Do you know who lives in your neighbourhood? Getting to know the people who live near you is an important part of everyday life. Watch and listen to the video, which focuses on people living in a typical neighbourhood in the UK. Practise your listening skills as you complete the activities.

Tasks

Task 1- listen for important information

Task 2 - fill the gaps

Transcript

I live at number 15, Main Street. I have lots of lovely neighbours. They are friendly and helpful. I have three next-door neighbours – Aisha lives at number 13 and Claire and Helen live at number 17. Every morning, Claire and I leave for work at the same time, and we always have a quick chat - we usually talk about the weather. If I go on holiday, Aisha puts my bins out for me. When Helen and Claire go away, I feed their goldfish and look after their cats. Peter lives opposite me at number 16. He has two small children and sometimes I babysit them for him when he works late. Pat lives at number 20. She is quite nosey and likes to know everything about everyone – she loves to gossip! Irene lives at number 19 - she is quite old and doesn’t go out much. She loves it when people drop in to see her for a cup of tea and a biscuit. She likes to talk about the old days when she was young – she can remember what Main Street was like 50 years ago. It’s a friendly neighbourhood!

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Having good neighbor lowers the stress levels by chatting and finding solutions to problems.