Advanced Gerunds & Infinitives Role Play

Alice: Hi Bob, it’s been a while since we last caught up. How have you been enjoying retirement?

Bob: Hi Alice! It’s been wonderful, actually. I’ve finally started enjoying being retired and having so much free time. How about you?

Alice: I’ve been doing well, thanks. I must say, I regret not having saved more during my working years. It would have made things a bit easier now.

Bob: I know what you mean. But you know, I remember having worked so hard and I feel like we deserve this time to relax.

Alice: Absolutely. Speaking of which, I’m really enjoying being able to travel without worrying about work schedules. It’s liberating!

Bob: Yes, I agree. I’ve also been enjoying being able to pursue hobbies I never had time for before. I always wanted to learn to play the piano.

Alice: That’s great! I’ve taken up gardening. It’s something I’ve wanted to have started earlier, but better late than never.

Bob: Indeed. I’ve also been thinking about having taken some art classes when I was younger. It’s never too late to start, though.

Alice: True. And what about volunteering? I’ve seen you at the community center quite often.

Bob: Yes, I love it. It feels good to be useful and I enjoy helping to organize events for the kids. Plus, I love being surrounded by their energy.

Alice: That sounds fulfilling. I’m considering volunteering to help at the animal shelter. I’ve always loved animals.

Bob: You should do it! It’s great to give back to the community. Have you thought about having more free time and what you’ll do with it?

Alice: Yes, I have. I’m planning on continuing to learn new things. Maybe even a new language. I’ve always wanted to learn Spanish.

Bob: That’s a fantastic idea. I’ve been reading more these days. I regret not having read more when I was younger.

Alice: Same here. I also love to be able to read without any interruptions. It’s such a luxury.

Bob: Retirement has its perks, doesn’t it? I feel like we’re finally living the life we worked so hard for.

Alice: Absolutely. By the way, I’ve been looking for something to do on weekends. Do you have any suggestions?

Bob: You could try finding someone to go hiking with. It’s a great way to stay active and enjoy nature.

Alice: That’s a good idea. But you know, it’s no use trying to plan too far ahead with the unpredictable weather these days.

Bob: True, but there’s no point in worrying about things we can’t control. Just enjoy the moment.

Alice: You’re right. And it’s funny, it’s no good complaining about the weather. It changes so quickly here!

Bob: Exactly. What’s the best way to spend a rainy day, in your opinion?

Alice: For me, it’s curling up with the best book I can find. Do you know where to find any good book clubs around here?

Bob: Actually, I do. There’s one at the library. They have some of the best discussions. You should check it out.

Alice: Thanks, I will. Oh, and I was wondering how to join that cooking class you mentioned before.

Bob: It’s easy. Just sign up online. And don’t forget to bring an apron!

Alice: I’ll remember that. It seems like we’re finding the best ways to enjoy our retirement.

Bob: Yes, and I’m glad we’re making the most of it. Here’s to many more adventures and discoveries!

Alice: Cheers to that, Bob!