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perspective • paragliding • raising
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  1. How do you feel about children in a different country?
  2. Seeing the city from an airplane gives you a different on how big it really is.
  3. The idea that humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time is a complete .
  4. looks fun in movies, but I think it would be scary to actually do.
  5. It's really that he makes dinner for you sometimes.
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1239 Big Plans

Daniel talks with Vella about what he hopes to do within his lifetime.

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I want to see things from a different perspective.

Here, 'perspective' really means point of view. Daniel would like to see how the earth looks from a high point. Notice the following:

  1. I am really short, so I see the world from a different perspective.
  2. Actually, being in the water is a totally different perspective than being in a boat.



I would love to go paragliding, so I can feel like I'm flying.

'Paragliding' is a sport where you jump from a plane with a rectangular parachute that you can direct to where you want to go. Notice the following:

  1. Would you be too scared to go paragliding?
  2. I would love to go paragliding over the ocean.

raise children


I definitely want to raise my children.

'Raising children' involves caring for them and teaching them from the time they are born until they are adults. Notice the following:

  1. They used to travel a lot, but they decided to settle down in one place to raise their children.
  2. Even though they got a divorce, they worked together to raise their children.



What you said about kids is sweet.

Here, 'sweet' means something that is sensitive or romantic. Notice the following:

  1. My husband thought the ending of the movie was stupid, but I thought it was sweet.
  2. He is a very sweet boy.



There are so many myths about Africa.

A 'myth' is a commonly told story or piece of information that is not true. Notice the following:

  1. The idea that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker is actually a myth.
  2. It is a myth that oranges, the fruit, are always orange on the outside.