“My Favorite Vacation Memory”



Pre-Listening Question

What is your image of the ideal vacation? Where would you go? Who would join you on this adventure? What would you do once you got there?

Vocabulary and Expressions

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

stale (verb): no longer fresh, good, or appealing to eat. Also, boring or uninteresting
– The bread was old and stale, so I threw it out.

– James told some really stale jokes at the party, and no one laughed at all.

hog (verb): use something in a way that no one else can have or use it
– Please stop hogging the computer to play video games. I need it to do my homework.

undivided (adjective): complete or total
– I appreciated the students’ undivided attention during the special presentation.

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

If you had $20,000 dollars, and you could use it for any vacation, where would you go, and how would you spend the money?

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