General Listening Quiz

“Acting School and Movie Stars – Script”

Listening Exercise

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 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?
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