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moment • way of life • kind
run • managed to
  1. They a hotel in Costa Rica now.
  2. At the we are involved in producing music.
  3. His is completely different than most of his friends.
  4. He finally quit smoking last year.
  5. What of car do you drive?
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299 Perfect Match
Eli talks about her boyfriend.

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at the moment

I'm missing home a lot at the moment.

'At the moment' is another way to say 'right now.' Notice the following:

  1. He is actually out of the country at the moment.
  2. At the moment I am on my way to the post office.

way of life

Living here is kind of just a normal way of life.

Your 'way of life' is a how you live.  It is your daily schedule, where you live, what you eat, your transportation and everything else.  Notice the following:

  1. Your way of life will change completely after your have children.
  2. My way of life here is much different than it is at home.

kind

What kind of person is he?

When you ask 'what kind' you are looking for a description of something.  In this case it is a personal description. Notice the following:

  1. He isn't the kind of person to be late.
  2. What kind of dog do you have?

run

My boyfriend runs a club in Bristol

If you 'run' something you are in charge of organizing and managing employees. Notice the following:

  1. She is running her own natural food store now.
  2. It took a long time for him learn to run a successful business.

manage to

When my boyfriend came to Japan, he managed to interview a few people here.

If you 'manage to do something' you accomplish doing it even though it is difficult. Notice the following:

  1. I managed to see most of my friends when I was home.
  2. He managed to finish all of his homework last night but he is exhausted today.