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Winning a Holiday

Mel has won a holiday for two and she wants to invite her best friend, Samantha, to come

with her. They have a choice of two destinations: Andalucía in Spain or Antalya in Turkey.

She calls her friend to tell her the good news…

Mel: Hi, Samantha. You might want to sit down for this - I have something to tell you…

Samantha: Hi Mel. Oh, I really hope it isn’t bad news…

Mel: No, quite the opposite in fact! It’s great news! I’m so excited to tell you that I won a

holiday for two and I want you to come with me! Do you remember when I entered that

competition on the radio the other day? Well, I got a phone call this morning to say that I’m

the lucky winner!

Samantha: No way! That's incredible! And you want to take me? I’m delighted!

Mel: But we have a difficult decision to make… Where would you rather spend seven

nights? In Andalucía in Spain or Antalya in Turkey?

Samantha: Mm… they both sound amazing! You’re the winner so it’s your call.

Mel: Well, I’m swaying towards Andalucía at the minute because the itinerary sounds better.

There is a Flamenco Festival, a guided tour of the wildlife park, whale-watching, a museum

visit, and an afternoon shopping in Seville. The rest of the time, we can do as we please!

Samantha: That sounds just perfect! I’ll go anytime!

Mel: Great – I just have to call the radio station now to confirm the travel arrangements and

then we can collect our tickets!

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Winning a Holiday


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To run through something

To practice or repeat something from beginning to end.

Let’s run through the song one more time before we perform.

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To fail to do something on time or fast enough.

1.  He missed most of classes and fell behind with his schoolwork.

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To quit before you have finished something.

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2.  He dropped out.

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To succeed easily in doing something.

He sailed through the test and achieved the highest mark.

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To continue being informed about something.

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