Paul: Sara, I’ve been looking forward to our yearly campout for three weeks. [Me too.] It’s going to be a wonderful day for hiking tomorrow. The great outdoors. Camping under the stars . This is the life.
Sara: Yeah, but Paul, I’m a little bit worried about the weather though. The weatherman said it was going to rain later tonight.
Paul: Ah. nonsense. Nothing can spoil our adventure. Those weather reports are never right.
Sara: And it said there was a chance of high winds.
Paul: Ah. Don’t worry.
Sara: Paul. Paul. Did you remember to bring our raincoats just in case, like I told you?
Paul: Uh . . . no. I left them on the front porch.
Sara: What are we going to do now?
Paul: We’ll have to sleep in the car! Hurry get in!
Sara: So, Paul, what are we going to do now?
Paul: How about playing a card game?
Sara: Uhh. I left them next to the picnic table. [Hmmm] Hey, you don’t want me to go out in this rain and get them, do you?
Paul: No. That’s okay. So what now?
Sara: Well, we could head down the mountain and stay at that hotel we passed on the way up, or go home.
Paul: Hmm, why don’t we just make the best of it here and hope the weather clears.
Sara: That’s a good idea.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
nonsense (noun): untrue or incomprehensible statement or idea
– Stop talking nonsense and tell us exactly what happened.
spoil (verb): ruin; frustrate; block; prevent
– I hope this bad weather doesn’t spoil our picnic this afternoon.
porch (noun): a small area just outside the front door of homes where you can sit and relax
– Let’s go sit on the porch and enjoy the cool evening breeze.
head down (phrasal verb): go down
– I’ll head down to the store after dinner to pick up some milk.
make the best of it (idiom): do what you can under the circumstances