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Unit one: Holiday

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  • Driving a race car

  • Scuba diving with sharks

  • White-water rafting

  • Paragliding

  • Bungee jumping

  • Astronaut training

Must have a valid driver´s license.

$25 mandatory insurance, insures you against any vehicle damage, even wrecking the car!

Packages ranging from $100 - $ 200

Don´t see a date that works for you?

… you may purchase the DVD of your experience

Group rates/private parties available on your own private ship with a crew of your choice

Price dos not include airfare, hotel, equipment rental, tourist visas

Must be in good physical shape

… include accommodation in cabin plus all meals and beverages

Extra equipment can be rented for fees ranging from $4 to $42...

Vocabulary & Grammar

How long did it take you to get there? → It took me 6 hours

You don´t pay anytime you hop on or hop off (public transportation)

To be willing to + inf (desear)

If you weight the pros and the cons

PHRASAL VERBS

hop in (or out) informal get into (or out of) a vehicle: hop in then and we'll be off.

Speaking

Safe / dangerous

Fresh aur / stuffy

Relaxing / interesting

Educational / fun

Confined / open spaces

Facilities

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Take a detour (desvío)

Lag behind (rezagarse)

Two-week holiday

Day in, day out (everyday)

Picturesque

To do an extreme sport

To get to know the place

Back packers (mochilero)

In the back of beyond (perdido)

Another sights

A holiday / holidays

Glossary

fancy |ˈfansi|

verb (fancies, fancying, fancied) [ with obj. ]

Brit. informal feel a desire or liking for: do you fancy a drink?

find sexually attractive. I really fancy him.

congratulate |kənˈgratjʊleɪt|

verb [ with obj. ]

give (someone) one's good wishes when something special or pleasant has happened to them: he had taken the chance to congratulate him on his marriage.

picturesque |ˌpɪktʃəˈrɛsk|

adjective

(of a place or building) visually attractive, especially in a quaint or charming way: ruined abbeys and picturesque villages.

awe |ɔː|

noun [ mass noun ]

a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder: they gazed in awe at the small mountain of diamonds | the sight filled me with awe.

eager |ˈiːgə|

adjective

strongly wanting to do or have something: the man was eager to please | young intellectuals eager for knowledge.

stationer |ˈsteɪʃ(ə)nə|

noun

a person or shop selling paper, pens, and other writing and office materials. cards can either be bought from a stationer or made out of ordinary file paper.

facility |fəˈsɪlɪti|

noun (pl.facilities)

1 a place, amenity, or piece of equipment provided for a particular purpose: cooking facilities | facilities for car parking | a manufacturing facility.

a special feature of a service or machine, which offers the opportunity to do or benefit from something: an overdraft facility.

convenient |kənˈviːnɪənt|

adjective

fitting in well with a person's needs, activities, and plans: I phoned your office to confirm that this date is convenient.

mandatory |ˈmandət(ə)ri|

adjective

required by law or mandate; compulsory, obligatory: wearing helmets was made mandatory for pedal cyclists.

purchase |ˈpəːtʃɪs|

verb [ with obj. ]

1 acquire (something) by paying for it; buy: Mr Gill spotted the manuscript at a local auction and purchased it for £1,500.

rate1 |reɪt|

noun

1 a measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against another quantity or measure: the island has the lowest crime rate in the world | buying up sites at a rate of one a month.

the speed with which something moves or happens: the band is shedding vocalists at an alarming rate | your heart rate.

2 a fixed price paid or charged for something: a £3.40 minimum hourly rate of pay | advertising rates.

fare |fɛː|

noun

1 the money paid for a journey on public transport. we should go to Seville, but we cannot afford the air fare.

beverage |ˈbɛv(ə)rɪdʒ|

noun

(chiefly in commercial use) a drink other than water.

fee |fiː|

noun

1 a payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services: they were faced with legal fees of £3000.

money paid as part of a special transaction, for example for a privilege or for admission to something: an annual membership fee.

(usu. fees) money regularly paid to a school or similar institution for continuing services: tuition fees have now reached $9000 a year.

complimentary |kɒmplɪˈmɛnt(ə)ri|

adjective

1 expressing a compliment; praising or approving: Jennie was very complimentary about Kath's riding | complimentary remarks.

2 given or supplied free of charge: a complimentary bottle of wine.

delay |dɪˈleɪ|

verb [ with obj. ]

make (someone or something) late or slow: the train was delayed.

corridor |ˈkɒrɪdɔː|

noun

a long passage in a building from which doors lead into rooms. his room lay at the very end of the corridor.

Brit. a passage along the side of some railway carriages, from which doors lead into compartments. even on long journeys early trains had no corridors.

deck |dɛk|

noun

1 a floor of a ship, especially the upper, open level extending for the full length of the vessel: he stood on the deck of his flagship | the lower decks.

a floor or platform resembling or compared to a ship's deck: the upper deck of the car park.

a floor of a double-decker bus. she was sitting on the top deck.

a timber platform or terrace attached to a house or other building. sitting on his deck on that sunny Sunday afternoon.

approach |əˈprəʊtʃ|

verb [ with obj. ]

1 come near or nearer to (someone or something) in distance or time:

brochure |ˈbrəʊʃə, brɒˈʃʊə|

noun

a small book or magazine containing pictures and information about a product or service: a holiday brochure.

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