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201 Second Family
Jessica talks about her host family in Spain.

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host family

I lived in Madrid for a year, and I stayed with a host family.

A 'host family' is the family that you live with in another country if you are studying abroad.  Notice the following:

  1. I learned many things about the culture by living with a host family.
  2. She thinks of her host family as a second family.

my age

One of the boys in my host family was my age.

If a person is 'your age' it means that he is the same age or a similar age.  Notice the following:

  1. My son doesn't have many friends his age.
  2. It is nice to be around people my age for a change.


I asked him where he wanted to go for our date.

A 'date' is a romantic meeting with someone.  If you on a date with someone you go do something with a person you are romantically interested in. Notice the following:

  1. This is where we went for our first date.
  2. We are going on a date to the theater tomorrow night.

wax museum

One time, I took my little brother to the wax museum.

In a 'wax museum' there are the wax copies of famous people on display. Notice the following:

  1. The displays at the wax museum looked very real.
  2. When you are in a wax museum it feels like you are at a big party with many famous people.


I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Madrid.

If you 'thoroughly' enjoy something you like it a lot.  Thoroughly is similar to completely. Notice the following:

  1. The movie was thoroughly entertaining.
  2. I am thoroughly exhausted from all the work I did today.