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Haven’t We Met Before?

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Introducing yourself to others is important, whether it be to a pen friend (pen pal), a friend you meet online, or through a common acquaintance. So, what are some common topics of conversation when you meet people for the first time?

HELPFUL TIP: Don’t be afraid to ask people […]

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

Grocery Shopping

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Where do you or your family go grocery shopping on a regular basis? What are typical things you buy and how much does your family spend on groceries per week? (Ask your family if you don’t know.)

HELPFUL TIP: Using store coupons, where available, and buying certain items in […]

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

Great Apartment Living

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Besides price and size, what other questions would you ask a landlord before renting an apartment?

HELPFUL TIP: Be sure to ask plenty of questions before signing an apartment rental agreement. You are responsible for everything in the contract once you put your name on the dotted line. Use the Internet to […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Medium|1 Comment

English Language Center

. Pre-Listening Exercises

What questions would you ask if you called a language program overseas to find out more about it? Think of five questions and rank them in order of importance to you. Listen carefully to the following discussion. Compare your questions to the ones asked in the conversation.

HELPFUL TIP: […]

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

Exercise Program

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Describe different types of exercise that are helpful in these areas: flexibility, strengthening, and endurance.

HELPFUL TIP: Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, before you start a regular exercise program, you should considering seeing a doctor for medical advice.

II. Listening Exercises

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

Roadside Assistance: Emergency Call

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Have you ever needed roadside assistance? What kinds of situations do you think of when you hear the words “emergency call”? What emergency or survival supplies (including 72-hour kits) might be useful in such situations? Write down three ideas and discuss them with a partner.

HELPFUL TIP: Consider getting […]

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

Driver’s License

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What are some basic rules of the road you can share with inexperienced drivers to help them avoid accidents or traffic accidents? Are there traffic rules that are specific to different countries?

HELPFUL TIP: Like operating any new electronic device or piece of machinery, learning to drive a car […]

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

Dinner Time

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What are typical foods you eat in your country for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Is there a another small meal or snack between the main mealtimes? Who usually prepares the food in your home?

HELPFUL TIP: Learning how to cook isn’t too difficult. Just select a recipe of a food […]

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

Computer Sales and Repairs

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

Buying a new computer can be a fun experience, but problems can arise. What are some common computer problems that people encounter when running their machines, and what issues can cause them? When you encounter such problems, what do you do to resolve them: seek help from a […]

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

College Textbooks

I. Pre-Listening Exercises

What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying new or used books for school? Do you pay for your own books or do your parents pay for them? Do you pay cash or do you buy them using a credit card?

HELPFUL TIP: Students can often save a lot […]

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