The differences between your old and current neighborhood

In this free clip, an American man compares his current neighborhood with the one he used to live in.

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

Let me discuss the some similarities and differences between my current and old neighborhood.

To begin with, both neighborhoods are in the same city. However, my old neighborhood was in the old part of town, whereas my current area is a newer, more gentrified area.

Also, my old neighborhood was closer to the subway station, so it was very convenient for me. But my new neighborhood has easy access to a lot of bus routes, so it’s also really good.

Both neighborhoods have parks and easy access to schools and shops.

Maybe though, I like my new neighborhood better.

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 was his old neighborhood?
  • Where is his new neighborhood?
  • What was convenient about the old neighborhood?
  • What transport options does his new neighborhood have?
  • What services do both neighborhoods have?
  • Which one does he prefer?

Answers

His old neighborhood was in the old part of town.

His new neighborhood is in a newer area that has been gentrified.

The old neighborhood was near the subway station.

His new neighborhood has easy access to a lot of bus routes.

Both neigborhoods have parks and easy access to schools and shops.

He likes his new neighborhood better.

Notes

Notes

US - neighborhood
UK - neighbourhood