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Vocabulary Quiz
Francophones • common • undergraduate  resonates • middle-aged
  1. There aren't many professional athletes.
  2. Michael Jackson's music still around the world.
  3. She enjoys practicing her French with native .
  4. Because his hair is so long it's a mistake to think he's a girl.
  5. I studied abroad for a year while doing my degree.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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I'm not Francophone.

Someone who is 'Francophone' speaks French. Notice the following:

  1. He's Francophone, which is why he has an accent.
  2. She really enjoys Francophone music.

common mistake

That's a common mistake that other Canadians make.

A 'common mistake' is an error that many people make. Notice the following:

  1. Driving too fast is a common mistake when you first get your driver's license.
  2. It's a common mistake that people make to assume he's Italian.

undergraduate degree

I went to the University of Windsor for my undergraduate degree.

You 'undergraduate degree' is the first degree that you get in university.  Each program usually takes four or five years. Notice the following:

  1. He went to school in California for his undergraduate degree.
  2. She has an undergraduate degree in biology.


New music doesn't really resonate in Japan.

In this case 'resonate' is used to mean something like echo or be heard. Basically the statement is saying that most people don't listen to new music in Japan. Notice the following:

  1. Sounds really resonate in this room.
  2. His thoughts still resonate around the campus.


Once you become middle-aged, you start listening to a lot of stuff that you listened to when you were in high school.

You are considered to be 'middle-aged' when you are between 45 and 65 years old. Notice the following:

  1. Most people's bodies change a lot when they are middle-aged.
  2. My parents aren't old, they're middle aged.