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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!.

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SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin 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!


GIFT (n)

  • When we arrived on the island, lovely native girls gave us a gift of flowers.

  • a GIFT (n) = un cadeau, un don


DRIVE (n)

  • The drive from the airport was along a dangerous narrow road.

  • a DRIVE (n) = un trajet, une course (en voiture, bus etc)


FAITH (n)

Do you think we’ll get there in one piece, Frank?

  • I didn’t have any faith in the bus driver, but Frank said we would be fine.

  • FAITH =

    • la confiance

    • la foi

Don’t worry, Sylvia, we’ll be fine


POCKET (n)

  • Oh dear, my shirt pocket has got a hole in it.

  • a POCKET (n) = une poche


BEACH (n)

  • The beach is fantastic –

    two kilometres long!

  • a BEACH (n) = une plage


REST (v)

  • A child is resting under the palm tree.

  • to REST (v) = se reposer


ROLL (v)

  • We watched a coconut that rolled from a tree.

  • to ROLL (v) = rouler


MEMORY TEST: CONSIGNES

Pour chaque mot cible, vous allez voir affiché un court dialogue qui le contient. En vous rappelant des phrases que vous venez d'étudier, décidez si le dialogue est conforme à ce qui s'est passé.


Exemple

Phrase étudiée: It’s hot in this room.

Dialogue: Shall I open the window?

No, it’s cold in here.

Réponse: non


CONSIGNES

Pour chaque dialogue, écrivez votre réponse (oui ou non) sur votre feuille.


CONSIGNES

Après que vous avez répondu, vous verrez affichée la phrase d’origine.

Veuillez ne pas changer votre réponse.


Why was our plane so late?

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.

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?

Awful! I was really frightened.


The drive from the airport was along a dangerous narrow road.


Do you have any faith in the bus driver, Sylvia?

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?

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.


It's not a very long beach, is it?

No, it can't be more than a few hundred metres.


The beach is fantastic –

two kilometres long!


Phew! It's really hot.

Yes, shall we rest where that child is, beneath that palm tree?


A child is resting under the palm tree.


Look at that coconut - it's rolling!

Oh yes! It must have just fallen from the tree.


We watched a coconut that rolled from a tree.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part two

Holiday activities


NOSE (n)

  • My nose is all red from sitting in the sun.

  • A NOSE = un nez

Have you seen Sylvia’s nose? It’s incredible!

You should take a look at your own!


RIDE (v)

  • I tried to ride on a surfboard this morning – it’s not easy!

  • to ride = monter, se promener (à cheval, vélo etc.)


ENTITLE (v)

Mangrovia holidays coupon for one

  • This coupon entitles you to a free ice cream at the restaurant on the beach.

  • to ENTITLE = donner à qqn le droit


BURN (v)

  • Some members of the group collected dry wood to burn.

  • to burn = brûler


ATTRACTIVE (adj)

  • Frank has been watching some attractive young ladies on the volleyball court.

  • ATTRACTIVE = attirant, séduisant


THICK (adj)

  • In some places the jungle is so thick it’s impossible to enter.

  • THICK = épais


WING (n)

  • I think that the wing on that plane may be broken.

  • a WING = une aile


MAP (n)

  • A map of the area would be useful for finding our way around.

  • a MAP = une carte géographique


MEMORY TEST

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.


Hey, look at Sylvia surfing!

Wow, the way she rides on that board. Amazing!


I tried to ride on a surfboard this morning – it’s not easy!


I feel like something to eat. How about you?

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.

Great idea. We’ll collect some wood to burn.


Some members of the group collected dry wood to burn.


Where are those attractive young ladies I saw at lunch time?

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?

No, it's possible to walk just about everywhere.


In some places the jungle is so thick it’s impossible to enter.


Oh Frank, I don’t want to go up in that plane.

Me neither. It looks to me as if the wing is broken.


I think that the wing on that plane may be broken.


I don’t think we need a map, do you?

No, it’s an easy place to find your way around.


A map of the area would be useful for finding our way around.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part three

Discovering Mangrovia


WASH (v)

  • While on a tour of a local coffee plantation, we saw women washing their clothes in the river.

  • to wash = laver,

    se laver


DEVICE (n)

  • A global positioning device is useful when you’re walking in the mountains.

  • a device = un appareil, un dispositif

GPS

devices


KNEE (n)

  • During our walk to the river Frank fell and cut his knee.

  • a KNEE = un genou


SOIL (n)

  • The soil of this island is very fertile due to the local volcano.

  • SOIL = le sol, la terre


TRIP (n)

I wish I’d never come!

What a terrible trip!

  • We went on a trip to the mountains but our bus broke down.

  • a TRIP = une excursion, un voyage


sugarcane

DERIVE (v)

  • The locals derive a delicious alcohol from sugarcane.

  • to DERIVE sth from sth = tirer qqch de qqch

You should try some of this, Sylvia, it’s delicious!


LIGHT (v)

  • The sugarcane growers light fires in the jungle to clear new land.

  • to LIGHT = allumer


LEAF (n)

  • The leaf of a local plant is used in many traditional remedies.

  • a LEAF (plural : LEAVES) = une feuille


Do you see those women? What are they doing?

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?

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.


There are no volcanoes on this island, are there?

No, the soil would be much more fertile if there were.


The soil of this island is very fertile due to the local volcano.


Wasn't that a great trip we had today?

Fantastic. The view from the mountains was wonderful.


We went on a trip to the mountains but our bus broke down.


Do you want to try this, Sylvia? The locals derive it from sugarcane.

OK… Ugh, it’s disgusting!


The locals derive a delicious alcohol from sugarcane.


What are those people lighting fires for?

They’re sugarcane growers. They want to clear some more land.


The sugarcane growers light fires in the jungle to clear new land.


Oh dear, Frank! I had too much to drink last night. I feel terrible.

Try this. It’s a natural remedy made from the leaf of a local plant.


The leaf of a local plant is used in many traditional remedies.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part four

Enjoying Mangrovia


GATHER (v)

  • The local women gather in the market where they sell colourful clothes to tourists.

  • to GATHER = (se) rassembler


JUMP (v)

The children jump 20 metres from a rock into the sea.

to JUMP = sauter


PROSPECT (n)

  • There aren’t many job prospects here except in tourism.

  • a prospect = une perspective

The only prospects are in tourism


PUB (n)

  • We heard that there’s a very good pub in town that plays reggae music.

  • a pub = un pub


FUNNY (adj)

  • The comedian who performs in the hotel bar every night is quite a funny guy!

  • funny = drôle

How many letters are in the alphabet?

21, because ET went home and the FBI went after him.

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Ho! Ho! Ho!


RING (n)

  • Frank gave me a diamond ring while we were dining in the hotel restaurant.

  • a ring = une bague


APPEAL (v)

Mmm! Delicious!

Yummy!

  • The buffet lunch appeals to everyone in the group.

  • to appeal to s.o.=

    • plaire à, séduire qqn

    • faire appel à qqn


TOPIC (n)

Tell me, is the food here great or is it great?

It’s great!

  • The excellent food has been a major topic of conversation with the members of the tour.

  • a topic = un sujet, un thème

Fantastic!


MEMORY TEST

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?

Oh no, it’s far too dangerous.


The children jump 20 metres from a rock into the sea.


What about job prospects here? Do young people find a job easily?

Oh yes. There are lots of industries where they can find work.


There aren’t many job prospects here except in tourism.


Do you know where we can listen to some reggae?

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?

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.

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.


Some of the fruit they serve is very strange, don’t you think?

Yes, I don’t think it appeals to anyone in the group.


The buffet lunch appeals to everyone in the group.


The food here is dreadful, don’t you think?

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.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part five

The guide is strange


COMMENT (n)

  • The tour guide made some very strange comments about the local food.

  • a comment = une observation, un commentaire

Oh boy! That local food makes me sick as a dog!


CONDUCT (v)

  • The tour guide has in general conducted himself in a very impolite manner.

  • to conduct o.s. = se comporter

  • to conduct sth = conduire,mener (par ex. une campagne)

What’s the matter? You’re not happy? Stop complaining!

Consider yourself lucky!


LIABILITY (n)

  • The tour guide has been drinking too much and has become a liability.

  • a liability =

    • un problème gênant

    • une responsabilité (juridique)

alcoholic vapor


SWITCH (v)

The tour guide wanted us to switch rooms with him because we had a larger drinks cabinet.

  • to switch = changer, commuter

    • to switch on : allumer

    • to switch off : éteindre


PROVIDED (conj.)

OK, but we want a discount!

  • We agreed to switch with him provided he gives us a discount on our room.

  • provided = pourvu que

Me too!


CHANNEL (n)

  • The television in our room has 342 channels.

  • a channel =

    • une chaîne (de télévision)

    • un détroit, un canal (The English Channel = la Manche)


GREY (adj)

  • I didn’t go swimming today because the sea looked very grey.

  • grey / gray = gris


BLOW (v)

wind speed = 100kph

  • The wind has been blowing quite hard for several days now.

  • to blow = souffler


MEMORY TEST

What did the tour guide say about the food?

Nothing. He refused to make any comment.


The tour guide made some very strange comments about the local food.


What do you think of the tour guide?

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?

Incredible, wasn’t it? He’s more a liability than a help.


The tour guide has been drinking too much and has become a liability.


Why did the tour guide want to switch rooms with you?

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?

Yes – provided he gives us a discount on our room.


We agreed to switch with him provided he gives us a discount on our room.


The television in our room only has two channels.

Consider yourself lucky. We haven’t got a television at all.


The television in our room has 342 channels.


Ah, when I think of those grey skies back home, this is paradise!

Right! Swimming every day in this beautiful blue sea – what more could you want?


I didn’t go swimming today because the sea looked very grey.


I’ve heard they never get any cyclones here.

No, the wind never blows very hard.


The wind has been blowing quite hard for several days now.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part six

Things go wrong!


DAMAGE (v)

  • The cyclones often damage buildings and houses built beside the ocean.

  • to damage = abîmer, endommager


ADVISE (v)

I don’t think you should go in the water!

  • The hotel manager advised us to avoid the water as a shark has been seen.

  • to advise = conseiller

Oh, do come in! It’s lovely!


BORDER (n)

  • There has been trouble along the border with the country to the south.

  • a border =

    • une frontière

    • une bordure


SIGNIFICANCE (n)

You may not know my significance, but I do!

  • It’s difficult to understand the significance of the security personnel everywhere.

  • significance = signification


OK, you guys, keep cool. I made a mistake, that’s all.

MISTAKE (n)

  • Last night our tour guide made a mistake finding his way home and was kidnapped by local rebels!

  • a mistake =

    une erreur


Welcome to Mangrovia!

Ha! Ha! Ha!

HELL (n)

  • I do feel sorry for the tour guide, even though he was making our holiday hell.

  • hell = enfer


Please! Let me go!

RELEASE (n)

  • We are all hoping for the quick release of our tour guide.

  • a release =

    • une libération, une délivrance

    • une sortie (d’un film, d’un disque)


ALL RIGHT (adv)

We’re OK!

  • At first we were lost without our guide but now we’re managing all right.

  • all right = bien, correctement

We’re fine!


MEMORY TEST

Why are those houses in such a terrible state?

They got damaged last year in the cyclone.


The cyclones often damage buildings and houses built beside the ocean.


I’ve heard somebody saw a shark this morning. Is that true?

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?

Yes, the borders are very stable, and relations with other countries are excellent.


There has been trouble along the border with the country to the south.


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.

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?

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?

Not really. His release is not something I care about.


We are all hoping for the quick release of our tour guide.


I never thought we’d manage without our guide.

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.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part seven

The holiday continues


HATE (v)

They’re horrible!

  • Frank hates all the souvenirs they sell in town but I just love them!

  • to hate = détester, haïr

They’re lovely!


SHOE (n)

  • The shoes Frank brought have been much too hot for this climate.

  • a shoe = une chaussure


BONE (n)

  • The musicians last night used bones as a musical instrument.

  • a bone = un os


IRON (n)

  • Many of the items on sale at the local market are made from iron.

  • iron = le fer


TREND (n)

Oh I like her hair!

  • Having your hair done in the local style is quite a trend here.

  • a trend = une tendance

Me too. I want mine done the same.


DRESS (n)

  • I bought a lovely dress on the beach this morning.

  • a dress = une robe


SUIT (v)

What do you think, Frank?

  • To be honest, I’m not sure now if this dress really suits me.

  • to suit s.o. = aller bien à qqn


EXPENSE (n)

  • The expense of this holiday has been quite large but I think it was worth it.

  • an expense = une dépense

$$$


MEMORY TEST

Look at those souvenirs – aren’t they lovely?

How can you say that? You know I hate that sort of stuff.


Frank hates all the souvenirs they sell in town but I just love them!


For once I was very careful when I packed my case.

Me too. I brought just the right sort of shoes.


The shoes Frank brought have been much too hot for this climate.


That’s a strange instrument. What’s it made of?

Bones. But don’t ask me what sort of animal they come from!


The musicians last night used bones as a musical instrument.


Look at this little statue I bought. Isn’t it pretty?

Very. They certainly know how to work with iron here.


Many of the items on sale at the local market are made from iron.


Oh, I like your hair. Where did you get it done?

Just down the road. This style is very much the trend around here.


Having your hair done in the local style is quite a trend 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.


This dress really suits me, don’t you think, Frank?

It’s looks beautiful on you, Sylvia.


To be honest, I’m not sure now if this dress really suits me.


I’m furious. So much expense for such a terrible holiday.

Me too. Never again, that’s for sure!


The expense of this holiday has been quite large but I think it was worth it.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part eight

The investigation begins


SEARCH (v)

  • The local police are searching everywhere for our guide.

  • to search = rechercher qqn,

    fouiller (un endroit)


INSIDE (adv)

I’m staying inside!

  • The police have suggested we stay inside for the next few days.

  • inside = dedans

Me too!


STEAL (v)

That guy’s clothes are so cool!

  • Perhaps the rebels just wanted to steal the tour guide’s clothes.

  • to steal = voler


EXPAND (v)

  • This holiday has certainly expanded my knowledge of tropical fish.

  • to expand = (s’)étendre,

    (se) développer

My name is Pterophyllum scalare.


BACK (v)

  • Yesterday our minibus backed into a pineapple stand.

  • to back =

    • reculer

    • soutenir


INQUIRY (n)

  • The embassy said they would conduct an inquiry into the disappearance of our guide.

  • an inquiry = une enquête, une demande de renseignements

or


PARISH (n)

  • At the local parish church we’re going to ask God to return our tour guide safely.

  • a parish = une paroisse


ELECT (v)

  • The citizens of this country will soon be electing a new president.

  • to elect = élire


MEMORY TEST

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.


I don’t want to stay inside all the time.

It’s probably sensible, though. It’s what the police suggested.


The police have suggested we stay inside for the next few days.


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.


Perhaps the rebels just wanted to steal the tour guide’s clothes.


Well, I’ve certainly seen a lot of tropical fish on this holiday.

Me too. But I haven’t expanded my knowledge of them. I still know nothing at all.


This holiday has certainly expanded my knowledge of tropical fish.


I hear you had an accident yesterday.

Yes. Our minibus backed into a pineapple stand in the market.


Yesterday our minibus backed into a pineapple stand.


Has the embassy had any news of our guide?

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.


I think our only option now is to ask God to return the 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.

Yes, it must be terrible never getting a chance to elect a new leader.


The citizens of this country will soon be electing a new president.


Good lord, Helga looks angry today!

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.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part nine

Oh no! The poor guide!


TIE (v)

  • I’m sure our guide has been tied up somewhere in the jungle.

  • to tie = attacher, nouer, lier


REVIEW (v)

  • The observers of the recent election have decided to review the voting process.

  • to review = passer en revue, reconsidérer


ACCOMMODATION (n)

  • Yesterday there was a fire in our room so we’ve had to find other accommodation.

  • accommodation = logement


SUBSEQUENT (adj)

  • At first the police found nothing but a subsequent investigation has been more successful.

  • subsequent = ultérieur

There’s nothing here.

but then…

Aha!


BROWN (adj)

  • The police have found our tour guide’s brown shirt, covered with blood.

  • brown = marron


TASTE (n)

  • I think a wild animal may have had a taste of our tour guide!

  • a taste= un goût

  • to have a taste of sth = goûter qqch

Yummy!

I like tour guides!


CROWN (n)

  • Last night the winner of the dance competition won a crown of flowers.

  • a crown = une couronne


ANGRY (adj)

  • Helga, the oldest member of our tour group, was very angry she didn’t win the dance competition.

  • angry = en colère

I was by far the best!


MEMORY TEST

Do you think the tour guide is able to move around freely?

Oh yes, I’m sure no one would tie him up.


I’m sure our guide has been tied up somewhere in the jungle.


Do you think the election was fair?

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.


I hear you’re looking for other accommodation. Why’s that?

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.


Do you know if the police are any closer to finding our tour guide?

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.

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?

It's quite possible. Just to see if he had a nice taste.


I think a wild animal may have had a taste of our tour guide!


Well, Frank, I didn't win the dance competition last night.

So you didn't get the the crown of flowers. Never mind!


Last night the winner of the dance competition won a crown of flowers.


SYLVIA’S HOLIDAYin the tropical island of Mangrovia

Part ten

The mystery remains


WHEEL (n)

  • Yesterday the police found one of our tour guide’s shoes under the wheel of an army jeep.

  • a wheel = une roue


I needed a break from that stupid group!

BREAK (n)

  • I think our guide disappeared because he wanted a break from being with the group.

  • a break =

    • une pause, un répit

    • une rupture, une cassure, une coupure (selon contexte)


BENEFIT (v)

  • I’m not sure whether our presence on the island benefits the local economy.

  • to benefit sth = être avantageux à, profiter à qqch

  • to benefit from sth = profiter de qqch


ALIVE (adj)

  • I think that because of tourist interest, local customs are kept alive.

  • alive = vivant


COMPLAINT (n)

Tourists can get so arrogant when they’re in groups!

  • I’ve heard some complaints in town that tour groups are rather arrogant.

  • a complaint = une plainte, un grief


INCH (n)

  • Today the police found the tour guide’s leg, cut off several inches above the knee.

  • an inch = un pouce (2,54 cms)


FIRM (adj)

  • Even though it had been in the sea for days, the leg was quite firm.

  • firm = ferme, solide


BLAME (v)

He! He! He!

  • The police never found out who was to blame for the disappearance of the guide – the mystery remains!.

  • to blame = blâmer, condamner


MEMORY TEST

What’s that?

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?

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.


Frank, do you think our presence here benefits the local economy?

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.


It’s very difficult to keep local customs alive, don’t you think?

Yes, I do. And they certainly don’t stay alive thanks to the tourists.


I think that because of tourist interest, local customs are kept alive.


I’m not sure that tourists have a wonderful reputation here.

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.


I wonder what condition the leg was in after all that time in the water.

Well, it certainly wasn't firm, that's for sure.


Even though it had been in the sea for days, the leg was quite firm.


Well, Frank, we leave tomorrow.

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!


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