ESL Podcast Home ESL Podcast Store ESL Podcast Blog
Members Area
Username:
Password:
Lost Password
Search Podcast
RSS Podcast
ESL Podcast 347 Ė Writing a Postcard 2008-02-15
ESL Podcast 347 Ė Writing a Postcard
Listen     Learning Guide
Download Podcast
Tags: Travel
Audio Index:
Slow dialogue: 1:04
Explanations: 2:53
Fast dialogue: 13:01
I was on vacation in Yosemite and I decided to send a postcard to my friend, Elaine, who was on her own vacation in Europe.
...
Dear Elaine,

I arrived safely two days ago and Iím having the time of my life. I met some nice people here and weíve been keeping each other company. The weather has been ideal and weíre off on another hike tomorrow. This is the life.

Wish you were here. I hope youíre having as good a time as I am.

See you soon!

Vivian
...
On the day I sent my postcard to Elaine, I got one from her. She wrote:

Dear Vivian,

Iíve had a nightmare of a trip. Our flight was delayed and we missed our connection to Oslo. Iíve been here three days and it has poured the entire time. Thereís nothing to do but sit in the hotel. What a dump! It looks nothing like the pictures and itís not at all what I expected. I even got food poisoning the first day I was here!

I hope your trip wasnít a washout like mine. I canít wait to get home!

Elaine


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Home

• The text above is for the first part of each podcast.
• All scripts are copyrighted by the Center for Educational Development and are for personal use only, not to be redistributed or sold.
• Teachers may copy them for their students for use in class, and anyone can link to this page.
• Posting the script or the podcast file (MP3) on another website is not permitted.