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Crissy from Brooklyn

Crissy invites viewers into her apartment living room.


illegal railroad show you around
lucky trip (2) as you can see
stove next time put something on (2)
stuff good time suppose to
fridge convenient memorabilia
remind space (2) where we come from
acrobat comedian who we are
share purpose keep on (2)
gamble come in unfortunately
bill (2) wonderful we’ll see you






Hey guys! My name is Crissy. Welcome to my Brooklyn Apartment.

Come inside I’ll show you around.

As you can see, this is a railroad apartment, so that means it’s a long trip to the living room.

Finally we’re here. Welcome to the living room.

This is my roommate Neal. Today you guys are lucky; it’s his day-off.

It’s very warm, there’s a lot of energy. We’re talking and they’re cooking and even while they’re cooking, I’ll put my stuff on the stove, and I’ll start cooking and just cook together and have a good time, like how you’re supposed to live . . . like a real home.

See some of my memorabilia; we like to keep on the fridge, to remind us of who we are and where we come from. This is a picture of me and my dad. Here’s a friend who is an acrobat and a comedian.

Space is really important in New York City because there is not a lot of it.

So a lot of times, young professionals like myself and my roommates will all share living spaces, and share bills and share food because it make living in New York City and even in Brooklyn a lot more convenient.

Crissy you have to talk about the history and the purpose of this table.

I do not need to tell you about the table. I will show you the table.

This is where the party starts.

Oooo. You have a black six. Who is the winner? House takes all.

Well that is enough gambling for today.

Unfortunately this is not how we make money to pay the bills here. So we do actually have to go to work. So it was wonderful to have you in our apartment.

And we will see you next time you are in Brooklyn.

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1. Crissy lives in a big (or long) apartment. True or false?

2. Is Neal her brother? Who is Neal?

3. Everyone does everything independently and lives in isolation. Yes or no?

4. Is the refrigerator decorated? What do they put on the refrigerator? Why?

5. Brooklyn and the rest of New York City is very crowded. Is this right or wrong?

6. Are the roommates working class individuals? Why do they share the apartment?

7. Did Crissy explained what the table was? Did they play for a long time?

8. They earn money from gambling. Is this correct or incorrect?
A. Do you live by yourself, with roommates, with your parents or a spouse and children?

B. I would like to live . . . . . .

C. Are you from New York City? Do you live in New York? Have you been to New York?

D. Have you met anyone from New York or other parts of the United States? Who were they? What were they doing?

E. Describe the geography and climate of New York.

F. Describe the economy of New York City. What does it import and export, buy and sell?

G. Does New York have any problems or challenges?

H. What is the food of New York like? Describe the cuisine of New York.

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

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

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