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Advanced Listening Lesson #31
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1. How does the friend know how long he has been sitting on the bench?
He told him
He probably saw him earlier in the same spot
He does that regularly so he made an assumption
He asked his friend how long he's been there
2. What has he been doing on the bench for an hour?
Reading a book
Texting a bunch of friends on his phone
Talking to Lucy on the phone
Thinking about Lucy
3. What is the relationship between the guy on the bench and Lucy?
They are a couple
They are close friends
They are classmates
They don't know each other
4. What are his feelings toward Lucy?
Likes her as a friend
None of the above
1. He probably saw him earlier in the same spot
2. Thinking about Lucy
3. They are classmates
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A: "What are you doing here on the bench? You've been here for an hour."
B: "I'm just thinking about Lucy. I can't get her out of my mind. I think I'm falling in love."
A: "Crazy boy. You barely know her."
B: "It doesn't matter. I like everything about her. I like the way she talks, the way she walks, her hair and her lips. I would give anything to kiss her."
A: "Did you tell her how you feel?"
B: "No way. I'll scare her away."
A: "You won't know until you tell her."
B: "Maybe later. But right now, all I can think about is her legs and her face. She is so beautiful."
A: "You're wasting your time. At least talk to her. You don't have to tell her how you feel."
B: "Yeah. I started talking to her in my Poly Sci class. I try to sit next to her as much as I can."
A: "That's a start. After awhile, you'll find out if she is everything you make her out to be."
B: "It won't matter because I love everything she does."
A: "Dude, you're blind as a bat. You're just infatuated with her."
B: "These feelings are too strong to be infatuation."
A: "We'll see in a couple of weeks. Let's go grab something to eat. You're human aren't you?"
B: "To think of it, I am a little hungry. Ok. Let's go."
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