student waitress turkey

A Student from Diyarbakir

Bizgim talks about her work, studies, and life.



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science take part globalization
things influence keep doing it
Kurd modern take place
conflict relative persecute
fun of course close to home (2)
culture ancestor sports science
really mean (2) get to know
spare actually spare time
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I’m Bizgim, I’m twenty-two (22) and I live in Diyarbakir.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a waitress. I earn around 20 euros a day.

What does globalization mean to you?

To me globalization means using modern technology, influencing politics, and taking part in all the new things taking place in the world.

What worries you?

Some of my ancestors and relatives are Kurds. Some of my family lives in Diyarbakir.

There is a conflict between Turks and Kurds. My family and relatives have been persecuted. And of course, that’s very close to home.

What makes you happy?

I’m studying sports science and teach sports to children. That’s a lot of fun, and I want to keep doing it.

Which country would you like to visit?

I’d like to go to Spain and get to know the people and culture. I’d really like to see it.

How do you spend your free time?

I’d like to sleep in my spare time. But actually I don’t have a lot of free time.

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

2. Bizgim is a chef. True or false? What is her job? Do you think she works as a waitress full-time or part-time?

3. Does she feel positive, negative, both, neutral or mixed about globalization?

4. Is Bizgim pure or of mixed ethnicity? What problems does she mention?

5. She is a university student. Yes, no, or maybe? If yes, does she study business administration?

6. Would Bizgim like to visit New York and London? Would she only go to beaches?

7. She has a very busy schedule (life). She is very busy. Is this right or wrong?

8. Name some things and activities from the video.
A. Are you from Turkey? Do you live in Turkey? Have you ever been to Turkey?

B. Have you met people from Turkey? Who were they?

C. Describe the geography and climate of Turkey.

D. Describe Turkey’s economy. What are its main industries?

E. Does Turkey have any challenges or problems? What problems might Turkey have?

F. What is Turkish food like? Describe Turkish food.

G. What are the tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural) in Turkey?


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