|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Getting together with friends on group date can be a fun activity, especially when you like hanging out with people, but you aren’t interested in a serious relationship. In such situations, what kinds of activities to you like to do with your friends (e.g., going to watch a movie, playing video games, hiking, etc.).
HELPFUL TIP: Having good friends can be a real support when life “throws you a curve ball” (challenges). Find friends who share
|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.
Stuart: Amy. So, how are you doing?
Amy: Oh, hi Stuart. School is so crazy these days, and when I’m not at school, I’m at work.
Stuart: Hey, listen. I’m getting together with Sara and Paul tonight, and a few of our other friends are going to join us. [Oh.] And, we’re . . . well, we’re going out to eat and then catch a movie. Why don’t you come with us?
Amy: Hey, I’d love to, but I have to cram a test tomorrow.
Stuart: Ah, come on. We’re planning on having dinner around 6:30 and then seeing a movie at 7:30. We should be home by 10:30 . . . 11:30 at the latest. I mean you’re always saying that you don’t have any friends . . . and that your love life . . . well, that you don’t have one. Come on!
Amy: I . . . I don’t think I’d better. I haven’t been feeling well lately.
Stuart: Yeah, because you study too much. Well, we’ll have a blast. Come on! Relax. [Well . . .] And it’s Sara’s birthday, too. And we’re throwing her a small birthday party after the movie. Come on. Best friends always stick together.
Amy: Oh. Okay.
Stuart: Great. I’ll pick you up about 6:00.
Amy: Okay. See you then, but I have to be back by 10:30.
Stuart: Ah, 10:30 . . . Midnight. It’s all the same. See you at 6:00.
|Key Vocabulary [Top]|
- catch a movie (verb): watch
– Let’s catch a movie this afternoon after school is over.
- cram (verb): study hard
– I had to cram all night for the final text in my biology class.
- blast (noun): fun time
– Thanks for inviting me to the party yesterday. It was a real blast.
- throw a party (verb): have
– My parents are throwing a big party for my brother who just got married.
- midnight (adverb): 12 o’clock at night, the middle of the night
– I have to be back home by midnight. It’s a family rule.