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laid-back • fast-paced • oriented
rush • get-together
  1. Disneyland is a family- theme park.
  2. People in New York city live a life.
  3. We are having a next week at my house.
  4. I hate having to through the airport to catch a flight.
  5. He is very . He never gets upset.
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Answer the following questions about the interview.

1276 Southern Style

Sarah talks with Peter about how the South is a unique region in the United States.

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We're often known for being very laidback and easygoing.

Laid back is relaxed or not too serious. Notice the following:

  1. He's a really laidback guy.
  2. I'm not worried about it; I'm really laidback.


We seem to be not as fast-paced as society in the North.

Fast-paced is moving quickly or very busy. Notice the following:

  1. New Yorkers live a very fast-paced lifestyle.
  2. I'm not a face-paced person; I like to relax.


It's more rural, very family-oriented.

Orieted is to go in certain direction or to show the importance of something. Notice the following:

  1. That family is very sports-oriented.
  2. This class is very history-oriented.

rush through

We don't rush through things.

To rush through is speed or move quickly. Notice the following:

  1. I was in a hurry so I rushed through the store.
  2. Don't rush through that book. Take your time.


There's usually picnics and get-togethers and fundraisers.

A get-together is a gathering of people or a social event. Notice the following:

  1. She's having a get-together tonight at her house.
  2. There's a get-together tomorrow at in the park.