Monday, March 2, 2015

Story Corps - Julio Diaz

I have so many "favorite" stories on Story Corps, but this is really one of my favorites. It is a story by a guy named Julio Diaz, who lives in New York City.

Before You Listen
Discuss these questions with a partner.
1. Did anyone ever rob you? What happened? How did you feel?
2. Why do people steal things?


Do you know what these words mean?









Listen to Julio's story here.
You can hit your "back" button to return to this page.
Listen to the story as many times as you need to answer these questions.

1. Where was Julio when he met the teenager?

2. What did the teenager pull out? What did he want?

3. As he was walking away, Julio said, "Hey you forgot something". What did he offer him?

4. Where did they go together?

5. Who came to talk to Julio?

6. How did Julio treat the people who came to talk to him?

7. At the end of the dinner what two things did the kid give Julio?

8. What did Julio give the kid?

9. Julio says, "If you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right." Do you agree with this? Why or why not?

Here are definitions for the vocabulary words.

rob - steal, take something from someone illegaly

join - do something with other people, for example, "Will you join me for dinner?"

diner - an informal type of restaurant that is usually open 24 hours. Mel's Diner is a famous diner.

kid - another word for a child, or teenager

behave - act. How did you behave when you were a child?

bill - the check. He asked for the bill.

figure - think. I figured = I thought.

complicated - not simple. "This complicated world" - means that this world is not easy, it's not simple.