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plastic surgery • in order to • packed
killing off • untouched
  1. That beach is still by development.
  2. He had on his nose.
  3. We must leave now get there in time.
  4. Global warming is some of the plants in the sea.
  5. The bus is always when it rains.
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1065 Types of Tourists

Steven talks with Rachel about the various reasons people travel to Costa Rica.

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

plastic surgery

The tourists want to get plastic surgery done cheaply.

Plastic surgery is a kind of medical treatment to improve your appearance. Notice the following.

  1. My sister hates her nose. She wants to have plastic surgery, but mom said no way!
  2. Plastic surgery is very common among Hollywood movie stars.

in order to

They travel to Costa Rica in order to retire.

The phrase ‘in order to’ explains why we do something. Notice the examples.

  1. I visit elllo almost everyday in order to improve my English.
  2. In order to enter a top university, you have to study hard and get good grades.


It was packed with people.

Here, ‘packed’ means very crowded. Think of it as many, many people together in one place. Here are two sample sentences using ‘packed’.

  1. The bus was so packed I couldn’t hop on.
  2. Dad said The Rolling Stones concert was packed with people of all ages.

killing off

They are killing off the animals.

To kill something off means to slowly destroy it. Notice the following.

  1. Deforestation is killing off the local wildlife.
  2. Nature lovers say the oil spill is killing off the once beautiful beaches.

untouched (Audio Not Available)

The trees and animals are untouched there.

Here, ‘untouched’ means little or no contact with people or development. Note the sample sentences.

  1. The once untouched beaches are now packed with hotels and tourists.
  2. Nowadays, few places in the world are untouched by development.