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find • queued • find his way
grid system • quaint place
  1. It will only take him a few weeks to around the office.
  2. The planners did a good job with a when they built this city.
  3. There's a down the street that serves great breakfast.
  4. I him hilarious, even when he's not trying to be funny.
  5. People are always up at the bank on payday.
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242 New York
Marion talks with her friend who was recently in New York.

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find

How did you find New York?

When someone asks you 'how do you find' something they are asking for your opinion or what you think of it. Notice the following:

  1. Don't you find the city to be a little bit noisy.
  2. I find this class to be incredibly boring.

queued

We just queued and got tickets during the day.

To 'queue' is to make a line and wait for something. Notice the following:

  1. The children quickly queued up to go to lunch.
  2. People have been queued to buy tickets since yesterday.

find way around

It's very easy to find your way around in New York.

If it is easy to 'find your way around' a place it means that it is easy to understand the city and where places are located. Notice the following:

  1. I have lived here for three years and I still can't find my way around.
  2. How long did it take you to learn to find your way around the city.

grid system

New York has the grid system, which Dublin doesn't.

A 'grid system' is a city plan where all the streets run parallel or perpendicular to each other.  In some cases the streets run north and south or east and west. Notice the following:

  1. The grid system makes driving here really easy.
  2. The city had a good grid system, but the streets changed names at every corner.

quaint places

We went into small shops, which are really quaint little places.

A 'quaint' place is unusual or interesting in a good way and usually a little old fashioned. Notice the following:

  1. There are lots of quaint places to eat around here.
  2. He prefers to go to quaint places like coffee shops and bars.