The Gaelic monologue and conversation examples in this guide are about living and working abroad and can help you to identify the main points in a listening passage, give you practice in extracting information and answering questions.
In this dialogue you'll hear Michelle and Calum discuss working abroad.
Read the questions, listen to the audio in its entirety twice, then answer the questions.
Listening Test - Working abroad.
For how long does Michelle say she is going to Rwanda?
A year and a half
Other than food, what will the charity pay for?
Fares and accommodation
A car and a hotel
Nothing, Michelle must raise the money herself
Other than being a nurse, which of these will Michelle be doing?
Training for a marathon when she comes home
Learning Rwandan nursing methods
Working with the authorities to establish medical centres
What question does Calum ask Michelle about Rwanda?
Do you know anyone who has been there?
What kind of country is it?
Is it a dangerous place?
What does Michelle say took place in Rwanda in the 1990s?
The government was overthrown by the army
A terrible famine killed thousands
A genocide where almost a million people died
Which comparison does Michelle make between Scotland and Rwanda?
There is much more poverty in Rwanda than in Scotland
Rwanda is safer than Scotland
Rwanda is a poorer but happier country than Scotland
What health risks are there for Michelle?
Poisonous spiders and snakes
Diseases and illnesses which are uncommon in Scotland
Wild animals in the jungle
Why is Michelle not too worried about the risks to her health?
As a nurse she uses good hygiene practices
She is in excellent health
She will get vaccinations for everything
What does Calum say about Michelle's decision to work in Rwanda?
He supports it 100%
It can't have been an easy decision to make
It's a silly thing for her to do
What will be most important to Michelle about her time in Rwanda?
She can use her skills to improve people's healthcare
She will be able to learn another language
She will gain knowledge of a new culture