I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

When listening to a description of a lost child, what kinds of information would you expect to hear (e.g., the child’s name)?

HELPFUL TIP: Visiting amusement parks with your family can be fun. Just be sure you decide on a meeting place in case you get separated.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

Listen to the announcement by pressing the “Play Audio” button, and answer the questions. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.

1. Where does the announcement take place?

A. at a baseball stadium

B. at a department store

C. at an amusement park
2. What is the boy’s name?

A. Marshall

B. Matthew

C. Michael

3. How old is the boy?

A. 4

B. 5

C. 6

4. What is the boy wearing?

A. a solid white baseball cap

B. black and white pants

C. a blue and white sweat shirt

5. Where is the boy now?

A. He is at the information desk waiting for his mom.

B. He is waiting in the sporting goods section.

C. He is at the cashier where you pay for goods.

Score =

Correct answers:

Store Announcement:

“Hello Shoppers. We have a lost boy named Marshall who was found in the sporting goods section of our store, and he’s looking for his mom. He’s five years old, and he’s wearing a blue and white sweat shirt, tan pants, and a black and white baseball cap. You can find him at the check-out counter at the main exit. Thank you.”

Key Vocabulary [Top]
  • section (noun): area
    – You’ll find the orange juice in the drink section over there.
  • tan (adjective): a light brown
    – My brother is the man wearing the tan shirt.
  • cap (noun): a tight-fitting hat often used in sports by baseball players
    – Joshua wore his baseball cap to keep the sun out of his eyes during the game.