Emma: What a brilliant idea! If only! Hi, I'm Emma. I know exactly what I'd do with my extra day: I would sleep. I wouldn't get out of bed the whole day. Don't think I'm lazy, far from it! Last Sunday I ran a marathon and I'd been training for that every spare moment during the past few weeks. So I think I’d deserve to spend my extra day in the land of Nod and give everyone in my family strict instructions not to disturb me.
Steve: Good morning. I'm Steve. There’s only one thing I’d want to do with my extra day. I’ve been going to painting classes for the past six months. I was good at art when I was at school, but when I left I did nothing about it. That was ten years ago. I didn't pick up a paintbrush since. Then last October, I decided to do something about it, and enrolled in landscape painting classes. I don't want to paint people or objects. I like painting nature. So on my extra day, I would gather up my easel, brushes and paints and go into the countryside to paint. What a lovely thought!
Clare: Hello, I'm Clare. I've been feeling a bit guilty recently about not visiting my grandma in hospital as often as I should. She's had a serious operation and is taking a long time to recover. I am very close to my grandparents, but it's been so hectic at work recently that I haven’t had much spare time. I've even been working on Saturdays and Sundays. So, I would buy a big bunch of red roses, a box of good quality chocolates and I would go spend the whole day with my grandma. I wish I could. If only!
Dennis: Hi, I'm Dennis. Can I choose which day of the week it would be? I’d want a Monday or Friday. It doesn't matter which. Then I would have a long weekend and go to Tokyo for three days. I'd buy a cheap flight on one of the no-frills airlines, and I know hotels in Tokyo can be expensive, but I might be able to get a last-minute bargain. I've been to Tokyo a few times, but never at this time of year. I would go just to see the cherry blossoms. I would go to a park or garden and just sit under a cherry tree and admire the beautiful flowers. I would have to wear a mask though, because I suffer from hay fever!