tutorStudy Options
Improve your vocabulary, listening or reading skills with the quizzes below.
Vocabulary Quiz
considerably • region of • not bad
members card • immigrant
  1. It's not the perfect job, but for right now it's .
  2. Although he grew up in the United States, something about the town where he lived made him feel like an .
  3. The operation will cost you somewhere in the $3,000.
  4. Wow!  That is less expensive than I was expecting.
  5. The cashier scanned my and gave me a discount.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
Audio Links
headphones

Download this MP3
(right click and save)

Buy this MP3 +1300
more MP3 and PDF

image

814 Off to Osaka
Eoin has a gig to get to. He talks about what mode of transportation he will use.

  • Transcript
  • Audio Notes
notes
Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

it costs considerably more

It costs considerably more than the ferry.

The word 'considerably' has the same meaning as 'a lot'.  Notice the following:

  1. It costs considerably more than the last version.
  2. It's considerably more difficult than I thought.

somewhere in the region of

It was somewhere in the region of 20,000 yen.

Here, the phrase 'somewhere in the region of' talks about an amount of money without being exact.  Notice the following:

  1. It's somewhere in the region of 20%
  2. The order is somewhere in the region of 6000 units.

not bad

That's not bad.

Something that is 'not bad' is OK.  Notice the following:

  1. That's not a bad price.
  2. $100 a night? That's not bad.

members card

There's some kind of members card.

A 'members card' gives people certain benefits.  Notice the following:

  1. The members card offers a 15% discount on all services.
  2. Do you have a members card?

feel like an immigrant

It makes you feel like an immigrant.

In this case, the phrase 'feel like an immigrant' makes reference to immigrants to America around the late 1800s, early 1900's.  Notice the following:

  1. It made him feel like an immigrant.
  2. Traveling by boat made me feel like an immigrant.