|Margaret:||Oh, hello, Hadi.|
|Hadi:||Won't you sit down here?|
What are you doing?
|Hadi:||Just drinking coffee and thinking.|
|Margaret:||Well, now you can drink coffee and talk! I want to be told all the news!|
|Hadi:||News! What news!|
|Margaret:||About Jim and Betty's friends, the Fosters - Tom and Nancy. They've just come back from Indonesia, haven't they?|
|Hadi:||Oh, yes, they arrived home last week. I was invited to Jim and Betty's place a few days ago, and Tom and Nancy were there too.|
|Margaret:||And did they tell you all about their trip? What did they do? Where did they go?What interested them the most? Did they enjoy themselves?|
|Hadi:||Yes, I think they enjoyed their holiday very much. They went to Jakarta first - by plane from Sydney. They have some friends in Jakarta, and so they were invited to a lot of places, and they were taken on several visits.|
|Hadi:||After they'd been in Jakarta for a few days, a visit to Bandung was arranged for them. They were taken there by car. They were delighted by the scenery in Bandung.|
|Margaret:||Yes, it must be a beautiful place.|
|Hadi:||Ah, you'll go there one day, Margaret!|
|Margaret:||Mm! Did Nancy and Tom speak Indonesian while they were there?|
|Hadi:||A little. They knew only a few words of Indonesian - but they practiced them whenever possible! They met some Indonesian people who could speak English to them.|
|Hadi:||Yes, English is spoken by quite a lot of people in Indonesia now! One day Nancy and Tom were invited to a meeting of a Youth Club. They were asked to give a speech.|
|Hadi:||Yes. And after the speech had been given, they were asked a lot of questions about Australia. They found it very interesting.|
|Hadi:||Another day, they went to Borobudur.|
|Hadi:||Borobudur. Haven't you heard of it?|
|Margaret:||I'm not sure, Hadi. Where is it?|
|Hadi:||It's in Central Java. It's an old Buddhist temple. It was built - oh, a long time ago.|
|Margaret:||How long ago?|
|Hadi:||I don't know, Margaret - I'm not a history student!|
|Margaret:||Neither am I.|
|Hadi:||I don't think the date is known exactly, but it must have been built - oh, between the eighth and ninth centuries. It was designed very beautifully.|
|Margaret:||And it's a tourist attraction, is it?|
|Hadi:||Yes. If you come to the party next week, you'll be shown some pictures of it. Tom and Nancy are bringing some photos that were taken in Indonesia.|
|Margaret:||Good! I love being shown photos! What else did Tom and Nancy do?|
|Hadi:||Well, they didn't have much time to go to a lot of places - it was only a very short holiday - but they had a quick visit to Bali. Then they came back to Jakarta, and caught the plane home to Sydney.|
|Margaret:||And they were met at the airport by Betty and Jim.|
|Hadi:||Yes. And when Betty and Jim heard all about their holiday, they decided that they must go to Indonesia for a holiday themselves!|
- Where does the above conversation probably take place?
- Who are they talking about?
- Where have the Fosters been?
- When did they arrive?
- What places did they visit during their trip?
- How long did they stay in Jakarta?
- Where did they go after visiting Jakarta?
- Did Nancy and Tom speak Indonesian language during their trip?
- where did Nancy and Tom give a speech?
- What happened after the speech?
- Does Margaret know much about Borobudur temple?
- What does Hadi know about Borobudur?
- Where will Margaret be shown the photos of the trip?
- Was it a long holiday, or was it a short one?
- What did Betty and Jim decide to do after hearing about the Fosters' holiday?