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Basic Listening Lesson #25
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1. Who is Jack angry at?
His friend Sara
His girlfriend Martha
The friend he is talking to
2. Why is Jack so angry?
His friend told Martha that Jack was dating Sara
His friend was angry he wasn't invited to a party
Because he didn't tell him about the surprise exam
His friend dated his girlfriend
3. Why did his friend cause this problem?
To get revenge because he was also angry with Jack
To make Jack and Martha break up
He was just joking and didn't mean to cause this problem
He knew it was a secret, but it just slipped out
4. What is Jack asking his friend to do?
To talk to Martha about it
To not say anything to Martha anymore
To talk to Sara about it
To apologize to Martha
1. The friend he is talking to
2. His friend told Martha that Jack was dating Sara
3. He was just joking and didn't mean to cause this problem
4. To not say anything to Martha anymore
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A: "Jack, what's wrong?"
A: "What are you talking about? What did I do?"
B: "You told Martha that I was on a date? What was that all about?"
A: "No... that's not what I meant. I didn't mean that. She asked me where you were and I jokingly said that you were on a date with Sara. I thought Martha knew that you and Sara were just friends."
B: "She started feeling suspicious after you said that."
A: "I'm sorry man. I didn't know. I didn't mean to screw anything up."
B: "Martha gets jealous easily and it took a while to convince her that Sara was just a friend. Now, I have to explain to Sara that I can't hang around her because of you."
A: "Look. I really didn't mean to, and next time I see Martha, I'll really tell her that you and Sara are really just friends."
B: "Don't bother."
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