Natural English Conversations
1. The Snake Bite2 Topics
2. Drinking with the Flies2 Topics
3. Flamin' Mongrel!2 Topics
4. The House Warming2 Topics
5. The Coffee Mix-Up2 Topics
6. The Tour Booking2 Topics
7. Dental Humour2 Topics
8. Buying at Bunnings2 Topics
9. Caught in the Storm2 Topics
10. Directions to Uluru2 Topics
11. The Wildlife Hotline2 Topics
12. Convict Museum2 Topics
13. Date Night2 Topics
14. Buying a Ute2 Topics
15. No Hat, No Play2 Topics
16. Lost Budgie Smugglers2 Topics
17. The Farmer's Market2 Topics
18. Training for Kokoda2 Topics
19. Seasick to Hobart2 Topics
20. Trip to Antarctica2 Topics
21. Up the Guts2 Topics
22. Fish & Chips2 Topics
23. Iron Cowboys2 Topics
24. Pies for Lunch2 Topics
25. The New Barista2 Topics
26. Date Night2 Topics
27. Planning a Trip2 Topics
28. Buggered Up Bickies2 Topics
- Alida Gerger
- Subin Kim
- Peter Smissen
- saraswathi chikkala
- Emma Xu
- Julia hpetersen
- Avraham de Carvalho
3. Flamin’ Mongrel!
Alf and Richard have just arrived by boat to Fraser Island where they have planned a weekend of camping and four-wheel-driving on this Queensland Island.
Alf: There she is, mate. Fraser Island!
Richard: You little beauty! I’ve been looking forward to this camping trip for months!
Alf: Alright, the boat’s just letting people drive off now. Jump in the four-wheel-drive and let’s get into it, Rich!
Richard: Righto, Alf. Let’s go!
Alf and Richard get into the four-wheel-drive and start driving down the beach south to where they’ll be camping for the night.
Alf: Far out, what a beautiful spot. I’ve wanted to come here since I was a kid.
Richard: No kidding? I hadn’t even heard of the place until you’d mentioned it to me. I guess I’ve been living under a rock this whole time.
Alf: Yeah, it’s a beautiful island. 123 kms from north to south, pristine beaches, picturesque freshwater sand dune lakes, shipwrecks, rainforests, and, man, the wildlife! Did I tell you about the wildlife? What else could you ask for?
Richard: Wow, all that on one little island? You sure the weekend’s going to be enough to do it all?
Alf: Yeah, well, I don’t know about “all” of it, but we’ll definitely see the best bits. Four-wheel-driving through the dunes and swimming in the freshwater lakes and streams, that’s going to knock your socks off.
Richard: Awesome. I’m pumped and looking forward to it.
Alf: And here we are. This is the spot where we’ll be camping tonight. Let’s set the tent up and cook some tea.
Richard: Yeah, sounds good. I’m starving.
Alf hops out of the car and pulls the tent out of the back of the four-wheel-drive. Richard clears the camp site of sticks and rocks before they set the tent up.
Alf: Alright, so shall we set her up here, you reckon?
Richard: Looks like the spot. Hand me the pegs and poles, while you’re unfolding the tent.
Richard: Ah… Alf… There’s a bloody dingo behind you. He just walked out of the bushes.
Alf: Don’t worry, mate. We didn’t bring any babies. She’ll be right.
Richard: Ah, yeah. “That dingo stole my baby!”. Very funny…
Alf: Bugger me. The sneaky thing didn’t come for any baby. He’s flogged the pegs and nicked off!
Alf: Come back here, ya flamin’ mongrel!