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General Listening Quiz

“Hunting Trip – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording on hunting trips and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Dan: Hey. Paul. Thanks for coming on this hunting trip with me. When my friend came down with the flu and couldn’t make it, your sister wasn’t gonna [going to] let me go alone. You know, for safety reasons.

Paul: Yeah, well, as you know, I really don’t like to hunt. [That’s okay!] But I only came because my sister twisted my arm.[Ah, that’s okay!] I didn’t realize I was marrying into a family of hunters.

Dan: Ah. Shh. Quiet. I can see some deer down there, I think. You’ll scare them away. They have a great sense of hearing and smell, so we have to remain out of sight.

Paul: Well, as you know, I really don’t eat much meat . . .

Dan: You don’t have to eat it. I’ll take care of that. Just get ready. As soon as the sun comes up in a few minutes, you can often see the deer down in that meadow. You see that stream down there. [Yeah. ]  Yeah. We just need to quietly get a little closer.

Paul: Uh, Dan.

Dan: Wha – What?

Paul: How about if I just wait here and watch, you know, watch our stuff?

Dan: What? No, no, man. We’ll have a better chance at bagging a deer if we’re together.

Paul: Uh, man, I forgot my ammo back at the truck. [Wha- What?] What a bummer! I guess I’ll just have to sit here and watch.

Dan: Are you crazy? Here. Take these shells and load your rifle. Taken ’em. Take ’em.

Paul: Uh. [cough] Hey deer. If you’re out there, run!

Dan: What are you doing? Cut it out! There’s a huge deer in there. Ah, he’s mine! Watch this!

Paul: Run, Bambi.

Dan: [Bang, bang, bang.] What did you do that for?

Paul: Y – Yes, [looking confused . . .] Why are you reloading? They’re gone.

Dan: Stand around here much longer, and you’ll see. Any last words?

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • come down with something (idiom): get sick 
    – My wife came down with a bad cold and couldn’t go on the trip.
  • out of sight (idiom): not visible 
    – Please try to stay out of sight when Mom gets here. I don’t want her to know that you are here.
  • twist someone’s arm (idiom): strongly persuade someone to do something 
    – I had to twist his arm to get him to tell the truth.
  • bag something (idiom): catch or kill an animal 
    – We were out hunting for three days and couldn’t bag a single wild turkey.
  • ammo (noun): bullets or shells that are fired from a gun 
    – We ran out of ammo on the fourth day of the hunt.
  • bummer (noun): disappointment 
    – It was a real bummer that the weather was bad.
  • cut out something (idiom): stop or end something 
    – Be quiet. If you don’t cut out the noise, we won’t be able to sleep all night.
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