A Presenter from Kiev

Sasha talks about globalization and his life.


still (2) mean (2) on the one hand
editor capital (2) globalization
culture exchange philosophy
view (2) influence each other
nation individual think/thought/thought (2)
dish (2) crocodile lose/lost/lost
that’s it dream (2) on the other hand
simple that’s all announcer
world fry/fried see/saw/seen
kangaroo I can’t say






I’m Sasha Skaskin. I’m twenty (20) years old, and I live in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

What do you do for a living?

I studied philosophy at university. Now I work as a radio announcer and music editor at a Ukrainian radio Station.

What does globalization mean to you?

On the one hand for me, globazation means different cultures exchanging different views and influencing each other, and learning more about other people and nations.

On the other hand, it also means a loss of individuality. So I can’t say whether I think globlization is good or not.

What makes you happy?

My family, my friends, and my work. That’s it. I don’t need anything else.

What’s your favorite food?

My favorite food is the simplest dish in the world: fried potatoes and meat.

Which country would you like to visit?

When I was small, my mother and I dreamed of traveling to Australia, to see kangaroos and talk with crocodiles. Now I’m an adult. But I still want to go to Australia. But first I want to see more of Europe.

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1. Who is this person? Who is he? Where does he live?

2. Sasha’s current work is directly related to his university major. True or false?

3. Is he favorable or unfavorable towards globalization? Does he feel positive, negative, both or neither towards globalization?

4. Do discos and sports cars make Sasha happy? What makes him happy?

5. Sasha love dining in fine, French restaurants. Is this right or wrong?

6. He would like to visit . . . . . . because . . . . . .

7. Name ten things and seven activities from the video.
A. Is your job directly related to your university major?

B. Are you from Ukraine? Do you live in Kiev? Have you been to Ukraine?

C. Have you met anyone from Ukraine? Who were they? What were they doing?

D. Describe the geography and climate of Ukraine.

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

F. Does Ukraine have any problems or challenges?

G. What is the food of Ukraine like? Describe Ukrainian cuisine.

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

I. What comes to mind when you think of Ukraine? What do you associate with Ukraine?

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