Cross the Sahara on a camel. Fly in a balloon safari. Sleep under the stars. Live your life to the full!
White sand and palm trees as far as the eye can see. Bright sun and warm water. Exchange your stress for peace!
Put down the picture postcards of the pretty countryside and pack your bags because weíre going there. Be part of nature!
Date with History
Bored with TV? Come on our great tour of monuments and museums and historical town centres. Feed your brain and your eyes!
Fed up with sitting around? Want to get fit and have fun? Water sports, mountain-climbing, indoor skiing*, and more: everythingís possible at our special centre!
Complete the dialogue with the missed phrases in the list below.
TAKING A VACATION.
David: Did you say youíre going ___________ next month?
Ruth: Yes, my family and I are going to New York for a week. We want ____________________
David: I envy you. I havenít had a vacation for a long time. You know I always take a short-break holiday. I wish I _____________________
Ruth: You can take a vacation sometime soon, ___________?
David: No, thereís too much work to do. Maybe next year, though. I guess itíll be our _________, dear!
Well, I hope __________ a postcard with beautiful views of the city and your
Ruth: Donít be pessimistic! I promise!
3. Read the dialogue in pairs and act out similar dialogues.
1. Read Natalie and Paulís conversation. What are they arguing about?
Why does Paul sound ironic?
The Nightmare of Packing
- We must be off in ten minutes. Have you packed everything?
- As good as Ö I need a couple of minutes to make sure that I havenít forgotten anything.
- OK. And whose bags are these? These huge ones. Do you mean these are yours? Are you going on a studentsí archaeological expedition in Greece with all this stuff?
- Donít be silly. Itís me whoís leaving. Doesnít that mean that the luggage is mine? Iíve packed the most essential things.
- Essential things ? letís see Ö Whatís in here ? An iron, a portable TV set, a dozen different lotions and shampoos, three pairs of high heels, lots of dressesÖ. And why have you packed two umbrellas, may I ask? In case it rains twice ?
- In case one gets broken or something. Donít make me nervous before the flight, will you?
- All right, take everything you want if you feel happier with all these useless things. And, by the way, where is your ticket, passport, and insurance?
- Oh, gosh! Iíve nearly forgotten them! Thank you. Sometimes you can be very helpful.
2. Read the postcard as an example. Write your own one using instructions:
Write the name and address of the person youíre writing to.
ü Put the date at the top. (You can leave this out).
ü Write Dear and the name of the person youíre writing to.
ü Write you message. Use short forms (Iíll, itís, weíre) and short sentences.
ü Finish with a friendly phrase: Wish you were here! See you soon, (Lotís of) Love, (to family members and close friends), Best wishes.
ü Sign your name. First name is usually enough.
23rd JulyDear David,Iím having a fantastic time in New York! The weatherís great. Lots of sunny days and no rain. Our hotelís quite comfortable, too.Weíve already visited the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in Harlem, you know... Itís beautiful! Tomorrow weíre planning to go to SOHO, an enclave of artists, and Greenwich Village. Iím really enjoying myself!Wish you were here!Lotís of love, Ruth.
David Hughes_____34 Carlton Court___Mayfield Road______Bristol B56 3 QA___UK_______________