20.10.14

Norman talks about his three children.

Conversaciones en inglés.

Nivel intermediario bajo


Norm is from Canada.

Todd:  Norm, you have three children, right?

Norm:  Yes, I do. I'm very lucky.

T:         What do your Children do? What kind of jobs do they have?

N:        Well, my oldest one, he works for Frito lay, which is a company owned by Pepsi Cola. He's a regional manager, which means he has the whole province of Ontario, and he is responsible for distribution for, he handles  a big budget, we're talking about millions of dollars here, and he is a problem solver. When, when an area does not make profit, or if they have problems then they send him there to fix the problems. He's very good at that. He has very good human communication skills and he sees problems and he sees solutions that please everyone, he's very successful.
I have, my daughter, who does many things. She works in the circus industry. She teaches at L'arc de cirque in Quebec, and she's also has her own busker act with a friend and she also teaches trampoline at the circus school, and she also competes. She's an international athlete. She came in 7th at the world competitions in Hamburg last fall, and synchronized trampoline.
And my youngest son, he's in computers. He enjoys it very much. He works for a big consulting company. They have contracts, government contracts, and he sets up the database and trains the government people so that they can use the computers to, for example, monitor medical files of the people in the province.

T:        Wow, you must be really proud. You have three amazing kids.

N:       Thank you. Thank you. They worked very hard. Yes, and they're, they like also to experience different things so there all in that kind of field where they can change job when they find that the job is not as interesting anymore, so they ask for transfers and, that's the way they like it.

T:        Well, you're one cool guy Norman. I'm not surprised that you have three successful children.

N: Thank you Todd, very kind of you.

Vocabulario

handles big budgets - maneja grandes presupuestos

to fix the problems - para solucionar los problemas

please everyone - agrada a todos

busker act - acto músico callejero

he’s in computers - él trabaja con los ordenadores

sets up the database - él establece la base de datos

proud - orgulloso

that’s way they like it.  - esa es la manera que les gusta.

cool guy - tío guay



Attribution (Reconocimiento) English Listening Lesson Library Online, (elllo).
El podcast original viene de - Fatherhood 252
El podcast original tiene ejercicios (Comprehension quiz & Vocabulary quiz)


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