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Advanced Listening Lesson #33
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1. Why did it take so long for the guy to ask the girl on a date?
Because he didn't like her earlier
Because she was dating a different guy
Because he thought she was interested in a different guy
Because he already had a girlfriend
2. What drama did they like so much?
The three amigos
Pay it forward
Stand by me
3. What does the girl like to do for exercise besides going to the health club?
Likes to play sports
Likes to run on the tread mill at home
Likes to jog around the lake
Doesn't like to exercise
4. Why does the girl like to shop in downtown versus the mall?
Outdoor walking is better than the indoor mall
More sales are offered in downtown
Because she lives closer to downtown
More fun with less students
1. Because he thought she was interested in a different guy
2. Pay it forward
3. Likes to jog around the lake
4. More fun with less students
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A: "I can't believe it took you so long to ask me out on a date."
B: "I always thought you liked Mark, so I didn't think I had a chance."
A: "I had this thing about him, but it's over. So, what do you like to do on your free time?"
B: "I like sports, watching movies, reading books. Things like that."
A: "What type of movies do you like?"
B: "I like drama and comedy."
A: "Me too. Mostly drama though. Have you seen Pay it forward?"
B: "Yeah. I loved that movie."
A: "It's one of my favorites. I cried so much at the end."
B: "I thought the idea of paying it forward was awesome."
A: "What was your favorite comedy?"
B: "Do you remember the Three Amigos?"
A: "Vaguely. I was pretty little when that came out."
B: "I don't remember it much back then, but I saw it again the other day and it cracked me up."
A: "Maybe I need to see that movie again."
B: "I think it is a classic. So many funny scenes."
A: "I really liked the Mask with Jim Carrey."
B: "He is hilarious. I love that guy."
A: "I like most of his movies. He is such a character."
B: "What else do you like to do?"
A: "Well, I like to exercise."
B: "Where do you exercise?"
A: "I go to a health club by my house. But on a nice day, I like to jog around the lake."
B: "That's good. I like to stay in shape too. But I do that by playing a lot of sports. Do you play any sports?"
A: "I played a little bit in high school, but nothing really these days."
B: "Have you tried golf?"
A: "Don't start with that. My dad always nagged at me to play, but I never got into it."
B: "What do you usually do with your friends?"
A: "We go out shopping a lot."
B: "Where do you usually go?"
A: "Usually downtown. It's more fun in the city than in the mall. Plus, there are too many high school students at the mall."
B: "I know some girls like bags, and some like shoes, what do you like to shop for the most?"
A: "I can never have too many pairs of shoes. I have like 30 pairs already, but I am always shopping for more."
B: "Oh. The foods here."
A: "Great. I'm so hungry."
B: "After dinner, do you want to catch a movie?"
A: "Sure. I'm always up for a good movie."
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