On this episode, I chat with an Austrian podcaster about her beautiful country. 

English Level: B2 🇦🇹🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction (0:21)
  2. Growing up in Austria (05:15)
  3. Germany’s influence on Austrian culture + politics (10:10)
  4. Differences between the different regions of Austria (18:04)
  5. Travel tips – “Hidden Gems” to visit in Austria (21:50)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. To originate from sth./sb. (verb) – von jdm. stammen 
  2. Assignment (noun) – AufgabeAuftrag
  3. Memorable (adj.) – erinnerungswürdig , unvergesslich
  4. idyllic (adj.) – idyllisch
  5. Railway system (noun) – Bahnsystem
  6. Quirky (adj.) – skurril, sonderbar

Phrases to Remember:

Mistake to Avoid:

Comprehension Questions: (time stamps!!!!!)

  1. What is Viktoria’s lovely agreement with her husband regarding her travels?
  2. What is Viktoria’s response to the question of Germany’s role in Austrian culture?
  3. What are the advantages of the Austrian transportation system?
  4. What is Austria’s political status when it comes to wars?
  5. What “quirky” place do you find in Lower Austria?

Answers

Question to consider:

Did you know the story of Krampus and do you think it’s an effective way to get kids to behave?

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