Interviews

“Spending Spree”

Level

High-intermediate

Pre-Listening Question

If you had $10,000, and you only had two hours spend it, what you would do with the money?

Vocabulary and Expressions

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

pay off (phrasal verb): pay a debt in full
– I plan to pay off my car loan by the end of the year.

bring up (phrasal verb): start to talk about something
– When are you going to bring up the issue of your grades with your parents?

dang it (expression): showing some anger, frustration, or annoyance
Dang it! I don’t have enough money to buy food right now.

psh (expression): showing a feeling of disagreement, disbelief, or skepticism
Psh! This car is definitely not worth $22,000 no matter what you say, so I’m NOT going to buy it!

teleport (verb): (usually used in science fiction) to move someone or something instantly from one place to another
– It would be wonderful if I could teleport myself across the world to visit different countries over the weekend.

comfy (adjective): informal for comfortable
– This sofa is really comfy. I need to get one just like it.

food chain (noun): in this case, figurative language to represent the order of things

– Those employees at the higher end of the food chain will get bonuses this year. However, people like me who have only been with the company for less than a year won’t get anything.

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 do you think of Aubrey’s choices on how to spend the money? In what ways would you spend the money differently?

Related Language Activities on Randall’s Web Site

The following activities deal with related topics to give you additional language practice.

Try More Free Listening at Dailyesl.com