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1070 Touch and Contact

Amir and Tu talks about social contact in their home countries between various people.

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have to mention

There's something that I have to mention

When a speaker says ‘I have to mention’, it usually means they will make an important point. Notice the following.

  1. The country is beautiful, the people are nice and the food is delicious, but I have to mention, the traffic is terrible.
  2. Nadia seems nice, but I have to mention, I don’t like her boyfriend much.

of course

we don’t kiss of course

We use ‘of course’ when we assume that something is obvious or already known. Here are two examples.

  1. Jack really enjoyed the trip to Beijing. Of course, the language was a bit of a problem.
  2. It’s difficult to practice English with native speakers. Of course, studying helps.

just like

Just like Italian people.

We use the phrase ’just like’ when we talk about things that are similar. Notice the samples.

  1. The Japanese love baseball, just like the Americans.
  2. I wish I could sing just like Beyoncé.

habit of

I got in the habit of

A habit, of course, is something we do often, usually with out thinking about it. Note the examples.

  1. In high school, Suzanne got in the habit of studying late at night.
  2. While living in Asia. I got in the habit of taking off my shoes before entering a building.

On the street

You don't kiss on the street.

‘On the street’ simply talks about daily things we do and see while walking around a town or city.

  1. Couples in Iran don’t normally hold hands on the street.