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Advanced Listening Lesson #34
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1. How did Mark get such a big belly?
From watching too much TV
From eating too much food
From drinking too much beer
From eating too much potato chips
2. What motivation is the guy with the belly using to start working out?
To get some girls
To get rid of the belly
To get healthier
To get in shape
3. Why is one guy asking if the other guy will join the health club if he already said he would?
He didn't hear it the first time
He thought it was a joke so he didn't take him seriously
He doesn't want him to join the health club
He doesn't want to share the girls
4. What are they going to do after this conversation?
They are going to eat dinner
They are going to drink beer
They are going to hunt for some girls
They are going to work out at the health club
1. From drinking too much beer
2. To get some girls
3. He thought it was a joke so he didn't take him seriously
4. They are going to drink beer
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Damn Mark. I never noticed that belly of yours."
B: "It's all the beer. I need to start working out again."
A: "That reminds me. I should've hit the gym today."
B: "Where do you work out?"
A: "At Bally's. It's pretty close to home so it is convenient."
B: "How much are you paying?"
A: "I only pay 20 bucks a month."
B: "That's pretty good. I think I should join."
A: "If you join, we could work out together. It's so much better working out with another person. It's hard to motivate yourself when you are alone."
B: "What do you usually do in the gym?"
A: "I usually spend about 20 minutes on the step master, and then lift weights for about an hour."
B: "Do you go everyday?"
A: "No. I try to go 4 times a week, but lately, I've been only going about 2 times a week. That's why I need you there. You should join."
B: "Will it help me to get some girls?"
A: "If you get rid of that belly of yours, I promise you'll have a better chance with girls. Anyways, there are so many fine chicks working out at the club."
B: "Really? I'm signing up tomorrow."
A: "There are some girls with tight outfits. You can see the shape of their body and some of them are really fine."
B: "As long as there are some ladies with nice legs, I don't mind."
A: "So you're really going to join?"
B: "Yeah. Let's go in tomorrow and I'll sign up. We can work out together."
A: "Cool. Let's go hit some bars to celebrate."
B: "I'm down with that."
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