Interview: How would you describe your personality? (Top Notch 2 Unit 7-3)

source: Phonics ILearning / Pearson Education, INC       2014年6月10日
* social language: state color preferences; talk about mood; cheer someone up
* grammar: gerunds and infinitives

Interviewer: Who are you most like in terms of personality?
Alvirto: My mother.
Interviewer And why do you say that?
Aivino: Outgoing—she smiles a lot.
Interviewer: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Cortyan: One brother, two.., three sisters.
Interviewer: And how are you different? Is, say, one more extroverted than the other, or more introverted?
Cortyan Well, I’m quiet, calm. I don’t really get excited over things and just take it easy. I don’t let things bother me a lot, while my sisters, they will get excited and get upset, so I’m not like that.
Interviewer: OK. How about first children? Do you think that they have certain traits that they share?
Lorayn: Well, I think my brother, being the oldest and the only boy, was allowed to get away with things a lot more than my sister and I. And what I mean by that is as the oldest and as a boy, he was able to go to concerts at an earlier age than my sister or I. He kind of got out of household duties that my sister and I had because he was babysitting us.
Interviewer: And how about if you’re the last in a big family? Do you think that you get special benefits from that?
Alvino: Yeah, you get clothes.
Interviewer: What about birth order? Do you think that makes a difference, who’s the oldest and who’s the youngest?
Maiko: I don’t think so.
Interviewer: Not important?
Maiko: I don’t think it’s important. It’s just the personality.