A Teen from Colombia



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What’s your name?

My name is Layne Quintero Gonzales. I live in Colombia, in the town of Salento in the district of El Cino. I have three brothers and sisters.

Do you like going to school?

I really like learning English. I’ve learned a lot of new words. My friends and I can already talk to each other in English.

What music do you like?

I listen to just about anything; but I think I like Pop and dance music best.

What do your parents do for work?

My mother makes arts and crafts: She makes necklaces, bracelets and religious trinkets like rosary beads. Most of what she makes has to do with religion and the church.

What are you afraid of?

I’m afraid I won’t be able to finish my schooling. Or that my mother might die young, and I won’t get to spend much time with her. Or that my brothers and sisters might get sick or have an accident or something.

What do you want to be when you are older?

I would like to study medicine. When I finish school, I would like to help people who are needy with health care for example. I would love to live here I think, or maybe I’ll go abroad. I would like to study neurosurgery.

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Who is this person? What’s her name? Where is she from?

Does Layne have a big, small or medium-sized family?

Her favorite school subject is math. Is this right or wrong? What is her favorite subject?

Bolivia. Can she speak English?

Brazil. She only listens to House and Techno music. True or false?

Is her mother an office manager?

Layne values education. Is this correct or incorrect?

Paraguay. Does she want to be a nurse when she grows up?
Are you from Colombia? Have you ever been to Colombia? Have you met anyone from Colombia?

Cuba, Puerto Rico.
What comes to mind when you think of Colombia? What do you associate with Colombia?

Describe the climate and geography of Colombia.

El Salvador.
What is the economy of Colombia like? What does it import and export?

Costa Rica.
What are some touristic, historical and natural attractions in Colombia?

Describe the culture of Colombia (food, music, clothes).

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