Before you watch the video, write a short text about America. Have you ever been to America? If yes, what was it like? If no, what do you imagine it to be like? Do you want to go there? What comes to your mind first if you hear the word "America"?
I have never been to America, but I have a lot of ideas about it from school, movies and from what other people told me. I imagine everything to be very big there, bigger than here. I have heard that food is very different there, and that you have to pay a lot of money to be allowed to go to university. I really want to visit America! I would like to see New York (maybe I can meet one of my favourite movie stars there) and Washington, and I want to go to the places where they have summer all year. I want to drive along their endless motorways and see all the land with no people and no civilisation on it.
To make yourself familiar with some important vocabulary before watching the video, read through the word list and practise the new words with the vocabulary trainer!
Word List: civilisation
Word and Definition
The next two questions are about the content of the video. Try to listen very carefully to what the girl says. Listen to it again and again until you can answer the questions! This will be a good listening exercise for you! And remember: You always need patience for things to improve.
Now think about what you just saw in the video. Try to answer the questions below by interpreting what you heard from the girl.
Now think about what you feel like. Do you sometimes have the same feelings as the girl in the video? What would you like to have more time for? Write a short text.
I don't feel too much under pressure most of the time, but sometimes I would like to have more free time so that I could do more of the things I really enjoy. I would like to have more time for doing sports, for example play basketball. Also, I would love to read more books and go on holidays with my friends more often. Although I see them every day at school, it often feels like we are barely talking to each other. It is because we have so many things to do every day!
Well done! How about a game of memo now? It will be fun and you can repeat the words you studied above!