A Tour Guide in Paris

Mark talks about bicycling and the environment.


got back barbecue pay/paid/paid
per definitely environment
to me change (2) $20 per hour
supply around (2) globalization
list Oktoberfest can’t go wrong
guide free time show around
trash check (2) I’m really into
site check out hanging around
decent throw away throw/threw/thrown
recycle keep safe considering






My name’s Mark, and I come from Texas, in United States.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a bike tour-guide here in Paris, France, and I take people around Paris. I do pretty decently. I get paid per tour.

What does globalization mean to you?

Globalization to me means the environment around us, how it works, how the climate changes, through the energy we supply throughout the environment.

What makes you happy?

People who like to come on my bike tours, and people who I like to show around and have a good time with in Paris.

What’s your favorite food?

My favorite food is definitely, considering I’m from Texas, I love barbecue.

It’s definitely my favorite food. Barbecue sandwich, you can’t go wrong.

How do you spend your leisure time?

I spend my free time by just kind of hanging out; riding my bike around Paris, check out new sites, around Paris that I haven’t been to yet. And taking pictures, I’m really into picture taking and hanging out. Drinking with friends in the bar too.

What do you expect for your future?

Really just keeping it safe for the environment. Really think more about the future, the way we use our trash, the way we throw away things, the way we recycle, really think about the future ahead and the environment.

Which countries would you like to visit?

I just got back from Munich, Germany. So of course I had a great time in Oktoberfest. I think Spain’s next stop on my list, but I did love Germany. Germany was a great time.


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Paris. Mark is French. True of false? Who is this person? Where is he from?

Does he give visitors walking tours around Paris? Is he paid per tour package?

Regarding globalization, he talks about the internet and multinational corporations. Is this right or wrong?

Having lots of clients, business and profits makes him happy. Yes or no?

Is Mark a vegetarian?

St. Petersburg.
Does he like hunting and fishing? What are his hobbies? How does he spend his free time? In his free time, he . . . . .

Does he want to be a very rich, successful business person? What does he see for the future?

Vienna. He liked visiting . . . . . because . . . . . . In the future, Mark wants to visit . . . . . . .
I have been on a tour. Yes or no? If yes, where did you go on a tour?

Do you like to go bicycle riding? I like taking photos. Yes or no? What about your friends?

Are you from France? Do you live in France? Have you been to Paris?

Have you met anyone from France? Who were they? What were they doing?

Describe the climate and geography of France.

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

Does France have any problems or challenges?

What is French food like? Describe French cuisine.

What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historic, natural)?

What comes to mind when you think of France? What do you associate with France?

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