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1. Pre-Listening Exercise
Going to the seaside is still very
popular in the United Kingdom. Think
of something which is popular in your
country, especially for children.
Complete the following sentences:
In my country we enjoy ___.
Children like to ___ and the adults
take pleasure in ___.
It is a ___ day out for everyone.
Dad: This is a nice place here.
Mum: Yes, it's not too crowded. This
is a lovely beach.
Dad: It's nicer when there's lots
of sand and not pebbles.
Mum: Are the children safe?
Dad: Yes, there's someone
looking after them at the pool. You
can see them over there.
Mum: It's good that they have
that little pool for children.
Dad: Later on we'll take them to
the amusement park.
Mum: They are not going on the big
Dad: No, they're too small
for that. But they can go on the merry-go-round.
Mum: I know, you just want to go
on it yourself!
Dad: I love the merry-go-rounds,
and the bumper cars are good too.
Mum: Me too. There's a great
adventure playground for them as well.
Dad: And when they've had
their time in the pool with the instructor
I'll take them down to the sea and
they can paddle.
Mum: Let's have our picnic first.
Dad: That's a good idea. They
they can have burgers and fries for
Mum: There is so much to do here!
Dad: Thank heavens it's a lovely
Mum: If it had rained we wouldn't
Dad: No, we might have gone
to the cinema. Now they'll go home
so tired they'll fall asleep and we'll
have a good night's rest.
Mum: I wouldn't be so sure!
3. Post-Listening Exercise
Make a list of all the things the
children were able to do. Can you
think of more things they might have
done? Choose which you would like
best if you were a child.