Marco went to England last year. He spent a week in London. He went with Irina. They saw the British Museum, and Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. They always ate in Italian restaurants, or McDonald’s, and they had a wonderful time. The weather wasn’t bad but they had a little rain in the first two days.
Francesca went to Spain last year. She spent a week in Barcelona. She went with Kim. They saw the Church of the Sagrada Familia, and La Ramblas, and the Picasso Museum. They went dancing in a different discotheque every night, and they had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect, but it was a little hot.
Luca went to Greece last year. He spent three days in Athens. He went with Marie. They saw the National Museum, and the Parthenon, on the Acropolis. They went to Mykonos, and went swimming every day. They had a wonderful time. The weather was great.
Barbara went to America last year. She spent a week in New York. She went with Ben. They saw the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, and the Museum of Modern Art. It was hot, and very humid, but they had a great time. Barbara wants to go back to New York again, next year. But not in August.
Frank went to Turkey last year. He spent a week in Istanbul. He went with Terri. They saw the Blue Mosque, and Santa Sophia, and the Topkapi Palace and Museum. They bought some beautiful Turkish carpets, and they had a wonderful time. The weather was fine, except for the day they went out on the Bosphorus in a boat.
Elena went to France last year, to Paris. She went with her credit card. She saw the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral. And she did a lot of shopping. Shopping, shopping, shopping! The weather was nothing special, but she had a wonderful time. She spent a week in Paris, and she also spent fifteen hundred euros.
Doug and Melanie go to the cinema every Sunday evening. The cinema — there’s only one in the village, and they go there every week. There’s one show on Friday, and two shows on Saturday and Sunday.
On Monday morning, Doug always phones Melanie, to talk about the film they saw the night before. Actually, he phones her every morning, at eight o’clock, to tell her how much he misses her. “I really miss you, Melanie!” An hour later, he sees her at school, but he can’t wait until then. So he calls her at home.
At school, Melanie is a very good student, she’s a model student. Doug is not so good, because he doesn’t concentrate on his lessons. He spends the day thinking about Melanie. Then, after school, he goes to Melanie’s house, and she helps him with his homework.
At six o’clock, when it’s timeto go home for dinner, Doug is very unhappy. He’s miserable. He wants to cry. Just imagine! No more Melanie for the next fifteen hours! How can he live without her?
Of course he phones her after dinner, and they talk for a couple of hours. I don’t know what they talk about, but… Well, you know!
Now, Melanie likes Doug, and she likes talking to him, but sometimes he’s a bit obsessive. So she’s happy when Doug goes out sailing with his father at the weekend, and she can have some time to herself. Doug says he wants to buy a mobile phone, but Melanie doesn’t think that’s a very good idea.