Mr. Rasheed tells Marie about his wonderful vacation.
[adj] - adjective, [exp] - expression
Marie: Hello, Mr. Rashid!
Mr. Rashid: Hi! How are you?
Marie: Fine, thank you. How was your vacation?
Mr. Rashid: It was wonderful!
Marie: I’m so happy to hear that. Was your flight OK?
Mr. Rashid: No, pretty bad, actually. It was so bumpy. It was very scary.
Marie: That’s too bad. Did you have nice weather after you arrived?
Mr. Rashid: No, the weather was terrible. Very rainy. I actually never saw the sun.
Marie: That’s awful! So what did you do?
Mr. Rashid: I stayed inside the hotel.
Marie: Was the hotel room nice?
Mr. Rashid: The room was fine, but it was right next to the café, and the music was very loud.
I didn’t sleep much.
Marie: I’ll bet the food was great.
Mr. Rashid: No. It was too salty for me, and the waiters were very unfriendly.
Marie: Did you go shopping at all?
Mr. Rashid: A little bit—until someone stole my wallet.
After that I stayed in the hotel and read a book.
Marie: Was the flight home OK?
Mr. Rashid: Actually, they canceled my flight. I had to stay for two more days.
Marie: That’s terrible! But Mr. Rashid, you said that your vacation was wonderful.
Mr. Rashid: Ah! Yes, I did. And it was wonderful.
I met a very nice person—a woman actually.
Her name is Basma. She’s from Lebanon, just like me, but she lives here. I’m seeing her tonight.
So, yes, it was a wonderful vacation.
Marie: That’s great, Mr. Rashid.