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You can rent James Bond author Ian Fleming’s home in Jamaica: A three-room vacation home called the Fleming Villa, where author Ian Fleming wrote some of the James Bond novels, is available for rent, either as a full villa, or one room at a time. The home rests on a 15-acre estate on the coast of Jamaica that includes private beaches, butler and kitchen services, and photos on the walls of Ian Fleming with various celebrities. Single room rates start from 2,500$ per night. This year is the 106th anniversary of Fleming’s birth.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
Shawn: How many people are coming to your party tomorrow?
Elliot: I estimate about 40 of my friends will come, but there might also be some uninvited guests from my son’s university. I hope that they behave well.
Explanation: We use the word “uninvited” to describe any sort of guest that has come without an invitation, or a pet or animal that appears suddenly. We could say “Our neighbor’s dog walked into our yard uninvited.”
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
Mrs. Smith: A raccoon bit my grandson this weekend. Do you think he’s in danger of getting any diseases?
Dr. Lamar: Well, I see from your grandson’s medical records that he was just inoculated against rabies this year, so I don’t think the raccoon bite poses any risk of rabies. But we will make sure that the area around the bite is properly cleaned.
Explanation: We “inoculate” people against various diseases. It is a similar term to “immunize” or “vaccinate”
THIS WEEK’S EMAIL PHRASE
We have received a request from a client to build a new research facility in Peru. But the location is on the top of a mountain. I don’t think that the client really understands how much money it will cost to complete such a project. I think their idea is quite far-fetched.
Explanation: If there is an idea that is not well-planned, is far too expensive, or too difficult, we say that it is “far-fetched.”