. You should keep that we will be out in the sun all day tomorrow.
  5. Letting yourself get too hot is one of the big for exercising in the winter.