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seaboard • relatively • interestingly
floral • heritage • species
  1. Everything you need is close by, but you will still need a car.
  2. Many ships pass along the western .
  3. How many different of animals do you have in this zoo?
  4. I thought the weather would be a problem for him, but enough, he adapted quite well to the cold.
  5. We usually try to go on vacation near national sites.
  6. My grandmother has many decorations in her house.
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1242 Capetown

Peter talks about Capetown and the surrounding areas and what's cool to do.

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seaboard

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For me, the place to live would be somewhere traveling from Cape Town to the eastern seaboard.

A 'seaboard' is an area of land which is bordered by the water. Notice the following:

  1. Someday, we hope to live on the seaboard.
  2. The western seaboard is great for surfing.

relatively

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The Garden Route has a relatively high rainfall, so everything grows.

You use the word 'relatively' to compare what you are talking about to other similar things. Notice the following:

  1. In his family he is relatively tall.
  2. This has been a relatively warm winter.

interestingly enough

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Interestingly enough, there has actually been more snow because of global warming.

You can use the phrase 'interestingly enough' to introduce surprising information that may be the opposite of what you would expect. Notice the following:

  1. Interestingly enough, although there was traffic, we actually made it here faster than usual.
  2. I didn't sleep much last night, but, interestingly enough, I feel very rested today.

floral

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I think they call it Floral Kingdom.

The word 'floral' shows that this place has something to do with flowers. Notice the following:

  1. Valentine's Day is a big day for floral sales.
  2. What do you think about floral print curtains.

heritage site

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It's a heritage site that you can visit near Capetown.

A 'heritage site' is an area which has a large number of man-made or natural things that are important for humans, culturally and historically. Notice the following:

  1. The Taj Mahal, in India, is one of the most visited World Heritage sites.
  2. Italy and Spain have the highest number of World Heritage sites.

species

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The amazing thing is the natural occurrence of so many different species in a such a small area.

Here, different 'species' refers to different kinds of plants. Notice the following:

  1. These animals look similar, but they are all members of different species.
  2. How many different species of plants do you have in your gardens?
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