I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

If you were a child, where would you want your mother or father to take you on their day off (e.g., amusement park, zoo, swimming pool, a park, etc.)?

HELPFUL TIP: Spend time with your kids now. Children will grow up faster than you think, and you can never go back and do things with them again.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

Listen to the conversation by pressing the “Play Audio” button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.

1. Where does the young girl want to go with her father?

A. to the park

B. to the movies

C. to the swimming pool
2. Who are they going with?

A. the girl’s mother

B. the girl’s best friend

C. the girl’s older brother

3. Based on the conversation, what time will they most likely leave?

A. 9:30 AM

B. 12:45 PM

C. 2:00 PM

4. What does the girl want to do later?

A. She wants to walk to the ice cream store.

B. She wants to swim at the park.

C. She wants to go down to the beach.

5. What does the father suggest they do at the end of the day?

A. go to a restaurant

B. watch a fireworks display

C. play a board game

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Correct answers:

Girl: Dad, I’m bored today. Can I go to a movie?
Dad: A movie today? Well, I don’t know. Here. Let me look at the newspaper. Okay. Ah, here’s a movie starts in the afternoon at 2:45. Well should we take mommy with us?

Girl: Yeah.

Dad: Okay, we have to wait for mommy because she’s at a meeting right now.

Girl: Okay.

Dad: Alright. And what should we do after we see the movie?

Girl: Go on a little walk.

Dad: Well, where would you like to go on a walk? Would you like to go down to the beach or through the park?

Girl: To the beach.

Dad: To the beach. Well that sounds great. And then maybe we can go out to eat tonight. Does that sound okay?

Girl: Yeah [alright].

Key Vocabulary [Top]
  • yeah (adverb): informal for yes; also yep
    – May I use your pen.
    Yeah, sure.
  • mommy (noun): an informal word for mother usually used by children; also mom.
    Mommy. May I watch TV?