Lesson Number: 349

1. Main Lesson

Duty-free shops struggled in 2020

Duty-free industry is struggling after depressed international travel in 2020

Duty-free shopping is a strange loophole in the retail industry. You can buy expensive, luxury items without paying the usual hefty taxes, but only international travelers can take advantage. For this reason, duty-free shops are usually located in airports. Without international travel, the duty-free industry did not fare well – except in one place. Plus, learn “add up.”

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2. Expression

Add up

To “add up” means a lot of small things become big when they are put together.

3. Video lesson

4. Learn the Lingo

Doom and gloom

“Doom and gloom” is a feeling that a situation is bad and without hope.