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Describing a Holiday

Sandra has just returned from a summer camp in Germany. She is talking to her best friend,

Teresa, all about it…

Teresa: Hi, Sandra. How was your holiday in Germany?

Sandra: It was terrible… I didn’t enjoy it at all!

Teresa: Why? What happened?

Sandra: I don’t know where to begin… First of all, when we arrived at the airport in

Germany at midnight, there was no bus to take us to the camp!

Teresa: No way! What happened?

Sandra: Well, the driver arrived an hour late! When we finally arrived at the camp, at about

2 AM, we realised that we were in the middle of nowhere. It was cold and rainy, and we had

only packed light clothes for summer!

Teresa: Oh no! What did you do?

Sandra: We couldn’t do anything… We had to use a communal shower room too and there

was always a long queue. And, we even had mouse in our room!

Teresa: Oh no! I would’ve been terrified…

Sandra: I was! We had to deal with it by ourselves too. We had to catch it in a bag and then

we released it into the forest.

Teresa: Oh, poor you! You won’t be going back there in a hurry…

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Describing a Holiday


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
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 fall behind (with

To fail to do something on time or fast enough.

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

2.  He didn’t come to class for weeks so he fell behind.

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To drop out (of)

To quit before you have finished something.

1.  He dropped out of school 2 months before he was due to complete his exams.

2.  He dropped out.

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To sail through

To succeed easily in doing something.

He sailed through the test and achieved the highest mark.

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To keep up with

To continue being informed about something.

I like to watch the news to keep up with current affairs.

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