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Questions to my father Antonello:
1. How many people were there in your family?
In my family there were six people: my father Leone, my mother Cleide, my sister Graziella, my brother Giuseppe, my sister Derna and I.
2. What job did your parents do?
My mother was a dressmaker and my dad was a farmer.
3. Did you like going to school?
I liked going to school.
4. How many years did you go to school?
I went to school for ten years.
5. How and where did you go to school?
I wasn’t a very good student.
6. What were your teachers like?
My teachers were old and good.
7. Were they strict or not?
At primary school the teacher were stricter than in secondary school.
8. Were there any punishments?
Yes, in primary school teachers had a stick which they used to maintain the discipline.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
Yes, there were disciplinary notes.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
No, there wasn’t a lot of homework.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
I wanted to be a carpenter.
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
Yes, I did.
13. What was life like?
There were very few things. Life was difficult.
14. What was your town (or village) like?
In Calcroci there were a lot of fields, a few houses, a church, a bar and an inn.
15. What did you do? Did you like your job?
When I was a child I was a farmer, this job was boring and tiring.
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
I went out everyday to play with my friends and to work.
17. Where did you do and who did you go with?
I went to a bar with my friends to play cards.
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
No, I didn’t.
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
I didn’t read a newspaper or a magazine when I was a child.
20. Were you interested in politics?
No, I wasn’t interested in politics.
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
No, I didn’t follow the fashion of the time.
22. Who were your favourite actors or actress?
My favourite actor was Fantozzi (Paolo Villaggio). I worked in his house!
23. Are they still famous?
Yes, he is still famous.
24. What type of sports did you practice?
I played football with my friends.
25. Did your parents approve?
I don’t know.
26. What music did you listen to?
I listened to the music of the time on the radio.
27. What was your favourite band?
My favourite bands were the Pooh, when I was 30 years old I restored the home of one member of band.
28. Who was your favourite singer?
My favourite singer was Lucio Dalla.
29. Did you go to concerts?
Yes, I went to the Rochetz, Rettore, Controvento and Pooh concerts. Sometimes I went to Pooh concerts because they took me with them

Questions to my mother Angela:
1. How many people were there in your family?
In my family there were five people: my mother Olga, my father Antonio is died now, my brother Paolo, my sister Franca and I.
2. What job did your parents do?
My father was a farmer and my mother was a housewife.
3. Did you like going to school?
Yes, I did.
4. How many years did you go to school?
I went to school for nine years.
5. How and where did you go to school?
I was a good student.
6. What were your teacher like?
My teacher was old.
7. Were they strict or not?
My math’s teacher was strict, the others were good.
8. Were there any punishments?
No, there weren’t any punishments.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
Yes, they put disciplinary notes.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
No, I had very little homework.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
When I was a child I wanted to be a swimming instructor.
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
Not all, I realized the dream to have a family, but I didn’t became a swimming instructor.
13. What was life like?
Far me life was easy. I didn’t have any problems. There were a lot of job opportunities.
14. What was your town (or village) like?
Noventa Padovana was a big town. There was a minimarket, some fields and houses.
15. What did you do? Did you like your job?
I didn’t work.
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
I went out every weekend.
17. Where did you do and who did you go with?
I went to my friends’ houses, to the cinema or to the disco with my friends.
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
No, I didn’t read a newspaper, but I read some books and magazines.
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
I read magazines something.
20. Were you interested in politics?
No, I wasn’t interested.
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
A little.
22. Who were your favourite actors or actress?
I didn’t have any favourite actor or actress.
23. Are they still famous?
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24. What type of sports did you practice?
I went swimming and to the gym.
25. Did your parents approve?
Yes, they approved.
26. What music did you listen to?
I listened to the music of the time.
27. What was your favourite band?
My favourite bands were the Pooh.
28. Who was your favourite singer?
My favourite singer was Mighel Bosè.
29. Did you go to concerts?
I went to Pooh concert.
MY MOTHER TANYA
1. How many people were there in your family?
In my family there were 6 people: my two sisters, my mother, my father, my granmother and I.
2. What job did your parents do?
My parents were factory workers.
3. Did you like going to school?
Yes, I did.
4. How many years did you go to school?
I went to school for 15 years.
5. How and where did you go to school?
I went to school walking. My school was in my town.
6. What were your teachers like?
My teachers were good.
7. Were they strict or not?
No, they weren't.
8. Were there any punishments?
No, there weren't.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
No, to me not.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
Not much, because I was always a good student.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
I wanted to be an actress.
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
No, I didn't.
13. What was life like?
Life was beautiful.
14. What was your town (or village) like?
It was normal.
15. (if they started work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
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16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
I went out only at the weekend.
17. Where did you go and who did you go with?
I went with my friends and I went to the cinema.
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
No, I didn't.
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
Sometimes I read them.
20. Were you interested in politics?
No, I wasn't.
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
Yes, I did.
22. Who were your favourite actors and actresses?
My favourite actor was Adriano Celentano.
23. Are they still famous?
Yes, he is.
24. What type of sports did you practise?
I practised sports only at school and I practised all types of sports.
25. Did your parents approve?
Yes, they did.
26. What music did you listen to?
I listened to pop music.
27. What was your favourite band?
My favourite band was Modern Talking.
28. Who was your favourite singer?
My favourite singer was Toto Cutugno.
29. Did you go to concerts?
Yes, I did.

MY ADOPTIVE FATHER MAURIZIO
1. How many people were there in your family?
In my family there were 4 people: my sister, my mother, my father and I.
2. What job did your parents do?
My father was a factory worker and my mother was a housewife.
3. Did you like going to school?
No, I didn't.
4. How many years did you go to school?
I went to school for 10 years.
5. How and where did you go to school?
I went walking to primary and middle school in Mira and I went by bus to high school in Mirano.
6. What were your teachers like?
They were prepared and clever.
7. Were they strict or not?
Someone was strict.
8. Were there any punishments?
Yes, at primary school.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
Yes, they did.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
Not more.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
I wanted to be a footballer.
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
No, I didn’t.
13. What was life like?
You had fun with little things.
14. What was your town (or village) like?
It was quiet and liveable.
15. (if they started work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
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16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
I went out everyday.
17. Where did you go and who did you go with?
I went with my friends and we went everywhere to play.
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
No, I didn’t.
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
Once a week I read them.
20. Were you interested in politics?
No, I wasn’t.
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
No, I didn’t.
22. Who were your favourite actors and actresses?
I don’t remember.
23. Are they still famous?
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24. What type of sports did you practise?
I played football.
25. Did your parents approve?
Yes, they did.
26. What music did you listen to?
I listened to pop and rock music.
27. What was your favourite band?
My favourite bands were: Deep Purple, Jenesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, Orme, PFM, BMS, Led Zeppelin.
28. Who was your favourite singer?
There wasn’t.
29. Did you go to concerts?
Yes, I did.
Question of Interview
1. How many people were there in your family?
2. What job did your parents do?
3. Did you like going to school?
4. How many years did you go to school?
5. How and where did you go to school?
6. What were your teachers like?
7. Were they strict or not?
8. Were there any punishments?
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
11. What did you do want to do when you were a child?
12. Did you suceed in your dreams?
13. What was life like?
14. What was your town (or villane) like?
15. (If they starter work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
17. Where did you go and who did you go with?
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
20. Were you interested in politics?
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
22. Who were your favourite actors and actress?
23. Are they still famous?
24. What type of sports did you practise?
25. Did your parents approve?
26. What music did you listen to?
27. What was your favourite band?
28. Who wsa your favourite singer?
29. Did you go to concerts?

My uncle’s answers.

1. In my family there were six people: my parents, my two sisters, my brother and me.
2. My father was a factory worker and my mother was a housewife.
3. No, I didn’t like studying very much so I went to school only to play and joke with my friends.
4. I went to school for eleven years: three years in a nursery school, five in a primary school and three in a secondary school.
5. I went to school on foot in a town near Padua.
6. My favourite teachers were the Italian and the Technology teachers.
7. Yes, they were very strict.
8. Yes, they did. Sometimes they gave me a lot of homework or they hit my hands with a wood stick.
9. Yes, they put some disciplinary notes.
10. yes, I did. I had a lot of homework to do.
11. I wontd to become a footballer, which is the dream of all children .
12. No, I didn’t realize my dream.
13. I liked music, ballrooms and the new trends of my time.
14. In my town I liked going to the parish youth center and to the cinema and met my friends.
15. I started to work at 14 years old. I worked in factory which mode gardening tools, but I didn’t like it.
16. I went out sometimes on weekdays sometimes at the weekend.
17. I went to the parish youth center, the cinema, the bar and a lot of other places with my friends.
18. No, I didn’t read a newspaper every day, but sometime I read the “Gazzetta dello sport”.
19. In the evening I read comics, my favourites were “Tex Willer” and “Zagor”.
20. No, I wasn’t interested in politics.
21. Yes, I followed the fashion of the time.
22. My favourite actor was John Wayne.
23. He is dead but he is still famous.
24. I played football and volleyball.
25. Yes, my parents approved, but first I had to do my homework.
26. I listened a rock, beat and pop music.
27. My favorite bands were “Deep purple”, “The Beatles”, “Rolling stones”, “Led Zeppelin” and “Creedence”.
28. My faourite singers were “Joe Cocker”, “Rod Stewart” and “David Bowie”.
29. No, I didn’t go to concerts.

Question of Interview

1. How many people were there in your family?
2. What job did your parents do?
3. Did you like going to school?
4. How many years did you go to school?
5. How and where did you go to school?
6. What were your teachers like?
7. Were they strict or not?
8. Were there any punishments?
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
11. What did you do want to do when you were a child?
12. Did you suceed in your dreams?
13. What was life like?
14. What was your town (or villane) like?
15. (If they starter work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
17. Where did you go and who did you go with?
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
20. Were you interested in politics?
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
22. Who were your favourite actors and actress?
23. Are they still famous?
24. What type of sports did you practise?
25. Did your parents approve?
26. What music did you listen to?
27. What was your favourite band?
28. Who wsa your favourite singer?
29. Did you go to concerts?

My aunt’s answers.

1. In my family there were three people: my parents and me. I also had a dog whose name was Dolly.
2. My father worked in the “Guardia di finanza” and my mother was a forewoman in a factory.
3. Yes, I liked going to school because I liked studying and there I met my friends.
4. I went to school fifteen years: three years in a nursery school, five in a primary school, three in a secondary school and four in a school for future primari school teachers.
5. From the 1° years of nursery school to 1° years of secondary school I walked to school foot, but I changed a lot of schools in different places: Alberoni and Mestre when I lived in Veneto, Multedo and Pegli when I lived in Liguria. So in the second-third secondary school years I went to Padua by bike and bus, in the firs-second in a school for future primari school teachers I went to Padua by bike and bus and third-fourth years I went to Mestre by bus and foot.
6. In 1 ° -2 ° course I liked English, Arts and Latin teachers, in 3 ° -4 ° courses I liked Biology, Science and the internship in psychology and pedagogy.
7. Yes, they were strict, but at the same time they were very respectful and helpful to the students.
8. There weren’t any punishments.
9. No, they didn’t put any disciplinary notes.
10. Yes, I had a lot of homework to do, even though we things were made easier because the teachers explained to us and everything dictated notes.
11. When I was a child I wanted to be a teacher, have a family and live a peaceful life.
12. Yes, I realized my dreams, since I became a teacher and I have a beautiful family.
13. I liked my independence, there was more respect to people and things than now.
14. When I lived in Fossò I liked to go by bike and by scooter and I loved the scenery of the countryside and the changes of different seasons.
15. I worked in a factory with my mother during the summer. I didn’t like it so much, but at the same time I had fun.
16. I went out during the weekday and the weekend.
17. When I went out during the weekday I went to Mestre with my friends or some friend's house, at the weekend I went to ballrooms or at the cinema with my friends.
18. No, I didn’t read the newspaper every day, but in my house there were always newspapers.
19. I didn’t have much time to read newspapers or magazines because I had to study, take out the dog, help my mother in housework , but despite everything I liked solving and doing the crosswords of “La settimana enigmistica”.
20. No, I wasn’t interested in politcs.
21. Yes, I liked to follow the fashion of the time, but under the budget.
22. My favorite actor was Marlon Brando and Terence Hill.
23. Marlon Brando is dead but he is still famous, also Terence Hill is still famous and is still alive.
24. I didn’t do any sport.
25.
26. I liked all kinds of music, but particularly beat, disco and pop music.
27. I wasn’ t a fan of a band in particular, everything if I prefered “The Beatles”.
28. I didn’t have a favorite singer.
29. No, I didn’t go to the concerts.
Questions about my mother:
1)How many people were there in your family?
- In my family there were 5 people
2)What job did you parents do?
- My father was a factory worker and my mother a housewife
3) Did you like going to school?
- Yes, I did
4) How many years did you go to school?
- I went to school for 11 years
5) How and where did you go to school?
- I went to school by bycicle in Oriago
6) What were your teachers like?
- They were very strict
7) Were they strict or not?
- Yes, they were
8) Were there any punishments?
- No, there weren' t
9) Did they put any disciplinary notes?
- Sometimes they put notes
10) Did you have a lot of homework to do?
- Yes, I always had to do a lot of homework
11) What did you want to do when you were a child?
- I would like to work in a shoe factory
12) Did you succeed in your dreams?
- Yes, I did
13) What was life like?
- It wasn' t a beautiful life
14) What was your town (or villege) like?
- Oriago was a village with few people
15) ( If they started work at an earkly age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
- I started to work when I was 13 years old in a shop, as an assistant but i didn' t like it
16) Did you go out on weekdays or at weekend only?
- Sometimes I went out with my brothers and my friends
17) Where did you go and who did you go with?
- I went to the cinema, or at the park. It depended
18) Did you read a newspaper every day?
- No, I didn' t
19) How ofte did yo read a newspaper, a magazine?
- I read the magazines when i had free time
20) were you interested in politics?
- No, I weren' t
21) Did you follow the fashion of the time?
- Yes, I did
22) Who were your favourite actors and actress?
- I liked John Travolta and Sophia Loren
23) Are they still famous?
- Yes, they are
24) What type of sports did you practise?
- I didn' t practise sports
25) Did yor parents approve?
- Yes, they did
26) What music did you listen to?
- I liked music but I have never had a preference for a kind of music
27) What was your favourite band?
- I liked Pooh
28) Who was y6our favourite singer?
- My favourite singer was Umberto Tozzi
29) Did you go to concerts?
- No, I don' t like concerts

Questions about my father:
1) How many people were there in your family?
- In my family there were 8 people
2) What job did your parents do?
- My father was a farmer and my mother a houswife
3) Did you like going to school?
- Yes, I did
4) How many years did you go to school?
- I went to school for 14 years
5) How and where did you go to school?
- I went to school by moped in Chirignago
6) What were your teachers like?
- Some teacher were friendly and someones were quite unfriendly
7) Were they strict or not?
- No, they weren' t
8) Were there any punishments?
- No, there weren' t
9) Did they put any disciplinary notes?
- It depended
10) Did you have a lot of homework to do?
- No, but the homework was very hard
11) What did you want to do when you were a child?
- I dreamed of learning enough money
12) Did you succeed in your dreams?
- Yes, I did.
13) What was life like?
- The life was more difficult
14) What was your town (or village) like?
- Mira was a city where it could be fun but life was still difficult
15) ( If they started work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
- I started to work at 18 years as a mechanic
16) Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
- I always went out with my friends at the weekends
17) Where did you do and who did you go with?
- I went to the cinema, or at the beach
18) Did you read a newspaper every day?
- I sometimes read the newspaper
19) How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
- I sometimes read the newspaper at school
20) Were you interested in politics?
- Yes, I were
21) Did you follow the fashion of the time?
- Yes but sometimes I prefered weared easy clothes
22) Who were your favourite actors or actress?
- I liked Sean Connery and Monica Vitti
23) Are they still famous?
- Yes, they are
24) What type of sports did you practice?
- I didn' t have free times for doing sports
25) Did your parents approve?
- No, they didn' t because they prefered I practise football
26) What music did you listen to?
- I liked rock music
27) What was your favourite band?
- I liked the Europe
28) Who was your favourite singer?
- I liked Rod Stewart
29) Did you go to concerts?
- No, I hace never had a possibility for doing to ones
Questions about my mother:
1- How many people were there in your family?
- In my family there were 4 people: me, my mother, my father and my brother.
2- What job did you parents do?
- My moyher was a hauswife abd my father was a factory worker.
3- Did you like going to school?
-Yes, I did.
4- How many years did you go to school?
- I went to school for 11 years.
5- How and where did you go to school?
- I walked to school in Dolo.
6- What were your teachers like?
- Some teacher were good, some werw dad and boring.
7- Were they strict or not?
- Yes, they were strict.
8- Were there any punishments?
-No, they weren't.
9- Did they put any disciplinary notes?
- Yes, they did.
10- Did you have a lot of homework to do?
- Yes, I did.
11- What did you want to do when you were a child?
- When I was a child I wanted to study lenguages.
12- Did you succeed in your dreams?
- No, I didn't.
13- What was life like?
- Life was normal.
14- What was your town (or villege) like?
- Dolo was less populate than nowadays.
15- (If they started work at an early age) What did you do?Did you like your job?
- I didn't start work at an early age.
16- Did you go out on weekdays or at weekend only?
- I went out only at the weekend.
17- Where did you go and who did you go with?
- I went to the cinema and to the disco with my friends.
18- Did you read a newspaper every day?
- No, I didn't.
19- How often did yo read a newspaper, a magazine?
- I sometimes read a magazine.
20- Were you interested in politics?
-No, I weren't
21- Did you follow the fashion of the time?
- Yes, I did.
22- Who were your favourite actors and actresses?
-My favourite actors were John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.
23- Are they still famous?
- Yes, they are.
24- What type of sports did you practise?
- I didn't play any sports.
25- Did yor parents approve?
- Yes, they did.
26- What music did you listen to?
- I listened to pop music.
27- What was your favourite band?
- My favourite band was "Pooh".
28- Who was your favourite singer?
- My favourite singer was Claudio Baglioni.
29- Did you go to concerts?
- No, I didn't.

Questions about my father:
1- How many people were there in your family?
- In my family there were 5 peolple: me, my mother, my father, my sister and my brother.
2- What job did you parents do?
- My mother was a houswife and my father was a bricklayer.
3- Did you like going to school?
- No, I didn't.
4- How many years did you go to school?
- I went to school for 10 years.
5- How and where did you go to school?
- I went to school by bike in Campagnalupia and Camponogara.
6- What were your teachers like?
- Some teachers were good, some were bad and boring.
7- Were they strict or not?
- Yes, they were strict.
8- Were there any punishments?
- Yes, they were.
9- Did they put any disciplinary notes?
- Yes, they did.
10- Did you have a lot of homework to do?
- Yes, I did.
11- What did you want to do when you were a child?
- When I was a child I wanted to be a bricklayer.
12- Did you succeed in your dreams?
- No, I didn't
13- What was life like?
- Life was normal.
14- What was your town (or villege) like?
- Campagnalupia was less populated then nowadays.
15- (If they started work at an early age) What did you do?Did you like your job?
- I didn't start work at an early age.
16- Did you go out on weekdays or at weekend only?
- I went out only at weekend.
17- Where did you go and who did you go with?
- I went to the disco with my frinds.
18- Did you read a newspaper every day?
- No, I didn't.
19- How often did yo read a newspaper, a magazine?
- I never read any newpapers or magazine.
20- Were you interested in politics?
- No, I weren't.
21- Did you follow the fashion of the time?
- Yes, I did.
22- Who were your favourite actors and actresses?
- I didn't have any favourite actors and actresses.
23- Are they still famous?
- I didn't have any favourite actors and actresses.
24- What type of sports did you practise?
- I didn't play any sports.
25- Did yor parents approve?
- Yes, they approved.
26- What music did you listen to?
- I listened to afro and rock music.
27- What was your favourite band?
- My favourite band was AC/DC.
28- Who was your favourite singer?
- My favourite singer was Vasco Rossi.
29- Did you go to concerts?
- Yes, I go to the concert of the Rockets.
Question to my father Roberto:

1. How many people were there in your family?
There were 7 people
2. What job did your parents do?
My father was a factory worker and my mother was a hauswife
3. Did you like going to school?
Yes,I did
4. How many years did you go to school?
I went to school for 15 years (primary and secondary school)
5. How and where did you go to school?
I went to school Padua by bus
6. What were your teachers like?
They were old and strict
7. Were they strict or not?
Yes, they were very strict
8. Were there any punishments?
No, there weren't
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
Yes, often
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
Yes, I had a lot of homework
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
I wanted to be an engineer
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
No. I didn't
13. What was life like?
Life was difficult and people were poor, much poorer than now
14. What was your town (or village) like?
I liked the small cinema near the church
15. What did you do? Did you like your job?
I didn't start work in an early age
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
I sometimes went out on weekdays but often at weekend only
17. Where did you do and who did you go with?
I went to the cinema with my friends
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
Yes, I did
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
I read a magazine once a week
20. Were you interested in politics?
No, I wasn't
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
No, I didn't
22. Who were your favourite actors or actress?
My favourite actor was Alberto Sordi, even thought he is dead
23. Are they still famous?
Yes, he was
24. What type of sports did you practice?
I played football
25. Did your parents approve?
Yes, they did
26. What music did you listen to?
I listened to classical music
27. What was your favourite band?
My favourite band was Pooh
28. Who was your favourite singer?
He is Domenico Modugno
29. Did you go to concerts?
No, I didn't

Question to my mother Maria Grazia:

1. How many people were there in your family?
There were 4 people
2. What job did your parents do?
My mother was a hauswife and my dad was a factory worker.
3. Did you like going to school?
IYes, I did.
4. How many years did you go to school?
I went to school for 8 years (primary school).
5. How and where did you go to school?
I went to school in Mira.
6. What were your teachers like?
My teachers were very strict.
7. Were they strict or not?
They were very strict.
8. Were there any punishments?
Yes, sometimes.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
Yes, often.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
No, I didn't.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
I wanted to be a vet.
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
No, I didn't.
13. What was life like?
There were very few things. Life was difficult and people were poor.
14. What was your town (or village) like?
I like the cinema near the church.
15. What did you do? Did you like your job?
When I was a child I was a factory worker, this job was boring and tiring.
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
I went on the weekend only.
17. Where did you do and who did you go with?
I went to the cinema.
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
No, I didn’t.
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
I read a magazine once a week.
20. Were you interested in politics?
No, I wasn’t.
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
Yes, I did.
22. Who were your favourite actors or actress?
My favourite actress was Sophia Loren.
23. Are they still famous?
Yes, she is.
24. What type of sports did you practice?
I didn't do any sports.
25. Did your parents approve?
26. What music did you listen to?
I listened to classical music.
27. What was your favourite band?
My favourite bands was the Camaleonti
28. Who was your favourite singer?
My favourite singer was Umberto Tozzi.
29. Did you go to concerts?
No, I didn't
My mother Laura
1. How many people were there in your family?
There were 4 people in her family.
2. What job did your parents do?
Her mother was a housewife. Her dad was a workman.
3. Did you like going to school?
Yes she did.
4. How many years did you go to school?.
She went to school for 8 years.
5. How and where did you go to school?.
She went by bike to Gambarare.
6. What were your teachers like?
They were good.
7. Were they strict or not?
No, they weren’t strict.
8. Were there any punishments?
No, there weren’t.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
Yes, they did.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
No, she didn’t.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
She wanted to be a shop-assistant in a clothes shop.
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
No, she didn’t.
13. What was life like?
It was simple, not like now.
14. What was your town (or village) like?
The village was quite and small.
15. What did you do? Did you like your job?
She sold shoes in the market.
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
She went out only on Sunday.
17. Where did you do and who did you go with?
She went out with her friends and she went to the cinema.
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
No she didn’t.
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
She never read magazines.
20. Were you interested in politics?
No she wasn’t.
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
Yes, she followed the fashion of the time.
22. Who were your favourite actors or actress?
Her favourite actors were Marlon Brando and James Dean.
23. Are they still famous?
They are dead but they are famous.
24. What type of sports did you practice?
She didn’t practise any sports.
25. What music did you listen to?
She listened to the disko music of the time.
26. What was your favourite band?
She liked Queen.
27. Who was your favourite singer?
She liked Elvis Presley.
28. Did you go to concerts?
No ,she didn’t.

My father Massimo
1. How many people were there in your family?
There were 5 people.
2. What job did your parents do?
His mother was a housewife. His father was a workman.
3. Did you like going to school?
No he didn’t.
4. How many years did you go to school?.
He went to school for 10 years.
5. How and where did you go to school?.
He went to Dolo on foot.
6. What were your teachers like?
They were good.
7. Were they strict or not?
No, they weren’t strict.
8. Were there any punishments?
Yes, there were.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
Yes, they did.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
No, he didn’t.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
He didn’t think about that..
12. What was life like?
It was good.
13. What was your town (or village) like?
The village was quite and small.
14. What did you do? Did you like your job?
He workes as a workman and he liked that.
15. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
He went out every night.
16. Where did you do and who did you go with?
He went out with his friends to a bar.
17. Did you read a newspaper every day?
No he didn’t.
18. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
He never read magazines.
19. Were you interested in politics?
No he wasn’t.
20. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
Yes, he followed the fashion of the time.
21. Who were your favourite actors or actress?
He liked John Travolta.
22. Are they still famous?
Yes he his.
23. What type of sports did you practice?
He didn’t practise any sports.
24. What music did you listen to?
He listened to Rock music.
25. What was your favourite band?
His favourite bands are “The Doors” and “Pink Floyd”..
26. Did you go to concerts?
No ,he didn’t.
Questions to my parents:
1-How many people were there in your family?
DAD: In my family there were four people: my mother, my dad, my brother and I.
MUM: In my family there were eight people: my mother, my father, my two brothers, my three sisters and I.

2-What job did your parents do?
DAD: My parents’s job were: my mother was a housewife and my dad was a cobbler.
MUM: My parents’s job were: my mother was a housewife and my dad was a carpenter and a car driver.

3-Did you like going to school?
DAD: Yes, I liked goin to school.
MUM: Yes, I liked goin to school.

4-How many years did you go to school?
DAD: I went to school for 13 years.
MUM: I went to school for 10 years.

5-How and where did you go to school?
DAD: I went to school on foot and by bus. I went to school in Dolo at High School and in Fiesso d’Artico at Primary and Secondary school.
MUM: I went to school in Dolo on foot and by bike.

6-What were your teachers like?
DAD: My teachers were strict.
MUM: My teachers were strict.

7-Were they srict or not?
DAD: Yes, they were, but not everybody.
MUM: Yes, they were.

8-Were there any punishments?
DAD: No, there weren’t any punishments.
MUM: No, there weren’t any punishments.

9-Did they put any disciplinary notes?
DAD: Yes, if they were angry they put disciplinary notes.
MUM: No, they didn’t put any disciplinary notes.

10-Did you have a lot of homework to do?
DAD: I had a lot of homework but not every day.
MUM: Yes, I had a lot of homework.

11-What did you want to do when you were a child?
DAD: When I was a child I wanted to be a fireman.
MUM: When I was a child I wanted to be a nursery school teacher.

12-Did you succeedin your dream?
DAD: No, I didn’t.
MUM: No. I didn’t.

13-What was life like?
DAD: My life was enjoyable.
MUM: My life was relaxing.

14-What was your town (or village) like?
DAD: My town was a small village in the countryside.
MUM: My town was small but I did a lot of shopping there.

15-(if they started work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
DAD: I started work at 15-16 years old. I worked in a shoe factory. I didn’t like it.
MUM: Yes, only in the summer. I was a baby sitter.

16-Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
DAD: I went out only at hte weekend.
MUM: I went out every day but not at weekend.

17-Where did you go and who did you go with?
DAD: I went out with my friends, we went into town.
MUM: I went out with my friends in Dolo near my home.

18-Did you read a newspaper every day?
DAD: I read a newspaper sometimes, not every day.
MUM: No, I didn’t.

19-How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
DAD: I read always a newspaper.
MUM: I read a newspaper or a magazine once a week.

20-Were you interested in politics?
DAD: I wasn’t very interested in politics.
MUM: No, I wasn’t interested in politics.

21-Did you follow the fashion of the time?
DAD: Yes.
MUM: Yes, I followed the fashion of the time a lot.

22-Who were your favourite actor and actress?
DAD: My favourite actor was John Travolta.
MUM: My favourite actres were Grace Kelly and Marilyn Moonroe.

23-Are they still famous?
DAD: Yes, he is.
MUM: Yes, they are still famous but they are dead.

24-What type of sports did you practise?
DAD: I played football and tennis.
MUM: I didn’t do any sports.

25-Did your parents approve?
DAD: Yes.
MUM: Yes, they did.

26-What music did you listen to?
DAD: I listened to rock and pop music.
MUM: I listened to pop and disco music.

27-What was your favourite band?
DAD: My favourite band was the Police.
MUM: My favourite band were the Beatles.

28-Who was your favourite singer?
DAD: My favourite singer was Sting.
MUM: My favourite singer was Madonna.

29-Did you go to concerts?
DAD: Yes, I went to a concert of Simple Minds.
MUM: Yes, I went to concerts of Pooh and Rockets.
1. How many people were there in your family?
DAD: In my family there were 4 people
MUM: In my family there were 6 people

2. What job did your parents do?
DAD: My father was a shoemaker and my mother too
MUM: My father was a sjoemaker and my mother was a housewife

3. Did you like going to school?
DAD: No, I didn't
MUM:Yes, I did

4. How many years did you go to school?
DAD: I went to school for 9 years
MUM: I went to school for 8 years

5. How and where did you go to school?
DAD: I went to school in Vigonovo by bus
MUM: I went to school in Saonara by bus

6. What were your teachers like?
DAD: My teacher was strict
MUM: My teacher was strict

8. Were there any punishments?
DAD: No there weren't any punishment
MUM: Yes there were punishment

9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
DAD: Yes they put disciplinary notes
MUM: Yes they put disciplinary notes

10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
DAD: Yes i did
MUM: So and so

11. What did you do want to do when you were a child?
DAD: I want to be the carriage maker when i was a child
MUM:I want to be the acoountant when i was a child

12. Did you suceed in your dreams?
DAD: No i don't
MUM: No i didn't because i couldn't go to school

13. What was life like?
DAD: The life was better than now
MUM: The life was hard in my family because we vere in six at home and worked only my father

14. What was your town (or villane) like?
DAD: It was a beatiful city like now
MUM: It was a beatiful city like now

15. (If they starter work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
DAD: I worked in a factory of sweater. Yes, i'd like my job
MUM: I worked in a factory of sweater. Yes, i'd like my job

16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
DAD: I went out only at the weekend
MUM: I went out only at the weekend but sometimes also in the weekdays

17. Where did you go and who did you go with?
DAD: I went to the parish youth centre with my friends
MUM: I went to the disco with my sister and my friends

18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
DAD: No I didn't
MUM: No I didn't

19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
DAD: Never
MUM: Sometime i red a magazine

20. Were you interested in politics?
DAD: No i didn't
MUM: No i didn't

21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
DAD:Yes, i follow the fashion of the time
MUM:Yes, i follow the fashion of the time

22. Who were your favourite actors and actress?
DAD: My favourite actor was Silvester Stallone
MUM: My favourite actor was Richard Gere

23. Are they still famous?
DAD: Yes, he is still famous
MUM: Yes, he is still famous

24. What type of sports did you practise?
DAD: I went fishing
MUM: I didn't practise sports

25. Did your parents approve?
DAD: Yes they did
MUM: /

26. What music did you listen to?
DAD: I listened to disco and house music
MUM: I listened to italian and disco music

27. What was your favourite band?
DAD: My favourite band was “Duran Duran”
MUM: My favourite band was “Europe”

28. Who was your favourite singer?
DAD: My favourite singer was Samantha Fox
MUM: My favourite singer was Jovanotti

29. Did you go to concerts?
DAD: No I didn't
MUM: No I didn't
Questions to my mother Elisabetta and my father Ivano.
1.How many people were there in your family?
M:In my family there were 5 people: my mother, my father, my sister, my grandmother and me.
F:There where four people: my mother, my stepfather, my brother and me (my sister wal already married).
2. What job did your parents do?
M:My mother was a person who works with shoes and my father was a haulier of livestock.
F:My mother did nothing, and my stepfather was a bricklayer.
3. Did you like going to school?
M:I didn't go to school when I was in tour age, but when I went to school I didn't like going to it very much.
F:When I was 16 I didn't go to school, I worked.
4. How many years did you go to school?
M:I attend school for eight yearsf middle school.
F:I went to school 8 years,I finished at the third year of middle school.
5. How and where did you go to school?
M:I went to school by bike and it was in S. Pietro.
F:I ewnt to school on foot or by bike, and the school was at Ponte di Brenta.
6. What were your teachers like?
M:Some teachers were good and kind,others were very strict.
F:The teachers were very good, they were very strict, and they anforced discipline. and so, there was reciprocal respect.
7. Were they strict or not?
M:Yes, some teachers were strict, I remember particularly the Italian teacher.
F:Yes,there were.
8. Were there any punishments?
M:Yes,teachers gave such punishment as copying pages of books, writing phrases or words many times, being kicked out of the door and being placed behind the blackboard.
F:Yes, for example a punishment was give more homework.
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
M:Yes, there were discipinary notes, but I never took anyone.
F:Yes, there were discipinary notes, but I never took anyone.
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
M:They didn't give us too much homework, they gave us the right amount of homework.
F:They gave us quite a lot of homework but they respected children's freedom.
11. What did you want to do when you were a child?
M:When I was a child I wanted to become an shop assistant, and became a good dancer and open a dance school.
F:I wanted to become a pilot and then I wanted to do an honest job.
12. Did you succeed in your dreams?
M:No, I didn't because my family didn't agree.
F:No, I didn't but I am satisfied anyway.
13. What was life like?
M:When I was a child the food never missed, it was the first thing that my parents bought, there wasn't money for silly things.We had the Tv in black and white.
The roads were safer, there weren't many people and there was very little crime.
We had a house that my parents built by making a lot of sacrifices.
F:Life was simple, there was less egoism, we weren't scared to go out.
14. What was your town (or village) like?
M:It was as now but there were more fields and fewer houses than now.
F:We enjoyed ourselves and the town was the same as now because I always lived in the town centre.
15. What did you do? Did you like your job?
M:I made shoes but i didn't like it.
F:I worked using wood, I didn't like it but I worked to hel my family and be independent.
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
M:I went out only on Sunday afternoon.
F:Two or three times a week, but it depended on the desire to go out.
17. Where did you do and who did you go with?
M:I went to the disco and I went out with a friend that had the same "curfew", because my mother was very strict and she didn't let me go out often, sometimes she didn't want me to go out on Sunday.
F:I went out with my friends but we decided at the last minute where to go.
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
M:No, I didn't, because I didn't have time for it.
F:No, i didn't.
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
M://
F:Very hard.
20. Were you interested in politics?
M:No, I didn't.
F:I was interested enough, because I spoke about politics with my friends and because in the future I had to vote.
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
M:I didn't follow the fashion at the time, because I couldn't buy very expensive clothes.
F:No, the fashion was only for rich people.
22. Who were your favourite actors or actress?
M:My favourite actors were Sophie Marceau that played in "The time of apples" and John Travolta and Olivia Newton John that played in the musical "Grease".
F:I did not have a favourite actors or actresses.
23. Are they still famous?
M:At the time they were very famous.
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24. What type of sports did you practice?
M:No one.
F:Yes, I did Judo.
25. Did your parents approve?
M://
F:Yes,because they didn't pay, I paid for myself.
26. What music did you listen to?
M:I listened to disco music that was very popular at the time, I like singers such as Den Harrow, Raf(at the time he didn't play Italian Songs),the Police, Queen, Abba, Collage, Mondeltalking, Albano and Romina, Ivana Spagna, Pooh, Cugini di Campagna and others.
F:Pop music of the '80's
27. What was your favourite band?
M:I liked Mondeltalking, I have good memories of them, although I don't understand English.
F:Pooh and Immagination.
28. Who was your favourite singer?
M:Miguel Bosè because I liked him and his song.
F:I liked Alberto Camerini.
29. Did you go to concerts?
M:No,never.
F:Yes, I went to a Pooh concert.
when you were my age:

F = father
M = mother


1)How many people were there in your family?
F) There were for people in my father’s family
M) There were for people in my mother’s family
2)What job did your parents do?
F) My father’s parents were farmers
M) My grandmother was a pastry cook and my grand father was a stucco worker
3)Did you like going to school?
F) He didn’t like going to school very much
M) She liked going to school very much
4)How many years did you go to school?
F) He went to school for 12 years
M) She went to school for 11 years
5)How and where did you go to school?
F) He went to school by bus and he attended school for accountant in Piove di Sacco
M) She went to school by bus to Cesare Musati school in Dolo
6)What were your teachers like?
F) My father’s teacher were fairly good
M) My mothers teacher were good
7)Were they strict or not?
F) They were strict enough
M) They were strict enough
8)Were there any punishments?
F) They gave punishments
M) They gave punishments
9)Did they put any disciplinary notes?
F) They gave disciplinary notes
M) They gave disciplinary notes
10)Did you have a lot of homework to do?
F) He didn’t have much homework to do
M) She had a lot of homework to do
11)What did you want to do when you were a child?
F) When my father was a child he played football with other children
M) When my mother was a child she played and studied with her friends
12)Did you succeed in your dreams?
F) He didn’t succeed in his dream
M) She succeeded in her dreams
13)What was life like?
F) Life in generally was not too bad
M) Life in generally was harder but simpler
14)What was your town (or village) like?
F) In his village life wasn’t very good
M) In her village life was good
15)What did you do? Did you like your job?
F) My father was a farmer and he liked his job very much
M) My mother was a secretary and she liked her job very much
16)Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
F) He went out only the weekend
M) She went out only the weekend
17)Where did you go and who did you go with?
F) He went out at the weekend with his friend to the disco or to parties
M) She went out at the weekend with her friends to parties or to the cinema
18)Did you read a newspaper every day?
F) He didn’t read a newspaper every day
M) She read a newspaper every day
19)How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
F) He read a newspaper or a magazine once a week
M) She read a newspaper or magazine every day
20)Were you interested in politics?
F) He wasn’t interested in politics
M) She was interested in politics
21)Did you follow the fashion of the time?
F) He followed the fashion of the time
M) She followed the fashion of the time
22)Who were your favourite actors and actress?
F) His favourite actors Harrison Ford
M) Her favourite actor is Tom Cruise
23)Are they still famous?
F) They were still famous
M) They were still famou
24)What type of sports did you practise?
F) He played football
M) She went swimming and did gymnastics
25)Did you parents approve?
F) They agreed
M) They agreed
26)What music did you listen to?
F) He listened to pop music
M) She listened to pop music
27)What was your favourite band?
F) His favourite band were Pink Floyd and Stir Forfies
M) Her favourite band were Pooh
28)Who was your favourite singer?
F) His favourite singer was Philip Collins
M) Her favourite singer was Claudio Baglioni
29)Did you go to concerts?
F)He didn’t go at concert very often
M) She didn’t go to concert
Question of Interview


1. How many people were there in your family?
2. What job did your parents do?
3. Did you like going to school?
4. How many years did you go to school?
5. How and where did you go to school?
6. What were your teachers like?
7. Were they strict or not?
8. Were there any punishments?
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
11. What did you do want to do when you were a child?
12. Did you suceed in your dreams?
13. What was life like?
14. What was your town (or villane) like?
15. (If they starter work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
17. Where did you go and who did you go with?
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
20. Were you interested in politics?
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
22. Who were your favourite actors and actress?
23. Are they still famous?
24. What type of sports did you practise?
25. Did your parents approve?
26. What music did you listen to?
27. What was your favourite band?
28. Who wsa your favourite singer?
29. Did you go to concerts?

My dad:
1. In my family there were 4 people. My dad, my mum, my brother and I.
2. My dad was a worker in a chemical factory and my mum was a housewife.
3. I liked to go to school a lot because i was interested and motivated.
4.I went to school for 13 years elementary, middle school and highschool.
5. I went to the elementary and secondary school in Fossò. I went by bike or by car with my dad. I went to high school in Dolo by bus.
6. My teachers were kind and patient.
7. They were strict because sometimes students were noisy.
9. My teachers didn't put any punishments.
10. I didn't have muche homework to do but in high schooI I did. I studied 4 hours a day.
11. When I was a child I wanted to work in a bank because I liked Maths and it was a secure job.
12. yes, now I work in a bank and I am in charge of anffice.
13. I liked to do sports with my friends.
14. I lived in a small town, called Fossò.
15. I went only the weekend.
16. I liked doing sports, tennis, skiing, swimming.
17. no, UI didn't read a newspaper er a magazine.
18. no, I didn't but I listened to the news.
19. I sometimes followed the fashion, it depended on the occasion.
20. My favourite actors were Roberto Sordi and Toto.
21. Yes, at the time they were very famous.
22. I played tennis and went swimming and skiing. I liked them so much.
23. Yes, they approved because for them were important.
24. I listened to pop rock.
25. My favourite bands were The Genesis, Pinkfloyd and PFM.
26. My favourite singers were Lucio Battisti and Riccardo Cocciante.
27. Yes, I did. I went to Genesis concert, Nomadi concert, pooh concert.

Question of Interview
1. How many people were there in your family?
2. What job did your parents do?
3. Did you like going to school?
4. How many years did you go to school?
5. How and where did you go to school?
6. What were your teachers like?
7. Were they strict or not?
8. Were there any punishments?
9. Did they put any disciplinary notes?
10. Did you have a lot of homework to do?
11. What did you do want to do when you were a child?
12. Did you suceed in your dreams?
13. What was life like?
14. What was your town (or villane) like?
15. (If they starter work at an early age) What did you do? Did you like your job?
16. Did you go out on weekdays or at the weekend only?
17. Where did you go and who did you go with?
18. Did you read a newspaper every day?
19. How often did you read a newspaper, a magazine?
20. Were you interested in politics?
21. Did you follow the fashion of the time?
22. Who were your favourite actors and actress?
23. Are they still famous?
24. What type of sports did you practise?
25. Did your parents approve?
26. What music did you listen to?
27. What was your favourite band?
28. Who wsa your favourite singer?
29. Did you go to concerts?

My mum:
1. In my famili there were 4 people: my dad, my mum, my sister and I.
2. My dad was a salesrep for Ferrero and my mum was a housewife.
3.I liked to go to school a lot.
4. I went to school for 8 years.
5. I went to Fossò and Vigonovo by bike.
6. My teachers were kind and patient.
7. They were strict because sometimes students made a lot of noise.
8. My teachers didn't put any punishments.
9. Yes, We had quite a lot of homework.
10. When I was a child I wented to be a teache because I liked children.
11. No, because my mother got sick of a psychiatric illness and I had to leave school.
12. I worked in a pharmacy as an assistant.
13. I went out evening with my friends in the parish youth centre.
14. Yes, quite interested because I had friends in common.
17. Yes, I followed the fashion because because I were the 60s-70s. The period of the "children of the flowers" and hippies.
18. My favourite actros were Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Streisand.
19. Yes, they were very famous.
20.I didn't practise sprt.
21. I listened to Italian music.
22. My favourite bands were Nomadi and Pooh, two italian bands.
23. My favourite singer were Adriano Celentano and Drupi.

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