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What Will Be Included in Your Bucket List – 谈谈遗愿清单

Sarah: So Adam, we’re talking about bucket lists, so things that you would like to do before you die. So what’s your number one thing on your bucket list?


Adam: Oh, difficult question. Number one, I’d probably have to say, oh, skydiving maybe. I’ve wanted to do it for a long time. And I went bungee jumping in New Zealand. That was fun but I still have not yet been sky-diving. And jumping out of the plane just sounds like an awesome idea to me.


Sarah: What other kind of adventure sports have you done?


Adam: This summer, I was – what did I do? Sand boarding in Peru. That was fun. When I was younger I did a lot of snowboarding and skateboarding. And yeah, I really enjoy extreme sports. I ride a motorcycle currently. If I could I’d love to race cars professionally, although I don’t know how good I’d be at it. But it just looks like so much fun.


Sarah: Yeah. Well, it’s never too late to start something you want to do, so you should add that to your bucket list. So tell me what else is on your bucket list?


Adam: I really want to write a book. Be the author of a novel. I’m always in the process of writing something down but it never seems to come to complete book type end result. But maybe eventually, all of these little things that I have written down will come into a book form and I can publish it and complete my goal.


Sarah: What kind of things do you write? Like what kind of genre or is that kind of all the same or do you write many different styles?


Adam: I wrote a lot of different things. One thing that I write is travel stories from my travels abroad or anecdotes that I come across when I’m traveling. Recently, I’ve been writing jokes. I really enjoy watching stand-up comedy and have got kind of inspired from them to write some stuff down, although I’ve never really presented it. And I also write, I guess, fantasy stories as well. I have a few short stories but it’s been difficult for me to try to put them into book, like a longer version of them. The details are tricky to write down.


Sarah: Wow! That’s really interesting. Hopefully, one day, we’ll be able to read a book written by you.


Adam: Yeah. That’d be great.


Sarah: Yeah. So tell me what else is on your list?


Adam: The other things would be traveling to Europe, which I plan to do hopefully next summer, so I can cross that one off the list. I’ve always wanted to go to Europe especially Italy and Spain. So I’m excited to get that one done. And I’d also really like to go to Africa and go on a safari and see, you know, lions, tigers in the wild, in their natural habitat. I’ve also heard that you could see sharks, Great White sharks in South Africa on the coast. I had some friends that went and sat in a cage in the water and had Great White swim by. That sounds like a terrifying and once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m terrified of sharks but it would be quite amazing to see.


Sarah: Yeah. Of course, I am terrified of sharks as well, so I probably will not be adding that to my bucket list. But yeah, I hope you get to do everything that’s on your list there.


Adam: Thanks. Me too!