Four friends are taking a group vacation to Victoria Falls in Africa for a weekend of white-water rafting down the Zambezi River, which forms the boundary between two countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe. They have just arrived at Victoria Falls and are meeting their tour guide, Hondo.
An employee, Cindy, has been assigned to give some potential clients a walk-through of their business facilities. The spokesperson for the client’s group is Theresa. She is accompanied by Sally and Eddie.
An astronomy class has just begun. The homework for the previous night was to read about NASA’s Voyager Space Probe Program. The review of the material will be covered as a competition game, so the students have been divided into two groups – the girls against the boys. The two teams will take turns answering the teacher’s questions. A 100% correct answer scores a point. The team that wins the most points earns one week without any homework along with a few other perks.
Teacher Lee is in Beijing, China, visiting James, a Chinese friend of his. Two of James’s friends heard about Teacher Lee’s visit and asked James if they could meet with him and Teacher Lee at a local Starbucks so they could practice their English conversation skills with a real, live, native English speaker. James agreed. James and Teacher Lee have just arrived at the Starbucks store. James’s two friends have not arrived yet.
A high school science class is about to begin. A teacher engages four active students: boys Fernando and Gerard and girls Tracy and Bernadette.
Four friends decide to go scuba diving together one Saturday in the Cayman Islands just south of Cuba. All four are open-water divers certified to go down to 130 feet (40 meters). They have just arrived at the beach where their dive boat is preparing to leave. Scuba is an acronym (SCUBA) that stands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. (You may watch a video at https://www.padi.com/padi-courses/open-water-diver )
Laura and Robert are looking to rent an apartment. They have a six-year-old son and no pets. They are looking to relocate to a small town called Stuttgart for a one-year job assignment. They have just arrived in town and checked into the Days Inn and Suites Hotel.
A boss is about to given an employee his annual performance evaluation.
This setting is a newspaper printing office going about their daily routine. The editor-in-chief (the Chief) manages his secretary Tess and the newspaper staff. Tim is a new hire who has just joined the staff as a writer.
Vicky has invited three friends to go to a tourist attraction in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. They have just arrived at the ticket counter. It is 5:30 pm. (Website: https://semgulf.com/ ; introduction video available)