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What I Love About England - Interview

Published: 23.02.2011, Updated: 04.03.2017
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Pre-listening: Sue, the interviewee, has some strong opinions and generalizes quite a lot. That's her job in this interview. What are your ideas about the English? Write down three words and check after listening to the interview whether Sue has covered the same aspects of English culture.

Fish and chips restaurant. Photo.Typically English  Listen to the interview with Sue, but first read through the comprehension questions below. You may take notes as you listen.

What I love About England, 9:53 

 

Comprehension

  1. What is Sue’s background?
  2. How does Sue define “British”?
  3. What does she say about British housing?
  4. What role does the pub have in Britain?
  5. “London is not England”. What does she mean by that?
  6. Why does Sue mention Swansea, Wales and Inverness, Scotland?
  7. How does she define British identity?
  8. Why does Sue mention cricket?
  9. What does she say about the British class system?
  10. How does the fact that Sue is an “outsider” give her a good background for such an interview?