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airy • spacious • lively
meditate • strong on
  1. What is your city in terms of quality of living?
  2. Is your room and spacious?
  3. The restaurant was very so there was plenty of room to walk around.
  4. I like to to clear my mind.
  5. The cafe is very quiet during the day but very at night.

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What is your dreamhouse?
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Mixer #102 Dreamhouse
Various people describe what their dream house would be like, what it would have and where it would be.
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I like places that are airy and spacious.

Airy, talks about a place, sometimes outdoors, but usually indoors that is bright, spacious and often with many windows to allow for sunlight or a cool breeze. Here are some samples.

  1. Our family’s summer beach house is bright and airy.
  2. Brunch at an airy sidewalk café is my favorite way to spend a sunny Sunday.


He has a big, spacious office.

Spacious refers to a large area either indoors or outdoors that has lots of space to move. The size depends on the place we are talking about. For example: a park, a house, a room or even a car can be spacious. The opposite of spacious is crowded or cramped.Here are two examples.

  1. John’s bedroom at home was more spacious than his small dorm room.
  2. Metro Park is a spacious, green area in the center of the city. There is a lake, many trees, a football field and a jogging path.

strong on

The city is strong on points of culture.

We use strong on to talk about the best things or qualities of a place or thing. Notice the sample sentences.

  1. The more expensive laptop is faster and strong on reliability.
  2. I’m happy with my local bank. They are strong on customer service.

lively scene

The city has a lively scene.

We use lively to talk about an active, exciting person, place or thing. A scene describes a continuing event or situation.

  1. The pop star and her dancers gave a lively performance.
  2. Carnival in Brazil is a festive and lively scene.


You can really meditate in a place like that.

When we meditate, we go to a quiet place and think calm, relaxing thoughts about our lives and the world around us. Here are a couple of sample sentences.

  1. Meditation is a common practice in many of the world’s religions.
  2. My doctor suggested I meditate each day to reduce stress.

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