Intermediate Listening Lesson #08
Listen to Dialog
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Quiz - View Questions
1. What month or season do you think it is in this dialog?
2. What did Mark do over the summer vacation?
Traveled to Europe
Played in a basketball league
Worked at a restaurant
Stayed home and watched TV
3. Why did Nicole drop out of school?
She was depressed and needed a break
Her mother got sick and needed time to take care of her
She got a job offer that she couldn't refuse
She finished school early
4. How many University years has Stacy completed?
2. Worked at a restaurant
3. She got a job offer that she couldn't refuse
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: "Hi Mark."
B: "Oh, hi Stacy."
A: "How was your summer vacation?"
B: "I worked over the summer at a restaurant. Have to make tuition money right? What did you do?"
A: "I took summer school. I withdrew from two of my classes last year so I wanted to make them up."
B: "So are you officially a junior now?"
A: "Yeah. And I have 5 credits to spare. I only needed to take 10 credits over the summer, but I took 15 because the price was the same."
B: "That makes sense. So where is Nicole?"
A: "She dropped out of school completely."
B: "Really? Why?"
A: "She worked at a startup company as an intern and since the business did well, they asked her if she wanted to work full time."
B: "Wow. She's so lucky. She doesn't have a degree and she already has a job."
A: "It sounds good now, but I'm traditional. I want the degree, so I wouldn't have accepted the offer."
B: "Do you know how much they are paying her?"
A: "I don't know. But I bet it must have been a good offer, or she wouldn't have accepted it."
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