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in the fall • hometown • waterfall
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44 Japanese Life
Kanade talks about where she is from in Japan and why she likes it there.

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in the fall

You can see changing colors in the fall.

'The fall' is the time between summer and winter.  In some areas of the world this is the time of year where the leaves change color and fall off the trees.  Notice the following:

  1. Camping is really nice in the fall.
  2. The colors are beautiful in the fall.


My father is from the same hometown.

Your 'hometown' is the place where you were born or where you lived for a long time.  Notice the following:

  1. This is Lady Gaga's hometown.
  2. He still lives in his hometown.


Wow, that's a big waterfall!

A 'waterfall' is a place, usually in a river, where water moves from a high place to a lower place by falling. A waterfall can be very big or small.  Notice the following:

  1. We played in the waterfall all day.
  2. The waterfall is much bigger after the rainy season.

take (me) places

My mom took me many places.

To 'take someone places' is to bring her with you to go somewhere or see something.  If you take someone places it can be to visit or to complete necessary tasks.  Notice the following:

  1. We try to take our children new places every year.
  2. My older sister took me everywhere with her.

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  2. Sample 2