Here are some words and phrases from the interview with Linda printed in bold ancl given in the context in which you will hear them. They are followed by definitions.
the most critical issue is: important problem They’re expected to excel in sports: do extremely well There’s a major bonding that goes on: feeling of closeness and friendship They still tease each other very harshly and relentlessly: make fun of / in a rough way / without taking a break
Roles were prescribed: already decided by society, unchangeable ^ I want him to be financially stable, but not necessarily wealthy: secure, safe / rich
When answering multiple-choice questions, read the directions carefully before you begin. Are you being asked to choose one answer or two? Must you choose the correct answer or the incorrect answer?
1 In this interview, Linda talks about her goals for her teenage son. Before you listen, read the items and possible answer choices below. For each item, two answers are correct and one is incorrect.
1 Linda wants her son to be a proud of himself.
b good to his parents, c sensitive.
2 Boys are expected to a be tougher.
b be better at sports, c form groups easily.
3 Men use spoils as
a the basis for social relationships, b something to talk about, c a way to relate to women.
4 Many people say that boys are closed emotionally. Linda thinks that boys
a are very closed emotionally.
b share a lot of their intimate feelings with other boys, c are more open than they used to be in the past.
5 In Lindas view, boys are scared of a not being big enough.
b not being accepted, c not being intelligent enough.
6 In society in the past,
a roles were prescribed.
b there was more flexibility.
c jobs often gave lifetime employment.
7 Linda would like her son to be a rich.
b a good friend, c a caring member of society.
SHAPE * MERGEFORMAT
Now listen to what Linda says and choose your answers.
Compare your answers with a partner.
INTERVIEW WITH SHINGO: Growing up as a boy or girl
О LISTENING FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION
1 Read the following statements before vou listen to the interview. Each statement refers to a way that parents can treat their children.
Parents can. . .
___ 1 care about their children.
2 give them independence and let them do what they want.
3 allow them to study in other countries.
4 want them to live nearby after they many.
___ 5 spend a lot of time with them.
6 take them shopping.
7 pay for what they want to buy.
8 teach them how to cook.
Now listen to the interview. Write S, D, B, or N in the blank next to each statement in step
D (daughter): В (both):
the way Shingo’s parents treated their sons
the way Shingo’s parents treated their daughter
the way both the sons and the daughter were treated
The statement doesn’t apply to either the sons or the daughter.
З і Compai’e vour answers with a partner and then discuss any differences as a class.