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Relax! It's the Summer Vacation

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ID: 2904 Upper Intermediate

After working hard all semester, it can be difficult to relax. Listen as two friends discuss the upcoming summer holiday. For one of them, it is a long overdue break. For the other, it seems like they're not looking forward to it one bit. Tune in to find out why.

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耶,终于考完啦!都快要被考试逼疯了,幸好从明天起,漫长的暑假就开始咯!
yē ,zhōngyú kǎo wán la !dōu kuài yào bèi kǎoshì bīfēng le ,xìnghǎo cóng míngtiān qǐ ,màncháng de shǔjià jiù kāishǐ lo !
Yay, the exams are finally over! I was almost driven crazy by exams, luckily from tomorrow on, the long summer holiday begins!
难道你就这么盼望放暑假吗?两个月的假期难道你就一点都不觉得无聊吗?
nándào nǐ jiù zhème pànwàng fàng shǔjià ma ?liǎng ge yuè de jiàqī nándào nǐ jiù yīdiǎn dōu bù juéde wúliáo ma ?
How can you be so excited by the summer holidays? Don't you feel the two month holiday is just a little boring?
在学校呆着我才觉得无聊呢,不是上课就是复习,要不就是泡图书馆。
zài xuéxiào dāizhe wǒ cái juéde wúliáo ne ,bùshì shàngkè jiùshì fùxí ,yàobu jiùshì pào túshūguǎn 。
I find zoning out at school more boring, when you're not in class you have to revise, or float stew in the library.
还真没看出来你竟然这么用功,听你这么一说,我都觉得惭愧。
hái zhēn méi kàn chūlái nǐ jìngrán zhème yònggōng ,tīng nǐ zhème yī shuō ,wǒ dōu juéde cánkuì 。
I would never have picked you for such a hard worker. Hearing you talk like this, I feel ashamed.
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