American English Conversation: Lesson 88

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: Weekend Road Trip

Dialogue 1

Emma: Hey Tom, what are your plans for this weekend?
Tom: Well, I thought of going on a weekend road trip. Any suggestions?
Emma: That’s a great idea! Have you been to Brighton before? It’s such a fun destination.
Tom: No, I haven’t. What can we do there?
Emma: We can go to the beach, stroll down the pier, visit the Royal Pavilion…
Tom: Sounds fantastic. How do we get there?
Emma: We can take my car if you like. It’s not that far from here. We can listen to some music along the way!
Tom: Count me in then. When should we leave?
Emma: How about we start early tomorrow morning, around 8 am?
Tom: Perfect, I’ll see you than at your place.
Emma: Great! Don’t forget we need snacks and drinks too for the drive.
Tom: Of course. I’ll bring them all. I’m excited now!
Emma: Me too… Let’s hit the road!

Dialogue 2

Harry: Hey, mate! I’m glad you’re joining us for the weekend road trip.
George: Yeah, it should be fun. Where are we headed?
Harry: We’re going to Lake District- a beautiful destination!
George: Sounds excellent.
Harry: And I’ve made this excellent playlist with our favorite songs to listen to on the road.
George: Awesome, I can’t wait to hear it.
Harry: What did you bring in that big bag?
George: Oh, just some snacks and drinks for the way.
Harry: Perfect. Did you check if the car is ready? Is everything okay?
George: Yes, all done. It’s checked and fueled up too.
Harry: Great job! Let’s hit the road, then!
George: You drive first while I take a nap. Wake me up when we stop for lunch.
Harry: Sure thing, buddy.

As they drive along the winding roads, listening to music and laughing away
George: This view of vast fields and snow-topped mountains sure is breathtaking, isn’t it, Harry?
Harry: Stunning. Keep your eyes glued to the window George. Focus on the road as the terrain sits behind the band members’ heads.

A few hours later
George: I can see our destination now.
Harry: Not long before we reach there, after a fantastic drive.
George: Let’s try not to get lost or stuck anywhere here, ha-ha.
Harry: Yeah, let’s hope not. Sit tight and enjoy the ride, my friend!

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