A Trip to Paris


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Why did the speaker go to Paris?
To visit friends
To vacation
To study
To sing
What was the purpose of the speaker's train ride?
To interview for a job
To travel to a concert
To see the city
To meet friends
What was a surprise to the speaker?
The downtown was very beautiful.
She was interviewed on the radio.
Only two people spoke French.
She met some old friends.
What is this talk mainly about?
Singing in a choir
A short trip
The woman's life in Paris
A city
Not too long ago, i had the opportunity, to travel to Paris, on a trip with a choir. 
It was really great
I have to say Paris is a beautiful city. 
I really like... All the downtown area, it was really beautiful. 
And I had the opportunity to take a train ride and, meet up with some people, in a, suburb of Paris which was also really pretty. 
It was a lot of fun for me because, I did study French for a long time, and, I very rarely get the opportunity to use it. 
And one thing that was a kind of a surprise, there were only two of us in the group that knew French really well, and so i ended up being re- interviewed on Radio France.