house boat

An Illustrator

And Animator

James talks about London, food, and globalization.


boat feel (2) illustrate (2)
island well (2) illustration
living as well cartoons
earn leisure animation
get by mate (2) all the time
silly past (2) landmark
regent animal change (2)
wharf lock (2) spend (2)
part journey eat myself silly
shrink canary globalization
trade amazing grow/grew/grown
local tropical to me /for me






Hello, I’m James. I’m 29 years old and I live in this boat in London.

What do you do for a living?

For a living I’m an illustrator and an animator as well, so I make cartoons and do pictures for magazines and books I earn enough to keep this boat afloat which isn’t much but it’s enough to get by in central London.

How do you spend your leisure time?

Living on the boat it feels like all the time is leisure time, even when I’m working I’m really enjoying it, it doesn’t feel like I’m at work. I like to spend my time on the boat going on long journeys going through London past all the great landmarks like Camden lock, I’ve been to Regent’s Park, London Zoo, London Eye, Canary Wharf, all the great London landmarks.

What’s your favorite food?

My favorite food is probably sausages.

Which country would you like to visit?

I’d really like to go to Lebanon because my mate was from Lebanon, and he always says how good the food was. I used to live in the part of London where all the Lebanese restaurants were and all the food was amazing, so I’d like to go there and eat my self silly.

What does globalization mean to you?

To me globalization seems to be a shrinking of the world, technology and trade and change of information. It’s also local information is being lost.

What do you expect for your future?

I’d like to take a boat and go over the seas and to a tropical island.

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1. Who is this person? How old is he? Where does he live?

2. He does computer programming. True or false?

3. Who are his clients?

4. James earns a lot of money. Yes, no, or in the middle?

5. What does he do in his free time?

6. Is his work is hobby? Does he enjoy his work?

7. What are his favorite foods?

8. James would like to visit . . . . . . because . . . . .

9. Regarding globalization, does he feel positive, negative or in the middle?

A. Have you ever been on a boat? What kind of boat was it? Where was this?

B. Do you enjoy your work? Is your work your hobby; is your hobby your profession?

C. Are you from London? Do you live in London? Have you ever been to London?

D. Have you met anyone from London? Who were they? What were they doing?

E. Describe the climate and geography of London.

F. Describe the economy of London. What does it import and export?

G. Does have any problems or challenges?

H. What is the food of London like? Describe cuisine of London.

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

J. What comes to mind when you think of London? What do you associate with London?

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