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special occasion • brings back • underground • wrap • prefer
  1. She wears that dress for every .
  2. Then you the chicken around the cheese.
  3. That smell memories of my time in Hawaii.
  4. Many animals live .
  5. Do you chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
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940 Ron's Favorite Foods
Mari talks about foods that she really loves to eat.

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special occasion

Every special occasion we had Hawaiian food.

A special occasion can be an important event, holiday, or ceremony.  Note the following:

  1. I only wear a suit on special occasions.
  2. My father serves wine only on special occasions.

bring back good memories

It always brings back good memories.

We 'bring back good memories' when we think about good things or happy times from the past.  Note the following:

  1. Pop music from the 80's always brings back good memories.
  2. The phone album brought back good memories.


We put it inside the underground oven.

We use the word 'underground'  to talk about things below the surface of the earth.  Note the following:

  1. We took the underground train.
  2. They are building a new shopping mall underground.


There is the leaf that it's wrapped in.

When we wrap something, we fold paper, cloth, or in this case leaves around it.  Note the following:

  1. We wrapped the baby in a blanket to keep it warm.
  2. The gift was wrapped in gold paper.


I prefer them cooked.

'Prefer' means 'like'.  We often use it to compare two things.  Note the following:

  1. We prefer group work to individual activities.
  2. I prefer to sleep on a futon. Beds tend sometimes hurt my back.