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General Listening Quiz

“Our Family Roots”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate family history one man 01:17

Pre-Listening Exercise

Doing your genealogy or family history is an exciting way of learning about your past. Now, watch a short documentary of Randall’s family roots. What details would you expect to hear about the life of Randall’s grandmother, Ana Maria Cavazos?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Collect information on one of your ancestors by interviewing relatives and prepare a short presentation. Details could include:

  1. where the person was born
  2. the names and occupations of his or her parents
  3. childhood and early family experiences
  4. the person’s educational background
  5. his or her work history
  6. the person’s hobbies and interests

Online Investigation

What do you know about your own family history? Use the Internet to see if you can find information ab0ut these topics:

  1. What is the origin of your family name?
  2. Where is the hometown of your grandparents and great-grandparents?
  3. What online resources are available to help you find the names of your ancestors?


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