Tell us about your best friend

Bob talks about his best friend, Dave. He describes why he likes him.

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'm going to (gonna) tell you about my best friend, Dave.

(Now) We've been friends for a long time.

I've known him since we were in high school together.

He has short brown hair, and large brown eyes.

(Now) He used to be quite strong and athletic, but now that we're getting a little bit older, he's started to get quite chubby.

What else, well, he's very laid back and he can be quite humorous.

He usually likes playing pranks on me.

These days we mainly just watch sports and drink beer together.

All in all, he's a pretty good friend.

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

  • How long have they been friends for?
  • What does he look like?
  • What did he look like in the past, and what is happening to him now?
  • What is his personality like?
  • What do they like to do together?

Describe your best friend in detail.

Answers

They've been friends since high school.

He has short brown hair, large brown eyes, and is a bit chubby.

He used to be quite fit, but now he's getting fatter.

He's very funny and relaxed.

They like to drink beer and watch sports together.