On this episode, I chat with an English teacher from Jamaica about her island and culture.
English Level: B1 🇯🇲🇨🇦
- Introduction (0:21)
- Growing up in Jamaica (1:00)
- Jamaican dishes (06:40)
- Jamaica’s diversity of people (08:44)
- Qualities of Jamaicans (14:00)
- Travel advice: Beautiful places to visit in Jamaica (23:30)
- Misunderstandings and stereotypes about Jamaican people (27:35)
- Honey comb (noun) – Honigwabe
- caroling (noun): Singing on christmas
- akee (noun) – national fruit of Jamaica
- to relocate (verb) – umsiedeln
- colorful (adj.) – bunt
- affiliation (noun) – Zugehörigkeit, Anschluss, Verbundenheit
- initially (adverb) – anfänglich
- to be offended (verb) – beleidigt sein
- hospitable (adj.) – gastfreundlich
- frowned upon (adj.) – missbilligt, verpönt
Phrases to Remember:
Mistake to Avoid:
(incorrect use of the continuous tense) everyone smokes weed NOT everyone is smoking weed (27:24)
- What did Cheryl love to do as a little girl growing up in Jamaica?
- What is Jamaica’s motto?
- Cheryl talks about the “agents of socialization” in Jamaica by which people with different backgrounds get to know each other. Which are the three agents she mentions?
- What was her mom’s profession?
- How long and tall is the waterfall that Cheryl recommends everyone to visit?
- (True or false) “All Jamaicans are Africans.”
Question to consider:
How can we get in touch with our neighbors?
- Ackee and saltfish
- rice and peas
- Jamaican jerk
- Bob Marley museum
- Dunn’s river falls
- Boston jerk centre
- Blue lagoon
- Cheryl on LinkedIn
- Most Common Mistakes Germans Make in English
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