A Teacher from Toledo

Jorge talks about family and globalization.


enrich culture globalization
create mean (2) space (2)
really situation experience
worry current knowledge
real compare completely
expect like (2) precarious
future struggle optimistic
great tortilla conditions
worry conflict






My name is Jorge Berenger. I’m thirty-one (31) years old, and I live in Toledo in Spain.

What do you do for a living?

I am a Spanish teacher.

What does globalization mean to you?

For me, globalization means creating a space for different cultures. Different countries can compare their knowledge and experiences, and that enriches everyone.

What worries you?

One thing that really worries me is the current economic situation in my country. It’s a precarious situation, and a lot of families are really struggling.

What makes you happy?

I love being with my family and other people I like. And one thing that I really love about my life is my girlfriend.

What is your favorite food?

Spanish tortilla is my favorite dish; I love cooking it as well.

Which country would you like to visit?

I’d really like to go to China sometime. It is culturally very interesting, and completely different from Spain.

What do you expect for your future?

I’m optimistic about my future. I expect great things and conditions for all the people I know change for the better. And there will be less conflict in the world.

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First Question. Who is this person? How old is he? Where is he from?

Second Question. Jorge is a computer specialist. True or false? What is his job or profession? Are his clients local?

Third Q. Is he positive or negative about globalization? Why does he feel this way?

Fourth. Jorge is worried about his soccer (football) team. Is this right or wrong? What is he concerned (worried) about?

Fifth. Do sports cars make him happy?

Sixth. Jorge loves hamburgers and pizza. Is this correct or incorrect? What is his favorite dish? His favorite dish is . . . .

Seventh. Would he like to visit New York, London and Paris?

Eighth. Does he think things will get better or worse?
Ninth Question. Are you a teacher? Who was (is) your favorite school teacher?

Tenth. Some people in my city speak Spanish. Yes or no? Do you or your friends speak Spanish? Have you studied Spanish (in school)?

Eleventh. Are you from Spain? Do you live in Toledo or other parts of Spain? Have you been to Spain?

Twelfth. Have you met anyone from Spain in your hometown or city?

Thirteenth. Describe the geography and climate of Spain.

Fourteenth. Describe the economy of Spain. What does it import and export?

Fifteenth. Does Spain have any problems or challenges?

Sixteenth. What is Spanish food like? Describe Spanish cuisine.

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

Eighteenth. What comes to mind when you think of Spain? What do you associate with Spain?

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