7. M: Next summer, I'm going mountain biking in Laos.
W: That sounds dangerous. Besides, it's a strange place.
M: That is why a mountain bike is the perfect way to travel.
W: Sounds like hard work, not rest and relaxation.
M: Testing myself on an adventure is how I relax. I hate to just sit still.
Q: Why does mountain biking sound like hard work?
8. W: I'm going to Mexico on my vacation to learn Spanish.
M: How can it be a vacation if you're studying in school all day?
W: I'll live with a local family, study half the day, then work with them halfthe day.
M: Wait a minute, work as well as study? Why go on vacation at all? You can work here.
W: This is an adventure in learning about a different culture. It's a trip I'll always remember.
Q: What kind of vacation does the woman want to have?
9. M: I'm going to spend my vacation climbing the Andes Mountains.
W: Doesn't anyone just sit and rest on vacation any more?
M: Nah. I'll rest when I get old, maybe. For now, it's time to move ahead.
W: But, you'll come back all tired, and you won't be ready to work.
M: I'll be physically tired, but mentally rested and full of energy.
Q: When does the man intend to rest?
10. W. It seems like there are no unknown places to explore anymore.
M: Ah, but still many places are unknown to you. You could explore them.
W: I guess that's true. But it doesn't feel the same somehow.
M: It all depends on how you look at it. Any place I haven't been is fresh andnew for me.
W: Maybe I want to do something that will really impress my friends.
Q: Why does the woman want to go somewhere new?
11. M: My wife had to go to Europe for work for a month. Now that was an adventure！
W: Working in Europe doesn't seem like much of an adventure to me.
M: Taking care of three kids and working for a month was the adventure.
W: Ha！ Women do that all the time, it's no big deal.
M: Well, it was for me. I appreciate housework much more now.
Q: Why was taking care of kids an adventure for the man?
12. W: My brother had a close encounter with a bear in his tent once.
M: What happened? Did he forget and bring food into the tent?
W: Exactly ！ One of his tent mates brought cookies in for a midnight snack.