Hello, students. You now can learn about Gabriela, an American teenager, as part of “American Teens Talk!” book. I suggest you read and listen to this section several times so you can improve your American English reading and listening comprehension skills. Don’t forget to respond to the prompts in the comments section below so that you can improve your writing skills as well.

Directions: Please read about the section about Gabriela two or more times.

Directions: Please listen to the section about Gabriela two or more times.

Directions: Please respond to one of the prompts below in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

  1. Gabriela changed her mind about
    something important in her life (becoming a
    nurse instead of a teacher). When have you
    changed your mind about something? Does
    it seem like a good decision now?
  2. Gabriela has no brothers or sisters, so she
    is an “only child.” Her grandmother had ten
    children (eight girls and two boys). What do
    you think is the best size for a family? How
    many sons and how many daughters would
    you like to have? Why do you think this is a
    good size for a family?

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4 thoughts on “2.17.3: Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea”
  1. Hello everyone:
    1. Gabriela changed her mind about something important in her life (becoming a nurse instead of a teacher). When have you changed your mind about something? Does it seem like a good decision now?

    Well, in life we often change our minds about some things. Some are good decisions, others are not. So, we have to take care of ourselves, because it will always affect our future for better or for worse.

    2. Gabriela has no brothers or sisters, so she is an “only child.” Her grandmother had ten children (eight girls and two boys). What do you think is the best size for a family? How many sons and how many daughters would you like to have? Why do you think this is a good size for a family?

    Nature is really wise. It always establish an equilibrium in ecosystems. In case of human being, social, political, economic and cultural factors also influence; so that we can conclude, you can have as child as you can raise integrally.

    Thank you Maestro

  2. Hello , hind from Iraq.
    I change my mind when I’m child , I want to be first dentist then I change production engineer .
    The best size of family depend on economic and social status of it and reserve the community while the first thing must care the family regardless the size.

  3. Lesson 2.17.3 Year 2
    American Teens Talk!
    Gabriela, 19
    Discussion Questions :
    1) I still remember, I was 10 or 11 years old, saw a beautiful lady wearing a white coat and hanging a stethoscope on her neck was moving toward my mom’s room in a hurry. My aunt told me that she is a doctor and came to give us a baby, After a while, she actually put a beautiful baby boy in my lap. That event made me mesmerized, the moment, I decided, I wanted to become a doctor. But lack of resources I couldn’t make my dream come true. I did my master in my mother tongue 9Urdu)and had educational trainings and became an educationist, I have no regrets, enjoying teaching and learning.

  4. Discussion Question 2
    I think the living of life is now extremely difficult due to creeping inflation. So family size should be not more than 2 sisters and two brothers.

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