Traveling in Austria

An American woman talks about the country of Austria. The nicest place she's ever traveled to.

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 think my favorite place, so far, has definitely been Austria, in Europe.

I love the vibe there. It's fantastic.

The architecture's beautiful, the museums, the Mozart chocolate is my favorite, it's delicious. I love the food, the culture, people are super nice.

The only thing I don't like is its kind of cold, and snowy.

But other than that, I really love it. I love Salzburg, the Mozart Museum, which used to be his apartment. The landscape is beautiful, nature's beautiful. The Austrian Alps... phenomenal.

Great, great country.

I just really enjoy visiting there.

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's the best place she's been?
  • Why?
  • What Austrian food does she really like?
  • What doesn't she like about Austria?
  • How's the landscape and scenery?

Answers

She really likes Austria.

It's got a good vibe. It has beautiful architecture, great museums, good culture and food, and the people who live there are very nice.

She really likes Mozart Chocolate.

Sometimes it's quite cold and snowy there.

She thinks the Austrian landscape is beautiful, especially the Austrian Alps.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

vibe - the mood or atmosphere of a place, situation, or piece of music.
This party has a great vibe. - This party's atmosphere is great/fun.
I'm getting bad vibes about this place. - I think this place might be dangerous.
This song has a funky vibes. - I like this song. It's funky.

phenomenal - amazing, successful, having very good qualities or abilities.
Lionel Messi is a phenomenal player. - Lionel Messi is a very amazing player.