Friendly Irish People

An Irishman talks about the best thing about his country; the people.

Self Study

Dictation

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

Transcript

The best thing about living in Ireland is probably the people.

Everyone in Ireland is really friendly, especially on a night out in the pub.

Even if you're a tourist we treat you like you're a local, and once you visit Ireland, people often have fond memories of Ireland.

Even though we have pretty bad weather all the time, and it rains nearly every day, and the sun is a rare treat, it's still a nice place to live.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • What does he say is the best thing about living in Ireland?
  • When are they especially friendly?
  • Do many tourists like Ireland?
  • What are some bad things about living in Ireland?

Answers

He thinks that the people are the best thing about his country.

The people are very friendly on a night out in the pub (When people are drinking alcohol in the pub on a Friday or Saturday night).

Yes, he says that most tourists have fond (good) memories of Ireland.

The weather is quite bad. It rains a lot and the sun doesn't shine very often.