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recommend • not that • historical
 long story • popular place
  1. Don't be a baby.  It's cold.
  2. This restaurant is a for Saturday breakfast.
  3. He reads a lot of books.
  4. How we met is a very .
  5. Are there any good bakeries that you ?
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903 Tips for China
Fanny from China gives Brian some tips about what to see when in China

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.


What would be the most interesting place that you can recommend?

The word 'recommend' means to suggest something.  Note the following:

  1. Can you recommend a good restaurant?
  2. We do not recommend going downtown on the weekend.

not ... that crowded

It will not be that crowded.

The phrase 'not that' is similar in meaning to 'a little'.  Note the following:

  1. New York is expensive but not that expensive.
  2. The math test was actually not that difficult.


There are a lot of historical cities like Beijing.

Historical things are important to help us remember and understand the past.  Note the following:

  1. There are many historical buildings downtown.
  2. This monument has historical importance.

a long history

China has a long history.

We use the phrase 'long history' to talk about something that has been around or been happening for a long time.

  1. Countries in the Western Hemisphere do not have long histories.
  2. He has a long history of letting people down.

popular place

So this is a pretty popular tourist place.

A popular place has many visitors.  Note the following:

  1. MoMo's is a popular tourist place.
  2. The park is a popular place to spend the weekend.