Travel English: Talking About your vacation: We all love holidays and we love to talk about them. Wouldn’t it be exciting if you could tell your friends all about your vacation the next time in English? In this lesson you can learn to do just that. Listen to the phrases and practice the sentences to improve your English fluency and vocabulary.
Karen: Hey Garry. How are you?
Garry: I’m good Karen. Holidays are coming. What are your plans?
Karen: Well, I guess I’ll be going to Alabama this time. Its been years since I last went there.
Garry: That sounds cool. Will you be staying at a relative’s?
Karen: Yup. My grandma lives there. It’s been a long time since I saw her. I’m so excited!
Garry: Alabama is a nice place. How long do you plan to stay?
Karen: Maybe a couple of weeks.
Garry: I’m sure you’ll enjoy your vacation Karen.
Karen: Yeah, I sure hope so! Thanks!
Telling your friend about your trip
Karen: Hey Garry. How have you been?
Garry: I’m good Karen. How was your trip to Alabama?
Karen: Oh! I don’t know where to start. It was awesome! Alabama is such a beautiful place and I met my grandma after a very long time!
Garry: So tell me something about what you did there.
Karen: Oh sure! I visited some wine farms to see how they make wine. I also went to some wine bottling plants. In the evening, I would go on treks. I had an amazing time!
Garry: That is so cool. Did you try some wine too?
Karen: Yes, I tasted different types but I didn’t drink too much. My folks were around.
Garry: That’s really nice! I guess I should really go to Alabama someday!
Karen: Yes. You should do that Garry. You will definitely love the place.
Garry: Sure. Maybe next time you can tell me when you’re going and we’ll go together!
Telling your teacher about your vacation
Karen: Good Morning Mr. Perry.
Perry: Good Morning Karen. How are you?
Karen: I’m fine, thank you.
Perry: So, tell me, how did you spend your summer vacation?
Karen: I visited my grandma in Alabama.
Perry: How long did you stay?
Karen: I stayed there for two weeks.
Perry: That sounds good. Some of my friends live there. It’s a nice place.
Karen: Yes it is. I’ve been there a couple of times. It’s so calm and beautiful.
Perry: Yeah, I know. It seems you had a good time.
Karen: Yes Mr. Perry. I really enjoyed my holidays.
Talking to a Travel agent
Garry: Hi! I’m planning a trip and I need some information.
Charlie: Sure Sir! Do you have a destination in mind?
Garry: My friend just came back from Alabama. Will it be a good choice ?
Charlie: It’s a great choice around this time of the year. We have economical packages which include airfare, accommodation and meals.
Garry: Nah! I just need the air-tickets. I’ve found a place to stay from airbnb.com
Charlie: Sure. No problem! When do you plan to go?
Garry: Do you have any good deals for next week?
Charlie: Yep! I could find you a great deal on one of the no-frill airlines.
Garry: Fantastic! Please do that.
Holidays are coming. What are your plans?
Will you be staying at a relative’s?
How long do you plan to stay?
How was your trip to Alabama?
So tell me something about what you did there.
I had an amazing time!
How did you spend your summer vacation?
I really enjoyed my holidays.
I’m planning a trip and I need some information.
When do you plan to go?
Vacation : It is an extended period of recreation, especially one that is spend away from home or in travelling.
Trip : A journey or excursion done, especially for pleasure.
Trek : A long arduous ( difficult and tiring) journey, especially one made on foot.
Folk : Folk is a term used for people in general.
Holiday : It is a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done.
Economical Package : It is a package that is affordable for all, something that saves money.
Airfare : It is the price of a passenger ticket for travel by aircraft.
Destination : It is the place where something or someone is going or being sent.
Accommodation : A room, group of rooms or building in which someone may live or stay.
Meals : Any of the regular occasions in a day when a reasonably large amount of food is eaten.
Air Ticket : An airline ticket is a document, created by an airline or a travel agency to confirm that an individual has purchased a seat on a flight on an aircraft.
Deal : An agreement entered into by two or more parties for their mutual benefit, especially in a business or political context.
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