Intermediate Listening Lesson #11
Listen to Dialog
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Quiz - View Questions
1. What is the main topic of this dialog about?
Amount of drinking and alcohol tolerance
Beer versus whiskey
Drinking at parties
2. What is the term "light weight" mean in this dialog?
Someone who is small in size
Someone who is skinny
Someone who can't drink much
3. What happens when the light weight person has more than 3 drinks?
He throws up
He gets drunk
He gets excited
He gets a headache
4. How is one person able to drink so much without spending much money?
He has friends buy him drinks
He finds specials and buys cheap drinks
He buys alcohol in bulk from the grocery store
He spends a lot of money
1. Amount of drinking and alcohol tolerance
2. Someone who can't drink much
3. He gets a headache
4. He finds specials and buys cheap drinks
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Do you drink much?"
B: "Depending on what you consider a lot."
A: "How frequently do you drink?"
B: "Couple times a week. How about you?"
A: "Only when I go out. I'm not a big drinker."
B: "How much can you drink?"
A: "I usually only have 2 beers."
B: "You're a light weight."
A: "How much can you drink?"
B: "I'm usually drinking all night long. At least 10 drinks."
A: "Don't you spend a lot of money then?"
B: "No. We usually go to places that have specials. Dante's over on the Ave has $5.00 pitchers on Mondays. So for ten, fifteen bucks, I can get a lot of drinks."
A: "That's true."
B: "If you don't like beer, have you tried mixed drinks? Some of them are pretty good."
A: "I like beer, it's just that I get a headache when I drink more than 3."
B: "You just have to build up a tolerance. I used to be like that. But your body gets used to it."
A: "It'll take awhile, but I'm working on it."
B: "Hey let's go out tomorrow night. The Ram Bar and Grill is having a special on pitchers."
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