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Radio Advertising

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What service businesses often advertise over the radio? What points are important to consider when making a radio commercial?

II. Listening Exercises

Listen to the radio commercial by pressing the “Play Audio” button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the “Final Score” […]

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

Pizza Delivery

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What are some of the questions you would ask or be asked when ordering a pizza by phone?

HELPFUL TIP: Don’t forget to tip the pizza delivery person if you have a pizza brought to your house. This isn’t the case in all countries, but it is the custom in […]

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Personal Security

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What images come to mind when you read the title of this conversation, “Personal Security: Theft in the Park”? What people might be involved: men, women, and/or children? What time of day is it? What is stolen? Write down your ideas.

HELPFUL TIP: Taking classes in self-defence can protect […]

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New York Travel

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

If you had time and money, what are three places in the world that you would visit and why? Would you travel by plane, ship, or train? Would you rather stay in a big hotel, a small inn, or even a youth hostel?

HELPFUL TIP: Searching the Internet for […]

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

Meeting Singles

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

When meeting other singles, people often make invitations for dates or other activities? What expressions can you think of for accepting, expressing reservation, or refusing invitations? What excuses can you think of if you really did not want to go out with someone?

HELPFUL TIP: Honesty is very important […]

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

Medical Advice

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What are some of the most common problems for which people go to a doctor when seeking medical advice and an examination? Do you ever look for medical advice or medication online?

HELPFUL TIP: Be prepared to discuss you past medical history when speaking with a doctor. The information […]

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Leisure Activities

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Getting together with friends on group date can be a fun activity, especially when you like hanging out with people, but you aren’t interested in a serious relationship. In such situations, what kinds of activities to you like to do with your friends (e.g., going to watch a […]

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

Just a Hair Cut, Please!

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What kinds of services, besides a hair cut, can you receive at a beauty salon and barber shop? How is a barber shop different from a beauty palor or salon in your area?

HELPFUL TIP: It is customary to leave a tip for the hair stylist when you have your […]

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A Japanese Bath

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top

Name two customs or traditions visitors to your country may have difficulty adjusting to. As part of this discuss, talk about any points that visitors should be aware of when staying as a guest at a home in your country.

HELPFUL TIP: When visiting a home in another country, […]

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

Thanksgiving and Christmas: Holiday Traditions

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day are some of the major holidays in the United States. From what you understand, how are these holidays celebrated (food, family activities, local celebrations, games and recreation, etc.)?

HELPFUL TIP: Many countries have a day of thanksgiving, and learning about this holiday and […]

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