Issue 237 - Dear Karl

rat
Find out more about
Net Languages courses
Basic

Vocabulary: Words related to a hiking trip

Look and listen.

 

Can you remember? Choose the correct option.

 

An email

Read and listen to the email.

Dear Karl

Dear Karl,

John and I are planning to go hiking in Scotland next year, in May. We are planning to walk the West Highland Way. We are thinking of flying to Edinburgh and staying with you and Jackie for a few days. Then we will rent a car and drive to Glasgow to start the walk.

We don't have the tickets yet, but we are thinking of leaving from Boston on the 22nd of May arriving in Edinburgh on the 23rd of May.

What do you think? Can we stay with you? We would love to see you and Jackie and spend some time with you.

If it's not possible to stay with you, can you tell us the name of a good hotel in Edinburgh?

Hope to hear from you soon.

With love, Debby

Find out more about
Net Languages courses
Intermediate
An email

Read and listen to an email and then answer questions in the Comprehension section.

Dear Karl

Dear Karl,

John and I are planning to go hiking in Scotland next year, in May. We are planning to walk the West Highland Way, from Glasgow to Fort William. We haven’t bought tickets yet because our plans aren’t certain.

One idea was to fly to Edinburgh, spend two or three days there with you and Jackie and then go to Glasgow to start the trek. If possible, we would like to come back to Edinburgh for a few days after we finish the trek.

We are thinking of leaving from Boston on the 22nd of May, arriving in Edinburgh on the 23rd. We would return to Edinburgh sometime in the first week of June.

What do you think? Can we stay with you? We’d love to see you! If it’s not convenient, could you recommend a good hotel in Edinburgh?

Hope to hear from you soon.

With love, Debby

Now answer the questions in the Comprehension section.

Comprehension: An email

Choose the best meaning for the word in italics.

Find out more about
Net Languages courses
Advanced
An email

Read and listen to an email and then answer questions in the Comprehension section.

Dear Karl

Dear Karl,

John and I are planning to walk the West Highland Way this coming spring, probably sometime in May. We haven’t bought tickets yet, but are in the process of considering our options. One thought we had was to fly to Edinburgh and spend a few days there with you and Jackie before going to Glasgow to start the trek. At the end, we would like to come back to Edinburgh for a few days again before flying down to London to stay with John’s sister.

Our thoughts are that it would be great to see you and Jackie and spend some time with both of you and that it would be good to have a place where we can leave a bag of our travel clothes so we don't have to carry them all the way to Fort William!

We are tentatively thinking of leaving from Boston on the 22nd of May, which would mean arriving in Edinburgh on the 23rd, and we would return sometime in the first week of June.

I know it’s a long time until May, but I just wanted to check with you before we start booking our flights.

Let us know what you think. No pressure, but it would be wonderful to see you both. And if it’s not convenient to stay, maybe you could recommend a good hotel in Edinburgh?

Hope to hear from you soon.

With love, Debby

Now answer the questions in the Comprehension section.

Comprehension: An email

Choose the best option.

Interview: listen to more about the topic

Think about your answers to the following questions. Then listen to somebody answering the same questions. Were your answers similar?

Find out more about
Net Languages courses