This is a great interview to be acted out by two students in a classroom.
I is for the interviewer at the radio station and C is for the clown Silly Billy.
Enjoy the dialogue during the interview and improve your English!
I Good morning to all our listeners. This is Hometown Radio. This morning I’m talking to
Silly Billy who is a famous clown doctor. I am sure you have heard of him. Good morning Billy
C Ah, good morning Jim, thank you for inviting me to your studio
I Oh you are welcome. By the way, what I shall call you?
C Everybody calls me Silly Billy. That’s fine by me
I Let me ask you Silly Billy, how long have you been a Clown?
C I have been a clown for nearly five years now
I How did you get started to become a Clown?
C Well, it happened by accident. I was a teacher at Elementary School. There was a birthday party for one of the students. The real clown couldn’t come and I got asked to do it
I That’s amazing. Were you nervous?
C Oh gollygosh, yes I sure was. But you see, I love working with children and I enjoy telling jokes.
I Have you ever worked in a Circus?
I tried it for about a month. I guess I didn’t like all the moving from place to place
C So you are an independent clown, working for yourself?
That’s right. I get most of my jobs by ‘word of mouth’. One person has a party and they tell somebody else. I get recommended a lot.
I What is the best part about your job?
C The best thing is seeing the children laugh and inter-acting with them. I get a buzz and satisfaction from that
I You must learn lots of money
C Actually I don’t get lots of money at all. I do the job for the fun of bringing joy into the lives of children
I You must like dressing up with all the make-up and clothes?
C Yes I do. It takes more than a hour to get ready with all the paint but it’s worth it
I Is a clown doctor something different?
C Kind of, yes. A Clown doctor pretends to be a Doctor. He goes to childrens Hospitals and does many crazy things to make the sick children laugh. He even wears a white coat but we all agree, I think, that Laughter is the best medicine of all
I Do you get funny looks from grown ups sometimes?
C Oh quite often, especially when I take the bus to get to my next job. I’m just a big happy go-lucky kid at heart, can’t you see?
I No kidding! So do you have any tips for anyone out there who would like to be a clown?
C Yeah, quite a few. Always smile and be happy, tell lots of jokes and make the children laugh. Be yourself. Be a silly billy
I Thank you Mr Silly Billy for sharing your experience with us. I think you do really wonderful work. Thanks and Good Luck!