Speaking Activity: Part 2

Okay, in the first activity we made it pretty easy for you to talk about this conversation. We wanted to guide you in a way that shows you the correct way of doing our speaking practice exercises related to our conversation lessons. 

I hope some of the phrases like ‘over night lows’ and ‘pretty cold’ were fun to use for the first time 🙂

Trust me, after trying to explain this part of the conversation 3 times, you are going to be very surprised how fluently you can explain it!


Second Attempt: Use Your Memory

This time, we are taking away the hints to force your mind to remember the vocabulary. If you need to quickly look at the transcription again, we have it below the questions. 


Explain: Why we decided to go camping in October

  • Which season and month did we go camping?  
  • Why do people usually avoid camping in October?
  • What was the weather forecast?
  • What did we bring to stay warm?
  • In the end, was it cold? 



Amy: So, anyway, we were talking about the last trip that we did to the hot springs. And that was when we went camping last fall. I think we went to Box Lake, it’s called.

 Curtis:  Yeah. And…

Amy:  What time of year was it?

Curtis:  It was in the fall. In October, I believe.  

Amy:  Is it normal to be camping in October?

Curtis:  No, it’s pretty cold in October, usually, but for some reason, it was really nice when we went.

Amy:  Yeah. I remember looking at the weather forecast and seeing that, oh, hey, you know, it’s going to be between 21 and 25 degrees, for some reason, in the middle of October. And the overnight lows were going to be down around 12 or 13 degrees. And I thought I think we should go camping. Let’s just bring a car full of blankets and, you know, long pants and long johns and toques and gloves and everything that we could possibly need in case we’re cold.

 Curtis:  Yeah. And we were more than prepared.

Amy:  But were we cold?

Curtis:  No. We weren’t cold at all.

Amy:  No, it wasn’t any worse than camping in the summertime. Like it was…it was really strange.