Grade 8 Unit 6 Topic 2 Section A

Darren: Hello! This is Darren. I’d like to speak to Michael.

Michael: This is Michael speaking. Oh, Darren! How are you?

Darren: Fine. Glad to receive [1]receive: US: [rɪˈsiv]  UK: [rɪˈsiːv]  v. 接收;收到;接待;接到 your postcard [2]postcard: US: [ˈpoʊs(t)ˌkɑrd]   UK: [ˈpəʊs(t)ˌkɑː(r)d]   n. 明信片. While you were enjoying your trip to Mount Tai, I was busy preparing for my exams [3]be busy doing sth. :忙于做某事     

prepare for sth. : 为某事做准备
. But now I’m on vacation [4]vacation: US: [veɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n]  UK: [vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n]   n. 假期;放假.

Michael: Would you like to come to China for your vacation?

Darren: Great idea! See you.

(Forty minutes later, at Kangkang’s)

Michael: Hey, Kangkang! Darren, my friend from San Francisco, is coming to visit me. I’d like you to meet him with me when he arrives.

Kangkang: Great! I’m looking forward to [5]look forward to (doing) sth. : 盼望/期待(做)某事 meeting him.

Michael: Would you help me make a plan [6]make a plan: 制定计划;订计划 to explore Beijing before he comes?

Michael: That would be very interesting.

Kangkang: Yes, of course. How about exploring Tian’anmen Square?

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 receive: US: [rɪˈsiv]  UK: [rɪˈsiːv]  v. 接收;收到;接待;接到
2 postcard: US: [ˈpoʊs(t)ˌkɑrd]   UK: [ˈpəʊs(t)ˌkɑː(r)d]   n. 明信片
3 be busy doing sth. :忙于做某事     

prepare for sth. : 为某事做准备

4 vacation: US: [veɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n]  UK: [vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n]   n. 假期;放假
5 look forward to (doing) sth. : 盼望/期待(做)某事
6 make a plan: 制定计划;订计划
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