I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

When you travel to a new place, what things would you like to see and do? What things would you like to buy?

HELPFUL TIP: Searching the Internet can be a great way to find cheap accommodations (hotels, inns, and youth hostels) at your destination. Also, some hotels even give discounts if you stay during the week instead of on the weekends.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

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

1. Where are they planning to go in the morning?

A. to a park

B. to an art museum

C. to a shopping center
2. What kind of restaurant do they want to visit for lunch?

A. Italian

B. Indonesian

C. Indian

3. Why does the man want to visit the zoo in the afternoon?

A. The zoo will be closed the rest of the week.

B. The zoo is free to visitors that day only.

C. There are unusual animals on display.

4. Why does the woman want to go shopping instead?

A. She wants to buy mementos of their visit.

B. She saw some great prices at a shopping center.

C. She wants to buy a gift for her friend.

5. How do they plan to get to the seashore at the end of the conversation?

A. by taxi

B. by bus

C. by subway

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Correct answers:

Man: So, what do you want to do tomorrow?
Woman: Well, let’s look at this city guide here. [Okay] Uh, here’s something interesting. [Oh!]Why don’t we first visit the art museum in the morning?

Man: Okay. I like that idea. And where do you want to eat lunch?

Woman: How about going to an Indian restaurant? [Humm] The guide recommends one downtown a few blocks from the museum.

Man: Now that sounds great. After that, what do you think about visiting the zoo? [Oh . . umm . . well . . . ] Well, it says here that there are some very unique animals not found anywhere else.

Woman: Well, to tell the truth, I’m not really interested in going there. [Really?]. Yeah. Why don’t we go shopping instead? There are supposed to be some really nice places to pick up souvenirs.

Man: Nah, I don’t think that’s a good idea. We only have few travelers checks left, and I only have fifty dollars left in cash.

Woman: No problem. We can use YOUR credit card to pay for MY new clothes.

Man: Oh, no. I remember the last time you used MY credit card for YOUR purchases.

Woman: Oh well. Let’s take the subway down to the seashore and walk along the beach.

Man: Now that sounds like a wonderful plan.

Key Vocabulary [Top]
  • recommend (verb): to suggest something would be good or suitable for a particular purpose or to suggest some action
    – I recommend you visit the palace during your visit.
  • blocks (noun): the distance and area between roads or streets
    – Walk down this road three blocks, and you’ll see the science museum on the righthand side of the street.
  • to tell (you) the truth (phrase): to be honest
    To tell you the truth, I’m a little afraid to try new foods.
  • pick up (verb): obtain or get
    – I picked up this doll during my last trip to China.
  • souvenir (verb): something you give or receive to help you remember a visit to another place
    – My children expect souvenirs when I return from a trip overseas.