On this episode, I chat with the world-renowned musician Daniela Andrade.

English Level: B1 🇨🇦🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction (0:21)
  2. The interview (1:08)
  3. Outro (9:28)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Goosebumps (noun): a state of the skin caused by cold, fear, or excitement, in which small bumps appear on the surface as the hairs become erect.
  2. Mortified (verb): cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed.
  3. Regret (verb): feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do).
  4. Procrastinate (verb): delay or postpone action; put off doing something.
  5. Conflicted (adj.): having or showing confused and mutually inconsistent feelings.
  6. Barista (noun): a person who serves in a coffee bar.
  7. Meaningful (adj.): serious, important, or worthwhile.
  8. Hispanic (adj.): a Spanish-speaking person, especially one of Latin American descent, living in the US.
  9. Proximity (noun): nearness in space, time, or relationship.
  10. Familial (adj.): relating to or occurring in a family or its members.

Phrases to Remember:

  1. to be into: Be interested in or involved with.
  2. look forward to: If you look forward to something that is going to happen, you want it to happen because you think you will enjoy it.
  3. to work out: have a good or specified result.
  4. per se: by or in itself or themselves; intrinsically.
  5. paid gig: an informal phrase to refer to a job that will pay money. Originally, a gig was an informal term for an engagement to play by a musician, and it has since extended to apply to any job.

Mistake to Avoid:

Comprehension Questions:

  1. How old was Daniela when Jorge met her?
  2. What was the name of the song Daniela sang when she was 6 years old?
  3. Which city did Daniela move to when she was 20?
  4. (True or False) Performing in Taiwan surpassed her expectations.
  5. What language does Daniela speak to her parents in?


Question to consider:

Who’s your favorite musician and why?


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Daniela Andrade is a Honduran-Canadian singer and songwriter. She started posting videos on YouTube of her covering songs from Beyonce, Nirvana and Edith Piaf in March 2008. She currently has a total of 1.96 million subscribers and over 300 million views on YouTube.

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