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traditional • nowhere • staple
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  1. Bread is definitely a food for me. I eat it every day.
  2. He need an English program that is writing and grammar practice.
  3. This whole situation is new for me, so you will need to me about what's going on.
  4. Is most of the food spicy here?
  5. They sell a lot of things here that you would find in the world.
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1234 Ecuadorian Food

Felipe talks about food he likes in Ecuador and the dishes he likes.

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traditional food

Ceviche is coastal traditional food.

A 'traditional food' is one that is commonly eaten and is culturally important. Notice the following:

  1. Rice and beans are traditional foods in many Latin American countries.
  2. Many people think of hamburgers as a traditional food in the U.S.

nowhere else

Nowhere else in the world can you find something like that.

If something exists 'nowhere else' in the world, you cannot find it in another place. Notice the following:

  1. All of the clothes in this store are handmade, so you will find them nowhere else.
  2. Many of the foods in Vietnam can be found nowhere else in the world.

staple food

What is a staple food in Ecuador?

A 'staple food' is a main source of nutrition or energy, and it changes depending on where you live. Notice the following:

  1. One of the hardest things about moving to a different country is adjusting to a new staple food.
  2. Bread is basically my staple food.

composed of

Arepas are composed of corn and potatoes.

What something is 'composed of' is what it is made of. Notice the following:

  1. This drink is composed of rice, water, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Our trip was composed of swimming and hanging out on the beach.

enlighten

Thank you for enlightening me about Ecuadorian food.

You are 'enlightening' someone when you are giving her new knowledge or information. Notice the following:

  1. I feel more enlightened about the whole situation now that we've talked.
  2. Volunteering with poor people is a very enlightening experience.
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