David: Did you say you’re going ___________ next month?
Ruth: Yes, my family and I are going to New York for a week. We want ____________________
David: I envy you. I haven’t had a vacation for a long time. You know I always take a short-break holidays. I wish I _____________________
Ruth: You can take a vacation sometime soon, ___________?
David: No, there’s too much work to do. Maybe next year, though. I guess it’ll be our _________, dear!
Well, I hope __________ a postcard with beautiful views of the city and your
Ruth: Don’t be pessimistic! I promise!
2. Read the dialogue in pairs and act out similar dialogues.
3. Read Natalie and Paul’s conversation. What are they arguing about?
Why does Paul sound ironic?
The Nightmare of Packing
- We must be off in ten minutes. Have you packed everything?
- As good as … I need a couple of minutes to make sure that I haven’t forgotten anything.
- OK. And whose bags are these? These huge ones. Do you mean these are yours? Are you going on a students’ archaeological expedition in Greece with all this stuff?
- Don’t be silly. It’s me who’s leaving. Doesn’t that mean that the luggage is mine? I’ve packed the most essential things.
- Essential things ? let’s see … What’s in here ? An iron, a portable TV set, a dozen different lotions and shampoos, three pairs of high heels, lots of dresses…. And why have you packed two umbrellas, may I ask? In case it rains twice ?
- In case one gets broken or something. Don’t make me nervous before the flight, will you?
- All right, take everything you want if you feel happier with all these useless things. And, by the way, where is your ticket, passport, and insurance?
- Oh, gosh! I’ve nearly forgotten them! Thank you. Sometimes you can be very helpful.
Match the words with their definitions. Give the Russian equivalents.
|1. insurance||a. a special mark in a passport that gives permission to enter or leave the country|
|2. foreign currency||b. a little piece of paper, plastic, or any other material which appears on someone’s luggage and has essential information about its owner ( usually name and contacts, telephone and address )|
|3. label||c. type of money that is used in a country|
|4. visa||d. a document in which a certain sum of money is paid in case of an illness or an accident|
Give some advice to a person who is going on an archaeological expedition in some tropical country. Use the ideas from the dialogue.
|EXAMPLE: You should take light and comfortable shoes.||EXAMPLE: I don’t think you’ll need any high heels on the expedition.|
|It’s a good idea to have … Don’t forget to take … … may be very useful there. You can’t do without … Things like … are absolutely essential.||It’s silly to carry heavy bags full of … Things like … are absolutely useless on the expedition. You can easily do without …|
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