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raised • tourist • find a way
snip • good to go
  1. Just the wires a little bit and connect them again.
  2. We are trying to to come home for Christmas.
  3. His grandparents him mostly.
  4. I prefer to go on vacation to places that are not destinations.
  5. Just sign these papers and then you are .
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150 Miami
Alexandra talks about living in Miami and the activities she likes to do.

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Born and raised in Miami.

The place where you "grow up" or grow from a child to an adult is where you are "raised."  Notice the following:

  1. His parents raised him to be polite.
  2. I was born in the United States, but raised in Australia.

tourist destination

Miami is a tourist destination.

A "tourist destination" is a place where people like to travel for vacation, maybe because of the weather because of the things to see.  Notice the following:

  1. It is fun to visit a tourist destination, but not to live there.
  2. When was the last time you went to a tourist destination?

find a way

You can find a way to do it in Miami.

To discover a method to do something is to "find a way" to do it.  Maybe you find a way to make money selling jewelry on the beach.  Notice the following:

  1. All of the flights and buses are full.  I have to find a way to make it home by Saturday.
  2. Did you find a way to contact him?


Lobsters can snip your fingers.

To "snip" something is to cut it.  A lobster has very sharp claws and can cut your fingers.  This is usually used to describe something that cuts like a pair of scissors. Notice the following:

  1. I am going to snip a few hairs that are in your eyes.
  2. They snipped the wires and stole the car.

good to go

Get your butter out and you're good to go.

If you are "good to go" you are prepared or ready.  Notice the following:

  1. A few more weeks of relaxation and then you will be good to go.
  2. Are we good to go camping tomorrow?