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first • apparel • memorable
developed • elementary
  1. Panama has really a lot in the last 15 years.
  2. He hated his first winter, because he didn't have any of the he needed.
  3. of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone for coming.
  4. The road trip we took through Mexico is probably one of my most trips.
  5. I remember thinking my school was huge, but it's actually very small.
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782 Traveling with Family

Jeyong talks about travelling with a member of her family.

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first of all

First of all because my dad goes on a business trip very often and I ask him if I can follow him.

'First of all' means the number first thing to consider or 'in the first place.'

Notice the following:

  1. First of all, I would just like to say that I don't want to be out late tonight.
  2. First of all, I think we need to make sure that everything is nice and tidy.

apparel

He's in the apparel business.

'Apparel' meanings clothing.

Notice the following:

  1. She has all of the right apparel for horse riding.
  2. She sells apparel at the market.

memorable trip

Cambodia is a really memorable trip for me.

A 'memorable trip' is a journey or vacation that has been taken that has lots of memories associated with it. Usually we use 'memorable' for something that is associated with good memories.

Notice the following:

  1. I think it will make for a very memorable trip.
  2. They said that they wanted to plan a memorable trip for their anniversary this year.

developed

Thailand is very developed.

In this instance, 'developed' refers to how a country is commercialized, modernized, and is geared towards the tourist industry.

Notice the following:

  1. I much prefer to go to developed countries for my vacations, because I feel a lot safer.
  2. It was a lot more developed than I was led to believe, and I was a little disappointed.

elementary school

When I was in elementary school, I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for five years.

'Elementary school' is the school for the youngest school-age children in the American education system. Children go there from 6 to 11 years old.

Notice the following:

  1. I never really enjoyed elementary school.
  2. She is an elementary school teacher.

 

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