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better • aspects • performances
scene • diverse
  1. I think his new movie is even than the ones he has done before.
  2. This is the part of town where most of the folk happen.
  3. Because this is a capital city I thought it would be more , culturally.
  4. Would you prefer to go on vacation to a relaxing place or one with a huge party .
  5. There are many different that you have to think about when you are looking for a job.
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714 Montreal Hot Spots
Lisa talks about some cool things to do in Montreal and the hot spots to visit.

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even better

The nightlife in Montreal is sometimes even better than the day life.

When something is 'even better,' it means that it is better than something else or better than you expected it to be.

Notice the following:

  1. His new book is even better than the last one.
  2. The soup tasted even better the day after it was cooked.

different aspects

There are different areas where you can go and get different aspects of Montreal culture.

'Different aspects' means the different features or different parts of something.

Notice the following:

  1. Everyone has different aspects to their life, and everyone enjoys different things.
  2. There are different aspects to teaching. You have to educate as well as discipline the children.

folk performances

Montreal is filled with Jazz clubs or very Quebec, French folk songs and folk performances.

'Folk performances' are traditional plays or songs that are put on by the inhabitants of that country or region.

Notice the following:

  1. When I go on holiday, I like to to go to some traditional folk performances from that region.
  2. I take part in folk performances at the weekend.

huge party scene

You can sit outside in cafes as well and there are many bars, so there's a huge party scene.

'Huge party scene' refers to the lively nightlife of an area.

Notice the following:

  1. When I was at university there was a huge party scene. 
  2. I hope there is not a huge party scene, as he needs to study.

diverse, culturally

The restaurants in Montreal are fabulous because Montreal is so diverse, culturally.

When something is 'diverse, culturally,' it means that it has lots of different aspects from different countries.

Notice the following:

  1. The area was very diverse, culturally.
  2. It is an international school, so it is very diverse, culturally.