Listening Exercises for Beginners: Facundo the Great

Facundo Gonzales (Taken from Youtube)
Facundo Gonzales

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school Anglicized the Mexican American students’ names. Here, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.


  1. When did this the story  took place?
  2. Who is telling the Story ?
  3. What names were usually Anglicized?
  4. Who was Facundo?
  5. Why wasn’t Facundo’s name changed?