B1 Dialog #55 Talking about change

Today we are going to talk about change. As always you can read the text in the PDF which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.

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  2. Listen to the dialog again, repeating the questions and answers aloud (!!!).
  3. Come up with your own answers to the questions. Use PDF vocabulary if needed.
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Talking about change

(1) Do you like change?

Not always, but sometimes it’s very useful for our life to change something in order to move on. 

(2) What’s the biggest change you’ve made in your life? Was it good / bad?

Once I changed my job. It was a wrong decision because my new job was much worse. The good change was that I got married and moved into a new apartment.

(3) Are you good at dealing with change?

I am always trying to do my best. But it depends on change.

(4) Do you think change is important?

Yes, I do. People need changes in order to develop themselves and their lives. You can’t do this if you don’t try. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

(5) What is the biggest change this world needs?

I think the governments of all countries should pay more attention to what people really need.

(6) What things in your life would you hate to change?

I don’t want to go back to the office. I like working from home.

(7) What three things about your past would you like to change?

I would have read more books in my childhood. I would have started dancing earlier. And I would have visited more countries before the Corona crisis. 

(8) What advice would you give to someone who hates change?

Relax and enjoy changes because everything will be fine.

(9) What happens to people who find it difficult to change?

They lose opportunities to make their life better and see how different everything can be. I think that changes are always for the best.

(10) Can you teach someone to accept and like change?

No, I can’t and don’t want to. 

Anya —-> Rinat

(1) Is the world changing faster than before?

Yes it is. Technology is developing so fast nowadays. They influence our life and make the world change faster as well.

(2) How do old and young people cope with change?

I think that age is not so important. Old people might like or be afraid of changes as well as young people. It depends on what kind of change it is. 

(3) What is the biggest change you’d like to make to your life?

I would like to build a country house and live there. I am so tired of the hectic city life sometimes. I hope one day I will do this.

(4) Why are some people better than others at dealing with change?

It depends on the person and his character. Some people are pretty conservative and don’t like when something changes in their life. The others accept changes easily and really enjoy them. 

(5) What has changed in your life compared to ten years ago?

I became older and smarter. Now my vision of life is pretty much different than it was ten years ago. 

(6) Is change always good?

Not always of course. That’s why it’s so difficult sometimes to change something. Never know what can happen.

(7) What has been your biggest life-changing event?

I think that my wedding has changed my life quite a lot. It was a good life-changing event.

(8) What would you like to change about yourself?

I don’t know. There are some bad things about my character that I am always trying to change. But it’s not so easy.

(9) How has your society changed in the past decade?

It became less educated. I can see it clearly in young people. I think we need to change our education system. 

(10) What will change in the future?

A lot of things can change in the future. I hope most of these changes will be good.