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General Listening Quiz

“Meeting Singles – Script”

Listening Exercise

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

Doug: Uh, hi there Diane. Nah, okay. Uh . . . Hi, what’s up, Di? Okay, here we go. . .

[Doorbell ringing ]

Diane: Uh, hi. It’s David, right?

Doug: No, Doug. Remember? We met at Gary’s party last Friday night.

Diane: Oh, yeah. Now I remember. You were standing all alone, and  . . . uh, I . . . I . . .  I mean, you . . . you know. We started talking about school and stuff. [Yeah, yeah.]. Uh, how did you know I lived here?

Doug: Well, I just live around the corner, and I asked Gary if he knew how I could contact you, and . . .

Diane: And?

Doug: Well, I was just wondering if you’d like to go out this Thursday night. [Oh.]. Well, there’s this real great movie playing downtown at the theater, [Uh . . .] and I thought . . . Well . . . we, well, we can’t use my car ’cause I was in an accident with this wild man driving this BMW, so I’ve already checked the bus schedule, and . . .

Diane: Uh-hem [Well], Well, David [No Doug! Remember?] Oh yeah. Doug. I’m sorry, but I have to work that evening.

Doug: Oh really? Well, I thought you said before that you quit your job.

Diane: Well, I did, but I found a new one.

Doug: Uh, well, how about this Friday night? We could have dinner and then see that movie.

Diane: A movie? How boring!

Doug: Well, well, uh, well. A movie? Yeah, for . . . forget a movie.

Diane: Anyway, I’m afraid I have to cook dinner for my family, and . . .

Doug: Hey, I love to cook. We could whip something up together! I mean, it would be great!

Diane: I don’t think that’s a good idea. It’s just a family occasion and . . .

Doug: Well, hey, are you free this Saturday night? I have two tickets to the football game, and I thought . . .

Diane: Sure. I’d love to go. [Okay!] I’ve wanted to see a game all year. [Yeah!] My roommate will be so surprised when she finds out I have a ticket for her, and . . .

Doug: Well, but . . .

Diane: Oh [car screeching . . . ] . . . and here’s my brother! He’s a defensive lineman on the team.

Doug: Well, he doesn’t look too happy.

Diane: Ah, he’s a teddy bear, but hasn’t been the same since someone ran into his BMW.

Doug: Oh. Let me guess. Red, right?

Diane: Right. [Oh] And, it’s just that he’s a little protective of me since I am his baby sister.

Doug: Hey, well, it’s been really nice talking to you, but I have to run. Hey. Here are the tickets. Have a great time and, by the way, can I go out your back door?

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • whip something up (verb): prepare quickly
    – Let’s whip something up for tonight’s party. A few games and some snacks should be fine.
  • lineman (noun): a player in the front line of a team 
    One of the lineman from their team is very big, but quick, on the field.
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