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spend time • international • risky
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  1. She is a counselor for students.
  2. He was very at the casino.
  3. I just got my last week.
  4. This is without a the best Thai food in the city.
  5. Do you have to at the office every day?
  6. It's to drive a motorcycle without out a helmet.
  7. He in a car crash.
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7 Sydney
Ann is Canadian but she has lived in Sydney. She shares her views about it.

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spent time

You spent time in Australia quite recently, so tell us about that.

To 'spend time' in a place is to be there for a while.  You can also spend time with people.  Notice the following:

  1. You have spent a lot of time in the sun recently.
  2. Do you spend a lot of time with your grandparents?

international student

I was an international student and I studied at the University of Sydney.

A student that goes to a different country to study is an 'international student.' Notice the following:

  1. He will study as an international student next year.
  2. She was an international student in four different countries.

risky or diving license

It's risky to go diving without a diving license.

Something that is 'risky' could have bad consequences.  A 'driving license' is a document that you need to show you can legally drive and that you have passed some sort of driving test. Notice the following:

  1. I got my driving license when I was 16 years old.
  2. Skydiving is a very risky sport.

lucky or lose (your) finger

You're lucky you didn't lose your finger to that clam.

If we are 'lucky' we are fortunate for some reason.  And 'losing your finger' means to have your finger removed in or because of some sort of accident.  Notice the following:

  1. Do you think you're a lucky person?
  2. He lost his finger in a farming accident.

without a doubt

If I have to choose, I'll choose Sydney, without a doubt.

We use the phrase 'without a doubt' when we have a strong opinion about something.  There is no question in our minds about our opinion.  Notice the following:

  1. Without a doubt, you will be offered some type of job.
  2. This was, without a doubt, the best year of my life.