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get along • neighbors • thinking
keep things • retire
  1. I've always liked Maine, so I think it would be nice to move up there to .
  2. My father has very different than my mother, because he grew up in the city.
  3. She doesn't do well with change, so she always does what she can to the same.
  4. My brother and I didn't well when we were young, but now we're good friends.
  5. We are lucky enough to have very good at our new house.
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747 Oregon People
Tim talks about how people from where he lives differ from neighboring states.

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get along

So your neighbor states, say California in the south, do you guys get along?

When you 'get along' with somebody, it means that you are friendly towards each other and your personalities work well together.

Notice the following:

  1. I think I get along with most people.
  2. It is good when you get along with everyone, as it means that you will make lots of friends.

good neighbors

Are you good neighbors?

When someone is a 'good neighbor,' it means that they look out for the people who live close to them and make sure that they are okay.

Notice the following:

  1. I don't think people now are good neighbors like they used to be.
  2. We are lucky as we have some very good neighbors who live close by.

different thinking

Southern California, they kind of have different thinking.

'Different thinking' means that you have thoughts that not similar to other people's.

Notice the following:

  1. She is very conservative, so she has a different thinking to me.
  2. Even though they are brothers,, they have very different thinking.

keep things

We just like to keep things the way they are just a little bit.

When you are 'keep things' the way they are, it means that you make an effort to make things stay the same.

Notice the following:

  1. I don't want to move, I want to try and keep things the way they are.
  2. She said that she was going to try and keep things the way they were.

move up there to retire

They move up there to retire and they move their kids up there.

'Move up there to retire' refers to a moving to a place, which is north of where you live, where you would like to spend your retirement years.

Notice the following:

  1. She said that she always liked northern California and that she would like to move up there to retire.
  2. I think I would also like to move up there to retire.