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General Listening Quiz

“Bookstore Shopping – Script”

Listening Exercise

Watch the video on bookstore shopping and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Father: Son, what are you . . .

Son: Dad, Dad?

Father: Son. What are you doing here down at the beach? I thought you said you were going to buy some things for school?

Son: Well, Uh, Dad. I DID buy some things.

Father: Well, what did you buy? What do you have in your backpack?

Son: Well, let’s see. I have three notebooks, five pencils, an eraser, and oh yeah . . . .

Father: Wait! Two smartphones?

Son: Yeah, well, uh . . .

Father: What, what do you need with two smartphones?

Son: Well, I use one to call you and Mom, and the other, I call my, uh, my teachers. Yeah, yeah, yeah! That’s it.

Father: Right.

Son: And, uh, yeah.

Father: And what else did you buy?

Son: Well, um, yeah. I have a new iPad.

Father: A new iPad? What do you need a new iPad for?

Son: Well, you know. My birthday is coming up . . .

Father: Your birthday isn’t until June. That’s six months away.

Son: Well, Mom thought it was a good idea. And I have, let’s see, what else? Two cheeseburgers, some fries, and oooh, a melted ice cream.

Father: How did you pay for all that?

Son: Well, uh, ooh, uh. Time is passing. Gotta go! Bye, Dad!

Father: Hey, where’s my credit card? Come back!!

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • Something is coming up (phrasal verb): something is about to happen
    – The final test is coming up soon. I need to prepare for it.
  • Time is passing (phrasal verb): Time is moving quickly
    Time passes when you are having fun.
  • Gotta go (modal of necessity): have got to go
    – We (have) gotta buy books for class this afternoon.
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