Episode Summary: I talk about my trips to Cuba and some lessons I’ve learned from those trips.
English Level: B1 🇨🇦
- Story (0:40)
- Communism (7:42)
- Resilience (12:02)
- Freedom (14:22)
- Anniversary (noun): the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year.
- Suppression (noun): Unterdrückung
- Attempt (noun): make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult).
- Surveillance (noun): close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal.
- Implementation (noun): the process of putting a decision or plan into effect; execution.
- poverty (noun): the state of being extremely poor.
- literacy rate (noun): the percentage of the population of a given age group that can read and write.
- accessible (adj.): (of a place) able to be reached or entered.
- resilience (noun): the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
- cage (noun): a structure of bars or wires in which birds or other animals are confined.
- utopia (noun): an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.
- vibrant (adj.): full of energy and life.
Phrases to Remember:
- take under control: able to be handled or managed with success.
- jam-packed: extremely crowded or full to capacity.
- to be out of: if you are out of something, you no longer have any of it.
- let someone go: allow someone or something to escape or go free.
- vast majority: used when you want to emphasize that something is true about almost all of a group of people or things
- take for granted: fail to properly appreciate (someone or something), especially as a result of overfamiliarity.
Mistake to Avoid:
(incorrect form of the verb to be) Healthcare and education are accessible NOT is accessible
- Why were Jorge and his brothers excited to see a pig?
- What is the name of the resort town Jorge went to with his family when he was 12?
- What did Jorge notice at the market and different restaurants in Cuba?
- What keeps a lot of developing countries poor?
- What do many of us do when the internet doesn’t work?
Question to consider:
How resilient are you?
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