Just what do you do when you have some spare time? If you are not going out eating, instead you can go and do some exercise such as hiking or swimming—both very popular pastimes in China. So, why not invite some friends and colleagues and get together this weekend or on your next holiday?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To discuss taking a trip somewhere at the weekend or your day off
(ii) How to suggest an alternative to someone else’s suggestion
Two colleagues are talking about a plan for their day off:
(zài xiào yuán)
(at the campus)
Yuán yuan, zhōu mò zán men qù pá shān ba?
Yuan yuan, shall we go hiking this weekend?
Tiān zhè me rè, hái shì bié pá shān le.
It’s too hot, we’d better not go.
Yào bù zán men qù yóu yǒng ba?
How about swimming?
Hǎo ā! Nà zán men jiào shang Lǐ Hóng hé Wáng Liàng ba. Tā men yě xǐ huān yóu yǒng.
Great. Let’s ask Li Hong and Wang Liang to come along. They like swimming, too.
Hǎo, nà míng tiān jiù yuē zài yóu yǒng guǎn mén kǒu jiàn miàn. Hǎo me?
Okay, let’s meet at the front door of the swimming centre, shall we?
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