We asked Martine to talk to us about horses & riding. She recently bought a horse. She explained what criteria she followed when purchasing it. She also told us about the pros & cons of having a child that rides.
Play the interview and try to listen for the following expressions:
- Height: the measurement of how tall a person or thing is
- Outgrown: grown too large for
- Show Jumping: the sport of riding a horse over a set of fences
- First and Foremost: at the most basic level
- Moving on: to proceed in a specific way
- Pros & Cons: an argument for or against something
- Stables: a building in which horses are kept
- Obviously: in a way that is easy to understand, see or recognize
- Fees : amounts of money that must be paid
- Bit better: a little improvement
- Why did she buy the horse?
- What is the maximum they could jump with this horse?
- Can you list 3 expenses that she faces on a monthly basis for the sport?
View the transcript to check your answers: An Equestrian in the Family
Read It: It’s your turn. Read the text out loud. Have you ever tried recording your voice & playing it back? It’s great practice. Articulate to communicate!
Speak it: Summarize what you’ve ready to someone who wants to listen. Try using some of the expressions from the interview. Do you know any one who rides horses as a hobby or profession? What do you think of Show Jumping as a sport?
Share this most with your circle of friends…it’s a fun way to learn a little English.