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Advanced Listening Lesson #14
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1. Why is Billy on a diet?
Wants to be mentally and physically healthy prior to proposing
Wants to look sexy for her girlfriend
Feels sick all the time and wants to improve his health
Because he has diabetes and the doctor told him to lose weight
2. What is a six pack in this conversation?
6 cans of cold beer
6 bottles of coke
6 packs of cigarettes
6 muscles in the stomach showing up
3. What type of special is available at the gym?
No specials right now, but will have one in the winter
Free for the first three months
Free enrollment and first month free
Free enrollment and half price on the first month
4. What time are they going to meet?
In the morning
In the afternoon
Undecided. He will call in the morning
1. Wants to be mentally and physically healthy prior to proposing
2. 6 muscles in the stomach showing up
3. Free enrollment and first month free
4. Undecided. He will call in the morning
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A: "Wow Billy. Looks like you lost a lot of weight. I could hardly recognize you."
B: "Thanks. I've been on a diet for about 6 months. I'm going to ask Rachel to marry me soon and I want to be mentally and physically healthy."
A: "What does being overweight have anything to do with marriage? If you love each other, that's enough right?"
B: "Yeah, but I want to show her how much she means to me, and this is one way of proving it. I am changing for the better."
A: "Good for you. Hey, when do you plan on proposing to her?"
B: "I think I am going to propose to her on our 2 year anniversary."
A: "Is she expecting it, or will it be a surprise?"
B: "I think she expects me to ask her one of these days, but not anytime soon."
A: "You sure you want to settle down already? You're only 25 years old?"
B: "Yeah, I didn't think I would get married until I was 30, but when you know she is the one, why wait."
A: "That's true. Hey, I hope everything works out. You're going to invite me to your wedding right?"
B: "Of course man."
A: "Gosh, I'm still shocked how much weight you lost. You're getting real skinny now."
B: "I am working on a six pack now. I have two lines starting to show up. I've been spending a lot of time at the gym. It is hard work, but I feel so good after working out."
A: "Where do you work out?"
B: "I have a membership at Bally's. It's not too expensive and I like all the equipment they have."
A: "I've been thinking about joining a gym. Are they having any specials right now?"
B: "Yeah, they do. They have free enrollment and first month free. You should come by. I'll show you around. I can take in a guest so you can try it out before signing up."
A: "That sounds good. Let's go this Saturday."
B: "Cool. I'll call you in the morning."
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