Being A Dad

An English father talks about the best and worst things about being a parent.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


What's the best, and the worst thing, about being a dad?

Well, the best thing has to be the joy it brings you when you see your child do something amazing, and that could be taking their first steps, or doing something that you've been working with them to learn, so whether that's to spell their name, to ride a bike, or anything like that.

The pride and the joy that feels you with is unbelievable, you can't describe how that feels. It's just fantastic.

The worst thing about being a dad has to be the lack of sleep.

Now, nobody tells you this when have children, but, you don't sleep!

You're either woken up at stupid o'clock in the morning, or you're awake the majority of the night listening to make sure they're ok, and it's just part of being a dad.