Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Leonardo Dicaprio: Travel and Scuba diving

                                                                  Leonardo Dicaprio




Question 1:  What’s the best place you’ve visited?
Leonardo Dicaprio Answer 1: Wow… There are quite a few. Thailand is one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been. I’m a big scuba-diver, too, so I just went to the Galapagos Islands.

Question 2:  Where else do you recommend diving?
Leonardo Dicaprio Answer 2: You can’t beat the Great Barrier Reef for coral reefs.

Travel is a common topic of conversation amongst friends and people you don’t know so well.  This topic is neutral and anyone can participate by asking questions or explaining their travel experience.  Also, people tend to talk about travel because it is exciting!

Conversation Flow

Leo (Leonardo) starts by showing his enthusiasm for the topic with the word ‘Wow’ following with the idea that there are many great places in the world.  However, to keep the conversation interesting, he naturally says a location ‘Thailand’ and one of his favorite activities ‘scuba diving’.  Leo finishes his thought with the last place he went to ‘the Galapagos Islands’.

The person asking questions can easily continue the conversation by asking about the place(s) or activity.  However, the listener selects scuba diving because Leo mentions scuba diving in two locations: Thailand and the Galapagos Islands.

Casual Slang Expressions 

(1)I’m a ‘big’ scuba diver. =

I really like scuba diving/I love scuba diving.

(2)You ‘can’t beat’ the Great Barrier Reef for coral reefs =

The Great Barrier Reef for coral reefs is the best.

This common conversation topic is easy to adapt to your own travels internationally or nationally.  Our favorite activity often is connected to our vacations.  This style is comfortable but exciting for the speaker and listener! Try it out! 


Speaking Pattern Practice

Question 1:  What’s the best place you’ve visited?
Answer 1: Wow… There are quite a few. Thailand is one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been. I’m a big scuba-diver, too, so I just went to the Galapagos Islands.

Question 2:  Where else do you recommend diving?
Answer 2: You can’t beat the Great Barrier Reef for coral reefs.

Examples

1.
Question 1:  What’s the best place you’ve visited?
Answer 1: Wow… There are quite a few. Costa Rica is one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been. I’m a big surfer, too, so I just went to Hawaii.

Question 2:  Where else do you recommend surfing?
Answer 2: You can’t beat the Gold Cost of Australia.

2.
Question 1:  What’s the best place you’ve visited?
Answer 1: Wow… There are quite a few. New Zealand is one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been. I’m a big golfer, too, so I just went to Scotland.

Question 2:  Where else do you recommend golfing?
Answer 2: You can’t beat Pebble Beach in the United States.
 
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Enjoy! See you next week!
Alex
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2 comments:

  1. I always wonder if "slang" is acceptable during formal interviews? I mean, I have always believed how important it is to use the formal way of speaking but nowadays people tend to use "slang" even in formal occassions.

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  2. I am a big fan of Leo as well as scuba diving.
    Loved this post and enjoyed going through every bit of it.

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