Holiday Making in Great Britain
Gv: Excuse me, is this seat free? May I sit down here?
Ul: Sure. Sit down, please.
Gv: So, is this your first visit to England?
Ul: Yes! It’s my first time here.
Gv: Where have you already been in England?
Ul: I went to London a couple of weeks ago. And there I saw an advertisement about Youth Hostel Association and decided to joint it immediately. Gv: Wow!!! That’s great. And I’ve been a member of YHA for 2 years. Ul: Do you like traveling with YHA?
Gv: Like isn’t the right word. I love it here! You know, it’s really great that there is the organization which aims at encouraging young people to spend their holidays exploring the countryside. I believe that it is much better than staying at home or lying in the sun without any activity. Moreover, if one belongs to YHA the prices for staying a night at a hostel are very cheap. Ul: Oh, I see. When I was came to the office of YHA they told me that the only thing I have to do about the money is to pay the annual subscription to the Association. Thus, little money will be enough to eat and sleep at any hostel. Gv: Right you are! Do you know why the prices are low? Because all the members are expected to look after themselves and there is nobody to wait upon them. But the most surprising thing is that all sorts of houses have been changed in Youth hostels: farm-houses, cottages and even castles! Ul: Great! I’ve been dreaming since my childhood to spend a night in a castle. But look, I can see only young people here. Are there any opportunities for children to spend their holidays? I mean summer camps, tours, campings? In my country one can find a lot of camps, both free and chargeable. But usually parents have to come up with ideas about spending hlidays. Are British parents supposed to organize their kids’ rest? Gv: Traditionally yes. Seaside holidays are extremely popular, because it is the sea that dominates the holiday programme in Britain. You know, it...