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Advanced Listening Lesson #09
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Quiz - View Questions
1. Where is this conversation taking place?
Over the phone
At a party
At a company meeting
In the classroom
2. Where are all the fun clubs and bars?
Over by the water
Down the street
On University Ave
3. One student is will major in business unless something happens. What is that something?
If he gets a job offer soon
If he decides to go to med school
If he gets into the computer science department
None of the above
4. What do many people tend to do when the weather is always bad?
Go on a road trip
Study in the library
1. In the classroom
2. Over by the water
3. If he gets into the computer science department
4. Watch movies
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Hi. My name is Robert."
B: "I'm John. It's nice to meet you."
A: "Do you know what this professor is like?"
B: "I have no idea. This is my first year."
A: "You a freshman? Me too. Where are you from?"
B: "I'm from San Francisco."
A: "I've been there a few times. It's a great city."
B: "Where are you from?"
A: "I grew up in this area all my life."
B: "So you know where all the fun places to hang out right?"
A: "Yeah. The best place is over by the water. They have a lot of clubs and bars."
B: "I drove by that area before. I didn't know it was a college hang-out."
A: "It gets pretty wild over there sometimes. You should go."
B: "Sounds like a good idea. Do you know what you are majoring in yet?"
A: "Not yet. I'm leaning towards business, but that's only if I can't get into computer science. How about you?"
B: "I want to go to med school, so I'll probably end up majoring in biology."
A: "That's cool."
B: "Is the weather this bad all the time in the fall?"
A: "Yap. This is a typical autumn. It gets worse though. At least it's not raining that much."
B: "That sucks."
A: "You'll get used to it. In the meantime, you'll have to watch a lot of movies. Seems like the only thing to do with the bad weather."
B: "Too expensive. Can you believe how much movies cost these days?"
A: "Yeah. It's crazy. It's like 9 bucks a movie. I remember when it was half that."
B: "Unless it's a date, I'm not going to pay that much to watch a movie."
A: "That makes sense."
B: "Oh. The professor is coming. I'll talk to you later."
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