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Conrad loves sports. He talks a little about the sport he likes best.

Country: Conrad and Todd from the U.S.

Time: 1:09

Level: Intermediate

Normal speed

A bit slower 

Audio Script


TODD: OK, Conrad! You're quite the jock!


CONRAD: Hahaha! Thanks Todd

TODD TODD: So, umm,  we're gonna talk about sports.

TODD: Uh, what sports do you like?


                               CONRAD: Well, I like a lot of sports, but basketball is my favorite definitely.

TODD TODD: Oh, really!  

OK. How long have you been playing basketball?

  CONRAD: Let's see! Probably about thirty years. I'm thirty seven now and I think I was in elementary school when I started to play at first. CONRAD

Wow. At what age were you your best?


Uh…Let's see! Probably around 20 maybe. Sometime when I was in college. Yeah!

TODD TODD: What position did you play when you played basketball?  
  CONRAD:  Uh,Guard. Guard. A little bit of forward, depending on what kind of team I was playing on. CONRAD
TODD TODD: Yeah, were you mainly an offensive or defensive player?  
  CONRAD: Uh, defensive. Yeah. CONRAD

OK. Do you still watch a lot of basketball on TV?


Well, now living in Japan I don't get, um, get many chances to watch the NBA but I do follow it on the internet.

  CONRAD: Yeah. I play about once a week with my… at the university I work at, with the club team there. CONRAD

Great. Alright. Thanks a lot Conrad.



Sure. No problem Todd. 



Vocabulary Notes



“You're quite the jock”


A 'jock' is a person who is really involved in sports and fitness.  Notice the following:


  1. He hangs out with all the jocks at school.
  2. She was a big jock when she was younger.


Offensive/defensive player    


“Were you mainly an offensive or defensive player?”


An 'offensive player' tries to score in the other team's goal while a 'defensive player' protects their team's goal.  Notice the following:


  1. Our team just couldn't get past their defensive players.
  2. I'm an offensive player on the team.


Get a chance   


“Living in Japan, I don't get many chances to watch the NBA”


If you 'get a chance' to something you have the opportunity to try it.  Notice the following:


  1. Have you ever gotten the chance to meet a celebrity?
  2. Did you get a chance to go to a live game last year?




“I don't watch it on TV, but I do follow it on the internet”


If you 'follow' a team or a sport you check for updates and new information about the team and how they have performed in games.  "Follow" can also refer to things like news or topics of interest.  Notice the following:


  1. Have you been following the election speeches?
  2. I don't really follow any team in particular.


No problem   


 “[Thanks.] Sure, no problem”


We say 'no problem' when something is not a big deal or request.  We use this a lot when someone has asked us to do something for him.  Notice the following:


  1. It's no problem at all for me to help you.
  2. She said it was no problem if we were late.


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