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College Roommates

Listening Exercises
Watch the video and read along with the conversation.

Ah. It's good to be up. What a beautiful morning!

Uh, it's a quarter to two. It's NOT the morning at all. What are you doing in the kitchen anyway?

Well, I'm going to make breakfast and check my email to see if anyone has responded to my advertisement for a new roommate.


What do you mean, "Right"?

Listen. Who's going to want to live with you? You can even take care of yourself.

What are you talking about? I get up early every morning at 6:00 a.m.

Add about six hours to that.

I always make nutritious meals.

I don't think McDonald's Big Macs and fries count.

I keep my room very tidy.

Uh, I think I saw some old dishes, empty pizza boxes, and some real dirty socks under your bed.

And I go to bed at a very early hour.

Do you call midnight early? Listen. Give it up. unless you make some major changes in your life, your only companion will be your pet fish, Ralph.

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • respond (verb): answer or reply to something
    - When are you going to respond to his email message?

  • nutritious (adjective and verb): healthy, good for the body
    - My mother makes very nutritious soup and bread.

  • tidy (adjective): clean, organized
    - Her room isn't very tidy. Her clothes are all over the place.

    - Please tidy (up) your room before your grandparents arrive.

  • midnight (adverb): 12:00 a.m.
    - My brother doesn't come home until after midnight.

  • major (adjective): important, serious, or signficant
    - If you have major problems with your roommate, you should talk to him directly.

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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