I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What kinds of information do you hear in typical radio or TV commercials, let’s say, for a department store (e.g., store hours, telephone number, etc.)? What types of promotions do companies advertise to get you to buy their products?

HELPFUL TIP: Listening to radio commercials is a good way to improve your comprehension skills, and commercials usually contain a self-contained message in just 30 seconds. What images, pictures, or sound might you hear in an ad on living room furniture?

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

I. First, listen to the conversation by pressing the “Play Audio” button, and answer the questions. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.

1. What is the name of the business being advertised?

A. Fortune Furniture

B. Frontier Furniture

C. Fabulous Furniture
2. What things are not mentioned in the ad?

A. microwaves

B. sofas

C. stereos

3. Which item could you purchase for under $240?

A. a king size bed

B. a digital piano

C. a color TV

4. Where is the store located?

A. two blocks west of city hall

B. opposite Union Square

C. across from city hall

5. What are the store’s hours?

A. 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

B. 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM

C. 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM

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