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Kevin talks about how he comes from a family witha rich baseball tradition.

Country: Kevin and Todd from the U.S.

Time: 1:34

Level: Post-Intermediate

Normal speed

A bit slower

Audio Script


TODDOK. Kevin, we're back here in the forest. Um, we're gonna talk about sports.




KEVIN: OK. Great. I love sports. 

TODD TODDUh, what sports do you like?



  KEVIN: Well, my favorite sport is baseball, obviously I grew up and my father was a baseball player, so I was always around baseball (my whole life).  KEVIN

TODD: (Wow) You mean your father was a player in the Major Leagues.


                     KEVIN: Yeah, exactly, and not only was he a player in the Major Leagues, he was fortunate enough to play in the World Series twice with the New York Mets.


TODD TODDAmazing.  
  KEVIN: Yeah, The Amazing Mets 1969. KEVIN
TODD TODDGreat. Did you play baseball yourself?  
  KEVIN: Yeah, I played baseball pretty much my whole life up through college and university. KEVIN
TODD TODD: OK. Why did you stop?


  KEVINWell, it wasn't exactly by choice. I wasn't drafted high enough in professional baseball to, in order for me to sign, so I ended up retiring from baseball and pursuing other things. KEVIN
TODD TODD: OK. Great. Do you like any others sports?


  KEVIN: Yeah. I actually, I enjoy all competition. You know I enjoy the, the other typical American sports of basketball and American football and so on, but I also try to learn about and enjoy, uh, the, the national sport of the countries that I'm in. For example now I'm in Japan and I've actually gotten quite into Sumo wrestling. KEVIN
TODD TODDNice. Have you ever seen a sumo match live?


  KEVIN:  Yes, I have. I've been to two sumo, uh, bashos as they call them, or matches in Tokyo.
TODD TODDNice. Yeah, I wanna go, I wanna go myself.



Vocabulary Notes

Always around

“My father was a baseball player, so I was always around baseball”

If you are always around someone or something it is a big and important part of your life. Notice the following:


  1. She was always around famous athletes.
  2. He was always around music as a young boy.


Fortunate enough

“My father was fortunate enough to play in the World Series”

If you are 'fortunate enough' to do something you are lucky to have an special experience.  Notice the following:


  1. I was fortunate enough to remember my umbrella today.
  2. Were you fortunate enough to go to college?


Up through

“I played baseball up through college and university”

The phrase 'up through college and university' means throughout the whole time you were in those places.  Notice the following:


  1. I worked as a lawyer up through 2006.
  2. I lived in Boston up through sixth grade.


Get into

“Now that I'm in Japan, I've gotten into sumo wrestling”

When you 'get into' an activity or a topic you become interested in it and direct your energy and attention toward it.  Notice the following:


  1. I remember I got into making my own clothes for a while.
  2. He is really getting into reading.


Seen (something) live 

“Have you ever seen a sumo match live?”

To 'see something live' means to go and watch it happening in front of you instead of on television.  Notice the following:


  1. Did you see any live plays?
  2. We saw U2 live in concert a few weeks ago.


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And you, what sports do you like?