Introducing Yourself

A young American newlywed introduces herself to us.

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

Hi there, I'm Jessica.

Currently, I'm a graduate student studying for a Master's degree in psychology.

In my free time I like doing yoga. I like to work out at least three times a week.

In addition, I'm also a newlywed. My childhood sweetheart and I got married last year.

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's her name?
  • What does she do?
  • What is she studying?
  • What does she like to do in her free time?
  • How often does she do it?
  • When did she get married?
  • Who did she marry?

Answers

Her name is Jessica.

She's a graduate student.

She's doing her Master's degree in psychology.

She likes doing yoga.

She does yoga at least three times per week.

She got married last year.

She married her childhood sweetheart.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

childhood sweetheart - a boyfriend or girlfriend that you had when you were growing up.
She married her childhood sweetheart - she married the man who she dated when she was a young teenager. (And/Or) She married her first love.

graduate student - someone who has already graduated from a university, but is doing another (higher) degree such as a Master's or PhD. A postgrad.