On this episode, I chat with an English teacher from Jamaica about her island and culture. 

English Level: B1 🇯🇲🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction (0:21)
  2. Growing up in Jamaica (1:00)
  3. Jamaican dishes (06:40)
  4. Jamaica’s diversity of people (08:44)
  5. Qualities of Jamaicans (14:00)
  6. Travel advice: Beautiful places to visit in Jamaica (23:30)
  7. Misunderstandings and stereotypes about Jamaican people (27:35)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Honey comb (noun) –  Honigwabe
  2. caroling (noun): Singing on christmas
  3. akee (noun) – national fruit of Jamaica
  4. to relocate (verb) – umsiedeln
  5. colorful (adj.) –  bunt
  6. affiliation (noun) – Zugehörigkeit, Anschluss, Verbundenheit
  7. initially (adverb) – anfänglich
  8. to be offended (verb) –  beleidigt sein
  9. hospitable (adj.) –  gastfreundlich
  10. 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)

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What did Cheryl love to do as a little girl growing up in Jamaica?
  2. What is Jamaica’s motto?
  3. 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?
  4. What was her mom’s profession?
  5. How long and tall is the waterfall that Cheryl recommends everyone to visit?
  6. (True or false) “All Jamaicans are Africans.”


Question to consider:

How can we get in touch with our neighbors?


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From the exotic island of Jamaica to the Schwarzwald area, I have worked ardently as a motivated and talented English educator and am the innovator of the annual Literacy Pageant. I am an organized and efficient bi-linguist who promotes excellence and the desire to be a life-long learner. I am a Masters Degree graduate with a 3.97 G.P.A. My colleagues and associates often describe me as a result-oriented person and a multi-tasker who is focused and meticulous at any task.

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