A Craftswoman

from Granja Porcon

Florinda talks about her life and church.


earn provide for a living
globe thing (2) globalization
travel far away worry/worried
Bible spare (2) spare time
calm church feel/felt/felt (2)
God leisure handicrafts
visit weave country (2)






My name is Florinda. I’m thirty-eight (38) years old and I live in Granja Porcon.

What do you do for a living?

I weave and I do handicrafts. I earn six-hundred-and-seventy (670) Soles each month.

What does globalization mean to you?

I don’t understand.

What worries you?

My family, my parents. Sometimes I’m sad because I’m far away from my family.

What makes you happy?

I’m happy when I work, when I’m weaving. I’m very happy that I have a job, and can provide for my family.

How do you spend your leisure time?

I spend my spare time on Sunday in church. When I’m in the church, I feel happy and calm.

And when I’m at home, my daughter and I read the Bible. God is the one thing that makes us happy.

Which country would you like to visit?

I don’t like to travel. I like it here in Granja Porcon.

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1. Who is this person? What is her name? How old is she? Where does she live?

2. What is her profession? What does she do for a living? She is a . . . .

3. Florinda says how much she earns. True or false? How much does she earn? She earns . . . .

3. Does she have any worries? What worries her?

4. Florinda works all the time. Is this correct or incorrect? How does Florinda spend her spare time?

5. What makes her happy?

6. She would like to visit Australia, Thailand and France. Is this right or wrong? What country would she like to visit?

7. Name some things and activities from the video.
A. Do you know anyone who is a weaver, tailor, dressmaker or handicrafts maker?

B. There are lots of art and handicrafts in my city. Yes or no?

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

D. Have you met people from Peru? Who were they? What were they doing?

E. Describe the climate and geography of Peru.

F. Describe the economy of Peru. What are its imports and exports?

G. Are there any problems or challenges in Peru?

H. What is Peruvian food like? Describe the cuisine of Peru.

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

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

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