1. Pre-Listening Exercise
Have you ever been to an island? How
did you travel there?
Did you enjoy the trip? What method
of travel do you like best?
Fatima: It's a beautiful day but so
Navid: It will be cooler on the water.
Fatima: Yes, I can feel the breeze
now. This was a lovely idea.
Navid: I'm so glad you like boats.
Fatima: I've never been on a boat
like this before. How far is it to
Navid: It takes about an hour. It
is a clear day so you will see it
Fatima: Does anyone live there?
Navid: Only in the summer when visitors
go to see the castle and the houses
where people lived a long time ago.
In the winter I suppose people might
go sometimes but not to stay.
Fatima: I expect the weather can
be very stormy in the winter.
Navid: Yes, and the journey can be
Fatima: The boat is rocking a bit
Navid: Do you feel okay?
Fatima: Oh yes, I won't be sick.
Navid: Later on, the guide will tell
us about the island on the loudspeaker.
Fatima: And perhaps we can buy souvenirs
when we get there.
Navid: Yes, there's a little shop.
You can buy things on the boat too.
Would you like a drink?
Fatima: Oh, yes please. Can you get
me a Pepsi?
Navid: Sure. I'll see what they have.
You stay here.
Fatima: Hang on for a moment. Look
at those beautiful birds. We are in
the middle of the water now. You can
see the coast on both sides.
Navid: The birds make such a noise.
Fatima: No more than the children!
There are a lot of families here,
Navid: Yea, it's a nice trip for
them but they'll need to be careful
when they get there. There are lots
of narrow steps.
Fatima: I found stepping on to the
boat quite difficult. The gangway
moves about so much. Then we had to
climb up here on to the deck.
Navid: I like it up here best though,
don't you? The engine makes a noise
downstairs and it's too warm.
Fatima: I'd be happy to stay here
Navid: I'll go and get the drinks
now. Afterwards we can walk around
Fatima: I just can't wait to get