People and Places – Adrian – A German in India

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Mark: So Adrian, what part of Germany do you come from?
Adrian: I’m coming from the southwest of Germany.
Mark: What’s the name of the area?
Adrian: It’s called Palatinate.
Mark: Palatinate. And you come from a village or a city?
Adrian: Uh, I’m coming from a little village in the forest.
Mark: What’s the nearest city?
Adrian: The nearest city is Kaiserslautern.
Mark: Kaiserslautern, OK. Do you have a strong dialect in your village?
Adrian: Yes, very strong….yeah.
Mark: Alright, OK. And what are you doing now? Have you finished your study?
Adrian: Yeah, I…I did finish my civil service.
Mark: Uh-huh. What did you do for your civil service?
Adrian: I was working as a paramedic-cal…paramedical.
Mark: Uh-huh. In a hospital?
Adrian: Uh, in a hospital and as an ambulance driver.
Mark: Right, OK. And then you came…when did you come to India?
Adrian: Um, at the end of March.
Mark: Right. And now you’re traveling on a motorcycle?
Adrian: Yes.
Mark: Where did you go?
Adrian: Um, from here I’m going back to my home base in Dharamshala.
Mark: Uh-huh. And before you came here to Nagar, where were you…where did you go on the way to Dharamshala?
Adrian: Um, my first stop was in Rewalsar Lake.
Mark: Rewalsar Lake.
Adrian: Then the second stop was near Manikaran.
Mark: Um-hmm.
Adrian: And third stop was in Keylong.
Mark: Keylong, I don’t know that.
Adrian: It’s on the way to Leh.
Mark: Uh-huh, ah right, right. Is it in Kashmir or Himachal Pradesh?
Adrian: In Himachal Pradesh.
Mark: Right, OK.
Adrian: It’s just before the border to Kashmir.
Mark: And then you went up to a very high pass.
Adrian: Yeah.
Mark: What’s the name of the pass?
Adrian: It’s the Rohtang Pass.
Mark: Rohtang Pass. Was that only recently opened?
Adrian: Yeah, it was just opened ten days before.
Mark: You mean ‘opened’ because of snow or ‘opened’ because of the Indian government?
Adrian: No, opened because of snow.
Mark: Right. OK, great. Was it dangerous?
Adrian: Uh, sometimes a little bit, yeah.
Mark: I hope you have a safe trip.
Adrian: Yeah, thank you.

5 Responses to “People and Places – Adrian – A German in India”

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  1. Yasmina says:

    I Liked this lesson even throghn one person has hard accent I understood very well. Thanks.

  2. Ahmed says:

    Good, really this lesson help me a lot of sides

  3. Kamal says:

    You are travelling on a motorcycle.

    I am going back to my home base.

    A Mistake

    One of the sentences should be in present simple tense. Do you know which one? Write the answer in the comments section and tell us why!
    what is the answer? please help me.

  4. Djoko Sukalisno says:

    Good conversation,it’s clear, make me understand,realy I enjoy it,thanks a lot.

  5. Jean marc says:

    I’m very interested to learn more about the English language how to talking to freind or customer my big problem I understand but can’t talk

    Thank you for our helps
    Sincerely freind Jean Marc

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