A Conversation in English About Travel (with Subtitles) | Learn Real English 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Listen to this natural conversation in English about traveling. My wife and I have a real conversation that will give you listening practice and build your vocabulary.
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KEY PHRASES FROM THE LESSON
– we are being quite ambitious
– we have brought our daughter along with us
– It’s flown by, hasn’t it?
– how many vacations have we been on since we’ve been here.
– I think a lot of times we end up traveling to visit family
– to get away from it all
– why don’t you tell everyone about our latest vacation?
– we met up with your parents and sister
– we had more of a beach vacation
– it didn’t really feel like Christmas
– There were park rangers passing out / giving out free sunglasses
– we are thinking about going away this summer
– I have always wanted to travel to somewhere different
– We nearly went while we were living in Spain
– That was the time to go
– I mean, I think that once you start a family…
– Take advantage of this time right now
– We’ve been talking a lot with our son about koala bears and kangaroos
– I would love to travel around Asia as well
– I haven’t been to anywhere in Asia.
– You have been all the way down to Patagonia
– And he got excited about that
– I don’t really know, to be honest
– I remember being in my mum’s arms
– I remember seeing our neighbor
– Are you gonna remember this?
– She’ll have the video to look back on
– it used to take us 3 days to get to the south of France
– we would spend about two weeks there.
– they had sports going on
– there was a big heat wave
– that’s what I remember about it
– that’s something that we take for granted
– it doesn’t get that hot
– my family and family friends would rent a house on an island
– we would drive and take a ferry out to the island
– we would grill seafood at night
– my mom actually grew up going there when she was a kid too
– when was the first time you went abroad?
– do you remember?
– my father actually passed away when I was in college
– Do you remember the journey?
– it was the most exciting thing that had ever happened to me
– … the novelty of everything – being able to look out an airplane window
– my uncle used to fly back and forth
– I’m getting confused
– we got bumped up to first class
– have you seen some of those recent pictures
– it just looks incredible
– that would make flying with small children worth it.
– Yeah, no, definitely.
– it’s hard, isn’t it, with small children
– you just never know what you’re going to get
– You mentioned Morocco before as an ideal place to go on vacation.
– I was gonna.
– I was thinking about this while we’ve been having this discussion
– When I went traveling, I was on my own. I had a tiny backpack.
– Oh, so much easier on my own.
– I was worried that you were going to say that.
– When you are on your own, you have your stuff and that’s it.
– if you’re like you just don’t want to talk to someone
– if you wanna be outgoing, you can meet other people
– it’s more fun traveling with someone
– You get to share your experiences
– Shall we wrap it up?
– I’ve put you on the spot
We used ‘remember’ a lot in this video. We also used ‘used to’ and ‘would’t to talk about the past.
What about you. Where would you go if you could go anywhere? And do you prefer to take a lot of things with you or travel light?
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