A Diver from Scotland

Brian talks about diving, scallops, and globalization.


garlic charter meet/met/met
ferry seafood no one knows
lack theories diving (2)
worry bill (2) around (2)
flight partial end of the month
go off complex fascinating
fresh biased good/better/best
ride probably go for a run
Aztec think (2) see/saw/seen
thing air flight out in the sea





My name is Brian Anderson. I’m a diving instructor and charter boat driver in north Berick in Scotland.

What does globalization mean to you?

Meeting more people from different lands, different lives. When I grew up in Scotland, we met some visitors; since then there have been more, more ferry services, air flights are getting cheaper. Flights are cheap.

Everything is becoming closer.

I’m not sure everybody becoming the same would be a good thing, but I don’t think that will happen.

What worries you?

Lack of money mostly. I worry about paying the bills at the end of the month. Not being busy.

What’s your favorite food?

Probably seafood. I’m very partial to scallops, usually done very simple, just in garlic and butter. A salad and black pepper, the fresher the better.

How do you spend your leisure time?

Diving is also my hobby. So I get to do my hobby while I’m working.

And then I’ll go off in the evening and ride my motorbike just to go for a run around the country.

Which country would you like to visit?

I would like to visit southern America. the Aztec people the buildings they’ve made. fascinating. I’ve seen many programs on them. I’ve seen many theories. But no one really knows.

What makes you happy?

Being out in the sea. Being a nice happy day, helping people. Lots of things.

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1. Who is this person?

2. Brian is a fisherman. True or false? What is his job or profession?

3. What examples does Brian give regarding globalization?

4. He sometimes worries about lack of work and money. Yes or no?

5. What is his favorite dish? Is it complicated?

6. Is his work his hobby? Is his hobby his profession?

7. Brian would like to visit . . . . . . . because . . . . .

8. What makes him happy?

A. Have you ever been on a boat or a ship? Where was this? Where did you go?

B. My friend has dived or snorkeled. Yes or no?

C. Is your work your hobby? Is your work and your hobby the same thing?

D. Are you from Scotland? Do you live in Scotland? Have you ever been to Scotland?

E. Have you met anyone from Britain? Who were they? What were they doing?

F. Describe the climate and geography of Britain.

G. Describe the economy of the United Kingdom. What does it import and export?

H. Does the UK have any problems or challenges?

I. What is the food of Britain like? Describe cuisine of Britain.

J. What are some tourists attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

K. What comes to mind when you think of Scotland? What do you associate with Scotland?


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