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General Listening Quiz

“Meeting Singles”

Level: Topic: Type: Speakers: Length:
difficult invitations conversation man and woman 02:25

Pre-Listening Exercise

When meeting other singles, people often make invitations for dates or other activities? What expressions can you think of for accepting, expressing reservation, or refusing invitations? What excuses can you think of if you really did not want to go out with someone?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Rewrite the conversation and make Diane’s responses more positive. Then practice with a partner. Have you ever had a similar experience, either like Doug or Diane? How did you feel and what did you do?

Online Investigation

Contact a family member online through email, social media, or by phone. Ask the person what three things they look for in an ideal friend or partner.
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