I’ve known Bob for quite a few years, although despite living in the same city, we see very little of one another. So, I was really pleased when we finally got the chance to sit down together and have a cup of tea and a chat about teaching English and the wonderful material and resources Bob has to offer on his website autoenglish.org.
So let’s not waste any more time, let’s get into the interview with Bob Wilson.
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Why did Bob decide not to go to Madrid or Barcelona when he came to Spain in 1992?Correct
He thought they would be too expensive.Incorrect
He thought they would be too expensive.
Where was Bob born?Correct
What stopped Bob and his family from returning to Australia after they had moved back to England?Correct
Their cat was in quarantineIncorrect
Their cat was in quarantine
What subject did Bob start studying at university?Correct
How long did Bob spend in Ecuador?Correct
What three things does Bob like doing when he goes back to the UK for a visit?Correct
drinking good English ale (beer), enjoying the countryside, seeing friendsIncorrect
drinking good English ale (beer), enjoying the countryside, seeing friends
In which year did Bob start his website autoenglish.org?Correct
Is Bob’s website only for Spanish speakers?Correct
No. It’s for anyone.Incorrect
No. It’s for anyone.
What does Bob try to grow in his Auntie’s garden?Correct
What is the main purpose of the fairy tales that Bob is writing for children and publishing on YouTube?Correct
To help children get to sleepIncorrect
To help children get to sleep
Which two people would Bob like to have dinner with?Correct
Winston Churchill and GhandiIncorrect
Winston Churchill and Ghandi
Which two superpowers would Bob like to have?Correct
reading people’s minds and flyingIncorrect
reading people’s minds and flying
to bring up = criar, educar (I was brought up in…..)
to end up = acabar en, terminar en, llegar
heart attack = infarto, ataque al corazón
diverse = diverso, variado
to delve into = escarbar, hurgar en, profundizar en
resourses = recursos
turn out = resultar (it’s turned out to be quite popular)
compost heap = montón de compost
goal = meta
a full set = una colección completa
knowledge = conocimiento
fairy tales = cuentos de hadas
abridged (made shorter) = abreviado
break up = romperse, separarse
to get over = recuperarse
Recommended book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A huge ‘Thank you’ to Bob for spending time with us. You can check out Bob’s website at: autoenglish.org and on YouTube.
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