Deciding Where To Go For Your Honeymoon

In this conversation, a woman seeks advice from her male colleague about where to go for her honeymoon.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

A: Where'd you go for your honeymoon?

B: My wife and I went to Europe for 3 weeks. Why do you ask?

A: Oh, my fiancé and I can't decide where to go for ours.

B: Really? Well, what are the options?

A: Well he really wants to go to the Maldives.

B: That would be nice.

A: But I'd always hoped to go to Paris.

B: Also a good choice.

A: The Maldives would be great for relaxing and swimming, but I'd worry that we'd get bored too easily.

B: Yeah, maybe.

A: Whereas Paris would have a lot more activities.

B: Well good luck, but I'm sure you and your future-husband will agree on someplace.

A: Thanks.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • Where did the man go for his honeymoon with his wife?
  • What's the woman's dilemma/problem?
  • Where does the woman's fiancé want to go?
  • What is she worried about if they go there?
  • Where does she prefer to go?
  • What are the benefits of going there?

Answers

For his honeymoon he went to Europe for three weeks.

She and her future husband can't agree on where to go for their honeymoon.

He wants to go the Maldives.

She's worried that if they go to the Maldives, she might get bored easily.

She'd like to go to Paris instead.

If they went to Paris, there would be more activities for them to do.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

honeymoon - a vacation or holiday a newlywed couple take after getting married.
My wife and I went to Vietnam for our honeymoon.
I want to go to Hawaii for my honeymoon.

fiancé - the man a woman will get married to.
fiancée - the woman a man will marry.
My fiancée wants a big family wedding. She has invited many guests.
My fiancé is a very kind and funny man. I look forward to marrying him.

Notes

Attribution

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