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Party Time!

Listening Exercises

Listen to the conversation again by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

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Jori: Hi Dave. [Hi] Happy to see you could make it. Come on in.

Dave: Wow. Looks like the party is in full swing.

Jori: Yeah. And they're eating me out of house and home. Oh, I'd like you to meet my sister, Carol. She's visiting for the weekend.

Dave: Oh. Which one is she?

Jori: She's sitting on the sofa over there.

Dave: You mean the woman wearing the red sweater with the long black hair?

Jori: Yeah. That's right. Let me introduce you to her. I just know you two will hit it off. You're both so outgoing and adventurous.

Dave: Uh, and who's the man sitting next to her? Uh, the man with the suit jacket and flashy green tie?

Jori: Oh, that's Bob, my karate teacher.

Dave: Karate teacher! I never knew you were into karate.

Jori: Yeah, I started about two months ago. Come on. I'd like you to meet them.


Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • good to see you could make it : happy to see you could come
    - It's really good to see you could make it.

  • full swing (idiom): at its high point
    - The party really got into full swing around midnight.

  • eat someone out of house and home (idiom): they're eating all of my food
    - My teenagers have huge appetites and are eating me out of house and home.

  • hit it off (idiom): get along well
    - My roommate and I hit it off from the very first day we moved in.

  • outgoing (adjective): very friendly and sociable
    - He is very outgoing and always makes newcomers feel comfortable at a party.

  • adventurous (adjective): willingness to try new things
    - If I were more adventurous, I think I would try mountain climbing.

  • flashy (adjective): brightly colored or unusually decorated beyond normal standards
    - She tends to wear flashy ski wear during the winter season.

Vocabulary Activities [Top]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations.


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