The Best Thing About Living In South Africa

A young South African man explains to us what the best things about living in his country are.

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Dictation

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Transcript

So, what I really like about South Africa, is the fact that you can sit, and you can have, you know, just a short (sleeved) shirt on and pants.

The climate is definitely the best thing of South Africa for me.

Of course, you know, I have my friends here, I have my family here, (so there's) I also think there's a lot of aspects coming together when you think it's a loaded question, "what is my favourite part of South Africa?", because I think they all come together and form one big "Yes, I like living here."

But that would definitely be my top, of the list, choice, if I can say that, is, you know, the weather, you know, sunny, and the nature, and the animals. I really like that.

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Questions

  • What country is the man from?
  • What does he like best about living in South Africa?
  • Why is it a tough choice to talk about the best thing about living there?
  • What things does he mention at the end?

Answers

The man is from South Africa.

He thinks the climate is the best thing. How you can just wear a short sleeved shirt and shorts (pants). You don't need to wear winter clothes.

It's a tough choice because he likes living in South Africa. His friends live there, his family lives there. So apart from those obvious things, the climate is really good.

At the end he mentions that he likes the sunny weather, the nature and the animals of his home country. These things make up the climate of South Africa.