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the break • I mean • bustling
 foreigner talk • 24 hour
  1. The mall was because everyone was buying presents for the holiday.
  2. Is there a pharmacy here?
  3. She likes to go to the coffee shops and listen to the from all of the short-term travelers.
  4. How was the country?  The people .
  5. Did you go anywhere during ?
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

964 Vietnam Visitor
Tu asks Todd about his recent trip to her country.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

the break


I went to Nice during the break.

Here. 'The break' talks about school vacation. Notice the following.

  1. I spent a month in Europe. I went during the summer break.
  2. Kate went abroad during the break.

I mean


How did you like it? The city I mean.

'I mean' talks about one part of a topic. Here are two samples.

  1. What did you think of the movie? The acting I mean.
  2. How do you feel about him? His personality I mean.

bustling city


Hong Kong is a bustling city.

A bustling city is very busy and crowded. Notice the samples.

  1. I prefer a bustling city to a quiet town.
  2. The bustling city was noisy crowded and dirty.

foreigner talk


Foreigner talk about my country sometimes makes me laugh.

'Foreigner talk' is what foreigners say about places they visit. Here are some samples.

  1. Complaining about the traffic; that's foreigner talk.
  2. Hot weather, spicy food, beautiful temples; yeah, that's foreigner talk.

24 hours


It's open 24 hours.

Something that is '24 hours' never closes. Notice the sample sentences.

  1. Most convenience stores are open 24 hours.
  2. There's a 24 hour coffee shop near my apartment.