Today we’re speaking with the lovely Nic Burmester from the ex.pat podcast happylifemove.
On her podcast, Nic interviews people who have changed countries (like me and Nic!) to find a better and happier life.
Nic is orginally from Germany and now she lives in Brighton on the South coast of England.
There are a few seconds of bad audio at the beginning of our chat. We were having some problems with Skype, but it gets better so please don’t stop listening. Keep going and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the conversation.
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Which of the following did Nic’s childhood NOT smell like?Correct
Where did Nic live for 12 years?Correct
How old was Nic when she started studying English?Correct
What is the last reason Nic gives for getting her English up to its current level?Correct
What was the most difficult thing for Nic when she first moved to the UK?Correct
Which of the following does Nic say you would NOT find in Brighton?Correct
When Nic says that she looks for ‘bubbly’ people, she meansCorrect
Which of the following did Nic NOT do in her past livesCorrect
train tracks – vías del tren
to hang out – pasar el rato
work ethic – ética de trabajo
a Christmas temp – a temporary worker for the Christmas period
to keep (someone) on – to continue employing someone after a temporary period
to network – to form relationships (contactar con gente/hacer contactos en el mundo de los negocios)
to cope with – hacer frente a, manejar, apañarse
to go with the flow – to take a relaxed approach – dejarse llevar
pebble – guijarro
flair – estilo, clase
shandy – clara, cerveza con limonada
skills – habilidad, talento
to give (you) an edge – dar(te) una ventaja
to take (someone) up on (something) – aceptar
to cuddle – abrazar(se)
yearning – deseo, ansia
basement – sótano
potion – poción
Nic suggests the following websites:
Meeting people abroad:
“Are You Being Served?” British sitcom (situation comedy) from the 1970’s)
If you would like to be a guest on Nic’s podcast, send her an email: <email@example.com>
Nic, thanks so much for spending time with us. I’m sure everyone enjoyed listening to you. I certainly did. You can check out Nic’s website at: happylifemove.com
Thank you to you for listening to this Mansion Interview. You can find more podcasts to improve your English at inglespodcast.com and you can study English free at mansioningles.com
I like to listen to Mansion interviews.
Would you release new podcasts ( mansion interviews) in the future ?
Hi Dominique. Yes, I do want to do more interviews. I have a long list of interesting people I want to bring on the podcast. The problem at the moment is time. The podcast with Reza is every week and with the other work I have, it’s not easy to find the time. I hope I can get back to doing interviews in the near future.