Richard and Linda bought a house in Spain and now share their time between the sunny Costa Blanca and their family and friends in the UK.
I spoke to them about their decision to come and live in Spain, what they like about living here and their opinion of Spanish food and Spanish lawyers!
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When Richard lived in the UK, he wasCorrect
What was the worst thing for Lynda about her job as a committee secretary?Correct
Who made the decision to move to Spain?Correct
What doesn’t Richard miss about the UK?Correct
What surprised Richard when he first saw Moraira?Correct
What was an important consideration for Richard and Linda about the area they decided to live in?Correct
Why would Linda like to visit the Medieval period of history?Correct
What did Richard do when he was 16?Correct
to kick off – to start
solicitor – abogado
council – ayuntamiento
ponderous – pesado/a, agotador/a
lawful – legal
taken aback (surprised, astonished) – dejar atónito
to potter on – move without hurrying, in a relaxed way, with little energy
take the lead – tomar la iniciativa
easy sailing – easy progress
high-rise developments – edificios de gran altura
to get aroud – moverse
arid – árido/a
firm – empresa, agencia
to engage – contratar
to take a sharp breath – tomar una respiración fuerte
barge in (push in) – colarse
to make up for – compensar
inevitably – inevitablemente
swimming trunks – traje de baño, bañador
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It has been a very interesting interview for me to practise my listening, however to be honest with you I didn’t understand everything was saying, so I ‘m listening to it several more times.
Thank you for your help
Hi Antonio, you can also slow the speed on your media player so that you listen at 0.5 speed. This should make it easier to understand.