A few people tried writing the transcript for the recording in last week's lesson. You can see my version of the transcript below.
I work in the healthcare field, and have always wanted to go abroad and offer my services.
I guess I just wanted to do volunteer work ‘cause* I wanted to do something different: travel around but, like, really see the people, you know, rather than just being a visitor.
Here you’re in a safe environment, where you’re looked after, and all the staff are really friendly.
They really want you to grasp the culture that you’re coming into, and the people that surround you, and just everything: the way that they live, their everyday lives.
If you’re willing to give the time and the energy, I think it can be an amazing opportunity, and you can learn so much.
There’s more than just, you know, reading a guide book and going to the tourist spots. It’s about sitting down and trying to communicate with people and trying to understand what their experiences are.
*Instead of because we often say ‘cause or cos in informal speech.