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long term • accommodation • budget
authentic • along • miss
  1. It is near the exit. You can't it.
  2. The Mexican food there is very .
  3. Did you for the trip?
  4. I could not get for my trip.
  5. You should come to the game.
  6. You should thin in the .
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Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Do you like to travel?
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1304 Travel Tips For Portugal

Michael is thinking of going to Portugal so he talks with Ana to get advice for his travels.

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in the long term

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Not in the long term.

The long term refers to a long period of time. Notice the following:

  1. If you buy a house, it will increase in value in the long term
  2. In the long term, it is best to have a college degree.

accommodation

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It will be easier to find accommodation in June.

Accommodation refers to places people stay while traveling. Notice the following:

  1. The town has lots of accommodation because there are many hotels.
  2. When traveling, the biggest cost is usually accommodation.

authentic

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You can have an authentic Portuguese experience.

When something is authentic, it is natural and not a copy of something. Notice the following:

  1. They serve authentic Italian pizza, not the fake American style you usually get.
  2. We want the authentic document, not a copy.

budget

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How much should I budget for that?

When you budget for something, you plan how much money you will spend. Notice the following:

  1. I don't budget, so I am always wasting money.
  2. For your trip, please budget for extra costs.

along

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I can invite my colleagues along.

'Along' means to go in the same direction. We often use it to show some will join us to a destination. Notice the following:

  1. He brought his sister along for the ride.
  2. We are going skiing. You should come along.

you can't miss it

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That's the southern part of Portugal, so you can't miss it.

The phrase 'you can't miss it' means something is easy to notice or find. Notice the following:

  1. The bank is right down the street. You can't miss it.
  2. The bathroom is around the corner. Just walk over there and you can't miss it.

 

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