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Unit 1

Listening Worksheet Notes

INTERVIEW ABOUT THE PAST


B

AudioScript

Listentotheinterviews.CheckTrueorFalse.

Hoang
Daniel:WhendidyoumovetoCanada,Hoang?
Daniel:
Hoang:WhenIwasthree.Myparentscamefrom
Hoang:
Vietnam.Myfatherusedtobeateacher,andmy
motherusedtoworkinabank.
Daniel:DoyouremembermuchaboutVietnam?
Daniel:
Hoang:No,notreally.Iwastooyoungtoremember
Hoang:
much.ButIdoremembercertainthingsaboutit.We
usedtohavealovelyoldhousenearariver.Therewas
abeautifulfloweringtreeinourgarden.AndIcan
rememberthescentofthesoapmygrandmotherused
touse.
Daniel:Thatsnice.Didyourgrandmotherusetolive
Daniel:
withyou?
Hoang:Yes,shedid.Shestilllivesthere.Idlovetogo
Hoang:
backandvisithersometime.
Daniel:Andwereyoualwaysgoodatmusic?
Daniel:
Hoang:Well,yeah.
Hoang:
Daniel:Whendidyoulearnthepiano?
Daniel:
Hoang:IstartedwhenIwassix.Wehadaterribleold
Hoang:
pianothatItriedtoplay.
Daniel:Didyourparentsplay?
Daniel:
Hoang:No,butmydadwasareallygoodsinger.Then
Hoang:
myparentsboughtanewpianoanddecidedIshould
havelessons.Ihadareallygreatteacher.Shewas
fromItaly.Iusedtogotoherhouseforlessons.
Daniel:Andwhendidyougiveyourfirstconcert?
Daniel:
Hoang:WhenIwas11.
Hoang:
Daniel:Wow.
Daniel:
Pedro
Daniel:Wheredidyougrowup,Pedro?
Daniel:
Pedro:IgrewupnearChicago.
Pedro:
Daniel:Andwhatdidyoumajorinatcollege?
Daniel:
Pedro:Physicaleducation.Ireallywantedtobeagym
Pedro:
teacherataschool.Ilovesports,andIusedtoplay
themalot.
Daniel:Sowhatmadeyouchangeyourmind?
Daniel:
Pedro:AfterIgraduated,Itriedtogetajobasagym
Pedro:
teacherinmytown,butIcouldnt.Ididntwantto
moveawaybecausemyfatherwassick.SoIhadto
findsomethingelsetodo.

Daniel:Sohowdidyougetintotherestaurantbusiness?
Daniel:
Pedro:Well,Iwasalwayskindofinterestedincooking.
Pedro:
Mymomtaughtmetocook,andIoftenusedtomake
mealsforthefamilywhenIwasakid.Anyway,my
dadsfriendhadasmallrestaurant,andheaskedmeif
Idliketohelpout.Myfirstjobwashelpinginthe
kitchen,andthatswhereIreallylearnedtocook.I
usedtowatchthechefsatworksothatIcouldpickup
theirtechniques.Thenayearlater,theownerasked
metobeoneofthechefs!
Daniel:Andhowlongagowasthat?
Daniel:
Pedro:Thatwasfiveyearsago.Thenacoupleofyears
Pedro:
ago,Idecidedtoopenupmyownrestaurant.Itsdone
reallywell.Wehavethreechefs,andwereusually
verybusyespeciallyontheweekends.
Daniel:Goodforyou!
Daniel:

Listenagain.Answerthequestions.

Answers

Answerswillvary.

Hoang
1.False

2.True

3.True

4.False

5.True

Pedro
1.False

2.True

3.False

4.False

5.False

Hoang
1.Hermotherusedtoworkinabank.
2.Sheusedtotakepianolessonsatherteachershouse.
3.Shegaveherfirstconcertwhenshewas11.
Pedro
1.Heusedtoplaysports.
2.Hismothertaughthim.
3.Heusedtowatchthechefs.

Answerswillvary.

Interchange 2Teachers Resource Worksheets Cambridge University Press 2013

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INTERVIEW ABOUT THE PAST


A

PAIR WORK Daniel interviewed Hoang and Pedro about their past.
What questions do you think he asked?

Hoang

Listen to the interviews. Check () True or False.

Hoang
1. Hoang moved to Canada when she was a teenager.
2. She has some nice memories of Vietnam.
3. She was good at music as a child.
4. Her first piano was a very good one.
5. Her father could sing well.

Pedro
1. Pedro wanted to be a chef when he was in college.
2. He couldnt find a teaching job after he graduated.
3. His first job was as a waiter in a restaurant.
4. He opened a restaurant five years ago.
5. His business has been quite slow.

Pedro

Listen again. Answer the questions.

Hoang
1. Where did her mother use to work?
2. Where did she use to take piano lessons?
3. When did she give her first concert?

Pedro
1. What did he use to play?
2. Who first taught him to cook?
3. Who did he use to watch at work?

True

False

True

False

PAIR WORK Write four questions to ask your partner about his or her past.
Interview your partner.