A Trip to Vancouver: Reading

Chen and Lily are from China, but they live in Seattle, Washington. They are international students at a Seattle university. They have different majors. Chen studies engineering, and Lily studies computer science. They met taking a reading class in an English language program.

Next week, the university will close on Monday. Monday is a holiday, so Chen and Lily are going to take a trip north. They are going to drive to Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is not far away from Seattle. It takes only 2 hours and 45 minutes by car to get there.

Lily and Chen have not been to Vancouver, but many people say that it is a pretty city with nice mountains and beaches. Lily and Chen want to take a lot of photographs of boats, and people with dogs walking beside the water. They also want to rent bikes to ride around for exercise. Of course, they also want to go shopping and eat Chinese food in Chinatown. Maybe they will see a hockey game. Chen’s uncle and aunt live in Vancouver, so Chen and Lily will stay with them. Chen is excited to see them again. Lily and Chen are going to have a fun time this weekend!

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