How was your vacation / holiday?
Read the blew words. You can use these words to describe your vacation.
Didn't like it Liked it a little Liked it a lot
Very disappointing so-so fantastic
pretty boring all right terrific
awful nothing special really great
terrible not bad wonderful
Listen to the people who didn't have a good vacation.
Listen to find out what was the reason.
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Then try to answer these questions:
Where are the people and what are they doing?
Today there is a television set in almost every house. In some countries, you can choose between as many as forty different channels; some show only a single type of program - news, sports, music, theater or movies; most show different kinds of programs, giving the viewer a lot of choices to choose from. In one country, a recent research showed that the average person spent three and a half hours a day watching television. Housewives were the biggest group of viewers. They spent an average of about five hours a day watching TV while their husbands were out at work.
For families with children, a big problem is getting the children away from the television to do their homework. Then what is the effect of television on people’s lives?
To find out, an unusual experiment was done recently. A group of forty four families were asked not to watch TV for one month.The families were studied to see how their lives would change by not watching TV during this period.
Four of the families found that family life simply could not continue without TV, and they left the experiment. They said they could find no other way to spend their free time. Among those who successfully did not use television, several interesting observations were reported. Some parents were glad to end the daily struggle among family members to decide what program to watch. In some families, the family went to bed earlier. Family members found other things to do, such as reading, or playing volleyball. Many families found that they had more time to talk and play among themselves without television. Dinner times were more relaxed without the pressure of TV. Children’s eyesight improved in several cases.
Some children found they had nothing to talk about at school. Several mothers found they had less to talk about with their young children. At the end of the experiment, most of the families wanted to have a television back in their homes. But they said that in future they would watch only certain programs, and not allow their lives to be influenced by television.
The Lion and The Rabbits ( Download Audio File)
A cruel lion lived in the forest. Every day, he killed and ate a lot of animals. The other animals were afraid the lion would kill them all.
The animals told the lion, “Let’s make a deal. If you promise to eat only one animal each day, then one of us will come to you every day. Then you don’t have to hunt and kill us.”
The plan sounded well thought-out to the lion, so he agreed, but he also said, “ If you don’t come every day, I promise to kill all of you the next day!”
Each day after that, one animal went to the lion so that the lion could eat it. Then, all the other animals were safe.
Finally, it was the rabbit’s turn to go to the lion. The rabbit went very slowly that day, so the lion was angry when the rabbit finally arrived. The lion angrily asked the rabbit, “Why are you late?”
“ I was hiding from another lion in the forest. That lion said he was the king, so I was afraid.” The lion told the rabbit, “ I am the only king here! Take me to that other lion, and I will kill him.
The rabbit replied, “ I will be happy to show you where he lives.” The rabbit led the lion to an old well in the middle of the forest. The well was very deep with water at the bottom. The rabbit told the lion, “Look in there. The lion lives at the bottom.”
When the lion looked in the well, he could see his own face in-the water. He thought that was the other lion. Without waiting another moment, the lion jumped into the well to attack the other lion. He never came out.
All of the other animals in the forest were very pleased with the rabbit’s clever trick.