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“no spring chicken” = no longer young
“I don’t think he’ll be able to hike to the summit because he’s no spring chicken.“
“play it safe” = be careful and not take chances
“My knee still hurts, so I’m going to play it safe and not go jogging today.“
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Paul: "Sara, I've been looking forward to our yearly campout for three weeks. [Me too] It's going to be a wonderful day for hiking tomorrow. The great outdoors. Camping under the stars . This is the life."
Sara: "Yeah, but Paul, I'm a little bit worried about the weather though. The weatherman said it was going to rain later tonight."
Sara: "Paul. Paul. Did you remember to bring our raincoats just in case, like I told you?" [light rain] Paul: "Uh . . . no. I left them on the front porch."
Sara: "Uhh. I left them next to the picnic table. [Hmmm] Hey, you don't want me to go out in this rain and get them, do you?"
Sara: Well, we could head down the mountain and stay at that hotel we passed on the way up, or go home. Paul: Hmm, why don't we just make the best of it here and hope the weather clears. Sara: That's a good idea.
Do the vocabulary activities using the words from the conversation for more practice:
Talk about popular recreational activities in your country. Include the following ideas in your discussion:
Use the Internet and decide on what camping gear, clothing, and other outdoor supplies you need in each of these situations. Also, find at least two Web sites that sell these supplies: