teen surfer in peru

A Teen Surfer from Peru



scary share (3) biodiversity
marine go under conservation
afraid wave (2) marine life
way way out homemaker
global surf (2) find/found/found
hope primary primary school
future save (2) secondary
strict take care beat/beat/beaten






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What’s your name?

My name is Arnol Aarón Purizaca Musayón. I’m fourteen (14) years old.

Where do you live?

Zoritos, in the north of Peru.

I love surfing, and also playing the guitar. I’m like a water-rat. I’m really interested in marine life.

We’re three brothers; I’m the oldest.

My father works in marine biodiversity conservation. And my mother is a homemaker.

What makes you happy?

Sharing life with my parents and family. Going to school. And surfing.

What are you afraid of?

When I ride a big wave and go under, I sometimes think I’ll never find my way out.

That’s really scary.

What do you think are the big, global problems?

Terrorism, hitmen, all the violence, robbery, murders.

What are your hopes for the future?

I’d like to become a doctor, or a primary school teacher. I want to teach children and save lives.

Do you think you have it better than your grandparents did?

Yes, I think so because my grandparents told me that when they went to school, it was very strict. Teachers could beat them.

And they told me their parents didn’t have enough money to take really good care of them.

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1. Does the person have a short name or a long name? How old is he?

2. Arnol lives in Mexico. True or false?

3. His favorite sport is playing soccer and volleyball. Is this right or wrong?

4. Is his father a fisherman and his mother a nurse?

5. Television and smartphone makes Arnol happy. Is this correct or incorrect?

6. Does he want to become a IT (computer) engineer?

7. For Arnol is life today worse than before?


A. People surf in my city or country. Yes or no?

B. Which is better life today or in your grandparents’ time?

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

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

E. Describe the climate and geography of Peru.

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

G. Does Peru have any problems or challenges?

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

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

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


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