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fascination • conscience • ex-convicts
leaflets • prisons
  1. It can be very difficult for to find work.
  2. Is it your that makes you feel like you can't have a piece of cake?
  3. There have been a number of crazy in this country that have been shut down because of violence.
  4. You have a strange with crime television.
  5. We have been really busy sending out about our company and trying to get people interested in our work.
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770 Prisons

Mark talks about how he combines his interest of traveling and prisons..

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a strange fascination

I have a strange fascination with prisons when I go traveling.

A 'strange fascination' means an unusual and extreme interest in something.

Notice the following:

  1. I think you have a strange fascination with clothes and shoes!
  2. Many people have a strange fascination with UFOs.

is it your conscience

Is it your conscience? Do you feel guilty that you should be in prison?

'Is it your conscience' means 'do you have guilty feelings about doing the right thing'?

Notice the following:

  1. Is it your conscience that is making you uneasy?
  2. Is it his conscience do you think that is making him do all of the work for charity?

ex-convicts

You can make the audio tour and listen about all the ex-convicts.

'Ex-convicts' are people that used to be in prison.

Notice the following:

  1. A lot of ex-convicts are asked to do charity work to help them with their rehabilitation.
  2. He is an ex-convict, did you know that?

leaflets

You can read lots of leaflets about Nelson Mandela.

'Leaflets' are small brochures that have useful information on them.

Notice the following:

  1. I used to have a job delivering leaflets to houses.
  2. If we print lots of leaflets, that will help us to advertise our business.

a crazy prison

I went to a crazy prison in Kuala Lumpur in the center of Malaysia.

A 'crazy prison' is a prison that it is not what you would consider to be normal.

Notice the following:

  1. I have visited lots of crazy prisons in my time.
  2. I think that a crazy prison could be a very interesting place to visit.

 

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