The Office - Small Talk 7 - Talking About A Trip (C0325)

Jim:  Hey Michelle. Good to see you. Are you at lunch?
Michelle:  Oh hi Jim. No I just got back. I thought you were on vacation now.
Jim:  No, I wish I was! I just got back from Spain actually.
Michelle:  Oh wonderful! Have you been there before or was it your first time?
Jim:  My first time. I've traveled around Europe a lot, but this was my first time to Spain. It was amazing, and the weather was just beautiful! No rain, and just sun, sun, sun....
Michelle:  I'm so jealous of you. I've never been anywhere in Europe. I've always dreamed of traveling around and seeing the sights.
Jim:  Well, I really recommend Spain. You really should go.Anyway, it's been great to catch up, but I must be going, this is my floor. Speak again soon I hope.
Michelle:  For sure. Take care.

Key Vocabulary

vacationhave holidays
jealousfeeling resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages
catch upmeet each other
floorone of the many levels of a building
take caredeal with
for surephrase of agreement

Supplementary Vocabulary

envya feeling of discontent with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions
tourista person who is traveling
rat raceendless pursuit with little reward or purpose such as job.
mid life crisisperiod of dramatic self-doubt that is felt by some individuals in the "middle years" or middle age of life

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