Outdoor Recreation

Summer holiday

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 June, 2006, 12:00am

I can hardly wait for the summer holiday to start.


After a whole year of work, we all need a bit of breathing space.


Hey, Kelvin, what are you going to do this summer?


I don't know yet. I think I'm going to find a summer job.


That's a piece of cake - you can always go back to the coffee shop you worked at last year.


Girls, do you have any plans for the summer?


I'm going to Australia to study English.


And I'm going backpacking in Thailand.


Language points


1. breathing space


a period for resting


E.g. This holiday will give us breathing space so we will be ready to start a new school year.


2. a piece of cake


a very easy task


E.g. After climbing Mount Fuji, going up Tai Mo Shan is a piece of cake.


3. go backpacking


travel cheaply with all your belongings in a backpack


E.g. It has been a dream of mine to go backpacking in India.


Discussion:


What are you going to do this summer? Will you look for a summer job? What do you want to achieve during this holiday?