I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Imagine that your 16-year-old daughter is about to leave on her first date. What questions do you ask your her before she leaves? Are you concerned at all? Why or why not?

HELPFUL TIP: For some people, going to the movies is a common dating activity, but it’s hard to get to know each other by just sitting in the dark. Instead, you might consider going for drive, hiking in the mountains, or making dinner together.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

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 kind of movie is the girl going to see on her date?

A. horror

B. romance

C. science fiction
2. At what theater is the movie playing?

A. Central Palace

B. Campus Plaza

C. Common Plex

3. How is the girl getting to the movie?

A. She is getting a ride with her brother.

B. Her date is coming to pick her up.

C. She is going by bus and will meet her date there.

4. What time does the movie begin?

A. 7:30 p.m.

B. 8:00 p.m.

C. 8:30 p.m.

5. What time does she have to be home?

A. 10:00 p.m.

B. 10:30 p.m.

C. 11:00 p.m.

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Correct answers:

Girl: He’s here. Bye Dad.

Dad: Wait, wait, wait . . . Where are you going?

Girl: Dad. I’ve already told mom. I’m going out tonight.

Dad: Who with? You mean you’re going on a date?

Girl: Yeah. Mom met Dirk yesterday. [Dirk!?] He’s sooo cool. We’re going on a double-date with Cindy and Evan.

Dad: Dirk.

Girl: I have to go.

Dad: Wait, wait. I want to meet this guy.

Girl: He’s waiting for me.

Dad: Well, so what are you going to do tonight? Going to the library?

Girl: Dad! We’re going out to eat, and then we’re going to catch a movie.

Dad: What movie and what is it rated?

Girl: It’s a science fiction thriller called . . . well, I don’t know what it is called, but it’s rated PG.

Dad: And where’s the movie showing?

Girl: Down at the Campus Plaza Movie Theater.

Dad: Hey, I was thinking about seeing a movie down there tonight, too.

Girl: Ah, Dad.

Dad: Hey, Let me meet that guy.

[Father looks out the living room window . . .

Hey, that guy has a moustache!

Girl: Dad. That’s not Dirk. That’s his older brother. He’s taking us there! Can I go now?

Dad: Well . . .

Girl: Mom said I could, and mom knows his parents.

Dad: Well . . .

Girl: Dad.

Dad: Okay, but be home by 8:00.

Girl: Eight!? The movie doesn’t start until 7:30. Come on, Dad.

Dad: Okay. Be back by 11:00.

Girl: Love you, Dad.

Dad: Love you, too.

Girl: Bye.


Key Vocabulary [Top]
  • cool (adjective): someone who is good-looking or attractive
    – She thinks the guy is really cool, but she doesn’t know him like I do.
  • PG (noun): parental guidance
    – The movie is rated PG, so I think we should watch it before we take the kids to see it.
  • come on (phrasal verb): used to express that something said is unreasonable
    Come on, Mom. You can’t expect me clean up my room before I go out tonight, can you? .