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real • more than • tricky
certified • down
  1. My laptop is just a computer. It is also my main music player.
  2. Transfering flights can be sometimes.
  3. I can take you to the stop if you like.
  4. He is now to be a doctor.
  5. She is a nice lady.
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1230 New Gym

Rebecca talks with Todd about a new gym and all it has to offer new members.

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real nice

There's a real nice gym down town.

Here, the word 'real' means 'very.' In spoken English we sometimes say 'real nice' instead of 'really nice'. Notice the following:

  1. He's a real nice guy.
  2. That's a real nice place to hang out.

more than ... (noun)

It's more than a treadmill?

We use this phrase to show something as more features than most people think it does. Notice the following:

  1. Hanoi is more than just a tourist town. It is a business center as well.
  2. My dog is more than just a pet. He is a security guard and friend as well.


Some of the machines are kind of tricky.

When somthing is tricky, it is a little bit complicated. Notice the following:

  1. This problem is very tricky.
  2. The car navigation system is tricky to use at first.

get certified

You have to get certified to use all the equipment.

When you get certified to do something, you get official permission to do so. Notice the following:

  1. He just got certified to drive a cab in the city.
  2. You must be certifiied to teach at a high school.


I'd be glad to take you down to the gym

Here, the word 'down' has no meaning, but is often added in spoken English with movement verbs. The following sentences have the same meaning.

  1. I can take you down there.
  2. I can take you there.
  3. I am going down to the store. Wanna come?
  4. I am going to the store. Wanna come?