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in tune • conscious • hybrid
charge • solar
  1. You can actually charge the battery in this computer with power.
  2. People are more motivated to buy cars now that fuel prices are so high.
  3. Sorry it took me until now to call you. I had to plug my phone in and it up.
  4. One of the reasons he is a great boyfriend is because he is very with what I need.
  5. Iceland is one of the most environmentally countries in the world.
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758 Big Family
Lupe talks about her very large family and how it is not common these days.

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in tune with

You are pretty in tune with the environment.

When you are 'in tune with' something, it means that you understand it, keep updated with it or have a connection with it.

Notice the following:

  1. I feel that I am tune with my dog, because I always seems to know what he wants.
  2. She wanted to be more in tune with her body, so she has started to practice yoga.

environmentally conscious

Oregon is pretty environmentally conscious, so I recycle.

When you are 'environmentally conscious,' it means that you care about nature and the environment and want to protect it.

Notice the following:

  1. I think people are a lot more environmentally conscious than they used to be.
  2. How environmentally conscious is the company that you work for?

hybrid car

A hybrid car is a car that gets better gas mileage.

A 'hybrid car' is a car that runs on both electricity and fuel.

Notice the following:

  1. I think hybrid cars are still quite expensive for what they are.
  2. He has just bought a hybrid car, and he uses it all the time.

plug in the battery and charge up

They have to plug in the battery and it will charge up.

When you 'plug in the battery and charge it up' it means that you connect the battery to a power source in order to give it energy.

Notice the following:

  1. My phone is not working, as I forgot to plug in the battery and charge it up.
  2. Don't forget to the plug in the car battery and charge up the car.

solar powered

This watch is solar powered and gets energy from the sun.

When something is 'solar powered,' it means that it gets the energy that it uses to work from the sun's rays.

Notice the following:

  1. All the lights in my garden are solar powered.
  2. A lot of the houses in my area are solar powered, as we have so many hours of daylight each year.