Your Neighbors

A man talks about his next door neighbors and the relationship he has with them.

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 live in a big neighbourhood, but my next door neighbours are quite friendly.

I have a young family to the left of me, and a retired couple to the right.

To be honest, I don’t often see them, because I’m busy at work. But when I do, we often greet each other and talk about things like sport, the weather, or what was on TV last night.

Sometimes if I run out of milk or toilet paper, I might borrow some off them. And sometimes I’ll lend them things too.

Yeah, they’re very nice people.

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

  • Are his neigbours nice people?
  • Who lives next door to him?
  • Why doesn't he see them often?
  • What do they talk about when they see each other?
  • What does he borrow from his neighbors?

Answers

Yes, he said they're quite friendly.

To his left he has a young family living next door, and to his right he has a retired couple.

He's too busy with work to see them often.

If they greet each other they'll often talk about sport, the weather, or TV shows.

If he's run out of milk or toilet paper, he'll ask his neighbors to lend some to him.