Basic Listening Lesson #12
Listen to Dialog
Do not view the questions until after you have listened to the audio file. Reading the questions first will not help you improve your English listening skills.
Quiz - View Questions
1. How would you describe Scott?
Very tall and skinny
Slender with broad shoulders
Big and muscular
Short and fat
2. How long has it been since these two last saw each other?
6 months ago
10 months ago
A year and a half ago
Two years ago
3. How often does Scott go to the gym?
Once a month
Every day for an hour
Every other day for 3 hours
4. Why does Scott work out so much?
To get noticeable results
Because he will be bored
To enter a competition
To train for a marathon
1. Big and muscular
2. Two years ago
3. Every other day for 3 hours
4. To get noticeable results
If you are uncertain about the answers to the questions, listen to the audio file again after having read the questions. After you have made all your selections, you may view the answers to see how you did.
Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Damn Scott. You got big."
B: "Yeah, I've been working out a lot."
A: "How long have you been lifting weights?"
B: "For a year and a half."
A: "Yeah. Last time I saw you, it was like 2 years ago."
B: "Has it been that long?"
A: "How often do you go to the gym?"
B: "I usually go every other day for about 3 hours."
A: "That's a lot."
B: "Yeah, I used to work out for an hour a day 4 times a week, and I saw no results. This is what you have to do to get noticeable results."
A: "I don't think I have the discipline for that."
B: "Just think of it as a hobby. Then it's actually fun."
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