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2.5 ��When a person leaves on a journey


Have a good trip!�� Listen�� A �Have a pleasant and safe journey.��� <�Well, the cruise ship is leaving soon.� � �Have a good trip!�>

Have a nice trip.�� Listen�� <�Have a nice trip. Call me from your hotel.� � �I will. See you in a month.�>

Have a safe trip.�� Listen�� <�It will take you three hours to get to Los Angeles by car. Have a safe trip.�>

Have a safe journey.�� Listen�� <�Well, you have your passport and ticket. You�ll be in Paris in ten hours. Have a safe journey.�>

Have a nice flight.�� Listen�� <The flight attendant checked on my safety belt and said, �Have a nice flight, sir.�>

Bon voyage!�� Listen�� <The cruise ship gave a signal, and the people on the pier shouted, �Bon voyage!� >

I’ll miss you.   Listen   A “I will feel your absence while you are on a journey.”   <At the airport she kissed me on the cheek and said, “I’ll miss you.”>

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2.6 ��When you welcome a returning person


Welcome back!�� Listen�� <When I returned home from an overseas trip, my sister greeted me, �Welcome back!�>

Welcome back, stranger!�� Listen�� A �You have been away for such a long time that it is almost strange to have you back.��� <�Welcome back, stranger! We haven�t seen you around here in ages.�>

It�s nice to have you back!�� Listen�� <�I�m so glad you made it home. It�s nice to have you back.�>

I missed you.�� Listen�� A �I felt your absence while you were on a journey.��� <Upon my arrival, she kissed me on the cheek and said, �I missed you.�>

We missed you around here.�� Listen�� <The family greeted the returning soldier, �We missed you around here.�>

We�ve missed you around here.�� Listen�� <There was a big sign on the pier for all arriving passengers to see, �We�ve missed you around here.�>

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2.7 ��When you ask polite questions to a person who has just returned


How did it go?�� Listen�� < � �My trip was OK.�>

How was it?�� Listen�� < � �It was great. I liked my vacation very much.�>

How was your flight?�� Listen�� < � �The flight was awful. We got into a storm. I felt like I was dying.�>

Did everything go OK?�� Listen�� < � �Yes, more or less. The airline lost my luggage, though.�>

Did you have fun?�� Listen�� < - �We had lots of fun! I�ll tell you the details later.�>

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2.8 ��When you signal your partner that you are ready to leave a place


Are you ready to go?�� Listen�� <� �Anytime you�re ready.�>

Are you about ready?�� Listen�� < � �Yes. Actually, I�ve been waiting for you.�>

Are we ready to leave?�� Listen�� < � �I am. How about you?�>

Are you ready to part company with these people?�� Listen�� A �Are you ready to leave these people?��� <� �Yes, let�s go.�>

Let�s go.�� Listen�� < � �OK. I�m ready.�>

Let�s get going.�� Listen�� < � �Let�s stay for a while. I would like to mingle in this crowd for another hour.�>

Let�s get out of here.�� Listen�� <�It�s too crowded in this restaurant. Let�s get out of here.�>

Let�s hit the road.�� Listen�� < � �Did you see my car keys?�>

We should be on our way.�� Listen�� < � �Yes, it�s time to go.�>

Let�s go somewhere where it�s more quiet.�� Listen�� A �Let�s move to a place where there is less noise.��� <�I would like to continue our conversation. It�s crowded here. Let�s go somewhere where it�s more quiet.�>

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2.9�� When you are concerned about safety


Call when you get there.�� Listen�� <�It�s already dark outside. Drive safely. Call when you get there.�>

Don�t forget to call.�� Listen�� < � �Yes, I�ll call you as soon as I get there.�>

Give me a call.�� Listen�� < � �Don�t worry. I�ll be all right. I�ll call you from my destination.>

I�ll call you when I get home.�� Listen�� < � �Yes, please. We are concerned about your driving.�>

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2.10�� When you want to keep in touch with a person


Keep in touch.�� Listen�� A �Maintain communications with me.��� <�Good-bye. Keep in touch.� � �Take care. Be sure to write.�>

Let�s stay in touch.�� Listen�� < � �OK. I�ll communicate with you over the Internet.�>

I�ll be in touch.�� Listen�� <�Good-bye, my dear. I�ll be in touch.� � �I miss you already. Call me on the phone.�>

I�ll touch base with you.�� Listen�� A �I will contact you.��� <�My flight is boarding now. I�ve got to go. Good-bye.� � �Have a nice flight. I�ll touch base with you.�>

Remember to write.�� Listen�� <�Good-bye, Jane. Remember to write.� � �I will, Fred. Take care.�>

Write me.�� Listen�� <�Don�t forget about me. Write me.� � �How can I forget about you? I�ll write you.�>

Let’s write.   Listen   < – “Oh, that’ll be fun. I know your e-mail address. Look for my messages.”>

Don�t forget to write.�� Listen�� <�Good-bye, old friend. Don�t forget to write.� � �I will. See you.�>

Drop me a line.�� Listen�� AWrite me a short message sometime.��� <�When you get there, drop me a line.� � �I sure will.�>

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