On this episode, I chat with a Ukrainian woman about the culture and people of her country.
English Level: B1 🇺🇦🇨🇦
- Introduction (0:21)
- Anastasia’s current experience as a refugee in Italy and how she maintains a good attitude (01:57)
- Is there something that we in Germany can do for Ukrainians fleeing to Germany (04:15)
- Growing up in Ukraine under the communist mindset (06:55)
- Traditions in western Ukraine (10:49)
- Favorite Places to visit in Ukraine (14:16)
- Qualities of Ukrainians that we can learn from (15:21)
- Attitude towards refugees (20:09)
- How to connect with Anastasia (24:23)
- Endearing – liebenswert
- Communist inheritance – kommunistisches Erbe
- Mindset – Denkweise, Mentalität
- Empathy – Mitgefühl
- Temporarily displaced persons – vorübergehend Vertriebene bzw. Flüchtlinge
- Permanently displaced persons – dauerhaft Vertriebene bzw. Flüchtlinge
Mistake to Avoid:
(incorrect use of the continuous tense) Whatever you have NOT whatever you’re having (22:23)
- What does Anastasia do to not fall into depression or negative thoughts in the current situation of war in Ukraine?
- What are the three needs that Ukrainian refugee women currently have?
- What does every Western Ukrainian do for the Easter celebration?
- What is Anastasia’s favorite dish?
- What is the first quality of Ukrainians Anastasia mentions?
- What is the definition of a refugee according to Anastasia’s new understanding?
Question to consider:
Have you ever changed your negative opinion about someone after getting to know them better?
- Anastasia on LinkedIn
- Anastasia on Meghan’s podcast
- Ukrainian Easter
- 12 Ukrainian dishes for Christmas eve
- Most Common Mistakes Germans Make in English
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