Mr. Evans helps Mrs. Beatty find a safe place for her next vacation.
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|Mr. Evans||Mrs. Beatty|
Directions: 1) Read the conversation and decide which article is correct. 2) Listen and check your answers.
Mr. Evans: So, Mrs. Beatty, you’re looking for an exciting place for your next vacation.
Mrs. Beatty: I usually travel to major cities in Europe, but this time I want to go someplace different––someplace away from the city––as long as it’s safe.
Mr. Evans: How about California? The Big Sur area is spectacular.
Mrs. Beatty: California has lots of earthquakes, doesn’t it?
Mr. Evans: Well, they have earthquakes occasionally, but not very often.
Mrs. Beatty: But it does have earthquakes.
Mr. Evans: Yes.
Mrs. Beatty: I’m not going.
Mr. Evans: OK. How about someplace in Asia? A beach in Thailand? Ko Chang has beautiful beaches, and it’s very quiet there.
Mrs. Beatty: A quiet beach sounds nice. But they said on the news there’s a monsoon in Thailand.
Mr. Evans: But the monsoon will be over by the time you go.
Mrs. Beatty: What else can you recommend?
Mr. Evans: Australia. The Australian outback is amazing.
Mrs. Beatty: I’ve heard they have tornadoes in Australia.
Mr. Evans: Well, some parts . . .
Mrs. Beatty: Where else?
Mr. Evans: Jamaica?
Mrs. Beatty: Hurricanes.
Mr. Evans: South Africa?
Mrs. Beatty: Floods.
Mr. Evans: Hawaii?
Mrs. Beatty: Landslides.
Mr. Evans: You know a lot about natural disasters, don’t you, Mrs. Beatty? Let’s see. What about Finland?
Mrs. Beatty: Finland?
Mr. Evans: It’s wild, beautiful, and very different from other parts of Europe. And nothing bad ever happens in Finland.
Mrs. Beatty: Finland sounds good. I’ll go to Finland.
Mr. Evans: Great. I’ll book your tickets.