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Picnics

Picnics

Date: Jul 09 2010

Themes: Food, Holidays, Toefl

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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Last weekend was the Fourth of July, and what better way is there to celebrate the birth of the U.S.A. than going on a picnic? Whether it’s at the beach or in the park, Americans love to combine soaking up some sun with eating some grub. Since the weather is usually nice on the Fourth, a lot of families begin their celebrations with an outdoor barbecue, potluck, or picnic.

A picnic can be a family affair, with food and games for the kids. Or you can have a classy, romantic picnic with a bottle of wine and tasty treats in a fancy basket. A picnic can also mean hanging out at the park with your friends, tossing a football around and munching on some snacks. Find out what kind of picnics Jeff and Devan like to have.

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Devan

Devan

Jeff

Jeff

Devan:  So now that the weather is getting nice, I really want to go on a picnic. Do you like picnics?

Jeff:  Yeah, why not? I don’t know, I can’t say I’ve been on a proper picnic.

Devan:  No? You don’t bring like the basket and make food and lay everything out on a blanket?

Jeff:  Maybe I’ve done that before. But as opposed to food and a blanket, it was more like champagne and soccer balls.

Devan:  Yeah. Just go to the park and have some champagne. Did you like spread out a blanket and everything though, so you could lie out in the park?

Jeff:  A few times that’s happened. Usually at the beach. Picnics at the beach, does that count?

Devan:  Yeah, that counts. I just like…I always like to pack a lunch ‘cause I want to stay at the park or at the beach as long as I can, and I get hungry, so I always, you know, prepare some sandwiches and maybe bring some beer.

Jeff:  It’s nice to have something to munch on.

Devan:  Yeah. Watermelon. Watermelon’s my favorite picnic food.

Jeff:  That’s a good one. Any kind of melon.

 

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Now that it’s summer, Devan can’t wait to go on a picnic. Jeff hasn’t been on a lot of picnics, but he does like to spend time hanging out outside when the weather is nice. He has had more picnics on the beach than in the park.

Devan always likes to bring some food when she goes to the park or the beach. That way, when she gets hungry, she can have a picnic. Fruit is a common food to bring on a picnic. Beer or wine can be fun to have on a picnic, too, as long as you don’t get in trouble. In many places, it’s illegal to drink alcohol in public spaces. So maybe you’d be better off sticking with watermelon!

Do you like to go on picnics? What is your favorite picnic food?

 

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Darry1942

Aruba

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06:46 AM Aug 27 2015 |

Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

I dont go on picnics often, as it is difficult to find a good place for it near the city. Many  river shores and parks are very garbaged after weekends, as there are people who dont care about future of these places at all ,and stay litter and plastic and glass bottles   everywhere  after their picnics.  For me it is impossible to relax and to enjoy nature when garbage is around. 

07:20 PM Jun 11 2014 |

sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I enjoy going on picnics specially with my friends and my favoriet food for picnics is an Iranian food called salad Olovie.it’s so delecious!

04:06 PM Jun 10 2014 |

mikaworld

mikaworld

Algeria

i like to go on picnics with my friends..my favorite picnic food is pizaSmile

05:12 PM Oct 04 2011 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Oh it is really a nice program to do so I really like salt foods and desserts :) Here in Brazil isn't usual to do picnics in the park or in the beach 'cause people here say " it sounds corny" :P

12:11 AM Jul 30 2010 |

zicpro

zicpro

Viet Nam

I really like  to go on picnics with my friends, we will have many games to play each other. We can eat many new foods.

 

My favorite picnic food is organe. because it has a lot of Vitamin C,...and i really love its color. Hihi.

04:39 PM Jul 15 2010 |

vivivi^^

vivivi^^

China

i like it,it's much better than in reastaurant!

08:05 AM Jul 14 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Laughing

06:27 PM Jul 13 2010 |

lamya salhe

Saudi Arabia

i like picnics when the weather is nice with my kidsCool

12:01 AM Jul 13 2010 |

Michele Geledan

Brazil

I love picnics!

It's a nice way to relax!

07:51 PM Jul 12 2010 |

fahadcom

fahadcom

Saudi Arabia

I very like a picnic especially when be in a wild

or in forest with my friends and we cook our

food and make fun time without the cities

Noises.

 

I miss  that since I had free time.

08:18 AM Jul 12 2010 |

lovely sun

lovely sun

Saudi Arabia

i like to go on picnic and spend a funy time

my favorite picnic food is fruit 

03:46 AM Jul 12 2010 |

turkishman21

Turkey

i liked this lesson

11:13 PM Jul 11 2010 |

why not ?!

why not ?!

Saudi Arabia

Do you like to go on picnics?

 

hmmm, let me see !!

Do we have a good weather to go on PICNICS?

NOOOOOOOOO, we don't ..  :P .. It's TOO hoooooooooooooot  :(

So, no need to go on picnics .. staying at home is MUCH better ..!  :$

 What is your favorite picnic food?

No comment :)

10:40 PM Jul 11 2010 |

harshadubai@hotmail.com

United Arab Emirates

Picnics refresh your mind, you unwind and start anew.

02:38 PM Jul 11 2010 |

harshadubai@hotmail.com

United Arab Emirates

Picnics refresh your mind, you unwind and start anew.

02:38 PM Jul 11 2010 |

aklpt123

aklpt123

Viet Nam

thanks 

 

01:06 PM Jul 11 2010 |

Viqi

China

Oh~I consider that picnic is a pain in the neck

01:00 PM Jul 11 2010 |

fikas

fikas

Azerbaijan

Hi.I also like to go on picnic, but neve been. My favorite picnic food is many sweet fruits.thanks for the lesson.

10:08 AM Jul 11 2010 |

raul23

raul23

China

Fot it is hot in China now,so watermelon is the best food for me!

09:57 AM Jul 11 2010 |

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