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General Listening Quiz

“Acting School and Movie Stars”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy introductions man – woman 01:45

Pre-Listening Exercises

What kinds of questions do people ask when they meet other people for the first time? For example, they might ask about their jobs before they ask their names (example, “So, where do you work? How do you like your job?“)


a balancing act” = a difficult situation where you try to do several different things at the same time
Working and studying at the same time is a real balancing act.”

high-and-mighty” = self-important and proud
Sarah always acts high-and-mighty, and she thinks she is better than everyone else because she is a well-known movie star.”

Listening Exercises

A. Listen to the phone message and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes using the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercises

Write a short introduction about yourself and share this with a classmate.

Online Investigations

After you write a personal introduction of yourself, share it with family and friends using one of these ways:

  • on a social media site like Facebook
  • on a blog
  • on a personal Web site
  • on a school Web page
  • in a text message
  • in a short video
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