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big on • avid • sight-seeing
low visibility • see from
  1. Let's go in the historic areas tomorrow.
  2. I want to the top floor of this building.
  3. He is a really cleaner. His house is always beautiful.
  4. She is herbal medicine.
  5. On cloudy days there is of the mountains.
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50 World Traveller
David talks about the many places he has visited around the world.

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big on

I'm not big on sports.

If you are 'big on' something you really enjoy it.  Notice the following:

  1. Right now I am very big on decorating magazines.
  2. It seems like you're really big on music.

avid sports watcher

I like sports, but I'm just not an avid sports watcher.

I f you are 'avid' about doing something you are very interested in it and it's an important part of your life. We can put avid in front of a noun or noun phrase to show this.  Notice the following:

  1. He was a really avid swimmer when he was a little boy.
  2. He is a really avid learner and is always reading.

sight-seeing

Studying a country's history makes it more interesting when I go sight-seeing.

To go 'sight-seeing' is to visit the important or popular places in a place.  Notice the following:

  1. Did you go sight seeing a lot in Greece?
  2. We went sight-seeing the first few days of our vacation.

low visibility

It was during the summer, so the visibility was rather low.

'Low visibility' means you can't see very far in front of you.  This can be because of weather or contamination in the air.  Notice the following:

  1. There was low visibility because of the snow.
  2. It was difficult to drive because of the low visibility.

see from

It is a very different perspective to see from.

If you are standing in a specific place looking at something you are 'seeing it' from the point where you are standing.  We can use that phrase 'a different perspective to see from' to talk about a physical view or an intellectual view.  Notice the following:

  1. If you see from my point of view, the added cost is unacceptable for our budget.
  2. The top of the hill is the best spot to see from.