Episode Summary: I talk about how to make new friends wherever you go.

English Level: B1 🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Trip to Greece (0:42)
  2. How I met my wife (3:10)
  3. Expand your worldview (4:08)
  4. Make life-long friends (6:25)
  5. New adventures (10:54)
  6. Recap (12:53)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Worldview (noun): a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world.
  2. Reliability (noun): the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well.
  3. To admit (verb): confess to be true or to be the case.
  4. Excuse (noun): a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence.
  5. Separate (verb): divide into constituent or distinct elements.
  6. Hierarchy (noun): a system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority.
  7. Physiological needs (noun): the need for shelter, water, food, warmth, rest, and health.
  8. Self-actualization (noun): the realization or fulfilment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.
  9. Job prospects (noun): the possibility that a person will be able to get or apply for a job
  10. Characteristic (noun): a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them.
  11. Esteem (noun): respect and admiration.
  12. Fade (verb): gradually grow faint and disappear.

Phrases to Remember:

  1. Pull yourself together: recover control of one’s emotions.
  2. Hit it off with someone: to be friendly with each other immediately.
  3. Go out of one’s way: make a special effort to do something.
  4. To be broke: having completely run out of money.

Mistake to Avoid:

(incorrect use of an adverb) I don’t think in the exact same way NOT I don’t think in exactly same way

Comprehension Questions:

  1. Why did Jorge end up alone in Greece?
  2. What did Jorge do the final three days in Greece?
  3. What did Jorge’s wife do in Costa Rica?
  4. What does Jorge believe is the best way to learn?
  5. What did Jorge learn from Germans?
  6. Why do some of our relationships die or fade?
  7. How was Jorge able to afford traveling in his 20’s?


Question to consider:

Tell me how you met your best friend.


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