Welcome to the new video quiz pages.
This is the page to learn more about New Zealand culture by listening to Kiwis talk. Each Kiwi is passionate about something different. This video is about a holiday. Julie is passionate about hot weather and loves going on holiday to hot places. Her video is below.

I will add lots more video clips about Julie's holiday, Rugby, scuba diving, carving and sailing a waka so keep coming back!!

1. The clip will take a few minutes to download so read the questions. They start easy and get harder! Check your answers - Well how did I do? - after listening. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt !
(Transcript means the words that Julie says.)

2. If you are coming to New Zealand, you will need to get used to the Kiwi accent. If you are studying here, then listen to the way Julie says fillers like umm, arhh, etc and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE Julie ...(pauses) to think about the best word and look for patterns in the text.  This helps you with your speaking because you know WHERE to stop and make the sound noise 'um/ah' etc in a sentence and WHERE to pause in a conversation.

3. Don't look at the transcript and make notes. I hope to have documents soon showing key words, mindmaps etc!

4. Read the transcript and listen  to the interview at the same time to increase your reading speed.


Quicktime Video - Click to play

1. Julie talks about
a) her next trip to Thailand.
b) her last holiday in Australia.
c) her next holiday in Australia.
d) her last trip to Thailand.
2. Julie
a) is talking to the interviewer in the afternoon.
b) went to Phuket.
c) was born in Wellington.
d) is married.
3. Julie
a) thinks weddings can be stressful and difficult.
b) thinks Thailand isn't tropical and exciting.
c) didn't need to relax after the wedding.
d) got married in May.
4. Julie
a) flew from Masterton to Thailand.
b) flew from Wellington to Thailand.
c) flew from Auckland to Thailand.
d) None of the above.
5. Julie stayed in Australia for three days before going to Thailand.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
6. Julie went to another place after Bangkok.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
7. Julie's last trip to Thailand was for her honeymoon.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given