SYLVIA’S HOLIDAY in the tropical island of Mangrovia. Part one The Arrival. HENCE (adv). Atlanta The airport’s closed! We’re looking for terrorists!. There was a terrorist problem in Atlanta, hence the late arrival of our plane. HENCE (adv) = d’où. Mangrovia. HENCE. We’re late!.
The airport’s closed! We’re looking for terrorists!
Do you think we’ll get there in one piece, Frank?
Don’t worry, Sylvia, we’ll be fine
two kilometres long!
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No, it’s cold in here.
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Didn't you hear? A terrorist problem in Atlanta, hence all the policemen we saw.
There was a terrorist problem in Atlanta, hence the late arrival of our plane.
I was told we'd get a gift of flowers when we arrived. arrival of our plane.
Me too, but we didn't get anything. How disappointing!
When we arrived on the island, lovely native girls gave us a gift of flowers.
Oh, that drive from the airport! Wasn't it terrible? gift of flowers.
Awful! I was really frightened.
Oh yes, I'm sure he'll get us there without any trouble.
I didn’t have any faith in the bus driver, but Frank said we would be fine.
Are these your sunglasses, Frank? we would be fine.
Oh yes, they must have fallen out of my pocket - it's got a hole in it.
Oh dear, my shirt pocket has got a hole in it. we would be fine.
It's not a very long beach, is it? we would be fine.
No, it can't be more than a few hundred metres.
The beach is fantastic – we would be fine.
two kilometres long!
Phew! It's really hot. we would be fine.
Yes, shall we rest where that child is, beneath that palm tree?
A child is resting under the palm tree. we would be fine.
Look at that coconut - it's rolling! we would be fine.
Oh yes! It must have just fallen from the tree.
We watched a coconut that rolled from a tree. we would be fine.
Have you seen Sylvia’s nose? It’s incredible!
You should take a look at your own!
Mangrovia holidays coupon for one
What happened to your nose? It’s all red!
I burned it when I was lighting my cigarette.
My nose is all red from sitting in the sun. we would be fine.
Hey, look at Sylvia surfing! we would be fine.
Wow, the way she rides on that board. Amazing!
Yes, me too. We can use the coupons they gave us. They entitle us to a free ice cream.
This coupon entitles you to a free ice cream at the restaurant on the beach.
Let’s have a barbecue on the beach. restaurant on the beach.
Great idea. We’ll collect some wood to burn.
Some members of the group collected dry wood to burn. restaurant on the beach.
Where are those attractive young ladies I saw at lunch time? restaurant on the beach.
They’re still playing volleyball.
Frank has been watching some attractive young ladies on the volleyball court.
The jungle's not very thick, is it? volleyball court.
No, it's possible to walk just about everywhere.
Me neither. It looks to me as if the wing is broken.
No, it’s an easy place to find your way around.
I wish I’d never come!
What a terrible trip!
sugarcane around.DERIVE (v)
You should try some of this, Sylvia, it’s delicious!
They’re washing their clothes in the river, I think.
While on a tour of a local coffee plantation, we saw women washing their clothes in the river.
We’re going for a walk in the mountains. Do you want to come, Sylvia?
Only if you’ve got a global positioning device. I don’t want to get lost!
A global positioning device is useful when you’re walking in the mountains.
Oh dear, Frank! What happened to your knee? in the mountains.
I slipped on my way to the river. It’s not too serious.
During our walk to the river Frank fell and cut his knee. in the mountains.
There are no volcanoes on this island, are there? in the mountains.
No, the soil would be much more fertile if there were.
Fantastic. The view from the mountains was wonderful.
OK… Ugh, it’s disgusting!
What are those people lighting fires for? sugarcane.
They’re sugarcane growers. They want to clear some more land.
Try this. It’s a natural remedy made from the leaf of a local plant.
The children jump 20 metres from a rock into the sea.
to JUMP = sauter
The only prospects are in tourism
How many letters are in the alphabet?
21, because ET went home and the FBI went after him.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Tell me, is the food here great or is it great?
What a beautiful pullover! Where did you get it?
At the market. The local women gather there to sell their clothes.
The local women gather in the market where they sell colourful clothes to tourists.
Does anyone ever jump from that rock? colourful clothes to tourists.
Oh no, it’s far too dangerous.
The children jump 20 metres from a rock into the sea. colourful clothes to tourists.
Oh yes. There are lots of industries where they can find work.
Yes, there’s a great pub in town where the local groups play.
We heard that there’s a very good pub in town that plays reggae music.
Do you think anybody finds the comedian funny? reggae music.
I don’t see how anybody could. He’s terrible!
The comedian who performs in the hotel bar every night is quite a funny guy!
I don’t remember seeing you with that ring before, Sylvia. quite a funny guy!
No, my boyfriend gave it me last night. Or perhaps I should say my fiancé.
Frank gave me a diamond ring while we were dining in the hotel restaurant.
Yes, I don’t think it appeals to anyone in the group.
Oh, yes everyone’s been complaining. It’s been the only topic of conversation since we arrived.
The excellent food has been a major topic of conversation with the members of the tour.
The guide is strange
Oh boy! That local food makes me sick as a dog!
What’s the matter? You’re not happy? Stop complaining!
Consider yourself lucky!
The tour guide wanted us to switch rooms with him because we had a larger drinks cabinet.
OK, but we want a discount!
wind speed = 100kph
What did the tour guide say about the food?
Nothing. He refused to make any comment.
What do you think of the tour guide? local food.
Excellent. He conducts himself impeccably.
The tour guide has in general conducted himself in a very impolite manner.
Did you see how much the tour guide drank last night? impolite manner.
Incredible, wasn’t it? He’s more a liability than a help.
Why do you think? So he could get at our drinks cabinet!
The tour guide wanted us to switch rooms with him because we had a larger drinks cabinet.
Did you agree to switch with him? had a larger drinks cabinet.
Yes – provided he gives us a discount on our room.
The television in our room only has two channels. on our room.
Consider yourself lucky. We haven’t got a television at all.
The television in our room has 342 channels. on our room.
Right! Swimming every day in this beautiful blue sea – what more could you want?
No, the wind never blows very hard.
Things go wrong!
I don’t think you should go in the water!
Oh, do come in! It’s lovely!
You may not know my significance, but I do!
Welcome to Mangrovia! grey.
Ha! Ha! Ha!HELL (n)
Please! Let me go! grey.RELEASE (n)
Why are those houses in such a terrible state?
They got damaged last year in the cyclone.
Yes, the hotel manager advised us to stay out of the water.
The hotel manager advised us to avoid the water as a shark has been seen.
It's a very peaceful country, isn’t it? has been seen.
Yes, the borders are very stable, and relations with other countries are excellent.
What’s the significance of all the security personnel? They’re everywhere!
I don’t know. It’s difficult to understand, isn’t it?
It’s difficult to understand the significance of the security personnel everywhere.
I’m very impressed with the tour guide. security personnel everywhere.
Me too. He never makes a single mistake.
Last night our tour guide made a mistake finding his way home and was kidnapped by local rebels!
What do you think about the guide being kidnapped? home and was kidnapped by local rebels!
I feel sorry for him of course, but he was making our holiday hell.
I do feel sorry for the tour guide, even though he was making our holiday hell.
Isn’t it terrible? The tour guide being kidnapped? making our holiday hell.
Not really. His release is not something I care about.
We are all hoping for the quick release of our tour guide. making our holiday hell.
I never thought we’d manage without our guide. making our holiday hell.
Nor me, but in fact we’re doing all right.
At first we were lost without our guide but now we’re managing all right.
The holiday continues
Oh I like her hair!
Me too. I want mine done the same.
What do you think, Frank?
Look at those souvenirs – aren’t they lovely?
How can you say that? You know I hate that sort of stuff.
Me too. I brought just the right sort of shoes.
Bones. But don’t ask me what sort of animal they come from!
Very. They certainly know how to work with iron here.
Just down the road. This style is very much the trend around here.
They sell some wonderful things on the beach. Look at these shoes I bought.
Well, they don’t sell dresses. I’ve been looking for one all day and I’ve found nothing.
I bought a lovely dress on the beach this morning. shoes I bought.
This dress really suits me, don’t you think, Frank? shoes I bought.
It’s looks beautiful on you, Sylvia.
Me too. Never again, that’s for sure!
The expense of this holiday has been quite large but I think it was worth it.
The investigation begins
fouiller (un endroit)
I’m staying inside!
That guy’s clothes are so cool!
My name is Pterophyllum scalare.
Do you think the police are going to find the tour guide?
I doubt it. They haven’t even started searching.
The local police are searching everywhere for our guide. it was worth it.
I don’t want to stay inside all the time. it was worth it.
It’s probably sensible, though. It’s what the police suggested.
I’m sure the rebels won’t kill the guide. They’ll probably just steal something from him.
Yes, maybe they just want his clothes.
Me too. But I haven’t expanded my knowledge of them. I still know nothing at all.
Yes. Our minibus backed into a pineapple stand in the market.
No, they say it’s none of their business. They’re refusing to conduct an inquiry.
The embassy said they would conduct an inquiry into the disappearance of our guide.
Yes, we’re organizing a trip to the local parish church.
At the local parish church we’re going to ask God to return our tour guide safely.
It’s a shame there’s no democracy in this country. return our tour guide safely.
Yes, it must be terrible never getting a chance to elect a new leader.
Good lord, Helga looks angry today! president.
Don’t you know why? She’s furious she didn’t win the dance competition.
Helga, the oldest member of our tour group, was very angry she didn’t win the dance competition.
Oh no! The poor guide!
There’s nothing here.
I like tour guides!
I was by far the best!
Do you think the tour guide is able to move around freely?
Oh yes, I’m sure no one would tie him up.
I think so. The international observers have said there’s no need to review the voting process.
The observers of the recent election have decided to review the voting process.
Didn’t you know? There was a fire in our room!
Yesterday there was a fire in our room so we’ve had to find other accommodation.
They haven’t found anything. Neither in the first investigation nor in the subsequent one.
At first the police found nothing but a subsequent investigation has been more successful
The police have found a brown shirt covered with blood. investigation has been more successful
Oh dear. The guide was wearing a brown shirt when he disappeared.
The police have found our tour guide’s brown shirt, covered with blood.
Do you think a wild animal might have eaten the tour guide? covered with blood.
It's quite possible. Just to see if he had a nice taste.
So you didn't get the the crown of flowers. Never mind!
The mystery remains
I needed a break from that stupid group! of flowers.BREAK (n)
Tourists can get so arrogant when they’re in groups!
He! He! He!
It’s one of our tour guide’s shoes. It was found under the wheel of a jeep.
Yesterday the police found one of our tour guide’s shoes under the wheel of an army jeep.
What do you think about the disappearance of our tour guide? under the wheel of an army jeep.
I think he may have just wanted to take a break from being with us.
I think our guide disappeared because he wanted a break from being with the group.
I'm not sure. It's hard to say, isn't it?
I’m not sure whether our presence on the island benefits the local economy.
Yes, I do. And they certainly don’t stay alive thanks to the tourists.
Me neither. I’ve heard a few complaints about tour groups being arrogant.
I’ve heard some complaints in town that tour groups are rather arrogant.
Did you hear? The police have found the tour guide’s leg on the beach.
Yes, I heard. It was cut off several inches above the knee. Ugh!
Today the police found the tour guide’s leg, cut off several inches above the knee.
Well, it certainly wasn't firm, that's for sure.
Well, Frank, we leave tomorrow. quite firm.
Yes, and we still don't know who is to blame for our guide's disappearance.
The police never found out who was to blame for the disappearance of the guide – the mystery remains!