The Weekend - Roller Coaster (C0169)

A:  I’m so excited! We are finally here! Six Flags Magic Mountain! This isthe best amusement park inthe world!
B:  Alright settle down now, you’re gonna give yourself a heart attack.
C:  I can’t believe they charged us dollars each. It seems like a rip offdon’t you think? It's not like I'm gonna get on these rides.
A:  Whoa… Viper! That’s the world’s highest and fastest roller coaster! You go at more than miles per hour! I wanna go onthat one! Can I mom please? Can I ?
B:  Chris I’m not sure you should get on that it seems a bit too much for you and we just had breakfast minutes ago. I don't think it's a good idea.
A:  Aww come on mom! I can handle it. I promise I wont ask for anything else! Besides, it’s not like I’m gonna throw upor anything…
C:  Let him go Carol, he’ll be fine.
A:  Alright! Yeah! This is amazing! See how high up we're going? Whoa… mmmf mmfff barf.

Key Vocabulary

settle downrelax
rip-offthe act of overcharging
handledeal with
throw upvomit

Supplementary Vocabulary

loop-the-loopa complete vertical loop
steephaving a slope that is almost vertical
lineupa line of people waiting their turn
safety/lap bara bar that goes across a passenger's lap in order to keep them from falling out of the car
harnessstraps or a metal restraint that fit around a passenger's shoulders and mid-section in order to keep them from falling out of the car

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