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Intermediate Listening Lesson #10
Listen to Dialog
Do not view the questions until after you have listened to the audio file. Reading the questions first will not help you improve your English listening skills.
Quiz - View Questions
1. What are these two people doing?
Taking a smoke break
At the cigarette store buying cigarettes
At a bar drinking and smoking
Talking over the phone
2. Why is he asking a friend for a cigarette?
He forgot his cigarettes today
He wants to try smoking
He ran out of cigarettes earlier that day
He needs one for later
3. Select the statement that is true from this dialog?
Smoking is addicting
It is hard to quit smoking
The longer you smoke the harder it becomes to quit
All of the above
4. Where is this conversation taking place?
At a restaurant
1. Taking a smoke break
2. He forgot his cigarettes today
3. All of the above
4. At school
If you are uncertain about the answers to the questions, listen to the audio file again after having read the questions. After you have made all your selections, you may view the answers to see how you did.
Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Hey Bobby. What's going on?"
B: "Just taking a smoke break."
A: "I forgot my cigarette today. Do you have another one?"
B: "Sure. Here you go."
B: "I didn't know you smoked."
A: "Really? I've been smoking for over a year now."
B: "Oh. You're new to smoking still. I've been smoking for 7 years."
A: "You ever tired to quit?"
B: "Many times. I'm really addicted. It's harder to stop than you think."
A: "Yeah. I tried to quit last month, and I thought it was going to be easy, but it turns out that I'm still smoking."
B: "I highly recommend you quit soon. The longer you smoke, the harder it becomes to quit."
A: "I think you're right. Aright. Gotta go to class. Thanks for the cigarette. I'll talk to you later."
B: "No problem. I'll talk to you later."
You should read the Conversation Dialog to help you study after going through the listening lesson. Do not view the Conversation Dialog prior to listening to the audio, or prior to answering all the questions.
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