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Many people travel to new places during their summer vacations. Some go on cruises; other people visit the beach. However, other people like to spend time near home and just relax where they are. How about you? What are some activities you like to do during your vacations?
“drive someone up the wall” = to annoy or bother someone a lot
“My brother kept talking in his sleep during our vacation, and that drove me up the wall.”
“hit the road” = to begin or start your travel
“Hey. We need to hit the road before 5:00 a.m. if we want to arrive at mom’s house by noon.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Woman: 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 to hot that day, and I might get a sunburn. [ Come on! ] You know how tender . . . tender my skin is.
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. ]
Woman: Um, Wednesday, I was thinking we could go fishing. Remember the last time we went? I caught like 10 huge fish . .
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.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
Describe a vacation you took by yourself or with family and friends. Where did go and what did you do? What did you enjoy most about the trip?
Use the Internet to find a good place to take a vacation and find information to answer these questions: