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get in touch • hook • own time
firemen • neat
  1. Be careful. If you do it like that, you could yourself.
  2. Living in a tropical place would be really .
  3. The best part of living alone is that I get to make my .
  4. Walking on the beach every day really helps me with the sea.
  5. A lot of the volunteers have gotten called in to work as slash and burn to stop the forest fires.
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749 Cool Jobs
Jeff and Tim talk about some cool jobs that they would love to have.

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get in touch with the sea

If you go out on those boats and get away from the land, you really get in touch with the sea.

When you 'get in touch with the sea,' it means that you do something to feel as though you have got a connection with the water.

Notice the following:

  1. I love to go sailing, as I always feel as though I get in touch with the sea.
  2. I like to study all of the local sea life and get in touch with the sea.

You can hook yourself

It is dangerous, you can hook yourself and you can get caught in storms.

When you 'hook yourself,' it means that you get get caught on the sharp, metal object at the end of a fishing line.

Notice the following:

  1. When you are fishing you have to be very careful as you can hook yourself.
  2. You can hook yourself if you do not cast off properly.

make your own time

You are doing something you love without all that pressure or media coming after you and you can sort of make your own time and do it where you like.

When you 'make your own time' it means that you are in charge of how you run your day and your schedule.

Notice the following:

  1. I work for myself, and this is great, as I can make my own time.
  2. Do you find that you can make your own time now that you are your own boss?

a slash and burn fireman

I'd really like to be a sort of a slash and burn fireman.

A 'slash and burn fireman' is a firefighter that works with forest fires or those that occur naturally in nature.

Notice the following:

  1. I think he is more of a slash and burn fireman.
  2. It was a film all about a slash and burn fireman.

it would be neat

I think it would be neat to sit up there and look back on earth.

It 'would be neat' means that it would be good, interesting or fun.

Notice the following:

  1. It would be neat if I passed my exams.
  2. She said that it would be neat if we went to the same college.