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winding street • tram • pretty amazing
find • a couple of
  1. The that our house is on is very dangerous when it snows.
  2. She lived with me for years.
  3. Did you Indian food to be a little too spicy?
  4. Let's take the into the city so we don't have to worry about parking.
  5. It is that you can lift a refrigerator.
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805 San Francisco
Todd asks Anita about her time in San Francisco and what she thought of his city.

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winding street

There are so many nice houses in these little winding streets.

A 'winding street' has many curves and bends. It isn't straight.  Notice the following:

  1. Her house is on a winding street.
  2. Winding streets can be dangerous in bad weather.

tram

We got to see the historic trams in San Francisco.

A 'tram' is a train that travels around the streets of a city.  Notice the following:

  1. We got to ride an historic tram.
  2. Let's take the tram.

pretty amazing

I think the Golden Gate Bridge is pretty amazing.

Something that is 'pretty amazing' is so good or so surprising that we almost can't believe it.  Notice the following:

  1. The beaches are pretty amazing.
  2. That's an amazing view.

find

Did you find it expensive when you were in San Francisco?

To 'find something to be a certain way' means to learn some information or express an opinion about it.  We can replace 'find it' with 'think.'  Notice the following:

  1. I found transportation to be cheap there.
  2. I find organized tours boring.

a couple of

We took a couple of tours in San Francisco.

A couple of means two.  Notice the following:

  1. He lived there for a couple of years.
  2. I've been there a couple of times.