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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.


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.


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.


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.