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Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like relatives/visitors coming to your home?
Only if I’m informed about the visit. I typically don’t like sudden visits that they pay when I have to open the door in my pyjamas. That kind of visitors to me is so impolite. Oh, and I also don’t like a big crowd visiting my place. They’re too noisy and most of the time I’m afraid of my property secretly being stolen.
Pay somebody a visit (phrase) visit someone
Do you prefer to have friends visit you, or relatives?
Both friends’ and relatives’ visits are meaningful to me. Since our relatives live miles away, we really appreciate their efforts and time to visit us. My friends actually only come when they’re invited, so we don’t have much problem with time.
Do you prefer visiting your relatives or inviting them to your place?
Well, If I’m in a good mood and not up to ears in work, I would rather pay my relatives a visit or ask them out to a restaurant nearby to have a decent meal together as well as to strengthen our relationship.
In a good mood (phrase) happy
Up to ears/neck in something (idiom) busy doing something
Ask someone out (phrasal verb) Invite someone to something, such as dinner, the theater, or a date
Decent (adj) good
Talk about a bicycle, motorbike or car trip that you are planning for the future.
You should say:
- where and when you want to go
- who you would like to go there with
- why you want to do it
and explain what you hope to do on the trip.
Frankly speaking, I’m not an extrovert, so I haven’t been on many trips up to now. However, I would crave for having a pleasant experience on a motorbike trip to [place] – only within a 50- kilo meter drive from my house. I have an intention to travel on my own to do the sightseeing, which may save me from the hassle and nuisance from my friends, who complain all the time about where to visit, what to eat, where to stay, and so on.
If everything goes according to plan, the trip should be reasonably priced, at 40 USD for at least 2 days 1 night and it should promise luxurious accommodation and scrumptious food. So you see, I tend to go for cheap holiday without second thoughts as it is exactly what I want to expect. The first part of the journey will probably be good enough for me because it will take me not too much time to reach the destination. Besides, I am looking forward to chances to engage in any gossip with other travelers at my hostel so that the trip will go by with a lot of fun.
I imagine that the moment I check in at the hotel off the beaten track, and near the picturesque beach, I will be really glad that the quality of the room will definitely be up to standard. If I recall correctly, I made it quite clear to the hostel’s staff that the bed must be cozy and comfortable and the air-conditioner has to work well. I guess the weather on that day will be neither scorching hot or blazing cold, hence I can go swimming all day long. On top of that, because I am going to travel during off season, the seafood won’t be too pricey and the servings will be therefore large for a person like me.
So that’s a trip that we are planning for the future.
Extrovert (noun) someone who is very confident, lively, and likes social situations
Crave for (verb) to want something very much
Package tour (noun) package vacation, or package holiday comprises transport and accommodation advertised and sold together by a vendor known as a tour operator
On my own (noun) unaccompanied by others; alone
Do the sightseeing (phrase) the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
Hassle (noun) argument
Nuisance (noun) disturbance
Scrumptious (adj) delicious
Second thoughts (noun) a change of opinion after considering something again.
Engage in (verb) take part in a particular activity
Up to standard (phrase) good enough
Off the beaten track (idiom) in a place where few people go, far from any mainroads and towns
Make it clear to somebody (phrase) If you make something clear, you say something in a way that makes it impossible for there to be any doubt about your meaning, wishes, or intentions
Off season (phrase) a period of the year when there is less activity in business
Serving (noun) a quantity of food suitable for or served to one person.
What will make journey special?
Clearly, there are a number of merits brought by this. But I would probably say that the thing that really stands out is we can broaden our horizons of the world. To be more specific, when coming to a new region or a country, we have the chances to sample the local life, enjoy the cuisine and learn a great deal of interesting stuff. Besides, a second positive point could be that we can let our hair down after undergoing nerve-racking period of time of hard work or study. A flying visit to somewhere can help us recharge our batteries and work more effectively afterwards.
Merit (noun) the quality of being particularly good or worthy
Stand out (verb) to be easy to see or notice because of being different
Broaden one’s horizon (phrase) to make you see a wider range of opportunities and choices
Let hair down (idiom) relax
Nerve-racking (adj) nervous
Flying visit to (phrase) short visit
Recharge one’s batteries (phrase) to rest and relax for a period of time so that you feel energetic again
Do you like to visit popular places or less-known places?
To be honest, I have proclivity for travel to not touristy places where I can have more space to capture the breathtaking landscapes without disturbing other travelers. Besides, visiting a site which has not yet been well-known makes me enjoy to discover more about that place. This is because I want to become the pioneer who can help introduce the place to more visitors with my photos I snapped and travel guidance I wrote.
Have proclivity for(phrase) have a tendency or inclination to do something
Breathtaking (adj) causing awe or excitement
What mode of transport do people in the countryside prefer?
I think buses will take the lead. You can travel the distance without much worries about ticket price or rainy weather outside. Also new buses now offer better services like comfortable seats for the elderly or good air conditioning systems.
To take the lead (v) to start winning a race or competition
What is the impact of cars on the environment?
In the megapolitan areas, probably the most common issue is the gas emissions into the atmosphere, which post a dire threat to air quality, especially in densely populated areas.
Megapolitan (adj) relating to a very large city
Densely populated (phrase) crowded
What should governments do to eliminate this impact?
Well, there are several measures which can be taken by the government to ameliorate this situation, varying from preclude residents from using their cars during the rush hours to providing bicycles for citizens, to raising citizen’s awareness of environment protection.
Ameliorate (verb) improve
Vary (verb) to change
Rush hour (phrase) the time of day when there are a lot of vehicles on the road because most people are travelling to or from work
What are the differences between young people and old people when they go travelling?
I guess there are a handful of differences, of which one would be that young people generally like doing quite exciting and energetic things, like bungee jumping; or, if they’re going somewhere coastal, they might wanna do some watersports like jet skiing, whereas I would say the elderly, on the whole, tend to simply like relaxing when they go on holiday, so they’ll probably take a few books with them and spend most of the time on a deck chair next to a swimming pool soaking up the sun and enjoying the feeling of doing nothing.
A handful of (phrase) A small, undefined number or quantity
Bungee jumping (noun) a jump made by someone from a high bridge, building, etc, secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles
Soak up (verb) to absorb