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Mixer #115 | Intermediate B1

Where would you like to visit?

Listen as a group of people talk about lies they have told and whether or not they got caught.

Aiste / Lithuania
speakerI would like to visit Sri Lanka because I like a bit of Indian culture but India is so big but Sri Lanka has something special and I think people are friendly and happy and outgoing in that country.

David / Kenya
speakerWhat country would I like to visit? I'd really like to visit Norway, United States and Britain because I think I'd learn a lot more from those countries. And, I'm really interested in for instance maybe natural resources, that's for Norway. United States, the kind of living. No, Britain no, is more like an educational thing for me.

Katia / Mexio
speakerActually, I would like to visit Bangladesh. It's a very interesting I think. I'm very curious about it. I like the food. So Bangladesh would be the country that I would like to visit.

Mike / United States
speakerI'd really like to visit China. Ever since I was a young boy I was really fascinated by Chinese culture, Chinese food, Chinese language. I would love to see the Chinese Great Wall, Beijing and especially Shanghai, it's very modern city.

Jess / United Kingdom
speakerI'd love to go to Egypt. I am fascinated by the ancient history, and the pyramids and I like all the stories about the River Nile. And, also I like scuba diving and I hear the scuba diving there is really good. So I think Egypt would be the one place I'd like to visit most.

Tom / United Kingdom
speakerI have never been to South America. In South America, I think I'd like to visit Brazil. It seems to have a good mix of beaches and mountains and that's the kind of holiday I like.

Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson!

a bit of


I like a bit of Indian Culture

The phrase a bit of means a small amount or a little of something. Notice the samples.

  1. I enjoy a bit of red wine with my pasta.
  2. Su Hee spent a bit of time abroad so her English is better than mine.

for instance


I'm really interested in for instance

The phrase 'for instance' has almost the same meaning as 'for example'. Notice the similarity.

  1. I love to watch team sports, for instance football and basketball.
  2. Ren wants to study abroad, for example The U.S. or Canada.

fascinated by


I am fascinated by the ancient history

We are fascinated by someone or something that we think is very, very interesting.

  1. Here are 2 examples. My sister is an art student. She's fascinated by French impressionist painting.
  2. Visitors to the Grand Canyon are always fascinated by its size.

I hear


I hear the scuba diving there is really good

We use the phrase 'I hear' to talk about information we have learned from other people or other sources such as TV, magazines, the internet, etc. The information can be serious or sometimes just gossip. See the samples below.

  1. I hear you passed the English test last Friday. Great work!
  2. I'd love to visit Bali. I hear the beaches are beautiful.

seems to + (verb)


it seems to have a good mixture of beaches and mountains

When we think something is true but we are not sure, we use the phrase 'seems to' Here are two examples.

  1. Ellen seems to be happy with her new job.
  2. Our new teacher seems to be a little serious. He never smiles.

Vocabulary Quiz

a bit of • for instance • fascinated by
I hear • seems to
  1. it's going to rain tomorrow.
  2. Our class have a big problem with grammar.
  3. Mexican and Thai food, , are very spicy.
  4. I'm Chinese history.
  5. It only takes study everyday to improve you English.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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