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Catching up after a trip

Listen to two friends talking about a recent trip abroad to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Usually, I travel because of the demand of my job. I am working as a researcher and I have collaborators all over Europe. Last winter, I traveled to Amsterdam as I was invited by my collaborator that works at the University of Amsterdam.

The most striking point of the visit was the very expensive prices of the hotels. They were even more expensive than similar quality hotels in Paris, that is a very famous and touristic city. I further noticed that, interestingly, there are hotels that are just a room located in a boat! I found them really cute though preferred not to stay in one of them.

recently, i've traveled to sharm el sheikh it got me mad, the place was really wonderful with a worthy sites that contains ancient egyptian mosques and churches with fabulus beaches
i really recommend it for everyone

why Dave answers yes to Jean's question "Was it one of those" whilst he was so excited with the place he had rented?

Hello fahimeh,

Dave says he has read about problems with rental flats, so when Jean says 'Was it one of those?' she means 'Was it a rental flat?' Dave says it was a rental place but then says it was fine, and not like the horror stories he'd heard.

 

Peter

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The last place I traveled to Quang Ninh province. The famous place in my country. It is a beautiful place with many small mountains . I love to recommend it to my friends.

I don't travel much, however the last place I visited was Chennai. It is the hottest place in South India, whole year feels like summer. You can have fun travelling around the city but make sure you're not going out in day time.personally I wouldn't recommend it as I hate hot places.

I was in London. A very interested city. You meet people from all countries. It´s very exciting. There are a lot of very nice parks, markets and museums.

A very good lesson as usual. Great. Thank you.

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