Episode 14 - Can you speak French?

Sammy has an idea for the holiday. But will Julia want to go away?


Sammy: We've got a holiday next month.
Julia: Yes, in a few weeks. Have you got any plans?
Sammy: Would you like to go away for a weekend?
Julia: Go away?
Sammy: Yeah. You know, you and me. For a long weekend. What do you think?
Julia: I think ... that would be great.
Sammy: Good! I've got an idea.
Julia: Uh-oh. OK. What's your idea?
Sammy: Can you speak French?
Julia: French?! Oui! ... Actually, no, I can't. But, well, I can speak a few words. From school. What about you? Can you speak French?
Sammy: I speak a little. But it's OK. A lot of French people can speak English, too. I have a French–English phrasebook. Maybe we can take this.
Julia: So, your idea is to go to France?
Sammy: Yeah. It's not too far. It's not too near, either.
Julia: So, do you think we can get a cheap flight?
Sammy: We can get the train. It'll be cheaper, easier and probably more fun! Oh, hang on. Can you finish work early on Friday?
Julia: Yes, I can finish at one o'clock.
Sammy: Great! We can catch the afternoon train to Lille. And then we can hire a car.
Julia: A car?! Can you drive? Because I can't.
Sammy: Yeah, I can drive. People say I'm a really good driver.
Julia: I'm a bit busy this week. Can you make the arrangements?
Sammy: Yes. Don't worry. I can book the train tickets on the internet and I can contact the car company, too.
Julia: Great. What about finding a place to stay?
Sammy: Well, we can do that together at the weekend.
Julia: Great! ... I've got to go. I've got a class in 15 minutes.
Sammy: OK. I'll call you later.
Julia: I think a weekend in France is a great idea!
Sammy: Me, too!

Task 1: Check your understanding


Task 2: I can ... 1


Task 3: I can ... 2


Task 4: Can you ... ? 1


Task 5: Can you ... ? 2


Task 6: Making sentences


Do you need to improve your English?
Whether you need better English to travel or meet new people, our online English courses will give you real practice. Join thousands of learners from around the world who are making great progress with their English level with our online courses.


Soumis par shahhoseini le lun 13/01/2020 - 15:05

I will go to San Francisco. because it is a modern city and you can see a new technological systems. In this city, you can also see the biggest and important computer companies such as Google, Microsoft, and etc.

Soumis par Dariusz le jeu 28/11/2019 - 22:04

I usually go to place where is water like the sea, lake or another kind because I love that scenery and I like swimmng.

Soumis par Cherif le dim 12/05/2019 - 11:44

My next vacation, I will go to England, maybe in Ireland. This will allow me to speak in English. it will be an opportunity to face my fear of speaking english .... it would be great

Soumis par cagla le jeu 21/02/2019 - 12:01

I like swimming therefore ı usually go to cities which they have sea. ı live in turkey and here are a lot of choices for this. the turkey is sorrounded by seas which their name are Black Sea, Mediterranean, Aegean Sea, nature in here is great

Soumis par jmajo le jeu 10/01/2019 - 20:29

On my holidays, I usually go to the contry-side to visit my father or I go to the beach.

Soumis par AyoubDZ93 le ven 04/01/2019 - 23:17

Thank you for making this video. It's a nice and clear conversation. I learned a few words and it was funny when the woman said "Oui" with the British accent. However, I have never been on holidays during week-end but during every summer I went to the capital of Algeria. It's a very beautiful place, and there are several great monuments to visit such as the Memorial of Martyr, the Museum of "Mujahid"...

Soumis par ali aiad ali shanan le jeu 03/01/2019 - 13:46

I usually Go to the sea in the summer