Listen to the recording on vacations and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Woman: Hey, Hey. Why don’t we do something fun next week? We have time off. We never do anything fun.
Man: Well . . . I don’t know. What do you have in mind?
Woman: Well, I was thinking like . . . . Okay.
Like the library? The library is . . . What?
The library is boring. We could do that anytime. Listen. How about on Monday we go down to the lake and go swimming at the lake?
Man: Ah, I don’t know. I think it’s going too hot that day, and I might get a sunburn. [ Come on! ] You know how tender . . . tender my skin is.
Woman: Wimp! We can do . . . Okay. So Monday, we’ll go down to the lake. Tuesday, we’re going to go mountain biking. Um, it’s supposed to be cloudy so your tender skin shouldn’t get burned.
Man: Oh, that sounds great . . . but I’d probably crash like I did last time and break my arm or something.
Woman: You didn’t break your arm last time. You won’t break it this time. Come on. We’ll go . . . So Monday, we’ll go to the lake; Tuesday, we’re going to go mountain biking. [ Okay. ]
Um, Wednesday, I was thinking we could go fishing. Remember the last time we went? I caught like 10 huge fish . . .
Man: Yeah. I remember. And the only thing I caught was an old boot. And you won’t ever, EVER let me forget that one. So, if we do anything, I’d like to enjoy it.
Woman: Well, okay then. Um, do you suggest?
Man: Well, alright. Well, we could stay home and uh, you know . . . pop some popcorn and play like Scrabble or another board game. Yeah, something like that . . . . What?
Woman: You know, I like board games, but we can do that anytime. Why don’t we go . . . listen . . . Friday or Saturday. We’ll do all those things we talked about and then Friday or Saturday, we’ll go on a picnic to the mountains. You won’t break your arm, you won’t get a sunburn. It’ll be really pleasant. Let’s do that, okay?
Man: Well . . . . .
Woman: Come on. Let’s do it. It’ll be fun.
Man: Okay. We’ll give it a try.