“The Ideal Friend”



Pre-Listening Question

What are three most important qualities you look for in a friend? Explain your ideas.

Vocabulary and Expressions

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

empathetic (adjective): showing the ability to understand the feelings of others
– My teacher is very empathetic towards the challenges of her international students. In fact, she studied in Japan for two years, and thus, she knows how it feels to be away from close family and friends.

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

Who is your best friend, and why do you like the person? What personal qualities do they possess that you appreciate most?

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