Your Most Memorable Fishing Trip

Watch as a young man reminisces the times that he went fishing with his family as a young boy.

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Dictation

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Transcript

So, it's really hard for me to pick just one memorable fishing experience.

I've had plenty.

Growing up as a kid, we had a cottage about 6 or 7 hours away from our house.

And every summer after school, my Mom, my Dad, my Brother , and I, we'd all make the drive up there.

And you know, as kids, it's kind of a long car ride, but, once we got there it was totally worth it.

Some of the best memories I have, are the time we spent at the cottage.

You know, we'd go on the boat, we'd swim in the lake, we'd fish obviously, and I learned pretty much everything I know about fishing from my Dad, on those trips.

I've grown out of fishing now unfortunately, I wish I could get back into it, but I'm just too busy with school and work.

I mean I honestly can't pick one memorable experience, the whole... all the trips were just some of the best memories I have, and I wouldn't take them back for anything.

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

  • Why is it difficult to choose a memorable fishing experience?
  • Where would he go every summer when he was young?
  • Was the journey worth it?
  • What would he do at the cottage?
  • Who taught him how to fish?
  • Does he fish a lot these days?
  • Does he regret his experiences there?

Answers

It's difficult for him to pick just one memorable fishing experience because he's had so many memorable experiences with his family when he was younger.

His family would visit a cottage, about 6 hours drive away, every summer school holidays.

The car ride was long, but once they got to the cottage they really enjoyed themselves, so the long car ride was worth it.

While visiting the cottage he would go boating, swim in the lake, and go fishing.

His dad taught him everything he knows about fishing.

These days he's too busy with work and school (university), so he can't go fishing much.

No, he remembers his childhood experiences at the summer cottage as some of the best memories of his life.