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  1. We took the across the sea.
  2. My name is Ronald but people call me Ron .
  3. A good lesson is and involves all the students.
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1013 Trinidad and Tobago

CleAnn talks about her country, which is made up of two islands in the Caribbean.

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for short

imageFor short, we call our country Trinidad and Tobago.

When something or someone has a long name, we often shorten it by using only part of the word or phrase so that it is easier to say. Another word for this is “abbreviation”. Notice the following examples:

  1. My full name is Bartholomew, but you can call me Bart for short.
  2. Everyone just calls me “J” for short.

inclusive

imageIf you are trying to be inclusive of people from Tobago, we say Trinbagonians.

Being inclusive means to include everyone or everything. In other words, everything or everyone can join in a particular group. Study the following examples:

  1. The hotel we stayed at was all-inclusive, so drinks and food were included in the price.
  2. We try to make our club inclusive so that everyone feels welcome.

scenery

imageTobago is known for its natural scenery.

Scenery refers to the landscape you see when traveling. For example: mountains, deserts, lakes, rivers, and forests are different parts of the scenery. Look at the two examples below:

  1. The mountain scenery in Switzerland is gorgeous.
  2. If you drive through Costa Rica, you will see many different kinds of scenery.

ecotourism

imageTobago is actually an ecotourism destination.

Ecotourism is tourism focused on natural areas. The money often helps to protect and conserve the plants and wildlife in the area. See the examples below:

  1. I wouldn’t take a tour in a rain-forest unless it was an ecotourism project.
  2. We took an ecotour through a wetland in Florida.

ferry

imageIt’s not a very fast ferry at all.

A ferry is a boat or ship that carries people and often cars too. Usually the distance is short and there is service more than once a day. Notice the following examples:

  1. We took a ferry out to the island. It took about 2 hours to get there.
  2. I would much rather take a small plane than a ferry. I get seasick on ferry boats.
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