Patty: Hi, John. How was your summer vacation?
John: Great! I joined an English camp in Australia for two weeks. My mom planned it for me.
Patty: Did you enjoy the camp?
John: Yes, I did. English is my favorite subject. The lessons were great. I learned some Australian English there.
Patty: Like what?
John: "Let's watch telly and have some chokkie."
Patty: What does it mean?
John: "Let's watch TV and have some chocolate."
Patty: What else did you do?
John: We climbed trees, looked for drop bears, and listened to stories by the campfire at night.
Patty: What's a "drop bear"?
John: You asked a good question. A drop bear is like a big koala bear, but it eats meat. It drops from trees and attacks you.
Patty: You're pulling my leg!
- vacation [veˋkeʃən] n.
I didn't go to Japan for vacation last month.
- camp [kæmp] n.; v.
I go to a music camp every summer.
- Australia [ɔˋstreljə] n.
I have many friends in Australia.
- plan [plæn] v.; n.
I don't have any plans for this weekend.
- enjoy [ɪnˋdʒɔɪ] v.
Betty enjoys classical music.
- subject [ˋsʌbdʒɪkt] n.
Math is his favorite subject.
- lesson [ˋlɛsn] n.
The lessons are interesting to me.
- learn [lɝn] v.
Jack learned a lesson after the accident.
- Australian [ɔˋstreljən] adj.; n.
My good friend Tim is an Australian.
- mean [min] v.
What is the meaning of life?
- interesting [ˋɪntərɪstɪŋ] adj.
This novel is interesting.
- drop [drɑp] v.
The book dropped from the shelf.
- campfire [ˋkæmp͵faɪr] n.
There are five people singing around the campfire.
- ask [æsk] v.
Kevin asked Linda about the homework.
- question [ˋkwɛstʃən] n.
May I ask you a question?
- meat [mit] n.
Red meat is rich in iron.
- attack [əˋtæk] v.
A dog attacked Lynda this morning.
- pull one's leg ['pʊl wʌnz `lɛg]
We like to pull Steve's leg sometimes.