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Talking about things and stuff

English Speaking Topic

A couple is choosing the a place to stay for their holiday. Listen to the conversation and learn how they talk about things.

AWhat about this resort? There’s lots of stuff to do here.
BLike what?
AOrganised activities during the day, beach parties or dinners at night, and courses in different water sports.
BI don’t like that kind of thing, to be honest. I’d rather have a quiet holiday and just relax.
AOK, well, there are loads of other websites we can look at. What about this one?
BNo, I heard some bad things about that company.
AReally? I heard they’re pretty good.

 

Language Note:

resort
a place that provide activities for people who stay there during their holidays
– The ski resorts are very busy this season.

lots of
plenty of
– There are lots of people at the beach

kind of thing
refering to something mentioned before.
– He spends all of his time on computers, video games and TV. He really likes that kind of thing.

loads of
informal way of saying “lots of”
– Loads of dirty clothes are in the washing machine.

things
refering to something mentioned before.

pretty
fairly or somewhat
– I have to leave pretty soon.

 

Note: You can use stuff and things for objects and belongings as well as activities, but be careful to use the correct grammar:

Countable: this thing / these things / many things
Uncountable: loads of stuff / lots of stuff / much stuff

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