Martial Artist from Mexico




teen teenager being with
extinct danger free time
future safe (2) tae kwon do
go out relative have it better
land whether pollution
global anymore nowadays
hope I think so martial art
species free (3) back then
air play (3)


Video: The Martial Artist



This week our global teen comes from Mexico.

What’s your name?

My name is Ivan Manuel, and I live in Sapojan Juarisco.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I like to do tae kwon do, the martial art; and play video games.

What makes you happy?

What makes me happy is being with my friends, my family and my relatives.

Do you think you have it better than your grandparents did?

I don’t think so.

Back then my grandparents could go out and play in the streets. But we can’t do that nowadays: it’s not as safe anymore in the streets and in the parks.

What are your hopes for the future?

What I hope for in the future is a better world, where there is no more pollution, and where there is no danger of species going extinct here on Earth, whether in the oceans, on land or in the air.


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1. Who is this person? What’s his name?

2. Ivan comes from Vladivostok, Russia. True or false?

3. Are his hobbies soccer (football), riding his bicycle and swimming?

4. Do Pop music, parties and discos make Ivan happy?

5. Ivan’s life is better than his grandparents because he has computers, devices and the internet. Is this right or wrong?

6. Does he hope to become rich and successful and famous in the future?

7. Name some things and activities from the video.


A. In their free time, most people watch movies, play football, visit cafes and go shopping in the mall. Yes or no?

B. My friends are happy with their devices. Devices make my friends happy. True or false?

C. Who had a better life, you or your grandparents?

D. Is your entire city safe for children to play (parks, streets, etc.)?

E. There is too much pollution. We must protect the environment. What do you think?

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