352 Canada

Jeff talks a little about his country.

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Todd: OK, hello!

Jeff: Hello!

Todd: How are you doing?

Jeff: Good Morning. Good.

Todd: Could you introduce yourself please?

Jeff: I'm Jeff Eagar.

Todd: Jeff. OK. And where are you from?

Jeff: I'm from Canada.

Todd: Oh, OK, where in Canada?

Jeff: I'm from a little island on the east coast of Canada. A small island called Cape Breton.

Todd: Cape Breton!

Jeff: Cape Breton!

Todd: OK. and where, where do you live now?

Jeff: I'm living in Japan now, in Saitama.

Todd: Oh, OK. Alright, um, so tell me about Canada!

Jeff: Mm, big, big country, very big..

Todd: Yeah!

Jeff: Nice country! Clean. Um, friendly, friendly people.

Todd: Yeah

Jeff: Cheap. Nice..cold, cold winters, long winters, very long.

Todd: Oh, OK. How much longer do you think your gonna be in Japan?

Jeff: In Japan? I like Japan. Nice place, and I have a Japanese girlfriend now so I'm not sure that's, with her I'm not sure what, what I'll do so it, it'll be a little while.

Todd: OK.

Jeff: But, I like it.

Todd: Oh, great. All right thanks.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

how are you doing?

Hello. How are you doing?

When you ask somebody 'how are you doing?' it means you are asking after their welfare or his health and emotions.

Notice the following:

  1. He phoned me to ask me how I was doing.
  2. I just popped in to see how you are doing?


Could you introduce yourself please?

When you 'introduce' yourself to someone it means that you are meeting them for the first time and you are telling them your name.

Notice the following:

  1. I do not know anyone here as the host has not introduced me to anybody yet.
  2. If you want I can introduce you to him.


Nice country! Clean and friendly, friendly people.

When something is 'clean' it means that it is well maintained and not dirty.

Notice the following:

  1. Your house is impressively clean.
  2. I like it when I have clean bedding on my bed.

long winters

Cheap. Nice cold winters, long winters, very long.

'Long winters' means that the cold weather and snow lasts for a long time in comparison to the summer months.

Notice the following:

  1. I would like to live somewhere that had long winters as I like to ski.
  2. We had a long winter this year, I am really looking forward to summer!

little while

I'm not sure what I'll do so it'll be a little while.

'A little while' means a short period of time or some amount time, depending on how you use it or say it.

Notice the following:

  1. I will come over for dinner in a little while.
  2. It will only take a little while.


Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
how are • introduce • clean
long winters • little while
  1. This neighborhood looks very and safe.
  2. I would like to you to my sister.
  3. He said that he would call again in a.
  4. We are going to move to Florida in the fall because my husband is tired of the we have here.
  5. you doing with your new job?