teen from georgia

A Teen from Georgia



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Video: Teen from Georgia




What’s your name?

My name is Mariam. I’m fifteen (15), and I live in the Georgian countryside of Ivandidi.

What do you do in your free time?

I have lots of friends. And when we get together, we like to play soccer and volleyball, or just run.

What do your parents do for work?

My mother is a librarian, but works for the army. My father doesn’t have a job; he’s currently unemployed.

Do you have siblings?

I have a sister, Diana. And a brother called Giorgi.

Do you like going to school?

I do like going to school: I really like mathematics and Georgian.

What are your hopes for the future?

I want to finish school, and then go on to university.

What do you want to be when you’re older?

I don’t know yet . . . but I think I’ll study medicine.

What do you think are the big global problems?

From my point of view, the big global problems are climate change. And also that people often don’t understand each other.

What makes you happy?

I’m happy when my family is well, and I can be with my friends.

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1. Mariam lives in New York City. True or false?

2. In her free time, does Mariam like to play video games?

3. Her father is a truck driver and her mother is a homemaker (housewife). Is this right or wrong?

4. Is Mariam an only child?

5. Mariam is home-schooled, and her favorite subject is English and painting. Is this correct or incorrect?

6. After she graduates from school, she plans to get married and have five children. Yes or no?

7. Does fast, new cars, fashionable clothes and jewelry make her happy?


A. Do you live in the country, a town or city? Which do you prefer living in?

B. What are favorite school subjects? What are your hobbies?

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

D. I have met people from Georgia. Is this correct or wrong? If yes, who were they? What were they doing?

E. Describe the climate and geography of Georgia.

F. Describe the economy of Georgia. What does it import and export?

G. Does Georgia have any problems or challenges?

H. What’s the food of Georgia like? Describe the cuisine of Georgia.

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

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


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