“Introductions with Michael”



Pre-Listening Question

What are the most common questions you can ask people when you meet them for the first time? Which questions are inappropriate?

Vocabulary and Expressions

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

catch someone off guard (idiom): surprise someone
– The teacher caught us off guard when he said he was leaving the university to take a new job.

hit on someone (idiom): show romantic interest in someone
– A man at the gym started hitting on me, so I left. I wasn’t interested in him at all.

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.

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