|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
What is “slang,” who uses it in your own culture (e.g., male, female, young, middle-aged, old, etc.), and what examples can you think of in your language? What idioms or idiomatic expressions can you think of that are part of everyday language?
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
0Listen each of the short statements by pressing the “Play” button. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.
Russell: Hey Dave. How was your weekend?
Dave: Not bad. I went downtown to watch a flick with my roommate.
Russell: How was it?
Dave: Oh, the movie was awesome; the company wasn’t.
Russell: What do you mean?
Dave: Well, I liked the movie, but my roommate is a real airhead. [Ugh] We started talking about this and that, and he thought the Titanic was some boat the Japanese sank during World War II.
Russell: Oh, oh. Whoa. Not a very bright guy.
Dave: Yeah, and he’s a real couch potato. He invited me over to his parent’s house to watch TV. Wow. I bet watching TV is his only hobby, but he sure doesn’t know much.
Russell: Too bad. Hey, do you wanna go out and get something to drink? It’s pretty early.
Dave: Nah. I’m gonna hit the sack. I have a test tomorrow morning, and I wanna be ready for it.
|Key Vocabulary [Top]|
- flick: a movie
– Hey, let’s catch a flick at the drive-in.
- awesome: wonderful or great
– The movie is totally awesome.
- airhead: a stupid person
. – Ah, she’s a real airhead when it comes to current events..
- couch potato: a person who spends a lot of time watching TV
– Ah. She’s a real couch potato. From morning until late night, she’s sitting in front of the TV.
- hit the sack: go to bed
I’m going to hit the sack before 10:00 P.M. tonight.