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illegal moves • the hang of • infrastructure • amazing thing • get used to
  1. I think I've finally gotten this game.
  2. How long did it take you to driving in this city?
  3. The traffic is so bad that everybody uses to get anywhere.
  4. The most about Cuzco is the mountains all around.
  5. The is not reliable enough for that many people.
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970 Foot Traffic
Amir and Tu talk about dealing with traffic as a pedestrian. .

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

illegal moves

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Illegal moves are dangerous you know.

Here, ’illegal moves’ means things people do while driving that are dangerous or against the law. Notice the samples:

  1. The traffic police didn’t seem to care about the illegal moves.
  2. When I drive, it’s the illegal moves of others that scare me.

get the hang of

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After awhile I began to get the hang of it.

If we try something new and we’re not very successful, after a little practice, we usually get the hang of it. Here are two samples:

  1. After practicing for awhile, I started to get the hang of it.
  2. As an American, driving through London on the left side of the road was a little scary, but I got the hang of it.

good infrastructure

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Tokyo has very good infrastructure.

Infrastructure talks about basic city systems like water, power, buildings and transportation. Notice the samples:

  1. America’s infrastructure is quickly aging.
  2. Tokyo is a great example of well planned infrastructure.

one of the amazing things

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One of the amazing things about Ho Chi Minh is the traffic.

When we discuss a topic that has many interesting points, we can select one amazing thing that is the most interesting and very special. Here are some sample:

  1. One of the amazing things about US cities is the mix of different cultures.
  2. The interesting ‘Views’ section is just another one of the amazing things about elllo.

get used to

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You get used to it after awhile.

When we begin to feel comfortable with something new, we get used to it. Notice the following:

  1. Living downtown the traffic was really noisy, but I got used to it.
  2. Studying abroad is interesting but difficult. Soon, however, you get used to it.
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