QUIZ 06 ANSWERS:
Q1: Where does his sir name come from?
A: His sir name is actually French. It comes from France.
Q2: How do you spell his family name?
A: His family name is spelled C-L-U-E-R.
Q3: Does Philip know the meaning of his sir name?
A: He doesn’t know the meaning. Maybe it doesn’t have a meaning.
Q4: Where was Philip born? What city?
A: He was born in a city called Nottingham.
Q5: How old was he when he went to university?
A: He was eighteen years old when he went to university.
Q6: Did Philip study in the North or the South of England?
A: He studied in Sheffield, which is in the north of England.
Q7: What city did Philip live and work in after university?
A: He lived and worked in Manchester ( for five years ).
INTERVIEW TEXT 06
W: What’s your name?
P: My name is Philip. I’m from England.
W: Phillip. What’s your last name Philip?
P: My last name is Cluer. It’s an unusual name. Although I’m from England, and my family is English; my surname is actually French.
W: How would you spell that?
P: It’s C-L-U-E-R. So it’s the word clue, with an R on the end.
W: Interesting. Does it have a different meaning in French? Could you translate it? Is it a word or does it have a meaning?
P: It doesn’t I’m afraid. All I can tell you is that it’s a French surname that has come into my family somewhere down the line.
I cannot tell you when or where, but it’s very much just a French surname, as Smith would be in England or Jones would be in Wales.
W: Whereabouts in England are you from? What city?
P: I was born in a city called Nottingham, which is in the midlands… in the east midlands of England. I lived there until I was eighteen years old, before I went to university. I then studied for four years in Sheffield, which is in the north of England. And after university I moved to a city called Manchester, where I lived for five years working in the real estate industry in planning and development.
QUIZ 07 ANSWERS:
Q1: Philip said, “I think England has a ( ) history ( )”.
A: I think England has a VERY RICH history IN THE WORLD.
Q2: Philip said, “Many things were ( ) or ( ) in England”.
A: Many things were FOUNDED or INVENTED in England.
Q3: Name one thing that Philip said came from England”
A: Trains, modern communications systems, and modern financial systems.
Q4: What did Philip say about the past 100 years in England?
A: He said, “England has changed much over the past 100 years.”
Q5: Does Philip think England is an interesting place to live?
A: Yes, he does. He thinks it’s an interesting place to live.
Q6: Why does Philip call England “multi-cultural”?
A: Because, “People from all over the world live all over England.”
Q7: What kind of people can you meet in England, according to Philip?
A: You can meet people from Asia, Africa, North and South America.
INTERVIEW TEXT 07
WILLIAM: England… maybe the question could be, why are you proud to be English? I’m assuming you’re proud to be English.
What’s the best about uhh…what do you love about England or the English?
PHILIP: Ok, umm… I am very proud to be from England. England I think has a very rich history… in the world. And can be proud of many things that came out of England. Many things were… were founded or invented in England, which are very important for modern day life. Things such as trains, modern communication systems, modern financial systems, as well, used the world over, all came from the UK originally.
So I’m very proud of the UK’s history. England has changed much over the past 100 years or so, but I still think it’s a great place to live. It’s a very, now it’s a very multi-cultural and umm, and interesting place. We have… people from all over the world live all over the United Kingdom. So, on a daily basis, you will meet people from Asia, from Africa, from North and South America. It’s very diverse, and a very nice place to be.
QUIZ 08 ANSWERS:
Q1: Why is this trip so special for Philip?
A: Because it was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition.
Q2: How long had Philip wanted to take this trip?
A: He had wanted to take this trip for 10 years or so.
Q3: Where did he go first when he left the United Kingdom?
A: He flew to Hong Kong (on a one-way ticket ).
Q4: How many months did he spend in China?
A: He spent a couple of months ( 2 months ) in China.
Q5: What place did Philip describe as “a very beautiful place.”?
A: He described the Andaman and Nikobar Islands as very beautiful.
Q6: What was so beautiful about that place?
A: He said they have “incredible islands, crystal clear seas, white sands, deserted beaches”.
Q7: How much longer did Philip have to travel in Asia?
A: He had 5-6 months further (more) to travel.
INTERVIEW TEXT 08
WILLIAM: Tell me about this trip. You told me it’s the fulfillment of a lifelong dream; very nice; traveling for a year or so. Where have you been and where are you going?
PHILIP: OK well yes. First of all this trip is the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition which was to travel the world, which I have wanted to do for the past 10 years or so. I finally plucked up the courage to make the journey 6 months ago when I left the United Kingdom, and I flew out to Hong Kong on a one-way flight ticket.
Since then I’ve spent a month in Hong Kong, because I have some family out there. And then I traveled north into China. I spent a couple of months traveling the southern and western borders of China, before then taking the new train into Tibet, where I stayed for three weeks. I met some very interesting people and enjoyed my time in China very much.
I then headed south into Nepal, where I spent a few weeks, and then further south into India. I spent a few months in India. I then caught an airplane over to a place called the Andaman and Nikobar Islands, which is about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) off the east coast of India. It’s a very beautiful place. Some incredible islands, crystal clear seas, white sands, deserted beaches; it was really amazing, and very different from mainland India. It’s somewhere that I will certainly want to go back to one day in the future.
And then most recently I was back in India, and I flew from Calcutta to here in Bangkok, where I have been for the past week planning my next move. I have approximately 5-6 months further to travel, where I would like to take in the rest of South East Asia, and work my way back to Hong Kong.
QUIZ 09 ANSWERS:
Q1: Philip said, “the whole trip has been just an ( ? ) ( ? ).
A: “the whole trip has been just an (unbelievable) (experience).
Q2: What was one of the “highlights” of his trip?
A: He said, “One of the highlights had to be the Mount Everest base camp, in Tibet”.
Q3: Did he make plans to visit that place in Tibet?
A: No he didn’t. It was something he decided to do on the spur of the moment.
Q4: What did Philip say he doesn’t think you will encounter in many other parts of the world?
A: The extreme environment (of the Mount Everest area).
Q5: How does he describe the sun in that place?
A: He said, “The sun was so strong and so bright…”
Q6: What made Philip’s ears hurt?
A: The wind was so incredibly strong that it made his ears hurt.
Q7: Philip said, “Everything about it was just “extreme”. What does that mean?
A: It means that the environment (sun, cold, wind, altitude) and the location (Mount Everest Base Camp), and the difficulty of walking up to the base of the mountain (trekking), made it an “extreme experience”.
INTERVIEW TEXT 09
WILLIAM: Anything stand out ( in your trip); any experience or person, just a short story.
PHILIP: Very much so, I mean, the whole trip has been just an unbelievable experience. Meeting people, and places, and learning new things, and trying new things, but I think, for me, not so much a funny story, which I will probably come back to in a minute. But one of the highlights had to be the Mount Everest base camp, in Tibet, which was just an incredible experience, and something that I hadn’t planned to do on my journey. It was just something that I decided to do on the spur of the moment.
I ended up traveling to the base camp with two Chinese Americans, and a Korean. We just had a great time on the way there, and it was just an unbelievable experience. The extreme environment is something that I don’t think I will encounter in many other places in the world. The sun was so strong and so bright, and yet, because of the altitude, it was so cold at the same time, so you had to be covered from head to toe, in cold weather gear. And the wind was just incredibly strong. It made your ears hurt.
Everything about it was just extreme, and therefore, really made it an experience that I don’t think I will have for a long time, in any other place that I can think of.
QUIZ 10 ANSWERS:
Q1: How many times has Philip been to Japan?
A: He has been to Japan once.
Q2: What city did he visit, and how long did he stay there?
A: He visited Tokyo and he stayed there for 10 days.
Q3: How does he describe the Japanese people?
A: He said the Japanese were “very kind, very friendly, and very polite”.
Q4: Why does he say that being in Tokyo was like “being 4 years old again?
A: Because everything was new, everything was different, and he didn’t understand anything.
Q5: Does he want to go back to Japan again?
A: Yes, he does. He has longed to go back to Japan ever since.
Q6: What does Philip want to do on his next visit to Japan?
A: He wants to “see more of Japan, rather than just Tokyo”.
Q7: How do you say “goodbye” in Japanese?
A: Sayonara or just Bye Bye!
INTERVIEW TEXT 10
WILLIAM: What do you know about Japan?
PHILIP: I have been to Japan once. That was in 2005, in October, and I traveled very briefly to Tokyo; just for ten days. I had an incredible time in Tokyo and I really loved my experience there. The Japanese people were very kind, very friendly, and very polite. They made my stay there, just very nice indeed.
I was so surprised by Tokyo. It was… the only way I can describe it… it was like being four years old again. Everything was new. Everything was different. I didn’t understand anything. People found it very difficult to understand me when I was talking. It was just a constant stream of, “wow look at this. Look at that.
Listen to that. Ahh, this is amazing!” That’s very much how I describe it. I have since then, longed to go back to Japan, and see more of Japan rather than just Tokyo. That is again something that I will wish to fulfill in the future.
W: Do you remember how to say Goodbye in Japanese?
P: I think the more formal way is Sayonara. Or is it just Bye Bye?