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2.1: Listening and Speaking- Interview - Andy's Job

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    Before You Watch


    You're going to watch a video interview about Andy. Before you watch, discuss the following questions in pairs or groups of three.

    1. These are pictures of Andy. He is a farmer. What do you think he does every day?
    2. Andy also cares a lot about the environment. Because of this, he practices sustainable agriculture. What is sustainable agriculture? If you don't know, you can guess.
    3. In the video, Andy will talk about his values (the things that are most important to him in life). What are your values?
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Images by Brittany Zemlick


    Vocabulary Task 1

    Do you know these words? Discuss them with your partner. Then share what you know with the class. Use the pictures below to help you understand the ideas.

    • sustainable
    • sustainable agriculture
    • industrial agriculture
    • values
    two windmills in a field
    two brown and white cows in a pasture
    A family picture with a mom, a dad, and four young children.
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Images by Demiahl from Pixabay, Photo Mix from Pixabay, Craig Cooper on Unsplash, and Simbarashe Takawira on Unsplash.


    • Windmills and solar panels are an example of sustainable energy sources because wind and sun cannot be used up completely or destroyed.
    • Industrial agriculture is a type of farming that involves growing large numbers of plants and animals to be sold for food.
    • Your values are the things that are most important to you. They can include family, money, education, music, art, etc. What is most important to you in life?

    Vocabulary Task 2

    Use these words to complete the table below:

    plant crops pull weeds watering harvesting pickup truck fence produce
    add carbon to the atmosphere challenging vegan meat production pollute waterways destroy habitat
    Write the correct word or phrase next to each picture or definition.
    Number Picture or definition Word or phrase

    Andy picking vegetables on a farm

    Photo by Brittany Zemlick


    two hands putting a small green plant in the soil

    Photo by Nikoline Arns on Unsplash

    plant crops

    watering plants

    Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash


    a white fence

    Photo by duong chung on Unsplash


    a cooked chicken

    raising animals for food

    Photo by Alison Marras on Unsplash


    weeds held in garden gloves

    remove unwanted plants

    Photo by Nikoline Arns on Unsplash


    a picture of an iphone, headphones and a coffee

    a radio or music program your can download to your phone or computer from the internet

    Photo by Juja Han on Unsplash


    trash, oil, and chemicals in the water

    Photo by Juja Han on Unsplash


    an orange pick up truck parked in front of a house

    Photo by Colby Ray on Unsplash


    a very small child at the bottom of a lot of stairs

    something that is difficult but may be interesting or enjoyable

    Photo by Jukan Tateisi on Unsplash


    frogs in water

    a place where animals live; for example, these frogs live in the water

    Photo by Ken Goulding on Unsplash


    a city with lots of buildings burning

    to cause something to end or no longer exist

    Photo by Ken Goulding on Unsplash


    fresh vegetables

    Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Unsplash


    a pizza with only vegetables and no animal products

    a person who does not eat food that comes from animals (milk, meat, eggs) OR food that does not contain animal products

    Photo by Edgar Castrejon on Unsplash


    a factory creating air pollution

    Photo by Marcin Jozwiak on Unsplash


    While You Watch

    Watch the video about Andy

    Listen for the Main Idea

    While you watch, answer the questions below. Takes notes. Then share your answers with your partner.

    1. What does Andy do every day in his job?
    2. What are his values?

    Listen for Detail

    Watch the video again and answer the multiple choice and fill in the gap questions.

    1. What's the man's name? _____________________
    2. Where did he grow up?
      • Oxford
      • San Diego
      • El Cajon
    3. Where does he live now?
      • Oxford
      • San Diego
      • Scotland
    4. How many brothers and sisters does he have?
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
    5. Where are his parents from?
      • England and Poland
      • El Cajon and San Diego
      • Scotland and Poland
    6. What's his job?
      • He's a farmer.
      • He's a teacher.
      • He's a vegan.
    7. What does he do every day? Choose all the correct answers.
      • He waters plants.
      • He pulls weeds.
      • He plants crops.
      • He repairs fences.
    8. Why does he like his job? Choose all the correct answers.
      • He likes being outdoors in a beautiful place.
      • He likes nature.
      • He likes working to improve the environment.
      • He likes office work.
      • He likes working with the public.
    9. What doesn't he like about his job? Choose all the correct answers.
      • He doesn't like being outdoors in a beautiful place.
      • He doesn't like nature.
      • He doesn't like working to improve the environment.
      • He doesn't like office work.
      • He doesn't like working with the public.
    10. Which one of these is NOT his hobby?
      • He cooks.
      • He runs.
      • He plays the guitar.
      • He listens to pod cats.
      • He rides his bike.
    11. Does he have any pets?
      • Yes, he does.
      • No, he doesn't.
      • He lives in a house with two cats.
    12. What kind of car does he drive?
      • He drives a pick up truck.
      • He drives a Toyota Camry.
      • He drives a Jeep.
    13. Does he like waking up early in the morning?
      • Yes, he does.
      • No, he doesn't.
    14. Why doesn't he eat meat?
      • He doesn't like the taste of meat.
      • He feels eating meat hurts the environment.
      • He eats meat every day.
    15. What are the most important things in his life? Choose all the correct answers.
      • His family.
      • Making the world a better place.
      • Playing music.
      • Running.

    Interactive: Check your Answers

    Select the correct answer, click "check" to see if your answer is correct, and then click the arrow to move to the next question. When you have answered all of the questions, click "Finished."

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    After You Watch

    Post-Listening Discussion

    Discuss and answer these questions with a partner. Be ready to explain why you chose each answer.

    1. What is the genre of this video?
      • a TikTok video
      • a movie
      • a presentation
      • an interview
    2. Who is the most likely audience? (Who will watch this video?)
      • young children in school
      • young people who like to travel
      • teachers
      • ESL students
    3. What is the purpose of this video?
      • to teach children about farmer
      • to persuade people to become vegans
      • to model an interview for English Language students
    4. Would you like to have a job like Andy's? Why or why not?
    5. Tell your partner something interesting you learned from this video.
    6. If you interviewed a friend or family member about their job, what questions would you ask?
      • Write a list of questions here.
      • Then share your questions with your partner. Add some good questions from your partner's list.

    This page titled 2.1: Listening and Speaking- Interview - Andy's Job is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brittany Zemlick.

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