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"kick back" = relax

"While I'm on vacation, I just want to kick back and enjoy the sun on the beach."

"traffic jam" = a long line of cars where they move very slowly

"Unless you want to get stuck in traffic jams on your vacation, I suggest you use the local transportation system like the train or buses"

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Sightseeing Around Town
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

Level: Topic: Type: Speakers: Length:
easy travel conversation man and woman 01:03

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

When you travel to a new place, what things would you like to see and do? What things would you like to buy?

HELPFUL TIP: Searching the Internet can be a great way to find cheap accommodations (hotels, inns, and youth hostels) at your destination. Also, some hotels even give discounts if you stay during the week instead of on the weekends.

Can using a credit card be a dangerous thing?

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Where are they planning to go in the morning?
A. to a park
B. to an art museum
C. to a shopping center

2. What kind of restaurant do they want to visit for lunch?
A. Italian
B. Indonesian
C. Indian

3. Why does the man want to visit the zoo in the afternoon?
A. The zoo will be closed the rest of the week.
B. The zoo is free to visitors that day only.
C. There are unusual animals on display.

4. Why does the woman want to go shopping instead?
A. She wants to buy mementos of their visit.
B. She saw some great prices at a shopping center.
C. She wants to buy a gift for her friend.

5. How do they plan to get to the seashore at the end of the conversation?
A. by taxi
B. by bus
C. by subway

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Imagine that you are visiting a new city for the first time as a tourist, whether it be Paris, London, Sydney, Rome, or New York City. Many people are looking for cheap travel ideas. What things would you like to do? What places would you visit? What would you buy? Does your choice of activities depend on whether you are on a Hawaiian honeymoon, a travel adventure, or on business?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]

You are thinking about going on vacation to these three cities: Paris, New York City, and Tokyo. How much would it cost to fly to each of these cities? Use the Internet to check on prices and compare. Now, choose one more place of your choice and find out how much it would cost to fly there.

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