Views #1462 | Intermediate (B1)

Nepal Travel Tips

Jin gives Adam some ideas about things he can do in her home country of Nepal.

Adam: Alright, hi Jin!

Jin: Hi, Adam.

Adam: How are you doing?

Jin: I'm doing good.

Adam: Ah, you're from Nepal right?

Jin: Yes, I am.

Adam: I was thinking about going there. Could you tell me some good places to visit while I'm in Nepal?

Jin: Yeah, sure. It's really nice a nice place. I mean, you should totally come to my country. I would recommend that you should go to a place called Pokhara because that's the most famous tourist site in Nepal. There's a really beautiful lake there, and then I know that you like sports, so then there are so many different kinds of activities like bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking... I don't know. What is it?

Adam: Kayaking?

Jin: Kayaking, yeah! So yeah, I think you'll love it there. That's the best place I would say.

Adam: Oh, cool! How far is that from the capital?

Jim: Ah, you have to take a mini-bus, and it will take you around six hours and you'll be there.

Adam: OK, cool! When's the best time to go there?

Jin: I think during spring would be better.

Adam: Yeah?

Jin: Yeah. It's really nice there, like, and the people are really nice. The food is amazing, and there's a really good nightlife there because people ... like there's ... what do you call it ... pubs, and like live music, so yeah, it's a really fun place to be at night and in the daytime.

Adam: That's great. I love live music. Do you have any like events or festivals that I should go to when I'm in Nepal

Jin: Actually, in Nepal there's a lot of festivals, but I would recommend you to go there when there's a festival called Holi. It's around February ... March. (Laughter) So yeah, the festival is around March and what we do is we play with colors. We throw colors at each other, and then even throw water balloons. It's really fun, like the whole environment is really colorful, bright and everyone is very happy.

Adam: Yeah, that sounds like a lot of fun. I think I've seen pictures of that before. How many days is that celebration?

Jin: It's actually only one day.

Adam: Oh, really?

Jim: Yeah.

Adam: Cool, I really want to go. Anything else you can tell us about Nepal?

Jin: If you like hiking, then Nepal has a lot of mountains. Actually, Mt. Everest is in Nepal so you can even try going there.

Adam: Wow, that would be amazing. I really look forward to going there. Thank you so much for your time today.

Jin: Sure anytime!

Answer these questions about the interview.
Audio Lessons about Phrases and Vocabulary

bungee jumping


People do bungee jumping.

Bungee jumping is a sport where people jump off high places tied to a cord that keeps them from hitting the ground. Notice the following:

  1. Have you ever tried bungee jumping?
  2. Bungee jumping looks very dangerous.



We went rafting on the river.

Rafting is a sport or pastime of traveling down a river on a raft. Notice the following:

  1. We went white-water rafting.
  2. Let's go rafting when the river is full.



We went kayaking on the lake.

Kayaking is a sport of traveling across water by paddle in a small boat made for one person. Notice the following:

  1. Do you want to go kayaking?
  2. The Inuits invented the kayak.



Is that the capital city?

The capital city is the main city for a country in terms of government or business. Notice the following:

  1. The president lives in the capital city.
  2. London is the capital of England.

water balloon


People threw water balloons.

A water balloon is a balloon filled with water, with the intention of getting people wet. Notice the following:

  1. I was hit by a water balloon.
  2. Kids love to fight with water balloons.



How many days is that celebration?

A celebration is a special day or event to honor a day or person. Notice the following:

  1. After winning the game, they had a celebration.
  2. Most cultures have a celebration after a wedding.

Vocabulary Quiz

bungee • rafting • kayaking
capital • balloon • celebration
  1. The main city is the city.
  2. I went jumping last week.
  3. We went down the river.
  4. He hit me with a water .
  5. You can go on any body of water.
  6. A is a party.

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