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William's Personal Information Video Activity

The elementary level English activity below is by William Christison who is an English teacher in Madrid, Spain (Clases Particulares de Inglés). You can either simply read and listen at the same time to the text below or do the interactive activities in this order (haz las actividades en este orden o simplemente puedes ver el video que aparece más abajo): Vocabulary Matching, Cloze 1, 19 mix activities, Listening Matching, Websequitur, Cloze 2, Quiz.




Watch the video:




(El video funciona bien en Google Chrome. The video works alright in Google Chrome.)



Vocabulary list:

If you prefer, do the interactive Vocabulary Matching Activity: Vocabulary Matching.

I'm going to do . . . - voy a hacer . . . (futuro)
ask - preguntar (ask for - pedir).
write - escribir. ("write down" es "anotar")
today - hoy.
what - que.
date - fecha.
how old- cuantos años (literalmente: "como viejo").
married - casado.
where . . . from? - ¿De dónde . . . ?
my - mi (adjetivo posesivo)
wife - esposa.
nationality - nacionalidad.
how many - cuántos (contable).
languages - idiomas.
"do," "does" - verbo auxilar para preguntas y negativos; "do" también puede ser "hacer."
job - trabajo (sustantivo). "my wife's job" = "the job of my wife".
any - algún, cualquier.
children - niños y niñas o hijos y hijas ("children" es plural "irregular" - "child" es singular).
have - tener.
like - gustar.
her - su (de ella - adjetivo posesivo).
live - vivir.
Spanish - Castellano.
English - inglés.
Quechua - a language from Peru.
I can't say - no puedo decir.
works - trabaja (tercera persona).
has - tiene (tercera persona de "have").
tax service - Hacienda. ("tax" es "impuesto")
I work for . . . - yo trabajo para ("for" es "para" en este contexto).
teacher - profesor.
I like being a teacher - me gusta ser profesor (cuando el verbo "like" va seguido de otro verbo, el segundo verbo suele cambiar de forma añadiendole "-ing"; "be" es "ser".
tourist - turista.
accordion - acordeón.
bells - campanas.


Read the text of the video:

Part 1:
Practice activities: Cloze 1, 19 mix activities.


Hi. I'm Bill Christison and I'm from MadridTeacher.com. This is an activity of elementary English. I'm going to ask some questions. You write down the questions:

  1. What’s my name?
  2. What date is today?
  3. How old am I?
  4. Where am I from?
  5. Am I married?
  6. Where is my wife from?
  7. What's her nationality?
  8. How many languages does she speak?
  9. How many languages do I speak?
  10. How old is my wife?
  11. How old am I?
  12. What's my wife's job?
  13. Do I have any children?
  14. How many children do I have?
  15. Does my wife have any children?
  16. How many children does she have?
  17. What does she do?
  18. What do I do?
  19. Does my wife like her job?
  20. Do I like my job?

Part 2:
Practice activities: Listening Matching, Websequitur.



   Now, watch the video and write the answers to the questions.

  1. What’s my name? I'm Bill Christison.
  2. What date is today? Today is April 5, 2007.
  3. How old am I? I'm 54 years old.
  4. Where am I from? I'm from Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles. Now, I live in Madrid.
  5. Am I married? Yes, I am.
  6. Where is my wife from? She's from Peru.
  7. What's her nationality? She's Spanish.
  8. How many languages does she speak? My wife speaks Spanish, English and Quechua.
  9. How many languages do I speak? I speak Spanish and English.
  10. How old is my wife? I can't say.
  11. What's my wife's job? She works for the tax service.
  12. Do I have any children? I don't say.
  13. How many children do I have? I don't say.
  14. Does my wife have any children? Yes, she does.
  15. How many children does she have? She has 4 children.
  16. What does she do? She works for the Spanish tax service.
  17. What do I do? I work for MadridTeacher.com.
  18. Does my wife like her job? Yes, she does.
  19. Do I like my job? Yes, I do.

Part 3:
Practice activities: Cloze 2, Quiz.



   These are the questions and the answers:

  1. What’s my name? My name is Bill Christison.
  2. What is the date? The date is April 5, 2007.
  3. How old am I? I'm 54.
  4. Where am I from? I'm from Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles.
  5. Am I married? Yes, I am.
  6. Where is my wife from? She's from Peru.
  7. What languages do I speak? I speak Spanish and English.
  8. What languages does my wife speak? My wife speaks three languages. She speaks Spanish, English and Quechua.
  9. What's my wife's name? My wife's name is Betsy.
  10. How old is she? I don't know.
  11. What does she do? She works for the tax service in Madrid.
  12. What do I do? I'm a teacher. I'm a teacher at MadridTeacher.com.
  13. Do I have any children? No, I don't.
  14. Does my wife have any children? Yes, she does.
  15. How many children does she have? She has 4 children.
  16. Do I like my job? Yes, I do.
  17. Do I like being a tourist in Madrid? Yes, I do.
  18. But, do I live in Madrid? Yes, I live in Madrid.
  19. Do I like accordion music? Yes, I like accordion music very much.
  20. Do I like bells? Yes, I like bells very much.


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