My neighbourhood in North London

A young lady talks about her local area and why she likes living there.

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

I live in a large neighbourhood in a residential part of North London.

There are many high rise apartment buildings, a commercial district with a lot of shops, and a few parks. Also, there is a high school and a post office nearby.

I like living here because it has convenient transport and a lot of interesting things to do.

On the weekends, I like to get a cappuccino at the cafe across the street from my flat and read the weekend newspapers. It’s a great place to live because there are many facilities for young families.

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

  • Where does she live?
  • What sorts of facilities are in her neighbourhood?
  • Why does she like living there?
  • What does she like doing on the weekends?
  • Who is the neighbourhood suitable for?

Answers

She lives in North London.

There are many apartment buildings, shops, parks, and a high school and a post office in her neighbourhood.

She likes living there because it has convenient transport options, and lots of things to do.

She likes visiting a cafe, having a cappuccino, and reading the newspapers there.

The neighbourhood is especially good for young families.