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spectacular • workout • wildlife
mammals • steep
  1. It makes me feel better to in the morning before I go to work.
  2. Machu Picchu is one of the places I've ever been.
  3. Did you know that whales are ?
  4. The hill is really so be careful when you're going down it.
  5. Did you see any interesting on your hike?
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142 Beautiful China
Phil talks about a beautiful place he visited while he was in China.

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Zhang Jia Jie National Park was spectacular.

If a place is 'spectacular' it is amazing or incredible.  Notice the following:

  1. They gave us spectacular food after the hike.
  2. The view from the top of the mountain wasspectacular.


Hiking will definitely give you a workout

If an activity gives you a 'workout' then it gives you exercise.  Notice the following:

  1. What is your favorite kind of workout?
  2. He gets a workout because he walks to work every day.


Did you see any wildlife?

'Wildlife' are animals that live in their natural environment, or not in a zoo.  Notice the following:

  1. I enjoy the wildlife outside, but not inside my house.
  2. A lot of wildlife lives in the forest by my house.


I saw insects and butterflies but no mammals.

A 'mammal' is an animal that is covered in hair and usually feeds its babies milk.  Notice the following:

  1. Did you know that whales are mammals?
  2. I prefer to have a mammal for a pet.


Were the trails steep?

If a trail is "steep" it is very inclined, like walking up a big hill.  Notice the following:

  1. Is this ski trail really steep and dangerous?
  2. This part of my route is too steep to run up, so I have to walk.