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Hit the Road
Hit the Road English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Jun 10 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Friend, Soap Opera, Travel

Grammar: Future Progressive Tense


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Most people have a lot to do to get ready for a trip. They have to clean the car and buy gas. They have to pack their clothes and food. They have to get maps and decide on which route to take. By the time they’re actually ready to get into the car and go, they’re definitely ready to hit the road.

When you hit the road, you jump in your car (or onto your motorcycle) and go. You stop chatting, you say your goodbyes, and you get on your way. “Hit the road!” is also used as an order, meaning “Get out of here!” But it’s most commonly used when someone is ready to leave on a trip and doesn’t want to wait any longer.

Rafael and Jeff are about to hit the road. Where are they going? Find out in today’s English lesson about a famous city in California.

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Rafael:  I am so ready to hit the road! When do we leave?

Jeff:  Our flight’s not til 8:30. Come on, let’s figure out how to maximize our weekend in LA.

Lily:  So, what are you guys calling this weekend, again?

Rafael:  “Jeff and Rafael’s Excellent Adventure.”

Lily:  You guys are total nerds. Seriously.

Jeff:  OK, we’re going on an adventure. Look at this, it’s going to be excellent. Two bachelors on the town in LA? Come on.

Lily:  OK, so it’ll probably be so much fun. But what are you guys planning on doing?

Rafael:  I was thinking we could get some Mexican food and some really authentic Chinese food from Chinatown.

Jeff:  We’re also going to find where the celebrities live, go clubbing. How about that?

Lily:  Clubbing? You two?

Rafael:  Yeah.

Jeff:  Why not? I can dance. I can dance.

Rafael:  Me, too. And if I can’t dance, then overpriced drinks will help.

Lily:  Oh man, I would pay to see that. But I will be here with Jessica watching chick flicks.

Rafael:  Wait, hold on. Jessica’s coming over?

Lily:  Yeah, I really like her. And actually we have a lot in common. It’s so funny that I’m becoming friends with your coworker, and you’re friends with mine. It’s pretty weird.

Jeff:  Enough chit-chat. We have planning to do. Do you want to look for houses of the rich and famous?

Rafael:  To be honest, I’m not so sure. But how about the… what’s it called? Walk of Fame.

Jeff:  Oh, yeah. Yeah, I’m down for that.

Rafael:  Wait. Do you want to go to Disneyland?

Jeff:  Oh, yeah. Sounds like a good time, man.

Lily:  You guys have a lot on your itinerary for one weekend in LA.

Jeff:  That’s how we do it.

Rafael:  See you Sunday.

Lily:  OK. Bye. Jess? Hey, they’re gone. Come on over! Bye.


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Rafael and Jeff are getting ready to go on a trip to LA. They have a lot of activities planned, including going to Disneyland. Lily doesn’t understand how the guys will be able to do everything they want to do. They’re only going for the weekend, so it won’t be a long visit.

Lily might be a little sad that Jeff and Rafael are going to LA without her, but she doesn’t show it. Lily has plans to hang out with Jessica, and she calls Jessica as soon as her friends leave for the airport. If Rafael and Jeff are having a guys’ weekend, then Lily and Jessica will have a girls’ weekend.

Have you ever traveled with a best friend? Where did you go, and what did you do?



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I’m waiting for my Boracay & Hat Yai Trip 

01:02 PM Jul 04 2014 |




Uhmmmm. A lot. Let me see one of my drives in my laptop in the name of entertainment and suborder folder entitled my journeys. Here it is. I mean the places which I’ve been with my best friends before. Bandare Abas, Isfahan, Kantuye, Kerman, Kohpayeh, Mahan, Qeshm, Sahand, Tabriz, Yazd, Tehran, shiraz, shahrood and etc.

We enjoyed of weather, beaches, swimming, camp out, playing football, other games, visiting castles, temple, ruins, museums talking with native people and lots of other things. 

Oh, I want to hit the road, right now. Call or text me if you want. This is my cell phone number and my email address for coordinating our time together: +98 09141606153 and .

Come on!!!

07:55 AM Jun 26 2014 |

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I went on vacation last month, I went to South Korea with my friends, it was so happy for this trip. We taseted authentic korea food and visited scenic spot of Shouer and Jizhou, I also bought someting such as skin food and special food.

09:09 AM Jun 25 2014 |




I have traveled a lot alone. At first it was exciting visiting various famous places I had dreamed of. Then, at one point, I began feeling it’s all the same whether it’s Manhattan or Niagara if you don’t have someone with you sharing the experience. My best travel experiences were camping trips we did as teenagers. We did not go far and famous but during those trips everything was an adventure and so much fun. 

08:31 PM Jun 12 2014 |




Usually I hit the road with my family few times a year. We have a big road to lake Balaton once a year and we spent there about a week. But we have some shorter trip to the wildpark and beach. We have always good time, but it is a bit hard to plan the programme of these trip, because everybody wants something else. But I think it IS naturally. Because of it we need sometimes hit the road not with family but our friends.

Besides we have to plan what we want to pack in the packages and the itinerary during the trip. It is not an easy work. I don’t know how they do it, but I am sure that something always missing. After all we can’t prepare for everything.

Have a good trips and relax for everybody in the summer!!!!

08:02 AM Jun 11 2014 |

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It remembers me of a funny song:



11:53 PM Jun 10 2014 |

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Right now i am on vacation then, i am gonna hit the road and watching the world cup matches between Brazil and the others teams around Brazil .

08:50 PM Jun 10 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I LIKE TO HIT the road with some cool friends but, you know! im busy as a bee having  hard exams..

08:37 PM Jun 10 2014 |

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of course , i have traveled with my best friends.. i remember when we went to Cacun,Mex. everynight we had clubing bcs in the morning/afternoon , just we get rest kkk.

when u decide hit the road is a good expirience bcs i get out from ur routine , know new places and people too.

08:05 PM Jun 10 2014 |

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I have travelled with my friends to Berlin and Malta and they were greats travels.

12:14 PM Jun 10 2014 |

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Well, I hit the road each weekend :D  I love traveling so much!  I’m going on sightseeing tours, camping and hiking all around Georgia and I’ll be doing that for whole summer, so I have a big plans. May be I’ll go abroad as well, haven’t decided yet.

So guys, are you looking for real adventures?! Come on!

Hit the road! 

10:54 AM Jun 10 2014 |

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I almost forgot last time i hit the road,only can i remember is my family and i really have fun.Maybe summer is the best season for me to start next trip

10:37 AM Jun 10 2014 |

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Traveling with friends is the best idea ever .. it is funny with family too but I don’t know with firends you feel more comfortable and you can go crazy with them :D

09:18 AM Jun 10 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

AS for me, I usually prefer traveling with my family,but sometimes that’s a good idea to carve out time for your friends to have fun and chill out.

03:36 AM Jun 10 2014 |




Let’s hit the road…:))

Last month,I got 4 of my friends to the beach for 2dys… It was a great trip.  We drank, we play, we chit-chat and play cards at the hotel…^^ 

I m planing to have a long trip to another country this Autumn.:D

03:21 AM Jun 10 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have gone to some other cities with my friends from our school and we really enjoyed it!we all are peer so we understand each other and our tastes are some how the same! :)

06:18 PM Jun 09 2014 |

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