You will hear a reporter asking people from different countries about life. What is the difference of life between these countries. Listen to the interview and learn the phrases about life.
|Reporter||Excuse me. Do you have a moment!|
|Reporter||You aren’t American!|
|Hiroko||No, no, I’m from Japan. I’m on holiday here.|
|Reporter||OK. So, my question is: what’s different for you about life here?|
|Hiroko||Erm … well, here people live in houses … they live in big houses. I’m from Tokyo, and we live in flats, small flats. So that’s very different.|
|Reporter||… and so for you, what’s different about life here!|
|Sanchez||Erm … well I study at university here. And it’s very different from my country because here in the United States, the students have jobs. They work in the evenings, maybe ten hours a week.|
|Reporter||And you! Do you work!|
|Sanchez||Me! No, I don’t. I don’t have time. And in my country students don’t work, they only study.|
|Jane||What’s different here! Erm … oh yeah, people drive everywhere. I mean, they drive two hundred metres to the shops.|
|Reporter||Do you have a car!|
|Jane||Yes, I do, but I don’t drive to the shops. Not two hundred metres! I walk.|
|Reporter||And where are you from!|
|Jane||I’m from England.|
|Pacini||I think it’s not so different. I’m from Italy and my American friends are not so different from me. Er … we like sport … we like clothes … We er … we go to the cinema, restaurants, have a coffee …|
|Reporter||So you like the same things.|
|Pacini||Yeah, the same … not different.|
Complete the text with the positive (+) or negative (-) of the verb in brackets. The first two have been done for you as examples.
I’m from Italy but I live (live) (+) in the USA with my wife, Debbie. We don’t have (have) (-) children. We 1 (like) (+) life here very much.
I 2 (work) (-) in an office. I work from home. We 3 (go) (+) to the beach a lot and we 4 (play) (+) tennis in the evenings.
We 5 (have) (-) a big house but we 6 (live) (+) in a beautiful town.
Our friends Jim and Katie are very nice. They 7 (play) (-) tennis, but we often 8 (drive) (+) to their house for a barbecue.
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- don’t work
- don’t have
- don’t play