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no doubt • the history • bad parts
cheapens • scribbling
  1. The teacher caught him on his desk.
  2. There is that this is a bad idea.
  3. Being on a tour boat with 50 other people kind of the experience.
  4. She loves to explore the of the city, such as the markets.
  5. of a place and the people who live there are the reasons that she travels.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

837 Tourism
Anita ponders whether tourism is a good thing, especially for her country.

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There's no doubt about that.

It brings money. There's no doubt about that.

We use the phrase 'there's no doubt about that' when we are sure about something.  Notice the following:

  1. She's the best for the job. There's no doubt about that.
  2. Learning English gives you an advantage. There's no doubt about that.

experience the history

There are tourists who experience the history.

When we visit historical areas of a city, we 'experience the history.'  Notice the following:

  1. Everyone interested in western culture should experience the history of Greece.
  2. She always takes a few days at the beginning of her trip to experience the history of wherever she is.

bad parts of society

I would say - the bad parts of society.

Anita thinks people who come to her country to drink alcohol and party see only the 'bad parts of society' such as pubs and night clubs.  Notice the following:

  1. Unfortunately, the bad parts of society do attract tourists.
  2. The bad parts of society can be interesting too.

it sort of cheapens it

It sort of cheapens it I think.

When we 'cheapen' something, we reduce the amount of respect we give it.  Notice the following:

  1. I think bars and clubs cheapen the history of the city.
  2. Drunk, partying tourists really cheapen the area.


If you start scribbling on walls.

When we 'scribble,' that means we write in a fast and sloppy way.  Notice the following:

  1. He scribbled his name on the invoice.
  2. In my country, scribbling on walls is illegal.