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Владимир vs Виталий (Topic - Travelling)

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Проведите беседу в форме чата на тему Travelling. По 10 реплик-высказываний с каждой стороны, приветствия и прощания не считаются. Необходимо использовать тематическую лексику. Оценивается идиоматичность речи и степень андерстейтмента (чем меньше, тем лучше). Главный критерий качества - коммуникативно-лингвистическая релевантность речи. Накопительная система баллов/очков.

Discussion

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/03 19:51, 2017/05/03 19:52

Hello, Vitali.
Welcome to the new topic. Let's start.
Do you have to travel much?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/05/24 13:23, 2017/08/30 19:45

Hello, Vladimir. Glad to see you!

Not at all. I only try to spend my holiday somewhere in interesting place (in an interesting place) once a year and I also have business trips one or two times per year. What about you? Are you much of a traveller?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/26 20:11, 2017/05/26 20:13

I am much of a traveller. My travelling combines business, pleasure and leisure. I visited all countries but Bhutan.

Do you manage to combine business, pleasure and leisure while travelling?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/06/29 18:56, 2017/08/30 19:55

I can't say this. Usually I too much concentrate (concentrate too strong) on my work during business trips and have pleasure but not leisure.

What's wrong with Bhutan? Why it wasn't the place where you were (Why didn't you visit the country) ?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/01 16:46, 2017/08/24 20:15

You do not understand / haven't understood me correctly. When I said “I visited all countries but Bhutan.” I wanted to say that I visited a lot of countries.

What do you feel about flying planes?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/07/07 10:26, 2017/08/23 19:45

Ok. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.

I like planes. It's the most comfortable way of travelling. But I had a quite horrifying case in my experience when the electricity in the plane where I was completely faded during the taking-off (even personal bulbs were out of service) and all passengers were sitting for 10 minutes listening to strange scratching sounds of the motors and thinking of their future. After that, the electricity was supplied again but nobody of the cabin crew gave an explanation. :)

Did you have a negative experience of any kind during your travels?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/14 00:59, 2017/08/24 20:19

I had. In Bhutan I once met a black man. He was very negative. Like this:

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To be serious, I once had not a pleasant experience when the plane landed and skewed / skewed landing but soon everything was normal.

Which country would you like to visitt most of all?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/07/17 13:05, 2017/08/23 19:48

I would like to visit Italy (the part of the coast near Genoa and Florence). The area is extremely beautiful and has many magnet places for me. I like sea views and mountains as well as old castles and rural walking routes.

I hope to find there something like this.

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What did you like in the countries you've visited (you visited)? ← время какое? (ЮН) What impressions are on the top of your list?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/17 22:39, 2017/08/02 13:08

I like most of all takeoffs and landings of planes on the Island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean Sea.

What stops you to visit Italy?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/07/18 14:20, 2017/08/23 19:49

It looks strange and not safe but interesting. I would like to see the place.

As for Italy, my vacation is over this year and it's the main reason.

How did you visit so many countries? Do you combine the travels with your work?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/18 23:35, 2017/09/13 20:36

My work is not connected with profession of a sailor / profession of the sailor or a pilot, but my work does not interfere with my travelling.

Why did not you use your vacation on Italy this year?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/07/19 10:02, 2017/08/23 19:51

I visited Montenegro on vacation this year. The country is also very interesting. We rented a car and travelled around for 10 days. The car helped us to see more than usual agency tours. Do you rent a car to get around the area you visit?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/20 21:33, 2017/07/20 21:34

Sorry, I didn't rent a car with you. :)

I feel more secure travelling by taxi. By the way, taxi is cheaper.
Do you know why Montenegro is called Montenegro?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/07/25 15:23, 2017/08/23 19:55

I asked myself about the same but there is a logical explanation only for the “monte” but not for “negro”. I didn't see any black mountains except ones as they were at night. The skin of the locals also is not very swarthy… if only the sun was hotter 6 centuries ago.

Probably somewhere taxi is cheaper but exactly not in Montenegro. )

What kind of hotels do you prefer while travelling? Does it bother you staying in a youth hostel for night or two?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/07/29 13:25, 2017/07/29 13:26

I rent a studio usualy while travelling and do not stay in youth hostels.

Why do you have the question about youth hostels?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/08/02 13:01, 2017/08/23 19:57

You touched the theme of travel budgeting comparing the prices on taxi services and rented cars. So the circumstance remembered me my experience of saving money by means of living in a youth hostel. It was the reason why I added the sub question to the main one. Besides, some days ago, I came across the “youth hostel” as a new word-group for me and decided to fasten it in my memory.

Which of the countries you visited is good to live there for a little and which of them could be your new home?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/08/04 19:44

I feel home in any country.

Do you plan your trips?
How do you plan your trips?
Do you always manage to keep to your plans?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/08/15 19:35, 2017/08/23 19:57

Yes, I do. Usually I go online and find all information about flights, transport, hotels, sights to visit and so on. After this I buy all necessary tickets and make the schedule of the trip. My schedules are always not very detailed and leave me freedom of changing them. So I never tried to do them point by point.

What's about you? Are you much of a trip planner?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/08/16 15:57, 2017/08/16 15:57

I do not plan my trips, because one trip of mine is like any other trip of mine.

Did you ever feel pity about any of your trips?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/08/23 17:12, 2017/08/23 17:15

No. Never. I like travelling and I enjoy every second of my trips. And I hope they will never turn into routine.

So. It's time to say goodbay . I was interestedto discuss the topic with you.

See you later! Bye!

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