Debra Introduces Herself


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Read all the exercises before you listen to the audio.
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Making it harder

Listen to the audio before you read the exercises.
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Now, listen to the audio and do the exercises on the following tabs.
If you do not complete all the question, you can play the audio again. After that, read the dialog to make sure that you understand all word in the audio.
Where did the speaker grow up?
New York
What does the speaker do?
She works for a publishing company.
She works for a university.
She goes to graduate school.
She helps her parents.
What does the speaker want to do after about a year or so?
She wants to go to Bristol.
She wants to get a new job.
She wants to live with her parents.
She wants to go to graduate school.
What is the speaker's main purpose?
To describe her home
To discuss her daily life
To introduce herself
To tell about her family
Hi. My name is Debra Liese. I am from Bristol Pennsylvania originally. And right now, I'm living in Princeton, New Jersey. I am twenty-three years old and... I come from a small family. I have one sister and, i, lived at home with my sister and both of my parents until recently. Right now I am working at a publishing company, and I plan to work there for, the rest of the year at least, or at least until I can pay my bills. And, once I am finished doing that, I hope to go to onto a graduate school. And I am hoping it won't take me more than about a year to get to that point.