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Discussing Life Choices

David and Megan went to secondary school together. They bump into each other many years

later and are discussing their life choices…

Megan: Hi David! I hardly recognised you! How are you?

David: Hi Megan! It’s great to see you. You’ve changed so much since secondary school too.

How have you been?

Megan: I’ve been doing great! After graduating from university, I decided to open my own

business, a small beauty salon. Over the past year, it has really taken off. How about you?

David: That sounds great. You made the right decision. After school, I decided to try my

luck at finding a good job abroad, but that was a mistake. If I’d known about the work

conditions in the country I went to, I would never have left in the first place.

Megan: I’m sorry to hear that. I assume you came back home quickly. What did you do


David: Yes, I was back home within a couple of months. As the saying goes, east or west,

home is the best! I convinced my parents to start a family business which has turned out to be

quite successful.

Megan: That sounds great! What kind of business is it?

David: Countryside tourism. My parents’ property is in very picturesque area in the country

with a lake, meadows, and areas of woodland, so we built a guest house and offer relaxing

holidays for people who want to be close to the nature.

Megan: Amazing - I’m impressed! I’d love to go there for a weekend to wind down after a

stressful week in the salon. Can I have your contact details? Is there a website where I can

book a short stay?

David: Sure, my number is 07877867112. If you have any questions or want to know

anything at all, just give me a call. The website is You can see

pictures of the inside and the surrounding grounds there. I’d love to show you around if you

come to stay too. Keep in touch!

Megan: I will. Thanks David!

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Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To put away something

To store things where they are usually kept.

Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.

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To hang something up

To stop using something because you are no longer doing the activity or sport.

After the final fight of his career, he hung up his boxing gloves.

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To hang up

To end a phone conversation

I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.

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To put up with something or somebody

To accept or continue to accept and unpleasant situation.

I can put up his room being messy but I can’t put up with him leaving a mess around the house.

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To get up to

1.  To do something.

2.  To do something that others would disapprove of.

1.  What did you get up to on holiday?

2.  The children have been getting up to mischief recently.

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