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must do • stunning • aerial view
farm stay • way down
  1. You look absolutely tonight.
  2. I recommend that you start in Colombia and then work your to Chile.
  3. Where did you do your in Peru?
  4. The from the hot air balloon was incredible.
  5. The Panama Canal is a if you are in Panama.
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993 Kiwi Adventure
Monica gives some tips on what to do when visiting her country.

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a must do

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A must do is the west coast.

Here, we can think of ‘must do’ as meaning a place you must see or ‘must visit’. Notice the following:

  1. The Palace of Versailles is a must do if you’re in France.
  2. The Statue of Liberty is on my must do list when I visit New York.

stunning

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It is stunning to look at.

In this context, ‘stunning’ simply means very, very beautiful. Here are two samples:

  1. On a clear day, the view from the Eiffel Tower is absolutely stunning.
  2. The natural beauty of the Amazon rainforest is stunning.

an aerial view

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It shows you an aerial view.

We use the word ‘aerial’ to talk about things in the sky. An ‘aerial view’ is a view from a balloon, airplane or in this case a helicopter, high above the land. Notice the samples:

  1. Helicopter tours offer a unique aerial view of the Hawaiian Islands.
  2. An aerial view of the Swiss Alps is truly unforgettable.

farm stay

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There are many farm stay opportunities.

There are many places to stay when we travel; for example, hotels and youth hostels. A ‘farm stay’ is an opportunity to spend time on a farm and experience a farming lifestyle. Here are some samples:

work your way down

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You should work your way down to the capital.

When we travel, we usually have a list of places we wish to visit. ‘Work your way down’ means to start at the top of the list and work your way down from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and so on to the last. Notice the sample sentences:

  1. We’ll start our vacation in France, next Spain, then work our way down to Italy.
  2. Wow! There are so many expensive shops to see. Let’s start at Ginza 1 and work our way down.
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