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“Aubrey’s Favorite Things”



Pre-Listening Question

What are your favorite things on the topics below:

  1. movie
  2. school subject
  3. podcast
  4. ethnic food
  5. time of day
  6. relaxing activity

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

pop into one’s mind (expression): think of something suddenly
– The words to this old song popped into my mind while I was riding my bike.

dubious (adjective): doubtful or not sure about the truth of something
– I was somewhat dubious about his claim that he graduate from that university.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

What are your favorite things in these categories and why?

  1. drink
  2. restaurant
  3. place to shop
  4. color
  5. song
  6. book
  7. singer or band
  8. sweet snack
  9. sport
  10. holiday


Randall: In this video, Aubrey let’s talk about your favorite things. And I’m just going to go down a list and you tell me the first thing that pops into your mind. Are you ready? Here we go.

Um, Yes.

Okay. What is your favorite kind of movie?

Aubrey: Maybe, horror or action thriller.

Randall: Okay, good. What is your favorite subject in school?

Aubrey: Oh, literature. Literature was great . . .as long as I didn’t have to write too many papers.

Randall: Okay. What is your favorite podcast?

Aubrey: My Favorite Murder. The Omnibus Podcast is pretty good. Also, Dear Hank and John. Both very good podcasts.

Randall: What are those about?

Aubrey: Yeah, so, you know, one of them is a true crime podcast. The omnibus is more historical, and Dear Hank and John is a podcast where two brothers get together, they just kind of hang out. Um, they’re pretty famous on the Internet. The Vlog brothers; they were big on YouTube. Hank Green is big on TikTok right now, but they just kind of talk to each other and give dubious advice.

Randall: Okay. All right. What is your favorite ethnic food?

Aubrey: Mm. Curry. Like a Japanese or Korean-style curry. Although I do like Indian-style curries as well.

Randall: Great. What is your favorite time of day?

Aubrey: Umm . . . Bedtime.

Randall: Bedtime. What is your favorite? Relaxing activity?

Aubrey: Hmm. Video games are fun, but they’re not always relaxing. I love when you get your hair done and they, like, wash your head. That’s really relaxing.

Randall: All right, Aubrey. Well, thank you for sharing your favorite things in your life.

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