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Is fishing a common recreational activity where you live? Why or why not? What special techniques or equipment do you need to catch fish and lots of them?
“fish story” = a big lie
“He didn’t graduate from Harvard University. That’s just a big fish story.”
“fish out of water” = to be out of place in an uncomfortable situation
“My brother doesn’t dance at all, so he felt like a fish out of water at last night’s party.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: I mean, I'm not bragging or anything, but I have a real sense for fishing. I mean, I was born to fish, you know, my dad used to say.
Man: Well, Well, I'm not making excuses or anything, but the weather was bad a couple of times, and, and . . . and a fish dragged my pole into the water while I wasn't looking another time [ No way! Serious? ] , and . . . and I wasn't wearing my fishing hat another day.
Man: Well, do you think you can do any better, or are you just going to sit there and continue reading that book?
Woman: What's different about it? We've been here about an hour, and you still haven't caught anything.
Woman: Come on. You gotta help me catch it! Man: That's beginner's luck.
Describe a time when you went fishing. Where did you go? What did you catch? What kind of bait did you use? Did you keep the fish or did you release them?
Imagine that you want to go on a fishing vacation in the United States. Use the Internet to find information on these questions: