Some people love buying presents as much as receiving them. Others don't enjoy going out in bad weather to wander around overheated, overcrowded shops. Here are some five conversations to talk about this seasonal activity.
1 Round the Bend 发疯了
Beth is in a cafe, waiting for Alex to finishi his Christmas shopping. Eventually he arrives.
Beth: Did you get everything?
Alex: Hardly. I haven't even got half my presents.
Beth: I told you it'd be busy.
Alex: Ok, clever clogs!
Beth: People go completely round the bend, don't they? You'd think the shops were going to close for a whole month.
Alex: To be honest, I wish they would.
2 Pretty Steep 太贵了
Alice and her boyfriend Scott are in a sports shop.
Alice: Got any ideas what you're getting Craig for Christmas?
Scott: Christmas? That's three weeks away.
Alice: Exactly. You know how much you hate the last-minute panic.
Scott: What did you have in mind?
Alice: This croquet set. It's right up Craig's street, isn't it?
Scott: It looks great, but the price is a bit steep.
Alice: Yeah, but he's your brother, and he deserves it.
3 A Big Bird 大火鸡
Sidney and Esther are planning a Christmas lunch for 12 people.