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English Conversation Practice - Asking for a Vacation
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SPEAK WITH KAREN
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PHIL: "I need a vacation."
KAREN: "What's wrong?"
PHIL: "This job is so stressful, Karen!"
KAREN: "I think you should ask the boss for some time off?"
PHIL: "I can't right now. I have a big presentation on Friday."
KAREN: "Take a break next week after the presentation."
PHIL: "I have another project after this one."
KAREN: "You need to make a change. You're going to get sick."
PHIL: "I know. But I have a lot of responsibilities."
KAREN: "I know you do. But you also have to take care of yourself too."
PHIL: "You're right. I need to talk to the boss and tell him that I need a vacation. Do you think he will understand?"
KAREN: "I think so. He had a heart attack a few years ago. He understands that health is very important."
PHIL: "Ok. I will talk to him today. Thanks for your advice."
KAREN: "You're welcome. Where do you plan to go on vacation?"
PHIL: "A nice, warm beach."
KAREN: "That sounds great!"
1. Why does Phil need a vacation?
His job is too stressful
He hasn't had a vacation in 5 years
He wants to go to Disneyland
2. What is happening on Friday?
Phil has a big presentation
Phil is going on vacation
Phil is quitting his job
Phil has a doctor's appointment
3. What happened to Karen and Phil's boss a few years ago?
He became their boss
He got married
He had a heart attack
4. Where does Phil want to go?
Skiing in the mountains
Nice, warm beach
Backpacking through Europe
1. His job is too stressful
2. Phil has a big presentation
3. He had a heart attack
4. Nice, warm beach
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