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in danger • moutain range • adequate
put it • all my years
  1. I have never seen such a lazy student in of teaching .
  2. People often feel when walking alone at night .
  3. I can see your point if you like that.
  4. The Andes is the world's longest .
  5. This street does not have light at night.
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1211 Hiking in Africa
Peter talks about hiking in South Africa and dealing with natural dangers.

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mountain range

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The Drakensberg is a famous mountain range in South Africa.

A 'mountain range' is a series of connected mountains that are formed in sort of a line. Notice the following:

  1. The town is basically built on the side of a mountain range.
  2. It takes a long time to drive from one side of the country to the other, because you have to pass over some mountain ranges.

in all my years

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In all my years of hiking, I never been bitten.

'In all my years' means the whole time that you have been doing a particular activity, from the first time that you did it until now. Notice the following:

  1. In all his years of teaching, he has never had a student who is this difficult.
  2. In all my years of baking, this recipe has never failed.

feel in danger

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I've never been bitten or even felt in danger.

If you 'feel in danger,' you think or expect that something bad is going to happen to you. Notice the following:

  1. When I go to the markets with him, I never feel in danger.
  2. Did you ever feel in danger when you were traveling?

put it that way

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Not many dangerous animals live at high altitude if I can put it that way.

You can use the phrase 'put it that way' to show that you are describing something in a way you think the listener will understand or identify. Notice the following:

  1. I don't like it when you put it that way. That's not at all what the situation is like.
  2. Well, when you put it that way, I can see your point.

adequate

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If you take adequate preparation there shouldn't be any problem

'Adequate' preparation is what is necessary or sufficient for whatever your intentions are. Notice the following:

  1. Your experience is more than adequate for this position.
  2. What is an adequate amount of money to bring with for the weekend?
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