1358 Colombian Music
Felipe talks about the music scene in his home country of Colombia.


in terms of


It’s such a diverse country in terms of music.

Here, 'in terms of' means 'regarding'. Notice the following:

  1. In terms of music, my city has lots to offer.
  2. Tokyo is a great place to live in terms of food.

I have heard of it


Salsa? I have heard of it.

The phrase 'I have heard of it' lets the speaker know the listener only knows a little about something and would like to hear more. Notice the following:

  • Have you heard about Parkour?
  • I have heard of it, but know little about it. Tell me more.



It’s popular because of the African influence.

Influence means to have an affect on something. Notice the following:

  1. We are all influenced by our parents.
  2. Developing countries are influenced by Western Culture.



Most Colombians can dance salsa, even children.

Here, 'even' refers to something that is not expected to be part of a group. Notice the following:

  1. The whole family danced, even grandpa.
  2. All the stores, even gas stations, have wifi.



The indigenous people are living in the highlands.

Highlands are flat lands in the mountains. Notice the following:

  1. Scotland is famous for its highlands.
  2. The highlands are pretty but cold.

get into


I want to get more into music.

When you 'get into' something, you become interested in it. Notice the following:

  1. As a kid, I got into manga.
  2. She is getting into urban gardening.

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1365 His Do Over
What Adam would do over.

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1364 New York Sports
Warren learns about teams in New York.


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1363 New York Tips
Antoinette gives tips about New York.


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1362 City Problems

Win, Michael and Goron talk about social issues.

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1361 Mega Cities

Win, Michael and Goron talk about really big cities.