Advanced Listening Lesson #01
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. What two states are the guys from?
New York and Oregon
California and New York
Texas and California
Texas and New York
2. What year are the two students in?
Both are freshman
One is a freshman and the other is a sophomore
One is a sophomore and the other is a junior
Both are senior
3. What university are they currently at?
4. What are all the majors that were brought up?
Political Science, English Literature, and Electical Engineering
Science, English Literature, and Mechanical Engineering
Biology, English, and Chemical Engineering
None of the above
1. Texas and California
2. Both are freshman
4. Political Science, English Literature, and Electical Engineering
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. My name is Mark."
B: "Mark? I'm Bill. Glad to meet you."
A: "Yeah. So where are you from?"
B: "I'm from Houston Texas."
A: "Oh... I'm from Southern California."
B: "So, what year are you?"
A: "I'm a freshman."
B: "This is my first year too."
A: "So what made you decide to come to California for school? I hear Austin is a good school."
B: "It's aright, but I think Berkeley is better."
A: "So is this where you wanted to come?"
B: "To tell you the truth, I wanted to go to Stanford. I made it on the waiting list, but ninety nine percent of the people accepted to Stanford go there. Like, who wouldn't right?"
A: "Very true. But this is still a good school."
B: "I'm not complaining. I just know that I wanted to come to California. Texas is cool and all, but I wanted to experience different things."
A: "That's good. Do you know what you plan on majoring in?"
B: "I was thinking about political science, but now I'm leaning towards English literature. How about you?"
A: "I plan on majoring in double E."
B: "Do you know where the Smith building is? I have to pick up the syllabus for my psychology class. I missed the first day."
A: "That's a great start. It's over there by the library."
B: "It was nice meeting you."
A: "Yeah. We should hang out later."
B: "Cool. I'll see you tomorrow in class then."
A: "Aright. Later."
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