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General Listening Quiz

“Dating Problems”

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difficult pen friends, dating man 01:01

Pre-Listening Exercise

Finding pen friends (pen pals) or developing good friendships, either through online dating or talking with friends, can be an important part of a happy life. However, in dating relationships, what kinds of difficulties and problems can arise? What are the best ways to learn to solve such situations? What dating tips can you think of to ensure good relationships?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

What could or should Dave have done to avoid the dilemma he finds himself in?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find a Web site that discusses (1) common problems in dating relationships, and (2) one or two specific ideas on how to resolve these issues. What is the name of the Web site? Are there any problems that might occur in some cultures, but not others? What solutions have worked for you in your everyday relationships with others outside of dating?

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