Disneyworld

A young man talks about visiting Disneyworld in Florida.

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

The last time I went on vacation.

To be honest, I feel like I've been on vacation for about a year now. Um, I a, I just moved down to Florida last August and I've been here since, and I live right next to Disney.

And, uh, actually I worked there for a couple of months, as a, under an internship, which was awesome... the greatest experience I think I've done in my life. And my girlfriend, she currently works there, so she's got free passes, and we go just about every week.

And it never get's old, you know, we ride the same rides every day, we see the same shows, we eat the same expensive food, we watch the same fireworks, but, it's awesome.

And uh, so it doesn't get old, we try to treat it like it's a vacation, like we mark the day on our calendar and we plan, and we count down the days so it doesn't just seem like we're going down the road to Disney, like we treat it like we're going on our own little vacation, and it gets better every time. I'm really going to miss it when we leave.

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

  • Why does he feel like he's always on vacation?
  • Did he enjoy his internship at Disney?
  • Why does he visit Disneyworld so regularly?
  • Is he sick of visiting Disneyworld?
  • Why doesn't it get old?

Answers

Last year, he moved down to Florida, and he now lives near Disneyworld. He visits there regularly, so it feels like he's always on vacation.

Yes, he thinks it's one of the best experiences of his life.

His girlfriend works there, so she gets free passes.

No, he mentioned that it doesn't get old. He loves going on the same rides, seeing the same shows, eating the same food, and watching the same fireworks. He still enjoys it even though he's done it many times before.

It doesn't get old because they treat each visit like a mini vacation. They prepare for the visit, the same way they'd prepare for a vacation.