Celebrating the Spring Holidays



You will hear a man called Ken talking on
the phone to a friend called Liz about holiday accommodation. Liz: Hello? Ken: Hi Liz, it’s Ken here. Liz: Hi Ken! Nice to hear from you! Are you
… Ken: This is just a quick call, but Mary and
I have just been talking about our summer holiday – we haven’t booked a place yet
and we’ve left it a bit late. We were just wondering if you know of any holiday rentals
in your area – it’s so nice there. Liz: Well yes, I can think of two or three
places that are very nice – what dates have you got in mind? Ken: The 10th of July to the 22nd of July. Liz: Oh yes, that is quite soon isn’t it?
Well there’s a place near here called [question1]Moonfleet … Ken: Is that M-double O- N-F-L-double E- T? Liz: That’s right. It’s quite a rural
location, and it’s next to the owner’s house, but it’s got [question2]fields all
around it, so it’s very pretty. Ken: Mm. Sounds OK. Can you tell me a bit
more about it? Liz: Well it’s an annexe to the owner’s
house, and it’s an apartment with two bedrooms, and an open-plan living area. Ken: Well I like the sound of it. Is there
anything we might not like about it? Liz: Well it’s quite a distance from the
nearest [question3]shops, that’s all … Ken: OK. And … well, I’ll tell Mary but
I don’t think she’d mind that. Do you know how you book it? Liz: You have to book on the internet. There’s
a web address – it’s www.[question4]summerhouses … Ken: One word? Liz: Yes … Then dot com. You’ll be able
to look at a photograph on that. Ken: OK . And what about the others? Where
are they? Liz: The second one I’m thinking of is called
Kingfisher, and that’s even more rural. It’s a really beautiful location in fact,
it’s by the [question5]river, and it’s got nice views – it overlooks woodland on
the other side. Ken: Is that an apartment? Liz: No, it’s a three-bedroomed house. And
that’s got a [question6]dining room as well as a separate living room and a kitchen. But
I expect it’s more expensive. You’ll have to check the prices. Ken: Mm. It’s probably a bit bigger than
we need, but our nephew might be joining us, we’re not sure yet. How do you book Kingfisher? Liz: You have to phone the owner directly.
Shall I give you the number? I’ve got it here in my phone book … It’s oh one seven
five two, double six nine, two one eight. Ken: Right … Ken: And you mentioned a third place? Liz: Yes, there’s a house that my sister
stayed in last year – it’s called Sunnybanks. Ken: Nice name. Liz: And the location of that one is rather
different … It’s in the centre of a village, but it’s a very small and quaint place. Ken: Did your sister like it? Liz: Oh yes, it’s by the [question7]sea
so her children really loved it … Ken: What’s the accommodation like? Liz: I’m not sure about the number of rooms
because I haven’t been in it myself, but I think she said it’s quite spacious … And
I know it’s got its own [question8]garden. It’s not very big, but it’s not shared
with anyone else, and it’s supposed to be very pretty. Ken: Any snags? Problems? Liz: The only other thing I can think of is
that there’s nowhere for [question9]parking. The streets are too narrow. So you have to
leave your car somewhere else and then walk to the house – it’s only about ten minutes
away, but … Ken: OK. Well … I don’t think it matters
personally. How do you book it? Liz: There’s an [question10]agent you have
to contact. I don’t know his details, but I can ask my sister and let you know tomorrow. Ken: Thanks Liz, that’d be great. I’ll
talk to Mary and see what she says. Thanks for your help. Liz: That’s OK Ken, I’ll speak to you
again tomorrow. I hope you find what you’re looking for …

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