I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Eyeglasses are very important to many people around the world. Now, you will hear a tape recorded message of one eyewear store. You would normally hear such a message if you called the store after hours. What kind of information would you expect to hear?

HELPFUL TIP: Many stores have tape recorded messages advertising their services. Listen carefully because you will hear a lot of information in about 30 seconds or less.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

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 store?

A. American Village

B. American Image

C. American Vision
2. What time does the store open on Wednesday?

A. 8:00 AM

B. 8:30 AM

C. 9:00 AM

3. What day is the store closed?

A. Friday

B. Saturday

C. Sunday

4. How much would you pay for this store’s main product on Saturday if it cost $100 during the rest of week?

A. $90

B. $80

C. $70

Score =

Correct answers:

Male Voice:
“Hello and thank you for calling American Vision, this area’s finest store in eyeglasses for you and your family. Our store hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. We’re open Saturdays until six. Closed on Sundays.

Please visit our store on Saturday for an additional 20% off on our already low prices on all brands of eyewear. And remember: eye exams are free.”

Key Vocabulary [Top]
  • finest (adjective): excellent, high quality
    – These are the finest glasses I have ever seen.
  • additional (adjective): extra, added
    – Buy now and receive an additional two dollars off the regular price.