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Steven talks about the village he is from, in England.

Country: Steven from the U.K and Todd from the U.S.

Time: 1:05

Level: Intermediate

Normal speed

A bit slower  

Audio Script


TODD:OK. Hello!


STEVEN: Hello, there! 

TODD TODDHow are you doing today?

STEVEN:  Pretty good. 

TODD:Uh,could you please introduce yourself?


                                                                STEVEN: Yeah! My name is Steven. And I come from the north of England.

TODD TODDOh, really! Where in the north of England?  
  STEVEN: A little village called Gawsworth.
TODD TODDIs it a big place?


  STEVEN: Uh, no, it's about 10,000 people I think.
TODD TODD:Oh, really! ...and do you go back there often?  
  STEVEN:Uh… Not so often. The last time I went back was Christmas.
TODD TODD: Oh, really! OK. Did you have a good time?


  STEVEN:  Yeah, it was very nice. I saw old friends and family and did the usual Christmas things.
TODD TODDWhat are the usual Christmas things?


  STEVEN:  Oh, I guess, uh, a lot of eating and a lot of drinking and a lot of laughing. Uh, Just general fun and games I guess.
TODD TODDHow many of your family members still live in this town?


  STEVEN:Um, well they don't mum and dad live in the, my brother and sister actually live pretty close to this town, uh, so my family is all in that general area.
TODD TODDOh, OK. Great. Thanks a lot Steven. 

Vocabulary Notes

Pretty close 

“[How are you doing?] Pretty good”

'Pretty good' is a common but grammatically incorrect phrase that we use to say how we feel at the moment.  Notice the following:


  1. Are you feeling pretty good now?
  2. She was still pretty good after the game, despite running a lot.


Introduce yourself 

“Could you please introduce yourself?”

When you 'introduce yourself' you usually say your name and maybe some information about yourself.  Notice the following:


  1. I don't think I've ever properly introduced myself.
  2. At the beginning of the meeting we had to introduce ourselves.


Good time 

“Did you have a good time?”

If you have a 'good time' you enjoy yourself or have fun.  Notice the following:


  1. We always have a good time at your house.
  2. She never wants to go, but she always has a good time.

Did the usual things

“I saw old friends and family and did the usual Christmas things”

To do the 'usual things' is to do whatever is typically or traditionally done in a certain situation.  Notice the following:


  1. What are the usual things your family does at Thanksgiving?
  2. We did all the usually birthday things, but the kids still wanted more.
Pretty close 

“My sister lives pretty close to this town”

If you live 'pretty close' to something the distance you have to travel to get there is not far.  We can also use this for something that is a short distance in the future.  Notice the following:


  1. She is pretty close to graduating.
  2. I live pretty close to the lake.

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