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Talking about Holiday Plans - Elementary/Pre-Intermediate - Useful Language
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Situations. Talking about Holiday Plans (1)
For Language Points: Futures, T0 & T1 Conditionals, Infinitives/Gerunds, Prepositions & Comparison (notes for Elementary/Pre-Intermediate with tips for Intermediate/Advanced), download the pdf version above

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On the street (US) / In the street (UK)

Jenny: Hello, Mark! Where are you going?
Mark: Hi, Jenny! I'm going to the travel agent's. I'm going to book a trip!
Jenny: And where are you going? [Where to?]
Mark: To Madeira! It's an island in Portugal.
Jenny: Wow! You'll be like Robinson Crusoe...
Mark: More like Tarzan and Jane! I'm going with Cathy.
Jenny: And the children?
Mark: The kids are going to stay at a summer camp for four weeks. It's in an Eco-Village external link
Jenny: And what's that? What are they going to do there?
Mark: They are going to learn eco-friendly production and manufacturing, how to build ecobuildings and how to get eco-friendly sources of energy. They are also going to learn how to live and work in a community, and about vegetarians and vegans. In short, they are going to learn how to build sustainable communities in an abandoned village in Spain!
Jenny: That sounds amazing!! And how much is the camp?
Mark:  It's for free. The kids are going to take money for their own expenses, & I suppose they'll share most of it with the community... It's up to them, really!
Jenny: They are going to learn a lot of things!!
Mark: That's right. And what about you? Are you going2 on a holiday this summer?
Jenny: In the end… yes! I couldn't afford a proper holiday, but – the other day we visited some friends and we talked about renting a house in Greece!
Mark: Hey, that's an excellent idea!
Jenny: We're 8. The house's got 3 bedrooms & a 50-square-metre sitting-room. So it'll be OK [we'll manage]. We're going to take 2 sleeping bags & we're going to share the house & food expenses. That's much cheaper!
Mark: And great fun, too!  Are you going to visit the ruins?
Jenny: Yes! And we'll go on boat trips, too, I suppose. There're a lot of islands nearby.
Mark: You're going to have a great time…
Jenny: Sharing expenses is a wonderful idea if/when you can't afford a proper holiday!
Mark: Congratulations! We'll3 do that then next year, too! Greece is a dream!
Jenny: The cradle of democracy, Art and Philosophy.  I'm really excited!!
Mark: Good for you! Oh my! I have to rush now [I've got to / Gotta rush now – also, I need to rush now, to sound kind of more polite] – it's 20 past! See you, then! Have a lovely trip!
Jenny: OK, you too. Say hello to to Cathy for me. See you!

For Language Points: Futures, T0 & T1 Conditionals, Infinitives/Gerunds, Prepositions & Comparison (notes for Elementary/Pre-Intermediate with tips for Intermediate/Advanced), download the pdf version above