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get around • opportunities • primary
tiring • preference
  1. His job is very and he never has much energy when he gets home.
  2. I still have a lot of art projects that I did in school.
  3. Do you have a between chocolate and vanilla ice cream?
  4. I usually by walking when I travel because you can see more of the city.
  5. We always have a lot of job for clerical work.
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244 Life in England
Sarah talks about life back in her home country of England.

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get around

It's easier to get around in Newcastle, because it's smaller.

To 'get around' means to transport yourself the places you want to go. Notice the following:

  1. You can get around a lot faster on a bicycle.
  2. It's very easy to get around by bus in the city.

job opportunities

There are lots of job opportunities in London.

'Job opportunities' are jobs that are available. Notice the following:

  1. Do you have any job opportunities at the moment.
  2. There are a lot of job opportunities for graphic designers in this area.

primary school

I was a primary school teacher.

'Primary school' is the first school that you go to, usually from the time you are 5 until 11 years old.  Notice the following:

  1. Did you go to primary to school near here?
  2. I remember that primary school was a lot of fun.


Teaching children is just very tiring.

If something is 'tiring' it is a lot of work and makes you feel tired.  Things can be both mentally or physically tiring. Notice the following:

  1. Working in a restaurant is very tiring work.
  2. For me, traveling is really tiring.


My preference is teaching adults.

Your 'preference' is what you like the best or prefer to do. Notice the following:

  1. His preference is to walk everywhere that he can.
  2. It is my preference not to work on the weekend.