英语口语培训班：Ex Pats 外国人
Doron: So, we are both expats. We both left ourhome countries. Are you going to go back, do youthink? And live in Jamaica?
Pernais: I will. I will, eventually. I think Jamaica isthe only place that I could actually settle down in.It’s the only place that I would really consider home, because so much of who I am isdependent on my culture.
Doron: Your roots.
Doron: Do you have a lot of family back home?
Pernais: I do. I do. Yeah, that’s the biggest part of home for me, my family.
Doron: So when you say you will go back, when are you thinking? Like soon or in 20 yearswhen you finish looking around the world?
Pernais: That’s it. I want to see the world first, but I need to be home at least once a year tokeep that connection with my family and with my culture really.
Doron: Hooray for air travel, right? You can always slip back. I’m the opposite, I think the oneplace I couldn’t settle down now is probably England.
Doron: I’m the same as you, I think I have to see the world, but I think the world is just toobig to ever settle in one place. One of my goals — I like to set myself targets — and one ofthem is to see every country in the world. And I thought I’d been to quite a lot but I counted afew weeks ago. I’ve only been to 30 and there’s at least 6 or 7 times that many, so it’s going totake me awhile.
Pernais: Hopefully, you’ll get it all done.
Doron: Yeah, I do have family at home of course in England and I miss them and I see themevery couple of years but I think I’ve got travel in my genes ’cause my mom left home whenshe was 17, my dad has moved all around the world, my brother now lives in America (he wasborn there), so I think our family just loves to travel. How about your family, are they all backin Jamaica?
Pernais: Not all of them. Actually a lot of my relatives live outside of Jamaica and it’s alwaysgood to go home for Christmas because everybody comes back home and it’s just like thisreally nice family atmosphere.
Doron: Where do they all live now?
Pernais: Mostly in America and Canada.
Doron: Have you been to visit them?
Pernais: I’ve visited a few of my cousins in the States in Florida and New York, but I haven’tbeen to Canada. I’ve been to Quebec but not to visit family.