A Bed and Breakfast

in Tennessee



explain important Country Music
share introduce bed and breakfast
wait artwork country (2)
figure come back everywhere
host contact run/ran/run (2)
enjoy welcome living room






Nashville, Tennessee, home of Country Music.

Tom and Beth have been married for 30 years and live in the home of country music – Nashville,Tennessee. They run a bed and breakfast, so they come into contact with people from all over the world. They say they’ve had more than 350 guests since 1999, and have enjoyed sharing meals with them at their large kitchen table.

Beth: Hi. Welcome. Come on in. It’s cold out there.

Beth: Hi, I’m Beth. And this is Tom.
Tom: I’m Tom.
Beth: We’ve been married for 30 years. This is our living room. First I’d like to introduce to you all the artwork on the wall. These are all — well most of it — has been done by Tom.
Tom: The parking lot paintings came about because I do walk everywhere; and I love the beauty of how the lines degrade. And so I try to capture that feeling of age, and degradation in the paint.

Beth: This is where we feed everybody, breakfast or dinner. We love sit-down dinners.

Beth: One of the things I really love in my living room is hosting people. We figure we’ve been hosting since 1999 and we’ve hosted about 350 people from 20 countries.

There is no way I can truly explain how important these words are to me.

Beth: Thanks for coming and visiting us. We love to have you come back and visit us. We’ll be happy to show you Aniok, Nashville.
Tom: Door’s always open.
Beth: Door is usually always open, and usually there’s food waiting, so come, come back and enjoy us! Bye!

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1. This video was made in August. True or false? Is this spring, summer, winter or autumn?

2. Is Tom talented? Is he an artist?

3. Do you think they are grandparents? How old are they? How old are their children?

4. Does Beth like to cook?

5. Tom and Beth are open, friendly and hospitable. What do you think?

6. They only like Americans. They don’t like foreigners. Is this right or wrong?

7. What is their job, occupation or business?
A. I have stayed in a stranger’s home. Yes or no? Where was it? What was it like?

B. Would you prefer to stay in a hotel, hostel, guest house or private accommodation in a home?

C. Have you or your friend visited the United States? If yes, which parts did you or they visit?

D. I don’t want to visit Tennessee, but I would like to visit New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco. Do you agree?

E. Would you like to own and operate a bed and breakfast? Why or why not?

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