Views #192 | High-Beginner 3


Nicoleta talks about traveling and places she really enjoyed.

Todd: OK, Hello!

Nicoleta: Hello!

Todd: Hi. What's your name?

Nicoleta: Nicoleta.

Todd: Hi, Nicoleta. Uhm, Nicoleta, where are you from?

Nicoleta: Germany.

Todd: Oh great. Where in Germany?

Nicoleta: It's called Tria, but it's quite, quite small.

Todd: OK. So like north, east...

Nicoleta: Southwest.

Todd: Southwest.

Nicoleta: Exactly.

Todd: OK

Nicoleta: Near Luxemburg.

Todd: Oh, OK. Must be pretty. OK, we're going to talk about traveling. Do you like to travel?

Nicoleta: Yes, of course.

Todd: OK, what places have you visited?

Nicoleta: I've been to some places in Europe and to New York and now I'm in Japan.

Todd: Wow, you've been all over. OK, what's your favorite place so far?

Nicoleta: I have three. The Toscana in Italy, New York and I think, Tokyo.

Todd: Oh really? Wow! One in every continent.

Todd: Do you have a lot of luggage when you travel?

Nicoleta: Yeah, if I can, yes. I mean there are limits.

Todd: Sure. So how many suitcases did you have when you came to Tokyo?

Nicoleta: One.

Todd: Just one?

Nicoleta: A big one. Yeah, it's about 20 kilo, so, yeah.

Todd: OK, where would you like to go?

Nicoleta: Oh, that's difficult. I don't know. South America maybe.

Todd: OK. Do you speak Spanish?

Nicoleta: No, but...

Todd: Yeah. Actually, you speak English perfect.

Nicoleta: Oh, no.

Todd: And you speak German. So, do you speak any other languages?

Nicoleta: Yeah, I speak French and yeah, I'm doing a little bit Japanese but..

Todd: Oh, yeah, it's hard huh!

Nicoleta: It's very hard yeah.

Todd: I've been here four years and my Japanese is terrible. Last question, are you nervous when you fly?

Nicoleta: Yes, definitely.

Todd: Yeah.

Nicoleta: Yeah.

Todd: Yeah, me too. OK, thanks a lot, Nicoleta.

Nicoleta: Yeah.

Learn vocabulary from the lesson!


But it's quite, quite small.

The adverb 'quite' in this sentence means 'slightly' or 'a bit'.  Notice the following:

  1. This dress is quite small for me.
  2. Although they're twins, they're quite different from one another.

all over

Wow, you've been all over.

The phrase, 'all over' a place means in every part of it or seen everywhere. Notice the following:

  1. I don't want to drag my dog all over the city.
  2. His pictures are all over the house.

so far

What's your favorite place so far?

'So far' would most likely mean 'until now' or 'up to this extent'.  Notice the following:

  1. Rina has only sold twenty candles so far.
  2. How's your driving lessons? Pretty good so far?


My Japanese is terrible.

The word, 'terrible' means unpleasant or of low quality. Notice the following:

  1. I had such a terrible day in the office.
  2. I haven't been to such a terrible place! 


Are you nervous when you fly?

"To fly' means to go somewhere in an aircraft. Notice the following:

  1. We flew back to Tokyo just to get things done.
  2. As a flight attendant, it's part of her job to fly thousands of miles every year.

Vocabulary Quiz

quite • all over • so far
terrible • fly
  1. I to France next week. I am so excited.
  2. The cafe was busy for Monday.
  3. My sister, who is a pilot, has travelled the world.
  4. My French is , but people can understand me in Montreal.
  5. What is the best part in the book you're reading?
Answer these questions about the interview.

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