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General Listening Quiz

“The Ideal Woman – Script”

Listening Exercise

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

Ed: Hey Rocky! You’ve been sitting around all night. Get out and dance with someone like that woman over there.

Rocky: No way! She looks like the intellectual type.

Ed: Oh come on man! What kind of woman do you like?

Rocky: I want a woman who’s affectionate and fulfills my every need, and that woman over there is just not the right type.

Ed: Hey. Where have you been? Times are changing, and you’re never gonna find a woman who will shine your shoes and pick up after you all the time. Wake up.

Rocky: Oh really? I meet a lot of women like that, but not at this party. [Oh.] I also prefer a woman who’ll stay home, cook, clean, and watch the kids.

Ed: Okay, but what are your household responsibilities once you get home from work?

Rocky: Hmm. Eat, watch TV, and throw out the garbage.

Ed: Wait, wait, wait. I can’t believe I’m hearing this. In fact, you’re never going to get married. I recently read a news report that said 40 percent of women don’t think their husbands do their share around the house, and you seem to be that type.

Rocky: Well, that’s the way I am, but what’s YOUR idea of the perfect woman?

Ed: Well, I like a woman who’s outgoing, caring, and non-judgmental about people’s differences, and it bothers me when people think that they’re the center of the universe . . . like someone I know.

Rocky: Well, that’s nice for you, but that doesn’t change my point of view. I guess I’ll have to go home to a TV dinner and my dog, Rusty.

Ed: Hey, and if I stick around with you, this is going to be a long, lonely night. Say hello to Rusty for me.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • intellectual(adjective): smart, highly educated
    – My brother didn’t enjoy his date because the woman only talked about politics, science, and art. She was just too intellectual for his tastes.
  • fulfill(verb): make happy or satisfy a need
    – This house fulfills our current needs of our growing family.
  • non-judgmental(adjective): not judging or criticizing
    – Dad. I hope you will maintain a non-judgmental attitude when you meet my boyfriend. He has long hair and a pierced nose, but he is warm and caring.
  • stick with(verb): remain with someone or something, continue to do
    – Stick with me, and you won’t get lost.
    – You need to stick with your studies to get good grades.
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