B2 S4 Travel Essentials – listening-lingua

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A Serendipitous Adventure

Before you jump into the listening.

Vocabulary to remember:

1. Serendipitous: Something that happens by chance in a happy or beneficial way, often leading to a fortunate discovery or pleasant surprise.

2. Authentic: Genuine, real, or true to its origin, representing something in its purest form, in this case, referring to genuine Thai cuisine.

3. Vendor: A person or business that sells goods or services, in this context, specifically the local food seller in the street food stall.

4.Tucked away: Hidden or concealed in a quiet or less obvious place, not immediately 

5. Vibrant: Full of life, energy, and excitement; in this context, describing the lively and colorful nature of the markets being explored.

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Story 2: Finding Love in Paris

Before you jump into the listening.

Vocabulary to remember:

1. Romanticism: An artistic, literary, and intellectual movement characterized by a focus on emotion, individualism, nature, and the supernatural, which flourished during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

2. Mesmerizing: Spellbinding, fascinating, or captivating to the point of holding someone’s attention in an almost hypnotic manner.

3. Immerse: To deeply involve or engage oneself completely in a particular activity, experience, or environment.

4. Captivated: Enthralled or charmed by someone or something to the point of being utterly absorbed or fascinated.

5. Ambivalence: The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory attitudes towards a person, situation, or idea, making it difficult to make a clear decision or judgment.

Story 3: Conquering Fears in New Zealand

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Story 3: Conquering Fears in New Zealand

Before you jump into the listening.

Vocabulary to remember:

1. Insatiable: Impossible to satisfy or quench, often used to describe an intense and unending desire or hunger for something.

2. Trepidation: A feeling of fear, anxiety, or nervousness about something that is going to happen, especially when facing the unknown or challenging situations.

3. Exhilaration: A feeling of extreme excitement, elation, or thrill, often associated with engaging in adventurous or daring activities.

4. Panorama: An unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area, usually referring to a sweeping and impressive vista of a landscape or scene.

5. Triumph: A great victory or achievement, often associated with overcoming significant challenges or obstacles, resulting in a sense of success and satisfaction.

Story 4: A Healing Retreat in Bali

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