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Intermediate Listening Lesson #13
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1. Why is one person sneezy?
Got the flu
Got a cold
Ate something and went down the wind pipe
2. What other symptoms are mentioned with allergies?
All of the above
3. What is the other guy allergic to?
All of the above
4. What symptoms does he get from cats?
Eyes become bloodshot
Ears become red
Body starts to itch all over
None of the above
1. Seasonal allergies
2. All of the above
4. None of the above
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B: "You've been sneezing a lot lately. Are you sick or something?"
A: "No. Every spring time around April, I'm stricken with allergies."
B: "I never have seasonal allergies."
A: "Consider yourself lucky."
B: "What are all the symptoms?"
A: "Well, as you just saw, I sneeze a lot. Also, my nose becomes very runny, my throat sometimes itches, and my eyes start to water."
B: "That doesn't sound good."
A: "No it's not. So you don't have any type of allergies?"
B: "Well, I have a severe allergic reaction to alcohol. It runs in the family."
A: "Everyone to some extent is allergic to alcohol."
B: "I get it pretty bad. My whole face turns red, including my ears. My eyes become bloodshot, and I start to itch all over my body."
A: "That's pretty bad."
B: "But that doesn't stop me from drinking. Hahaha."
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