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fundraising • annual • sketchy
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  1. This is an bicycle race for children.
  2. Most of the people who live in the travel by boat.
  3. The weather was fine when we , but it got really bad after about an hour.
  4. What do you think of the new I got for my bike trip.
  5. All of the members of the band are to get money for their trip.
  6. Your ideas seem a little right now. You should contact me when you make firm plans.
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1167 Camboida Road Trip Part 1

Julia talks about taking a biking trip across Cambodia for charity.

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We incorporated the bike ride as part of the fundraising and as part of the learning process.

When you are 'fundraising, you are trying to collect money for a particular cause or event. Notice the following:

  1. They whole group is busy fundraising for the trip now.
  2. We have some great fundraising ideas for next year.



This ride has now become an annual event.

Something that is 'annual' happens every year. Notice the following:

  1. This competition is an annual event.
  2. Tomorrow is the annual holiday party for the company.



So the details were a little bit sketchy in the beginning.

In this case, 'sketchy' refers something that is not completely planned.  Notice the following:

  1. We have kind of a sketchy idea of party plans right now.
  2. All of the details are still a little sketchy, so I will let you know when we have made some decisions.



We had panniers, so we could carry stuff with us.

Used in cycling, a 'pannier' is a bag on both sides of the rear wheel for transporting things. Notice the following:

  1. It's more difficult to ride with these panniers on my bicycle?
  2. I can't buy anything else, because my panniers are already full.

set off


Actually, we set off from our school, which is on a road that runs toward the Thai border.

The place where you 'set off' is the place where you start or leave from. Notice the following:

  1. I feel really stressed when I set off late in the morning.
  2. What time would you like to set off tomorrow?



Then we followed the Mekong River through the delta.

A 'delta' is an area where a river separates and flows into the ocean. Notice the following:

  1. Heavy rains can cause big problems in delta areas.
  2. Many people fish in the delta area.