Intermediate Listening Lesson #07
Listen to Dialog
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Quiz - View Questions
1. What is the main topic in this dialog?
2. What class was mentioned where the student received a 1.7?
3. Who does he blame for doing so terrible this semester?
He blames his brother
He blames his friend
He blames himself
He blames the professor
4. What was the cause for his GPA to go down so much?
He spent too much time with his new girlfriend
He started playing StarCraft
He burned himself out from working too much and didn't study
He had difficult classes this semester
1. University grades
3. He blames himself
4. He started playing StarCraft
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: "Did you get your grades yet?"
B: "Yeah. My whole GPA is screwed up now."
A: "Why? What happened?"
B: "Well, I bombed my econ final and ended up with a 1.7."
A: "Ouch. You must be very disappointed."
B: "Well, it's my fault because I didn't study as much as I should have."
A: "Why don't you re-take the class next year?"
B: "That's what I plan on doing unless I keep screwing up. How did you do this semester?"
A: "I didn't do that well either. I ended up with a 3.2 this semester. That drops my total GPA to 3.45."
B: "My GPA is pretty similar to yours. I have a 3.1 now because of the stupid econ class."
A: "What was your GPA before this semester?"
B: "I was sitting happy with a 3.4."
A: "Why did it go down so much?"
B: "Let's just say I screwed up more than my econ class."
A: "What happened to you?"
B: "I started playing StarCraft and ended up wasting a lot of time."
A: "You better stop slacking off."
B: "You're right. I'm not going to play games during school anymore."
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