Senem: Hey, Shawn, how are you doing?
Shawn: Good, good, how are you?
Senem: Good thank you. I just wanted to ask you, what were you thinking of doing during the summer vacation?
Shawn: Um, I don't have a set plan really. I'd like to go to Mexico with somebody but I can't seem to find anybody to go with.
Senem: Oh, my gosh, that is so strange. I really want to go to Mexico, too.
Shawn: Well, you know, summer vacation starts in about 10 days, I mean, so why don't we book our tickets together.
Senem: That would be great.
Senem: Wait a minute. Have you been to Mexico before?
Shawn: Yeah, I've been to Cancun once before.
Senem: That's really good, because I haven't been to Mexico, so I wouldn't know where to go.
Shawn: Ah, well, I can show you some great bars and some great places to go swimming and diving.
Shawn: Sounds really good. I was also thinking of going on a road trip around Mexico, maybe head up tp Puerta Viarta
Senem: Uh, could we get an international driving license really easy, yeah!
Shawn: Actually, I can drive around on my Canadian license without any problems.
Senem: Wow, that is so convenient.
Shawn: Yeah, it is, and also, I'm, you know, the Baja pennisula is only a short boat ride away, we could also head to there.
Senem: That would be so awesome.
Shawn: Right, and you know one place I really want to go is Mexico city. I heard it's huge and humid, it's crowded but boy I think it would be fun.
Senem: How about the hotels there?
Shawn: What are the hotels like? It is expensive or?
Senem: Well, I'm sure they have really cheap hotels but the hotels I stayed in were medium to pretty high priced, so if we're going to go together maybe we should think about splitting a hotel room.
Shawn: I'm up for that.
Senem: Alright, great.
book our tickets
Summer vacation starts in about 10 days, so why don't we
book our tickets together?
When you 'book your tickets' it means that you reserve them by paying for them in advance. Notice the following:
- If you book your tickets now you get a big discount.
- We booked the tickets for spring vacation yesterday.
I was thinking of going on a road trip around Mexico, maybe
head up to Puerto Vallarta.
You 'head up' somewhere when you travel in a northern direction to get there. Notice the following:
- We are going to stop at the supermarket and then head up
to my parents' house.
- It's better to head up there now before traffic gets too
I heard Mexico City is huge and humid, but I think it would
A place is 'humid' when there is a lot of moisture or water in the air. In a humid place the air feels wet. Notice the following:
- It's always humid in the bathroom after someone takes a
- It's so humid outside today that I started sweating the
second I walked out the door.
splitting a hotel room or split a hotel room
If we're going to go together, maybe we should think about
splitting a hotel room.
In this case 'split a hotel' means to share a hotel room and that each person pays half of the price of the room. You can use the word 'split' to talk about sharing or sharing the cost of anything. Notice the following:
- We are going to split the cost of sofa.
- Let's just split the internet bill from last month.
up for that
That's a good idea; I'm up for that.
If you are 'up for' something you want to do it. Notice the following:
- I'm a little tired tonight, so I'm not really up for
- I'm always up for doing something outside on a nice day.
split • up for that
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Shuan and Senem plan a trip to Mexico.
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