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The Ideal Woman
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

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difficultdescription, personality typesconversationtwo men01:27

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
In a small group, describe the "ideal" partner for you. Think in terms of personality, educational and family background, socioeconomic level, job, and personal values and beliefs.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]

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1. What was Rocky doing at the beginning of the conversation?
A. eating and drinking
B. dancing to the music
C. standing around at the party
D. talking with his girlfriend, Babe

2. Rocky likes women who:
A. serve him hand and foot.
B. stimulate his intellect.
C. pursue their own careers.
D. enjoy reading novels.

3. In addition to eating, Rocky feels his household chores include:
A. fixing the appliances like the TV and throwing out the trash.
B. washing the car and collecting the trash.
C. watching television and taking out the garbage.
D. fixing things around the house.

4. Rocky acknowledges that his views on women:
A. were shaped by his own family life.
B. are quite progressive for the times.
C. reflect the views of earlier generations.
D. are in line with the prevailing views.

5. From the conversation, what is the most likely scenario of events for the rest of the evening for Rocky?
A. He returns home alone and spends the night with his dog.
B. He remains at the party to try to make new friends.
C. He decides to visit his friend, Rusty, and they have TV dinners.
D. He meets a woman who shares his mutual interest in archeology.


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3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

  • What is your image of the ideal partner? Record your own opinion focusing on such factors as appearance, personality, character, and interests. Share your recording with another student and have them respond to your opinion.

  • With a partner, take the roles of the two men in this conversation and practice the dialogue.

  • How other cultures view the concept of the "ideal" partner differently from your own?

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