“Camping Experiences”



Pre-Listening Question

Have you ever been camping, and is so, what was your experience like?

  1. Where did you go camping?
  2. What was the place like?
  3. Who went with you on this trip?
  4. What activities were available in that area?
  5. How did you prepare your food?
  6. Where did you sleep?

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

rolled into one (idiom): (several things or people) combined into one similar thing
– This park is an entertainment center, educational center, and relaxation spa all rolled into one.

desolate (adjective): empty of people in a barren or inhospitable state
– We were surprised by the desolate landscape of the desert.

amazing (adjective): breathtaking, surprising, stunning
– We really enjoyed the amazing views of the mountains on our last trip.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

Review the state park that Emily mentions in the interview. What features of the area interest you most? What things don’t appeal to you personally?

> Go to the park’s Web site.

Related Language Activities on Randall’s Web Site

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