Intermediate Listening Lesson #05
Listen to Dialog
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Quiz - View Questions
1. When does John register for classes?
He already registered last Friday
He will register this Friday
He doesn't need to register because he is graduating
He doesn't know when he will register
2. Why is their a problem registering for the communications class?
Because it is very popular and becomes full early
Because nobody registers for the class and it becomes canceled due to lack of students
Because the university doesn't have a professor for that class yet
All of the above
3. In this dialog, what does the class English 201 concentrate on?
Reading and Comprehension
Non fiction books
4. Why did the student get a lower grade in English 201 versus English 101?
Because English 101 was easier
Because he didn't study as much
Because the class was much harder
Because he was partying too much
1. He will register this Friday
2. Because it is very popular and becomes full early
4. Because he didn't study as much
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: "Hey John, did you register for classes yet?"
B: "I register this Friday."
A: "What classes do you plan on taking?"
B: "I really want to take the communication class, but I don't know if it will be available."
A: "Is that class really that popular?"
B: "Yeah. I tried to get in last semester, but it was full by the time I registered."
A: "What other classes are you going to take?"
B: "I still need to take English 201, but I really don't like writing."
A: "I took that class already. There is a lot of writing, but it's not that bad."
B: "Oh really? Who was the instructor? There are like 4 different instructors to choose from."
A: "I had Professor Mahoney."
B: "Is he an easy grader?"
A: "I'm not sure if he is or not, but I thought he was definitely fair."
B: "Do you mind if I ask you what you got?"
A: "Not at all. I got a 3.8."
B: "Well, what did you get in English 101 last year?"
A: "I got a 4.0 in that class."
B: "Well, I can't compare to you. I got a 3.1 in English 101. That means if you got a lower grade in English 201, it must be harder."
A: "It's not what it appears. I actually tried harder in the 101 class. If I put as much effort into the 201 class, I would have received the same grade."
B: "Oh. That helps. Thanks."
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