Advanced Listening Lesson #24
Listen to Dialog
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Quiz - View Questions
1. Why is Jason's friend surprised that Jason is going golfing?
Because they were supposed to go hiking that day
Because he wasn't invited
Because Jason never golfed before
None of the above
2. What was Jason's friend going to ask Jason if he wasn't busy that day?
To come out to a party
To help him move out of his apartment
To drive him to school
To play basketball with him
3. What does the word "hovering" mean in this dialog?
It means "to fly"
It means "to ride in a car"
It means "to be right around"
It means "to hit the ball"
4. When are they going to meet?
Saturday for golf
Sunday for brunch
No current plans to meet
1. Because he wasn't invited
2. To play basketball with him
3. It means "to be right around"
4. No current plans to meet
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Hey Jason. What are you doing this Friday?"
B: "I'm going to go to the driving range cause I'm playing golf on Saturday."
A: "You're golfing without me? What's up with that?"
B: "Sorry man, but we already have a foursome. I'm going with a couple of guys from work."
A: "Where are you playing?"
B: "Washington National. Have you been there yet?"
A: "I've been there a couple of times. It's a great course. You know the Huskies play there right?"
B: "I didn't know that. Is it a hard course?"
A: "It's pretty challenging. But it all depends on which tee you play from."
B: "What are you shooting these days?"
A: "I'm still hovering around a bogey game."
B: "Still better than me. I'm still trying to hit a bogey game. Do you want to hit the driving range with me?"
A: "I can't this Friday. I'm playing basketball with the guys that night."
B: "At night?"
A: "Yeah. We're playing indoors at a school gymnasium."
B: "What's the occasion?"
A: "Just a small league I play on. Nothing special."
B: "I'm too short to play basketball."
A: "You're not that short. Plus, we have a couple of guys who are the same height as you. They're awesome players."
B: "I never got into basketball. It's fun and all, but maybe I'm just not good at it."
A: "It's still great exercise. I get a better workout from basketball than I do from the treadmill."
B: "That's true."
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