Advanced Listening Lesson #26
Listen to Dialog
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Quiz - View Questions
1. What sports does Mark like?
He likes only basketball, football, golf, and tennis
He likes volleyball the most
He likes most sports, so just about everything
He likes only tennis and volleyball
2. Is the girl considered athletic?
No. She doesn't like to play sports
She doesn't think so, but it sure sounds that way.
Yes. She plays every sport and watches every sport.
None of the above
3. What fact do we know about the Mariners from just this dialog?
They are a baseball team
They are a team based in Seattle
They play in a new stadium
All of the above
4. Does Mark like watching the Super bowl?
No. He only watches when other people are watching it
No. He never watches the Super bowl
Yes. He definitely likes to watch the Super bowl
He doesn't explicitly say so, but he probably likes to watch the Super bowl
1. He likes most sports, so just about everything
2. She doesn't think so, but it sure sounds that way
3. They play in a new stadium
4. He doesn't explicitly say so, but he probably likes to watch the Super bowl
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "So Mark. What is your favorite hobby?"
B: "Probably sports."
A: "Anything specific? Or just sports in general."
B: "Most sports. I like basketball, football, baseball, golf, tennis, so I guess most sports."
A: "I like tennis. Did you play for your high school team?"
B: "Yeah. I played on the varsity team starting from my sophomore year. How about you?"
A: "I played my junior and senior year."
B: "What other sports did you play?"
A: "I played volleyball. I would have to say volleyball is my favorite."
B: "What position did you play?"
A: "I was the outside hitter."
B: "That's so cool. I didn't know you were athletic."
A: "I don't know if I would consider myself athletic, but I have fun playing."
B: "I play on a co-ed volleyball team every Tuesdays. We're always looking for more girls to play on our team. Would you be interested?"
A: "Yeah. It sounds fun. Just call me anytime you need a player."
B: "That's great. Since we are on the topic of sports, what sport do you like to watch on television?"
A: "I never got into watching sports on TV. So I really don't know."
B: "Not even the Super bowl?"
A: "Only when the group of people I'm with is watching it. I just never had interest in TV that much."
B: "Well, I like following the Mariners. They're pretty good."
A: "I like to go watch them play. It's fun when you are actually there."
B: "A bunch of us are going to watch them play this June. Do you want to join us?"
A: "Yeah. I'll go. I like the new stadium. It's pretty cool."
B: "Ok. I'll make sure to get you a ticket as well."
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