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Basic Listening Lesson #29
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1. Why doesn't Jackie look so well?
She is sick
She is stressed out
She just had a fight with her boyfriend
She just failed an exam
2. Why is Jackie having a hard time keeping up with class?
She was working part time
She had to take care of her mother who was sick
She couldn't understand the material and didn't look for help early enough
She had too many classes to take and got behind
3. What is the solution to get through this problem?
Take her mother to the hospital
Drop out of one class
Find a tutor to help with this subject
Study with a friend with encouragement
4. What statement is true from this dialog?
A new semester is about to start for school
The mother is sick but is getting better
They are both working to pay for school
They both have exams coming up
1. She is stressed out
2. She was working part time
3. Study with a friend with encouragement
4. They both have exams coming up
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A: "Hi Jackie. You don't look too well. What's going on?"
B: "It's nothing. I'm just a little stressed out."
A: "Why? What's stressing you out?"
B: "School. Since I was working part time, I had a difficult time keeping up with class. Now that we have exams coming up, I'm totally freaking out."
A: "The best thing to do is study as much as you can. I'm sure you'll do alright."
B: "I hope so. I guess I won't be sleeping for the next 3 days. That's what it'll take."
A: "I have to study for an exam too. Why don't we study together. We can encourage each other."
B: "That will be great."
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