Planning a Weekend Getaway: It’s time for a holiday and you are already planning your getaway from work and stress. Learn how to plan your next trip in English with this lesson.
Planning a Trip With Your Family
Polly: Hey Mom. I was wondering if we could plan a getaway trip this weekend?
Lisa: Well, that’s a great idea, Polly. It’s been a while since we did something together, as a family.
Polly: Where do you think we should go?
Lisa: I think camping would be a good idea. Your father is quite fond of camping and adventure trips.
Polly: I was thinking the same. I know this wonderful camping site organized by NTC. Let’s call them and ask for availability and prices.
Lisa: That’d be great. Call them up and find out all the details. I’ll talk to your father in the evening.
Planning a Trip With Your Friends
Carl: Hey, tomorrow is our last exam. Doesn’t it call for a celebration?
Polly: Yeah. You are absolutely right, Carl. I think we should plan a weekend trip.
Carl: That’s a good idea Polly. Where do you think we should go?
Polly: I went camping with my family a couple of months back. It was quite adventurous and exciting. I think we should go there.
Carl: Camping is not a bad idea. Can you call the campsite and ask about availability?
Polly: Yeah, I will. I have the number. I’ll call them and ask.
Carl: That’d be great. Let me know. I’ll have to tell my parents as well.
Planning a Trip With Your Office Colleagues
Rustin: Do you know we have a three-day weekend next week?
Lisa: Who told you that?
Rustin: I had a word with HR and they told me that the office will be closed for three days next weekend.
Lisa: Oh, really? Let’s plan a weekend trip together, then. I think our team deserves a good weekend getaway.
Rustin: I was thinking the same. Where do you think we should go?
Lisa: I think San Antonio would be perfect. It’s a beautiful place to visit in the fall.
Rustin: I was thinking about some national park.
Lisa: Let’s discuss these options with the team members and let them decide where they would like to go.
Rustin: Yeah. That’s a great idea.
Telling Your Friends About Your Weekend Plan
Polly: Hey what’s up Rustin?
Rustin: I’m good. You look so happy. What’s the matter?
Polly: Well, I’m going on a weekend trip with my family after such a long time.
Rustin: That’s good news. Where are you going?
Polly: We are going camping at Locust Lake State Park.
Rustin: Oh! That’s a really good place for camping. I went there with my family as well, a couple of years ago.
Polly: Yeah. You told me once.
Rustin: Hope you have a great trip. Call me when you get back.
Trip : A trip is a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure.
Camping : Camping means to live for a time in a camp, tent as when on vacation.
Idea : An idea is a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action.
Adventure Trip : Adventure trip is a journey that usually involves a lot of excitement and fun.
Organized : To organize something means to arrange it in a systematic way.
Availability : Availability is the quality of being at hand when needed.
Prizes : A prize is a thing that is given as a reward to the winner of a competition.
Detail : Detail is an individual fact, feature or item.
Celebration : Celebration means to mark one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable activity.
Adventurous : Someone who is adventurous is willing to take risks or to try out new methods.
Exciting : Something that is exciting causes great enthusiasm and eagerness.
Campsite : Campsite is a place used for camping.
Colleague : A colleague is a person with whom one works.
Getaway : To getaway means an act or instance of making a quick escape.
Deserve : If someone is deserving then it means they have or show qualities worthy of reward or punishment.
Visit : Visiting is an act of coming and going to see a person or place.
Team Member : A team member is a person occupying a role reporting to a manager.
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