Curso First Certificate Exam

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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A journey in Africa

 

 

ACTIVITY 16: Listen to this extract from an interview in which Marsha Muller talks about a journey in Africa. What topic is she discussing with the interviewer? Choose the best alternative from the menu and then check the correct answer.

 
 

 

Now listen again to Marsha Muller while you check the transcription of her interview below.

INTERVIEWER:

What do you think your own strengths are as a traveller and your weaknesses?

MARSHA MULLER:

Well ...

INTERVIEWER:

And have you got better at it as you go on?

MARSHA MULLER:

I don't think so. I don't think it's something you get better at, really. Well, I mean in practical ways you learn that you don't need so much gear for instance. And ... I suppose my, my chief weakness is er being so bad at languages because you do miss out a lot. I mean I can remember a few villages we were in where nobody did speak English and there were several, I, I mean obviously extremely interesting characters and it was so frustrating not being able to speak with them. So I mean that's a very major weakness.

INTERVIEWER:

Except I suppose it's also slightly a strength in that it develops a muscle of communication in other ways ...

MARSHA MULLER:

Oh, yes ...

INTERVIEWER:

... which you obviously are good at.

MARSHA MULLER:

Yes, that's true. And I suppose my greatest strength as a traveller probably is just being naturally disposed to trust people, so that you're not all the time apprehensive about what might happen or how you might be cheated or assaulted or whatever. I mean I just assume that people, until they prove themselves to the contrary, are trustworthy.

 

A journey in Africa

ACTIVITY 17: Read again the transcription above and mark if each statement is TRUE or FALSE. Correct the statements you think are FALSE in the blank spaces. Then check the correct answers.

 

 

TRUE

FALSE

1.

Marsha Muller praises herself for being good at languages.

2.

In some villages on her last journey an interpreter would have been useful.

3.

The speakers agree with each other about one advantage of being bad at languages.

4.

When Marsha Muller travels, she doesn't trust anybody she meets.

5.

She thinks it's a weakness to trust people when you travel.

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