Skip to main content

General Listening Quiz

“Wedding Anniversary”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
advanced anniversaries man – woman 01:46

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are some common ways to celebrate your anniversary? What do people do, where do they go, and what gifts do they buy for their spouses?


once in a blue moon” = very rarely
We go on vacation once in a blue moon.”

grab a bite (to eat)” = have a light meal
I grabbed a bite before I got to work.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

There are many different customs and traditions for celebrating (or not) wedding anniversaries around the world. Explain one or two ways in which couples celebrate their wedding anniversary, whether it be the first, tenth, or fiftieth. What do people do? Where do they go? Are their special foods or events that people organize or attend?

Online Investigation

Imagine that you have been married exactly one year. Plan the ideal date to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Use the Internet to find the perfect gift and an expensive restaurant in your area. What if your partner forgot your wedding anniversary, how would you react? Discuss your findings with a partner.

Try More Free Listening at