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Wild Night Out

Kara and Lupe talk about going to the clubs and the wild endings to the evening.

Kara: So Lupe, last night when we went out I saw you dancing with some guy. Who were you dancing with?

Lupe: I was actually dancing with *****, and I wish he would have not drank so much, but it was still fun. Is he going tonight?

Kara: No, I don't think he's going. He has to work and I don't know if his brother is going to invite him.

Lupe: Cause he did mention last night that he was going, because last night he had no cash in his wallet and made me pay for him and promise that he would pay for me tonight, so I'm really hoping that he does go.

Kara: Well, if not, we'll have somebody else pay for you: his brother.

Lupe: I just thought it was funny. Maybe that was his plan all along, to not go tonight so he really wasn't gonna pay for me and that's why he made me pay for him last night.

Kara: Ah, maybe.

Lupe: Pretty good trick to play on girls. Yeah. Nowadays, you never know with these boys.

Kara: So what happened at the end of the night? Where did he go?

Lupe: I don't know. He just kind of stormed off. Took off. We couldn't find him. We checked in the restroom. We checked on the dance floor, at the bar. He was nowhere to be found and turns out he just left and started walking home.

Kara: That's a long ways.

Lupe: It is a long ways. It probably took him an hour. If he even made it home. I'm sure he called someone to go pick him up.

Kara: And drove him at least part way.

Lupe: Did Fermin tell you what happened or did he get off?

Kara: Fermin said that he tried to find him. He went to go pick him up but he wouldn't get in the car. He wanted to walk.

Lupe: And he actually walked all the way home?

Kara: I don't know. He said he showed up there later so I'm assuming.

Lupe: He's a crazy boy, especially because it was really late at night and it's really dangerous to be walking out by yourself.

Kara: But think of all the things we did when we were twenty-one.

Lupe: That's true.

Kara: There was one time I remember you disappeared.

Lupe: I did but I didn't walk all the way home, especially in high-heels.

Kara: Oh, but you walked all the way to another hotel and nobody knew where you were at.

Lupe: Actually, I got a cab. I walked for a little bit, and I knew I wasn't gonna make it so I did get a cab and go back to the hotel.

Kara: And I remember after, I was looking all over the club searching in the bathroom trying to figure out where you went.

Lupe: It was different though. I had way too many drinks, so I didn't realize I was there with you guys, or didn't think you guys would be so worried about me.

Kara: Well, I knew you had too many drinks. I was afraid you were in the bathroom somewhere sick.

Lupe: No, and the bad thing was that didn't have my phone on me when I got back to the room because I was in the bathroom when you kept calling, and I know you guys were worried but I really didn't do that on purpose.

Kara: And you had the room key, and we were all locked out half the night.

Lupe: But I heard you guys knocking, and I finally opened it.

Kara: Yeah, and hour later, when we finally woke you up along with half of our neighbors.

Learn vocabulary from the lesson!

keep the tradition going


I think I'd like to keep the tradition going and meet up at El Torito.

When you 'keep the tradition going,' it means that you take great care in making sure that certain past actions are done again, because you think they are very special.

Notice the following:

  1. I try hard to keep the tradition going each year, and I cook a big turkey.
  2. It is important to keep the tradition going in families.

land on


My birthday does land on a Wednesday this year.

To 'land on' means that an event happens on a particular date or day.

Notice the following:

  1. Christmas lands on a weekend this year, so we should get some extra time off work.
  2. What day does Easter land on this year?

Memorial Day


So maybe the weekend before that, which happens to be a three day weekend because of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is an American public holiday which is used to remember soldiers from all wars who are dead now.

Notice the following:

  1. I think we are all going round to her house for Memorial Day.
  2. Why do you commemorate Memorial Day?

that's the best


That's the best, because then you get to celebrate in the middle of the week and the weekend before and hopefully the weekend after.

'That's the best' means that particular thing is better than anything else.

Notice the following:

  1. I love Christmas. Of all the holiday I think that's the best.
  2. Going out on a Saturday is better than a Friday. That's the best.

I really wouldn't mind it


I really wouldn't mind it, especially for the whole month.

'I really wouldn't mind it' means that it would not bother you.

Notice the following:

  1. I really wouldn't mind it if you did not come.
  2. I really wouldn't mind it if I had to work over Christmas.

Vocabulary Quiz

tradition • lands on • Memorial
the best • mind
  1. Would you like to come up to the family cabin for Day?
  2. She wouldn't if we just stayed in tonight.
  3. I love falling asleep to the sound of the rain. That's .
  4. I think your birthday a Friday this year.
  5. As we get older, it's more difficult to keep the going.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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