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Intermediate Listening Lesson #26
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Quiz - View Questions
1. What is the exciting news?
She is pregnant
She is getting married
She passed the law exam
She got a baby
2. How many months did they try to get a baby?
3. What is the gender of the baby?
Do not know yet
They are not talking about babies
4. Why does the lady want to find out the gender?
Because she hates surprises
So she can prepare ahead of time
To figure out if they need another baby
Because she wants a baby girl
1. She is pregnant
2. 8 months
3. Do not know yet
4. So she can prepare ahead of time
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Hey Suzie. Guess what? I'm having a baby!"
B: "Really? That's so great. Congratulations."
A: "Thanks. I'm so excited. We've been trying for 8 months now."
B: "That's really exciting. How many months are you pregnant?"
A: "Three months."
B: "Are you going to find out if it is a boy or a girl?"
A: "I want to, but Bob doesn't. He wants to be surprised like the old fashioned way."
B: "Maybe it's more exciting not knowing."
A: "I'd rather know and buy all the baby things ahead of time."
B: "There are so many things you have to prepare for."
A: "I know I am going to be busy, but I know I can handle it. I have been looking forward to this day for a long long time."
B: "It really must be an exciting time for you guys."
A: "Thank you so much."
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