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rapid pace • considerate • stab
brawl • critical situation
  1. With the bad economy, the company is in a .
  2. That company is growing at a .
  3. He is very of other people.
  4. The man was hurt in the .
  5. He was in the chest with a knife but lived .
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Mixer 134 Country Criticism

Listen to six people talk about what they would like to change about their countries.

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a rapid pace

Korea is developing at a rapid pace.

When something happens at a rapid pace, it happens at a fast rate. Notice the following:

  1. The city is growing at a rapid pace.
  2. Kids tend to grow at a rapid pace.

considerate

It Iould be very helpful if people were more considerate about others.

People who are considerate are aware how their actions affect other people. Notice the following:

  1. People should be considerate and not talk on the phone on the bus.
  2. The hotel guest was very considerate and left the room very clean for the housekeeper.

stab

There's a lot of youth violence, a lot of stabbing.

When you stab someone, you attack them with a knife or sharp object. Notice the following:

  1. The man was stabbed in the back but survived.
  2. It is more painful to be stabbed by a dull knife than a sharp one.

brawl

It's mainly violence from fighting, like brawls.

A brawl is a physical fight involving many people. Notice the following:

  1. There was a brawl at the bar between the two sets of sports fan.
  2. The police tried to stop the brawl between the two gangs.

critical situation

Right now, it's a little bit critical situation.

When something is a critical situation, that means it is in danger of becoming a bad situation. Notice the following:

  1. The economy is in a critical situation. If jobs fall again, it could lead to more troubles.
  2. The school is in a critical situation. It needs money to recurit students, but students to earn money.