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Thanksgiving Toast
one of many toasts (holding up wine glasses) given before eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal in late November to express gratitude for your food, family, and friends
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bag check

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the place where you check your bags in an airport

Can you please tell me where the bag check is?

Britain

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short for Great Britain, an island with the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales

When I was traveling in Europe last September, I met a really nice couple from Britain.

Hollyweird

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a fun way to say Hollywood, California, where some people think there are a lot of weird and crazy people

I like to go to Hollyweird at night to see all the action!

Lost Wages

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a fun way to say Las Vegas, Nevada, because a lot of people gamble and lose some of their money from their wages (paycheck)

Conversation:

George:  Did you guys win anything in Lost Wages?

Scott:  'fraid not!

Rowland Heights (not “Rolling” Heights)

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a city in Southern California, USA

I have a couple of friends who live in Rowland Heights.  They say it's nice, and the weather is pretty good.

rural

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the area way outside a major city, commonly called “the country”

There are a lot of beautiful and productive farms in rural America.

suburb

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the area right outside a major city where many families live

It’s more quiet to live in the suburbs than in the city.

The City

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a popular way to refer to San Francisco

When I was going to college, I lived in The City.

United Kingdom

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales (all in Europe)

We went to the United Kingdom last year.  We visited so many beautiful places!

urban

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a city area (opposite of rural)

There are way more open job positions in urban areas.