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Lesson 2
Prepositional questions - Situations
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1.  Who did she give it to?

2.  What do you want to have a word about?

3.  Who did you dance with?

4.  What do you need it for?

5.  Who did you get it from?

6.  Who did you buy it for?

7.What are you thinking about?

8.Where do you want a lift to?


- Ah! Tom! There you are! Where have you disappeared to?
- I've just been working, got stuff to finish before my holiday. 
- Is there anything I can help you with?
- Thanks, Meg, I think I've got it all under control.
- So, where are you off to?
- I'm going on a cruise in the Carribean.
- Sounds fabulous! How long are you going for?
- Three weeks. It's a much-needed break.
- Oh, bliss! Three weeks in a tropical paradise!.. And who are you going with?
- With my new girlfriend. 
- Oh, a new girlfriend! How exciting! Where is she from? How long have you been seeing her for? Is it somebody you're working with?
- Wow, Meg, that's a lot of questions! Is there anything else you'd like to ask me about?

Tashi - Girl On The Move

Girl on the move - Part 1 - Situations
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I Now, travelling.  when did you start travelling? 

T When I was eight months old. I And where did you go? 

T Urm, I think we did a lot of South ... yeah, we did a lot of southeast Asia when I was younger. And Galapagos Islands, Philippines, and stuff like that. And your first memories ... OK, eight months, you started, but you presumably don't ... 

T ... don't remember. 

I What are your first memories of travelling? 

T Ur ... airports.  what else? Beaches. It was a lot in Asia at the time, so it was always hot. Big fruit drinks, and ... I don't know, lots of bus rides. Was there a time at which you sort of felt, "Yeah, I quite enjoy this travelling:' or was it ... ? It sounds almost a bit of a chore, the way you describe it at the moment. 

T No, it was never a chore. I always really enjoyed it. I think ... I was quite comfortable. Mum used to say that when I was two years old she just put me down and I just ran off. And she wouldn't see me and then someone would pick me up and bring me back. I was quite happy fitting in everywhere. What do you think were your, your best memories of travelling? I mean, what can you actually remember that still stands out years on? 

T From when I was much younger? 

I Yes. 

T  Africa, when I think I was around eight, or nine. We had ... we went on safaris there, and got chased by an elephant, had lion cubs jumping around the ...  safari bus, monkeys swinging off the ...  rearview mirrors, and things. So that was ... and trekking in Nepal is something I'll always remember. The getting up at like four in the morning and looking over all the mountains, and then just walking all day, talking to porters, and coming into villages, and all the kids running out and seeing you, and things. There's lots of amazing experiences. 

Girl on the move - Part 2 - Situations
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I And when you were on these travels, I mean, did your dad sort of have a notebook, and he'd be sort of stopping everywhere ... ? 

T Constantly. 

I ... and writing detailed notes of everywhere? 

I Yeah, he's always got pen and paper and three or four guidebooks and other people's guidebooks and so on. 

And that must have made travel a lot slower for you as a family. 

T Oh, no. He's hectic, Dad. He's ... we land in a country, his feet hit the ground, and he takes off. We don't stop for two seconds. He gets up and goes out before we get up, comes back, gets us up, takes us to breakfast, we rush around all the sights, see everything, stop for one drink here, lunch somewhere else, dinner somewhere else, after-dinner drink somewhere else, takes us back to the hotel, then he goes out again, and goes on all night. 

I Amazing! Exhausting! 

T Ah, it is! It's really exhausting! It got to a point where me and my brother ... what we really liked about travelling for a while was sitting at home watching movies and getting room service. That was quite exciting and different for us. 

This raises the question, of course, travel broadening the mind, as ... as ... as often said. Do you think it does? 

T Yeah, definitely. I don't think you can travel and not have your mind broadened. We saw everything, we ran around, and it was hectic, but at the same time, you knew it was an experience while you were doing it, especially as you got older. And you value it. And still do. 

Girl on the move - Part 3 - Situations
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I I was going to say, we've talked a bit about, you know, when you were really young. What about as you got older? I mean, how did the sort of experience and feel of it change, as you became, say, a teenager, and ... mid teenage years and so on? 

T You always wanted to stay home, summer holidays. I mean, just before you go away ... there'd be all your friends having parties and holidays and things, and you'd want to stay and hang out. But at the same time you knew you were doing something different, and everyone's always asking about where you've been, and what you're doing, so you know you ... it's a privileged situation, and you're lucky to have it. 

I Did that make it easier for you socially, or ... or not so easy?  Different in that way, in that you'd traveled sort of more than anyone, really, hadn't you? 

T  I think it had its pros and cons. I think for a number of years, especially around probably 13 to 16, I felt quite backward, I think, 'cause I didn't really know how to get along with kids my age and my own culture and country and stuff. Just from travelling for so long in places, countries, cultures or whatever, where you can't talk to boys, or you can't look at people in a certain way, or you don't wear certain clothing, or something. And I think ... I don't know ... just the adjusting back and forth constantly did make it a little awkward. The kids at school seemed to be cool, and they had things going on, watch TV, and this program was good, and I was never up to date with all that stuff, so I was constantly being pulled out of it and brought back. But at the same time, I did have that, like I'd seen things, I knew things, and stuff-just a broader view of life, I guess. 

There is a view of travelling that you become a kind of world citizen, and the world is your home. 

T Melbourne's definitely my home. But I do feel comfortable anywhere, particularly in Asia, I don't know ... I think I'm a real ... I just feel like I'm coming home when I go back to Asia. And after living for a year in Paris, I love going back there, but it's not really my home, I guess. No, Melbourne is definitely my home. 

Is there anywhere you fe .. , don't feel comfortable? 

T  I haven't found that place yet! But you never know, I might. I haven't been everywhere. Your mother's not so long ago written a book about travelling with children, hasn't she? Is travelling ... would ... is that, is that something you'd sort of advocate, travelling with children? Would you travel with ... will you travel with your own children? 

T Yeah, definitely. I think ... I mean ... it's a time where your ideas, your personality is being formed, and I think ... it can only benefit you. Really. I think it's something ... and you don't have as much time to do these things when you're older, so try to fit as much of it in as you can when you're younger. Definitely. 

So you'll continue travelling yourself, will you, do you think? 

T I hope so. I really can't handle being in one place for too long. I get very itchy-footed. 

Mad About You

by Sting

Mad About You - Sting
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A stones's throw from Jerusalem
I walked a lonely mile in the moonlight
And though a million stars were shining
My heart was lost on a distant planet

That whirls around the April moon
Whirling in an arc of sadness
I'm lost without you I'm lost without you

Though all my kingdoms turn to sand
And fall into the sea
I'm mad about you I'm mad about you

And from the dark secluded valleys
I heard the ancient songs of sadness
But every step I thought of you
Every footstep only you

And every star a grain of sand
The leavings of a dried up ocean
Tell me, how much longer?
 How much longer?

They say a city in the desert lies
The vanity of an ancient king
But the city lies in broken pieces
Where the wind howls and the vultures sing
These are the works of man
This is the sum of our ambition
It would make a prison of my life
If you became another's wife

With every prison blown to dust
My enemies walk free
I'm mad about you I'm mad about you

And I have never in my life
Felt more alone than I do now
Although I claim dominions over all I see
It means nothing to me

There are no victories
In all our histories, without love

A stone's throw from Jerusalem
A walked a lonely mile in the moonlight
And though a million stars were shining
My heart was lost on a distant planet

That whirls around the April moon
Whirling in an arc of sadness
I'm lost without you I'm lost without you

And though you hold the keys to ruin
Of everything I see
With every prison blown to dust,
My enemies walk free

Though all my kingdoms turn to sand
And fall into the sea
I'm mad about you I'm mad about you

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