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SampleFantasy show brings tourists to Dubrovnik: The fortress city of Dubrovnik has seen an increase in tourism, partly because it was used as a film location for the TV series Game of Thrones. Compared to 2012, tourism to Dubrovnik rose by 11%. The medieval walled city of Dubrovnik juts out from the coast of Croatia into the waters of the Adriatic Sea, which made it a good location for the fantasy war TV series. The nearby locations of Split and the Bokar forest were also used for filming.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
I’m on my way
Lila (on phone): Where are you? I’ve been waiting at the restaurant for an hour. I hate it when you make me wait!
Ryosuke(on phone): I’m about to get into the car. Hold on for 10 minutes. I’m on my way!
Explanation: The phrase “I’m on my way” means that the person is already moving toward the destination. A group of people can say “We’re on our way.”
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
out of danger
Doctor Wells: What is Mrs. Berry’s status?
Doctor Chen: She was in serious condition last week, but I think she can go home by tomorrow. She’s out of danger.
Explanation: The expression “out of danger” is a common way of saying that a patient’s health is stable and there is no immediate fear of the patient dying.
THIS WEEK’S EMAIL PHRASE
I know that you spent a lot of time on the research proposal, but the budget has been reduced, so we have to backtrack and make a more simple proposal. Can you look at the details again and rewrite the documents?
Explanation: The verb “backtrack” means to go back to the original idea, or to move backward in one’s way of thinking or communication. It is common to backtrack when a problem comes up.