A Dance Instructor

from Buenos Aires

Cecile talks about Tango and globalization.


Tango process teach/taught/taught
event destroy about (2)
master servant think (2)
worry universe globalization
lesson treat (2) humanity
link network foremost
aspect diverse meet/met/met
planet view (2) all over the world






My name is Cecilia Garcia. I’m twenty-three years old, and I live in Buenos Aires.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a Tango dancer, and I teach Tango too. I’ve been dancing for eight years. I give lessons in Buenos Aires. And I dance at different Tango events.

What worries you?

I worry about the way humanity treats our planet. People think they’re masters of the universe. And they’re destroying it.

What does globalization mean to you?

Globalization is first and foremost an economic process, that links national economies into a large global network. But I’m more interested in globalization’s cultural aspects.

On Tango nights in Buenos Aires, you meet people from all over the world. They talk about their world views, their cultures and their countries.

What’s your favorite food?

I like pasta and chocolate.

Which country would you like to visit?

I would like to visit Mexico, because of its culture and diversity. I really like all its colors.

What makes you happy?

Dancing makes me happy.

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1. Who is this person? What’s her name? Where does she live?

2. Cecilia is a kindergarten teacher. Yes or no? What is her job or profession? She . . . .

3. What concerns or worries her? She is worried . . . .

4. Cecilia give one aspect of globalization. True or false?

5. Is her favorite food watermelons? What are her favorite foods?

6. Cecila would like to visit . . . . . . because of . . . .

7. Money and cars makes her happy. Is this right or wrong? What makes her happy?

8. Name three things and activities from the video.
A. Have you taken dance lessons? Do you like to dance?

B. Are you from Argentina? Do you live in Argentina? Have you ever been to Argentina?

C. Have you met anyone from Argentina? Who were they? What were they doing?

D. Describe the climate and geography of Argentina.

E. Describe the economy of Argentina. What does it import and export?

F. Does Argentina have any problems or challenges?

G. What’s the food of Argentina like? Describe Argentine cuisine.

H. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

I. What comes to mind when you think of Argentina? What do you associate with Argentina?



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