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Basic Listening Lesson #27
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Quiz - View Questions
1. What is Jack excited about?
Going on a vacation
2. What does Jack think is more exciting between starting school or work?
Neither is exciting
Both are similar
Work is more exciting
School is more exciting
3. What is the best description about Jack's attitude toward work?
He is depressed because he will have to work for 30 years
He is sad that he can't have fun at school anymore
He is looking forward to making work fun
He doesn't care one way or another
4. Who started work first between Jack and his friend?
Neither of them are working yet
Both started at the same time
1. Starting work
2. Both are similar
3. He is looking forward to making work fun
4. His friend
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Hey Jack. Are you excited about starting work?"
B: "Yeah. I'm really looking forward to it."
A: "What was more exciting, starting college or starting work?"
B: "They're pretty similar, but in different ways. I really can't decide. How about you?"
A: "For me, I think starting school was more exciting."
B: "Does that mean work isn't that great?"
A: "It's different for everyone, but because I knew school was going to be so much fun, I really got excited about it."
B: "But work is a huge portion of our lives. I'm looking forward to making it fun."
A: "That's a great attitude to have. I don't think you'll have any problems in the workforce."
B: "I hope you're right."
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