Networking|Pre-Int|4. Talking about personal

Read and remember new words

Words

1. cuisine — a style of cooking

2. an insect — a small animal that has six legs and often has wings

3. underdeveloped — without modern industry or modern services

4. the Middle Ages — a period of time in Europe from the 5th to the 15th century

5. an expat (expatriate) — someone who does not live in their own country

Listen to the audio and tick the things mentioned in the dialogue

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JORDAN MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK

JORDAN: Hello, my name is Jordan.
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Nice to meet you! I am JJ.
JORDAN: The pleasure is all mine. Where are you from, JJ?
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand. But I’ve lived in Moscow for almost a year now.
JORDAN: That is so cool! I’ve always wanted to visit your city. Can you tell me about cultural differences and common things?
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Sure! Bangkok is smaller than Moscow but only a bit. So, if you want something quiet for a change, I’d recommend to look for other place.
JORDAN: Ok, thanks! I don’t mind big cities. Can you tell me more about the quality of life there? I mostly wonder about the food, transport, the internet speed. I think you don’t have Uber, for example?
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Do you think it’s the Middle Ages over there? That our internet is not fast enough or that we eat insects or something?
JORDAN: Oh, sorry. I didn’t mean it that way. I just really don’t know anything about Bangkok.
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Sorry that I reacted this way. It makes me sad that some people consider Asia to be underdeveloped. And about your questions— Bangkok is very international, you can find any cuisine. We do have Uber and the internet is quite fast.
JORDAN: No worries. And thanks for the tips!


Listen to the audio again and choose the correct options to complete the sentences

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JORDAN MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK

JORDAN: Hello, my name is Jordan.
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Nice to meet you! I am JJ.
JORDAN: The pleasure is all mine. Where are you from, JJ?
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand. But I’ve lived in Moscow for almost a year now.
JORDAN: That is so cool! I’ve always wanted to visit your city. Can you tell me about cultural differences and common things?
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Sure! Bangkok is smaller than Moscow but only a bit. So, if you want something quiet for a change, I’d recommend to look for other place.
JORDAN: Ok, thanks! I don’t mind big cities. Can you tell me more about the quality of life there? I mostly wonder about the food, transport, the internet speed. I think you don’t have Uber, for example?
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Do you think it’s the Middle Ages over there? That our internet is not fast enough or that we eat insects or something?
JORDAN: Oh, sorry. I didn’t mean it that way. I just really don’t know anything about Bangkok.
MALE EXPAT FROM BANGKOK: Sorry that I reacted this way. It makes me sad that some people consider Asia to be underdeveloped. And about your questions— Bangkok is very international, you can find any cuisine. We do have Uber and the internet is quite fast.
JORDAN: No worries. And thanks for the tips!


Listen and choose the best meaning for each sentence

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Complete the sentences with the words learnt in the lesson

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Listen to the audio and choose the correct answer

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Can you recommend an interesting but reasonably priced restaurant?

Listen to the audio and choose the best answer

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LYDIA STAN

LYDIA: Hello, nice to meet you! My name is Lydia.
STAN: Hey! I’m Stan.
LYDIA: Do you visit this conference often?
STAN: Yeah, I live in this city, so I don’t miss it.
LYDIA: So you can give some advice? Can you recommend an interesting but reasonably priced restaurant?
STAN: If I were you, I’d get something from Black Fox. It is very good quality for a moderate price. And I heard they cook the best beef stew in the city. What about you? Maybe you have visited any interesting places here?
LYDIA: I highly recommend you to visit «Niet Goloda». I bet you will like the Sassy Salad!
STAN: So we definitely should visit it together. Are you free Wednesday night?
LYDIA: O-okay? But wait, I don’t know anything about you! Let’s exchange business cards at least.
STAN: I don’t have any, I’m a waiter here. It was very nice talking to you. See you on Wednesday!



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Complete the sentences with the words learnt in the lesson

Vocabulary book

Rearrange the words to complete the mini-dialogues

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Lifehack

After visiting another city, go to 🔗Tripadvisor and write a review about the places you’ve visited.

Watch the video and choose the best answer


Watch the video again and choose the best answers


Complete the sentences with the words learnt in the lesson

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  • Get ready
  • Jordan finds out about Bangkok
  • Listening
  • Talking about cultures
  • Discussing cultures
  • Restaurant rating
  • Lydia makes a connection
  • Let’s repeat
  • Is it tasty?
  • Lydia finds another contact
  • Lydia and a man from Brioni
  • Do you like it?
  • Lydia finds another contact
  • Lydia and a man from Brioni
  • Do you like it?
  1. 1. Networking|Pre-Int|1. Are you ready?
  2. 2. Networking|Pre-Int|2. Opening a conversation
  3. 3. Networking|Pre-Int|3. Talking about professional
  4. 4. Networking|Pre-Int|4. Talking about personal
  5. 5. Networking|Pre-Int|5. Being a good listener
  6. 6. Networking|Pre-Int|6. Mid-course test
  7. 7. Networking|Pre-Int|7. Managing a conversation
  8. 8. Networking|Pre-Int|8. To discuss or not to discuss?
  9. 9. Networking|Pre-Int|9. Dealing with bad networking
  10. 10. Networking|Pre-Int|10. Following up
  11. 11. Networking|Pre-Int|11. Using social networks
  12. 12. Networking|Pre-Int|12. Final Quiz