Audio Samples and Questions - Country of Origin

Audio Samples and Questions

Country of Origin

A: Jean, could you help me?

B: Sure, Marie. What do you need?

A: Oh, it's this registration form I have to fill out for school; there's a line that I don't know what to do with.

B: Which one?

A: Where it says "Country of Origin." I was born in France, but when I was a baby we moved to California. That's where I lived until I went to university.

B: Your mother's an American citizen, right?

A: Yes, she is. She was born and raised in Texas.

B: And you have a U.S. Passport?

A: Yes, I do.

B: Well, then, don't worry about that part. It's only for people who aren't American citizens.

A: Thanks, that's everything; I'm finished! All I need now is a stamp and an envelope.


1. What does the woman have to do?
A Fill out a form for school.
B Register to vote
C Do a research project
D Try on a pair of jeans

2. Where did the woman grow up?
A Texas
B France
C Oregon
D California

3. Why does the man ask the woman questions?
A To determine her nationality
B To help her finish her homework
C To assist her in locating her mother
D To find out what her native language is

4. What will the woman probably do next?
A Move to California
B Write to her mother
C Apply for a passport
D Mail a letter to the school

1. = "A";
2. = "D";
3. = "A";
4. = "D";