Am I happy where I live now? I'm really happy where I live now. It's because my apartment is big and it's new. It's very comfortable. I can do whatever I want. The neighborhoods are good the people around is good and it actually is very convenient because there are many stores and restaurant around. I really like it.
Am I happy where I live now? I would have to say "no". I'm not happy. I live next to a really busy street that has traffic twenty-four hours a day and a hospital just down the block so I hear sirens every day and it's in one of the busiest, and biggest cities in the world so I would have to say no. It's too busy and too loud and filled with pollution.
No, I'm not happy where I live at all and I'm terrified to go home at night because of the prostitution and the drug abuse, crime, rats. We also have a big rat problem where I live so.
Mitchell, United States
I am satisfied where I'm living now. I met a lot of nice people, especially now that I'm living in Japan and the culture is real different and the people are really nice and I enjoy entering onsen, which is hot springs, which is natural hot springs in the mountain and plus where I live is kind of countryside, so I enjoy that.
Am I happy? Yeah, I'm really happy. I really like that fact that my family are close by and that I have really good friends close by and I know my village is really small, but you know, it's very close knit and I like that. It's not always ideal because of the fact that there's not so much to do, but having said that, there are a lot of good places to go to within half-an-hours drive so really I'm quite fortunate.
Todd, The United States
Am I happy? Yeah, I'm pretty happy. I mean the coolest thing is that there's a video store near my house. There's a bunch of restaurant's near my house. There's a park near my house. There's a gym not too far from my house, so it's pretty convenient. The only thing I don't like is neighbor next door plays his music way too loud, but besides that, it's a good place.
It's too busy and too loud and filled with pollution.
'Filled with' is an idiom we use to talk about a lot of something to the point that a space is full. Notice the following:
- The stadium was filled with football fans.
- The train to Marseille was filled with young travelers.
I'm not happy where I live because of the drug abuse.
When we 'abuse' something, we use it in a negative way or in excessive amounts. Notice the following:
- Alcohol abuse kills over 2 million people each year.
- Smoking, alcohol and drug abuse cost the US close to 5 billion dollars last year.
down the block
There is a hospital just down the block.
We use the phrase 'just down the block' to talk about a nearby place on the same road. Notice the following:
- There's a coffee shop just down the block.
- I live just down the block from my school.
I'm terrified to go home at night
When we are 'terrified' it means we are very scared or afraid of something:
- His boss is terrified of flying.
- I'm terrified of failing the exam.
There are a lot of good places within half-an-hours drive.
We use the word 'within' to talk about a period of time or a distance between the start and finish of something. Notice the following:
- Most students finish college within 4-5 years.
- My new iPad should arrive within a week.
terrified • within
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