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vacation
a period of time to relax or travel for pleasure instead of doing your usual work or school activities
handicraft
something that someone has made in a skilful way using their hands
club
a place where people go to dance, listen to music, and meet socially
live
a performance is one in which the entertainer performs for people who are watching, rather than a film, music etc
wildlife
animals that live independently of people, in natural conditions
foreign
from or relating to a country that is not your own
landmark
a building or place that is easily recognized, esp. one that you can use to judge where you are
cuisine
a particular style of cooking
concerned
worried about something
specialize
to limit all or most of your study, business etc to a particular subject or activity
preference
if you have a preference for something, you like it more than another thing and will choose it if you can(prefer)
reminder
something that makes you notice, remember, or think about something
hostel
a place where people, especially young people who are travelling, can stay very cheaply for a short time
bungee jumping
the sport of jumping off a very high bridge or similar structure, with a long elastic rope tied to your legs, so that the rope pulls you back before you hit the ground
kite surfing
the activity of moving across water on a surfboard while holding a large kite which is attached to strong strings
paragliding
a sport in which you jump off a hill or out of a plane and use a parachute to fly for long distances before floating back down to the ground
rock climbing
the sport of climbing up very steep rock surfaces such as the sides of mountains
skydiving
the sport of jumping from a plane and falling through the sky before opening a parachute
snowboarding
the activity or sport of moving over snow using a snowboard
waterskiing
a sport in which you ski over water while being pulled by a boat
whitewater rafting
the activity of being moved quickly in a raft (= small boat filled with air) along rivers where the current is very strong
helmet
a strong hard hat that covers and protects the head
ought
used to say that someone should do something because it is the best or most sensible thing to do [= should]
necessity
the need for something
taste
the feeling that is produced by a particular food or drink when you put it in your mouth [= flavour]
cookbook
a book that explains how to prepare particular dishes
spice
a substance made from a plant, used to give a special flavour to food
henna
a reddish-brown dye, used mainly for changing the colour of the hair and skin
sugar cane
a tropical plant from whose tall thick stems sugar can be got
appetizer
a small amount of food eaten before a meal
creamy
like cream or containing cream
square
an area of approximately square-shaped land in a city or a town, often including the buildings that surround it
semolina
a powder made from wheat, used for making pasta and sweet dishes
syrup
a very sweet, thick, light-coloured liquid made by dissolving sugar in water
vest
a type of underwear, often with no sleeves, that covers the upper part of the body, worn for extra warmth
sunscreen
a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being burned by the sun