Listening practice - Higher

Baby boy being held up

We often listen to interviews on the radio or watch people being interviewed on TV and focus on the answers. This time, listen to an interview and concentrate on the questions being asked.

A new parent is being interviewed on a local radio station.

Question

Translate into English the five questions that the interviewer asks.

The five questions asked are:

  • ¿Ser padre es como te imaginabas? (Is being a father how you imagined?)
  • El Día del Padre, ¿qué significa para ti? (What does Father's Day mean to you?)
  • ¿Cuáles son los mejores momentos que has tenido? (What are the best moments you have had?)
  • ¿Qué actividades te gusta compartir con tu hijo? (What activities do you like sharing with your son?)
  • ¿Qué consejos darías a un futuro padre? (What advice would you give to a future father/parent?)

Transcript:

Entrevistadora: ¿Ser padre es como te imaginabas?

Juan: Pues no, porque el amor es tan fuerte que es imposible de imaginar.

Entrevistadora: El Día del Padre, ¿qué significa para ti?

Juan: La verdad es que a todo el mundo le gusta sentirse especial.

Entrevistadora: ¿Cuáles son los mejores momentos que has tenido?

Juan: He tenido tantos que es muy difícil elegir, pero el día del nacimiento de mi hijo fue muy emocionante.

Interviewer: ¿Qué actividades te gusta compartir con tu hijo?

Juan: Me gusta hacer todas. Desde que nació mi hijo, lo hago todo con él.

Entrevistadora: ¿Qué consejos darías a un futuro padre?

Juan: Es esencial disfrutar de cada momento ya que el tiempo vuela.

Translation:

Interviewer: Is being a father how you imagined?

Juan: Well no because the love is so strong that it's impossible to imagine.

Interviewer: What does Father's Day mean to you?

Juan: The truth is that everyone likes to feel special.

Interviewer: What are the best moments you have had?

Juan: I have had so many that it's difficult to choose, but the day of my son's birth was very emotional.

Interviewer: What activities do you like sharing with your son?

Juan: I like doing everything. Since my son was born, I have done everything with him.

Interviewer: What advice would you give to a future father/parent?

Juan: It's essential to enjoy every moment as time flies.