Intermediate Listening Lesson #14
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 many months has Julie been on a diet?
2. How much weight did Julie lose so far?
3. What was the main tip Julie got from her trainer?
Eat 2 times a day
Eat 5 times a day
4. Does Julie think Barbara should try this?
No. Julie thinks Barbara doesn't need to go on a diet
No. It wouldn't work for someone like Barbara
Yes. Barbara is much fatter than Julie and needs to go on a diet
Yes. Barbara is similar to Julie so she should use the same plan
1. 2 months
2. 15 pounds
3. Eat 5 times a day
4. No. Julie thinks Barbara doesn't need to go on a diet
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 Barbara. Have you lost weight?"
B: "Hi Julie. Yeah. I've been on a diet for a couple of months now."
A: "Wow. You look great."
B: "Thanks for noticing."
A: "What type of diet were you on?"
B: "I joined a health club and my trainer gave me tips on eating. With a combination of eating better and exercising, I managed to lose 15 pounds in 2 months."
A: "That's amazing. What tips did your trainer give you?"
B: "Mostly on how to exercise, but the best advice I got was changing my eating habits. Instead of eating 3 times a day, she told me to eat 5 times a day."
A: "That doesn't make sense. If you eat more, than how do you lose weight?"
B: "Actually, I'm eating the same amount. I eat 5 smaller meals a day. Basically, it naturally speeds up the metabolism and helps to burn fat at a faster rate."
A: "That makes sense. I'm going to try that."
B: "You don't need to lose weight."
A: "I have a little gut I have been trying to get rid of."
B: "Ah... but remember to incorporate a little exercise into your diet."
A: "Thanks for the advice."
B: "No problem."
You should read the Conversation Dialog to help you study after going through the listening lesson. Do not view the Conversation Dialog prior to listening to the audio, or prior to answering all the questions.
Download all the conversations
for your mp3 player. Hundreds of dialogs and printable lessons are available for download in the TalkEnglish Offline Package. Go to the
page and download today!