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Directions Around Town (1)

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Whether you are on a sightseeing trip through Europe or backpacking in Australia, finding your way around the city while on vacation can be difficult unless you know what to say. Understanding directions is a big part of this. Look at the expressions below and be sure to […]

By |April 1st, 2009|Easy Listening|0 Comments

Conversation Starters

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Learning how to say hello (starting a conversation) and ending a conversation smoothly are very important to making friends. Use this listening activity to help you know what to say at the right time.

SAMPLE SENTENCES:

Nice weather, isn’t it?
>> Yeah, it sure is.
So, how’s your brother doing?
>> He’s doing okay.
Well, […]

By |April 1st, 2009|Easy Listening|0 Comments

Calendars and Dates

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, nineth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, twenty-nineth, thirtieth, thirty-first.

SAMPLE SENTENCES: […]

By |April 1st, 2009|Easy Listening|1 Comment

Where’s the Movie Theater?

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

In this conversation, Steve has asked Jennifer out on a date to the movie theater. Where might he take her before or after the date? Do you think he will take her anything?

HELPFUL TIP: You can often use the Internet to locate movie theaters in your area, and movie […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Difficult|0 Comments

Wedding Anniversary

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What are some common ways to celebrate wedding anniversaries? What do people do, where do they go, and what gifts to they buy for their spouses?

HELPFUL TIP: For some people, wedding anniversaries are important dates to remember. Mark the date on your calendar so you don’t forget and […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Difficult|0 Comments

Video Game Systems

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Video game systems like the Game Boy are popular among children and teenagers, but how do children obtain these systems: they receive them as gifts, they earn money and buy them, or they borrow the systems from a friend?

HELPFUL TIP: Many people enjoy playing video games in their […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Difficult|0 Comments

Utah Travel Ad

. Pre-Listening Exercises

There are a number of beautiful national parks in the Mountain West of the United States including Zions National Park, Arches National Park, and Mesa Verde. What things do you consider most when planning a vacation to this area? Rank the ideas below from most important to least […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Difficult|0 Comments

Trivia Game Show

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What kinds of game shows do you have in your country? What types of questions do the game show hosts ask? What prizes are awarded to the winners?

HELPFUL TIP: Playing trivia games can help build your mental faculties by testing your knowledge of sports, literature, history, and music. […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Difficult|0 Comments

The Ideal Woman

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

In a small group, describe the “ideal” partner for you. Think in terms of personality, educational and family background, socioeconomic level, job, and personal values and beliefs.

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By |March 22nd, 2009|Difficult|0 Comments

Telemarketing

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Have you ever received phone calls from telemarketers trying to sell you something? If so, what was the product or service that was being advertised?

HELPFUL TIP: Telemarketing is big business, but it can be annoying to those who receive such calls. If you don’t want people to call […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Difficult|0 Comments