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American Teens Talk!
Americans Teens Talk! is a collection of interviews of American high school students in both written and audio format. Each interview is accompanied by vocabulary notes and discussion questions.

The interviews in American Teens Talk! give learners a view into the lives of adolescents in the U.S. Through the written and audio format of the interviews, learners are able to increase their vocabulary, practice their reading and listening skills, engage in discussions, and learn more about U.S. culture. 
 

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Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act. 

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IntroductionExpand

This section includes a table of contents and an introduction to the project that culminated in this resource.

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Possible ActivitiesExpand

This section of American Teens Talk! offers a variety of ways to use the text and audio with English language learners in the classroom. 

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BiancaExpand
In this interview, Bianca talks about philanthropy, family traditions, and her passions for Spanish, history, and business.
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Max plays piano and bass guitar. Read and listen to Max talk about his school orchestra's trip to Georgia, and what he does on a typical school day.

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Read about Sol’s many extracurricular activities, including Science Olympiad, a school club that prepares for a science competition.

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In this interview, Michael talks about playing sports with his friends, fishing, and living in Switzerland.

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TrevorExpand

In this interview, Trevor talks taking a class trip that included going to a museum to learn about the pirate Blackbird.

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AlexExpand

Alex discusses her family’s Thanksgiving celebration and the traditional foods they eat on Thanksgiving Day.

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Bella talks about being a part of glee (a group of students who sing and dance to songs) at her school.

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BlakeExpand

In this interview, Blake talks about studying for exams, singing in choir, and his grandmother. 

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Amy talks about school, her family’s Christmas tradition, and having a sleepover for her birthday. 

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In this interview, Gordon talks about music – both an orchestra he saw recently and the instruments he plays.

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JacobExpand

In this interview, Jacob talks studying for final exams and his plans for university and graduate school.

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JasmineExpand

Jasmine talks about her dance class in school and what she does in her free time. 

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KyleExpand

Kyle talks about playing baseball, his 14th birthday, and summer camping trips.

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American teenagers can have hectic schedules. In this Teens Talk interview, Sue talks about balancing playing basketball and volleyball with her schoolwork.

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Four FriendsExpand
In this interview, four friends talk about what they do in their free time and on the weekends, as well as their part-time jobs. 
 
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GabrielaExpand

Gabriela is a university student and discusses her major, her classes, and her family.

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AndrewExpand

 Andrew talks about family time doing reenactments, playing in the marching band, and his dog. 

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In this interview, Nichole talks about her week at high school and her plans to study photography in college. 

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CaseyExpand

Casey goes to school at home, and she talks about being home schooled in this interview. 

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AidanExpand

Aidan talks about his father as well as trying to find a part-time job.

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LilacExpand

In this interview, Lilac talks about her part-time job, being on the swim team, and buying a car. 

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BrianExpand

In this interview, Brian talks about his new baby brother, being bilingual, and plans for summer vacation.

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CarolineExpand

Caroline talks about being grounded and volunteering with her family. 

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CalebExpand

Caleb talks about his school trip to Disney World.

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Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act.

LandryExpand

In this interview, Landry discusses learning to drive a car to get a driver’s license.

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In this interview, Walker talks about volunteering, Boy Scouts, and being on his high school swim team.

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Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act. "

HannahExpand

Hannah talks about working at a retirement community and a Japanese restaurant, being on the track team, and volunteering.

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Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act.

JamesExpand

In this interview, James talks about his classes at school, his family, and his plans for college.

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How to order:
Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act.

HunterExpand

Hunter plays the drums and ukulele, and in this interview, he talks about music and going to Puerto Rico.

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How to order:
Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act.

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Haley is on the school swim team and also coaches a swim team. She talks about her busy schedule in this interview.

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How to order:
Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. We cannot guarantee, however, that all publications will be available at every office.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is prohibited from distributing its print materials in the United States by the Smith-Mundt Act.