General Listening Quiz

“Where’s the Movie Theater?”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
difficult directions man and woman 01:22

Pre-Listening Exercise

Although watching movies online from the comfort of one’s homes is becoming very popular, many people still enjoy the pleasure of buying movie tickets and watching a movie at a local theater.

  1. What is the attraction that draws people to the movies?
  2. How much do movie tickets cost in your area? W
  3. hat do people like to do before or after seeing a movie?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

When is Steve going out with Jennifer?

Steve: Well, on Monday, I asked Jennifer out on a date for this coming Saturday night.

Where is the movie theater?

Ranae: Right. Then turn left, and the movie theater is the second building on the right. It's next to the church.

Where is the restaurant located?

Ranae: Well, starting from the movie theater, go south on Pine Street, cross 2nd Street, and drive to 3rd Street. You'll see a parking lot on the left side of the street. Okay so far?

What time does the restaurant close on Sundays?

I think it's open weekdays from 10:30 in the morning to 11:30 at night, but it stays open until midnight on the weekends.

Where is the florist?

Ranae: Well the only florist I know is in front of the stadium on 2nd Street. Try that one.

Post-Listening Exercise

Discuss these questions with a partner or friend outside of class:

  • When do people start dating in your country?
  • What do people usually do on dates?
  • Does the man pick the woman up from her house or do they meet somewhere?
  • Do men often take the woman a gift on the first date? If so, what?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to answer these questions.

  1. What movies are very popular at the moment at a movie theater near you?
  2. What is the plot of the movie?
  3. Who are the main characters?
  4. What is the message of the movie?