Unit 14 :
Weekend Getaway

 Pre- intermediate


To know the importance of going on a vacation.

Where in the world would you most like to go for your next vacation?

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Repeat the following words and phrases with your teacher and use them in a sentence.

  • getaway (n)
  • cabin (n)
  • destination (n)
  • interesting (adj)
  • book (v)
  • golf (n)
  • favorites (n)
  • ride (n)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Guess what! I’m going to San Francisco!

Really? When?

Tomorrow. I’m flying with Ocean Airlines.

Do you need a ride to the airport?

No, thanks. I’m OK. I can get  a taxi. Have you ever been to San Francisco?

Yes. i have been there several times. There are many interesting places that you can visit, such as the Golden Gate Bridge.

What about Fisherman’s Wharf?

Oh, that’s one of my favorites! There are lots of seafood restaurants you can sit at for lunch. Where are you going to stay?

 I have booked a room at the Pacific Tradewinds Hostel. It is geared towards international travelers and it is close to Chinatown.

 How long are you going to be there?

Just three days.

Why don’t you stay longer?

I plan to go to New York to see an old friend.

Have you booked the flight?

Yes, I have.

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Let’s practice

Choose the answer  that best defines the word in the capital letter.

  1. BOOK (v)

     a. something that yields knowledge or understanding schedule engagements for

     c. marked by sure familiarity

 2.GETAWAY (n)

      a. an act or instance of getting away

      b. to expose to an open air

      c. occurring naturally

  3. CABIN (n)

       a. the grounds of buildings or universities

       b. a private room on a ship or boat

       c. a case or cupboard

  4. RIDE (n)

       a. to sit and travel on the back of an animal

       b. a means of transportation

       c. intense pain of mind or body


       a. a place where one is journeying to

       b. chosen or filled by popular election

       c. a central and often foundational part



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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Hey guys, how about we get out of town once this long week is over?

I’m down. Do you have any place in mind, Eric?

Yeah, I’m up for a weekend getaway too. Let’s hit the beach!

I’d love to, but beach hotels this time of year are out of my price range.

Same. Or we could go camping by a lake or go fishing then.

I’ll pass. Last time i did that, the mosquitoes basically ate me alive!

That’s what bug spray is for dummy! How about a road trip?

To where? We need a destination. I don’t want to drive just to drive.

Oh, I know! Let’s go visit my cousin at his cabin down south and play golf.

 Great idea!

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Let's Practice

Picture Description Exercise: Imagine that you are in each of these photographs. How did you get there? Who did you go with? Where did you stay? Why did you go? Use plenty of adjectives.




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Share your  ideas with your teacher.

  1. Of all the places you visited, which would you recommend to your friends?
  2. Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
  3. What was the most enjoyable thing that you did during your vacation?
  4. What souvenirs did you buy?