TRAVEL NEWS WIRE…
Indonesia funding 500 villages for tourism: Indonesia’s tourism authorities are funding tourism development in traditional villages, many on the large island of Java. The goal is to bring more tourists to traditional areas and to support the local economies while preserving traditional culture and crafts. The Indonesian island chain is home to more than 300 ethnic and linguistic groups.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
going around in circles
Toby: Did you decide to buy the sailboat from Vincent?
Harold: Well, we’ve been talking and taking about it for three months. Frankly, I just think that we’re going around in circles.
Explanation: If someone says that a discussion is “going around in circles” it means that there is a lot of talking, but no clear result.
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
Patient: Will the transplant material for my new heart valve be made of plastic?
Dr. Booth: No, we will use bioprosthetic material. It’s real living tissue.
Explanation: The word “bioprosthetic” means that an inserted tissue has been made from human living tissue, or from animal tissue, called xenotransplantation.
THIS WEEK’S EMAIL PHRASE
flip a coin
You need to decide which logistics company we are going to use for this year. The prices and services are almost the same, so it’s almost like flipping a coin. Just let me know your decision by the end of the day.
Explanation: If someone says they should “flip a coin” it means that there are two choices with no clear preference.