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in danger • moutain range • adequate
put it • all my years
  1. I have never seen such a lazy student in of teaching .
  2. People often feel when walking alone at night .
  3. I can see your point if you like that.
  4. The Andes is the world's longest .
  5. This street does not have light at night.
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1211 Hiking in Africa
Peter talks about hiking in South Africa and dealing with natural dangers.

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mountain range

The Drakensberg is a famous mountain range in South Africa.

A 'mountain range' is a series of connected mountains that are formed in sort of a line. Notice the following:

  1. The town is basically built on the side of a mountain range.
  2. It takes a long time to drive from one side of the country to the other, because you have to pass over some mountain ranges.

in all my years

In all my years of hiking, I never been bitten.

'In all my years' means the whole time that you have been doing a particular activity, from the first time that you did it until now. Notice the following:

  1. In all his years of teaching, he has never had a student who is this difficult.
  2. In all my years of baking, this recipe has never failed.

feel in danger

I've never been bitten or even felt in danger.

If you 'feel in danger,' you think or expect that something bad is going to happen to you. Notice the following:

  1. When I go to the markets with him, I never feel in danger.
  2. Did you ever feel in danger when you were traveling?

put it that way

Not many dangerous animals live at high altitude if I can put it that way.

You can use the phrase 'put it that way' to show that you are describing something in a way you think the listener will understand or identify. Notice the following:

  1. I don't like it when you put it that way. That's not at all what the situation is like.
  2. Well, when you put it that way, I can see your point.

adequate

If you take adequate preparation there shouldn't be any problem

'Adequate' preparation is what is necessary or sufficient for whatever your intentions are. Notice the following:

  1. Your experience is more than adequate for this position.
  2. What is an adequate amount of money to bring with for the weekend?