General Listening Quiz
“Acting School and Movie Stars – Script”
Listen to the recording and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
News Reporter: Hello. This is James Goodfellow from Channel 4 news. Today, we’re interviewing Sarah Roberts, the star of the new movie, Zombies on Mars Part 4. Sarah, uh, thanks for joining us.
Sarah: You’re welcome, Jimmy.
News Reporter: Uh, it’s James.
Sarah: Whatever . . .
News Reporter: Well, let’s start off the interview with a few basic questions. First of all, where are you from?
Sarah: Well, I’m originally from Miami, but we moved to New York when I was three years old. [Oh.] I lived there until I was 17, and then I moved to Los Angeles to be an actress.
News Reporter: Okay, and where did you go to college?
Sarah: I attended Fernando’s School of Acting, and all of my teachers LOVED my acting.
News Reporter: Oh, and did you have a part-time job while you were in school?
Sarah: Yeah. I worked at a movie theater, and everyone LOVED the way I made the popcorn.
News Reporter: Really. Okay, and how old are you now?
Sarah: Well, I’m only 20, but everyone I know says that I look at LEAST 22.
News Reporter: Oh, right. Okay. And, what are your hobbies outside of acting?
Sarah: Oh, I love shopping for clothes and makeup and, and, and . . . . Did I say I love shopping for clothes?
News Reporter: Uh, you DID say clothes . . .
Sarah: Oh, yeah. Well, do you want to take some pictures of me . . . you know, for your homepage or your blog and you can even use them on your Facebook fan page.
News Reporter: Uh, I think we’ll be okay.
Sarah: Okay, well, um . . . Oh, oh look, all of my fans. Hey, gotta go, honey. Hi everyone.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- start off (verb): begin
– Ashley started off her acting career in New York City.
- basic (adjective): simple
– We lived in a very basic house when I was little.
- originally (adverb): at first, in the beginning
– My mother is originally from Mexico, but she grew up in the United States.
- gotta go (informal expression): have to go
– Hey, I (I’ve) gotta go to work now. See you later.
– My brother’s gotta study more if he wants to pass the class.
- honey (adjective): sweetheart, dear, love
– Hi, honey! Will you make me lunch, please?