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
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 cranree-guesthouse.co.uk. 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!
To put away something
To store things where they are usually kept.
Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.
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.
To hang up
To end a phone conversation
I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.
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.
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.