English Dialogues

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Barbara and Ted are planning their vacation:

B:
Where shall we go for our vacation this year, Ted?
T:
How about Florida? It's cheap, and good weather is guaranteed.
B:
I'd rather do something more exciting this year. Have you seen this ad for adventure holidays in Canada?
T:
I prefer lying on a beach to hang-gliding and canoeing.
B:
But we do that every year. I'd prefer to do something different this time. I'd rather not go anywhere so crowded.
T:
Well, you have a point. Palm Beach was very crowded last time. I'd prefer somewhere a little quieter too, but I don't fancy anything too active.
B:
How about Crystal Bay? The weather's usually good and there are some lovely walks around the coast.
T:
Sounds OK to me. Would you prefer to stay in a hotel or rent a cottage?

Practice

i) you and a friend are deciding which movie to see; ii) you and your partner want to buy a new house. Make conversations and practice with friends.

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