1) Listen to some young people talking about how they usually spend their holidays. What do they choose for their holidays? (listening for the main idea)
2) Read through the young people’s opinions and answer the following questions.
• What makes Jennifer choose travelling for her holidays?
• Do Jennifer’s friends share her love of adventure holidays? Why? Why not?
• How does Jeremy like to spend his holidays?
• What is Jeremy’s attitude towards travelling? How does Jeremy explain it?
• What arguments for staying at home does Alison give?
• What arguments against travelling does Alison speak about?
• Can you say that Alison hates travelling? Prove your opinion from the text.
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My friends don’t share my love of travelling. They usually spend their holidays in their country houses or summer camps. And they think I’m crazy to spend holidays at “some place in another country”. Travelling doesn’t bother them. They are satisfied with' the Discovery Channel.* I think they don’t understand that they can get a lot out of travelling. I feel excited to learn different languages and visit various tourist attractions. But travelling is not only excursions, historical sights or wonderful seaside resorts. You can have entertainment and learning at the same time. During your trip you could meet so many people from different countries, learn about their culture and traditions and make new friends. I think about what my friends are missing and feel sorry for them. (Jennifer Sellers, 18)
If you like travelling, why shouldn’t you travel? I personally hate travelling. It always takes a lot of energy and I prefer just relaxing and doing nothing on holidays. On the other hand I can’t say that travelling is a bad thing. Travelling is a great opportunity to learn about the world you live in. It shows you that there are more places of interest outside your hometown. Travelling is for people who want to get new experience and impressions during their holidays. Actually, I have never teen very adventurous, so travelling is not for me, thanks! (Jeremy Tam, 16)
I’ve never been keen on the idea of travelling. Actually, I’m a stay-at-home' kind of person. Some people can say I’m boring and unadventurous. But just imagine, your family and friends are near you. And you don’t have to wait at the air ports. You can choose your favourite food and speak your own language. So, where could this fantastic place be? My favourite destination is my hometown There are not many sights where I live. But I could travel by bus round the town or walk along the streets. Travelling is not just visiting new places all the time.., When in your hometown, you could also have a lot of wonderful impressions. As the saying goes, home, sweet home. (Alison Bright, 15)
3) Which of the young people could do the following on their holidays? Prove it from the texts
• make a long distance tour abroad
• relax in front of the telly
• not travel far from home
• go on a package holiday
• go on excursions to various tourists attractions
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4) How do Jennifer, Jeremy and Alison spend their holidays?
In my opinion the only person who has a nice holidays is Jennifer. She spends her time learning and entertaining herself at one time. If you ask me, I think you will have an opportunity' to sit a home when you get old. All things considered I don’t approve of Jeremy’s and Alison’s way of spending their holidays.