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sounds like • good time • most
reservoir • how long • someday
  1. We had a really on vacation.
  2. I am excited to have children .
  3. does it take to finish school?
  4. Does the water come from a ?
  5. What the most beautiful country to you?
  6. My grandfather is the intelligent man I know.
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13 Summer Vacation
Jeanna talks about her summer vacation and what she did.

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sounds like or good time

It sounds like a really good time.

If something 'sounds like a good time' it seems like it will be fun.  A 'good time' is something fun or exciting that we can do and 'sounds like' can be used to express our opinion about the description of an event.  Notice the following:

  1. It sounds like a really good job opportunity.
  2. Did you have a good time at the fair?

most interesting

Why was Las Vegas the most interesting?

This is the superlative form of 'interesting' which means that Las Vegas was more exciting or intriguing than everything else.  We use 'most' to make a superlative or extreme form of a long adjective.  Notice the following:

  1. She is the most beautiful girl in the class.
  2. That was my most difficult class this year.

reservoir

You can swim in the reservoir.

A 'reservoir' is a natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored to be used for a specific purpose, like for use in a city.  Notice the following:

  1. We walked to the reservoir to see how high the water was.
  2. There is very little water in the reservoir because we've had almost no rain.

how long it takes

How long does that trip take?

When you talk about 'how long something takes' you are asking about the amount of time needed to complete that action.  Notice the following:

  1. How long does it take you to drive to work?
  2. How long does it take to recover from surgery?

someday

I want to go back to that place someday.

We use 'someday' to talk about a non-specific day in the future.  Notice the following:

  1. Someday I will learn how to sew.
  2. We are going to travel to Italy someday.