Key Phrases for Practice:
I’m from Hokkaido.
I’m from western Tokyo.
Kyoto is known for famous temples.
Aomori is known for delicious apples.
I like Nagano because it’s great for skiing.
I like my hometown because it’s quiet.
What can I do there?
When is the best time to visit your hometown?
Is anyone famous from your hometown?
Al: So Steph, where are you from?
Steph: I’m from Ottawa.
Al: Ottawa? That’s Canada, right?
Steph: Yes, that’s right.
Al: Excellent. I don’t know so much about Ottawa. What can I do there?
Steph: In Ottawa, you can go skiing in the winter and ice skating. And in summertime you can go camping, hiking, fishing, sailing…lots of things you can do. I like Ottawa because there are so many things to do in all the seasons.
Al: What is Ottawa known for?
Steph: Hmm…Ottawa is known for its Rideau Canal. It’s the world’s longest skating rink. It’s about eight kilometers.
Al: Eight kilometers? Wow, that’s… that’s quite long! So, is anyone famous from Ottawa?
Steph: Ah, do you know Alanis Morissette?
Al: Oh yeah, the singer?
Steph: Yes, yes, yes! She’s from Ottawa. She went to the same high school as my dad!