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assignment • adventure • fragrant
well-known • reasonably
  1. You are wearing some very lotion.
  2. This furniture store has become popular, because it is really priced.
  3. He was a very painter during his lifetime.
  4. My brother has been on in Germany for the past 2 years.
  5. Anytime you are with him it is always quite an . You never really know what he is going to do.
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697 Hong Kong
Adrienne talks about Hong Kong and her recent visit.

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on assignment

My mother works for a corporation in the States, but she's on assignment in Hong Kong.

When you are 'on assignment' somewhere, it means that you are living and working there for a designated amount of time to do a specific task. Notice the following:

  1. There have been many journalists who have been injured on assignment.
  2. He is here on assignment and is only interested in his work.

quite an adventure

She misses being home with her family, but it's quite an adventure of course to live overseas.

Something that is 'quite an adventure' is exciting and fun because it is always different or very different from what you have experienced in your life until now. Notice the following:

  1. Road trips with her are always quite an adventure.
  2. It sounds like your vacation was quite an adventure.


Maybe someone will correct me about this, but I think Hong Kong means fragrant or good harbor.

When something is 'fragrant,' it has a nice scent or odor. Notice the following:

  1. She always has fragrant candles burning in her house.
  2. Lilies are my favorite flowers, because they are really fragrant.

well-known for

Stanley Market is on the other side of the island, and it's well-known for having lots of souvenirs.

If a place is 'well-known for' something, it is famous for that particular thing. Notice the following:

  1. My school is well-known for its academic intensity.
  2. Seattle is well-known for its great food.

reasonably price

It has lots of things like purses, scarves, shoes and clothes that are very reasonably priced.

Something that is 'reasonably priced' is not too expensive, but it also isn't really, really cheap. It is accurately priced for what you get. Notice the following:

  1. This perfume is actually very reasonably priced.
  2. I prefer to buy the clothes here when they go on sale, because then they are more reasonably priced.