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Indonesia Islands

Widuri talks about some special islands in her home country of Indonesia.
Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

preferable

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The preferable time to go there is August.

When something is preferable, that means you prefer it more than other options. Notice the following:

  1. For me, summer is preferable to winter.
  2. This time is preferable to me.

used to

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My dad used to work there.

We use the phrase used to to talk about actions we did before but do not do anymore. Notice the following:

  1. I used to smoke, but not anymore.
  2. When I was young, I used to play sports.

temple

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There are a lot of Hindu temples in Bali.

A temple is a building people use for their religion. Notice the following:

  1. We saw a beautiful Buddhist temple.
  2. There is a Hindu temple near my house.

not only ... but also

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It's always crowded not only with local tourists but also with international tourists.

We use not only ... but ... to emphasize two points that are related, similar to the way we use the word 'and' to combine things. Notice the following:

  1. He plays tennis and he plays golf.
  2. He not only plays tennis but also golf.
Answer these questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
temple • used to •
preferable • not only
  1. She goes to the to pray.
  2. What time is for you?
  3. I live in Paris. I miss living there.
  4. She has a cat, but a dog also.