Visiting Edinburgh

In this intermediate English video, an American man talks about the best city he's ever visited, Edinburgh in Scotland.

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Dictation

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Transcript

Ok, so the best city I've been to.

I would have to say is Edinburgh in Scotland.

And I remember going there, and the reason why I think it is, is because I remember going there during the Edinburgh Festival. For those of you who don't know what that is, a lot of people come and perform all these like, you know there were people doing certain, like, routines in the streets, like jugglers, and there were like comedic sketches and stuff, and it was just a great time.

It's one of my best memories from my childhood, so I always have fond memories of Edinburgh.

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Questions

  • What's the best city he's ever traveled to / visited?
  • What country is it in?
  • What was on when he visited there?
  • What were some things he saw?
  • When did he go there?
  • How does he remember it?

Answers

He really liked visiting Edinburgh.

It's in Scotland.

He visited while the Edinburgh Festival was on.

He saw many street performers, like jugglers and comedians.

He went there as a child.

He has fond (good) memories of Edinburgh.