Todd: How are you doing today?
Gabrielle: Good, thanks.
Todd: Now, Gabrielle, I hear that you are going back home to New Zealand.
Gabrielle: That’s right. I’m going home for summer.
Todd: OK. What are your plans?
Gabrielle: Probably a week relaxing, going camping and then I’m going back to work.
Todd: Oh, OK. Where do you work?
Gabrielle: I teach as an English teacher in Christchurch in New Zealand.
Todd: Oh, OK. And that’s where you’re from, naturally.
Gabrielle: That’s right.
Todd: Were you born there?
Gabrielle: I was, yeah.
Todd: Well, you are going to have this short little break or vacation, are you going to the beach or the mountains?
Gabrielle: Probably, to the beach and camping for about a week with friends. Yeah.
Todd: Actually, how warm is it in the summer?
Gabrielle: Probably, a maximum of about 30 degrees. A nice dry heat. Very comfortable.
Todd: So, when you go to the beach, is the water warm enough to swim in?
Gabrielle: No, no! We swim, but it is not warm. Yeah! It’s pretty chilly, actually.
Todd: OK. Any other plans when you go home?
Gabrielle: Yeah, I’m looking forward to catching up with friends and family and animals.
Gabrielle: Well, I miss my pets.
Todd: OK. Well, what pets do you have?
Gabrielle: I have a cat, a dog, a sheep called Sydney and two goldfish.
Gabrielle: Yeah! And I really miss them.
Todd: I’m sure they’re really excited to see you. All right, thanks a lot.