General Listening Quiz

"Casino Gambling"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy gambling man - woman 01:00

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are the reasons why people gamble? Is gambling legal where you live?

Idioms

"strapped for cash" = short of money
"I'm a little strapped for cash, so I can't eat out very often."

"come into money" = get money suddenly
"Steve came into money when his father passed away last year."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

The people are __________ right now.

Wait. I thought you were just walking through the hotel to go outside and get something to eat. Why are we stopping at these slot machines? Are you going to gamble?

Sara is the man's _______.

Woman: Ah, no. I’m staying right with you. Does your Sara know about this? Man: . . .Hey, and besides, your wife doesn’t need to know about everything you do, does she? Man: About what? I just have some change in my pocket, and I thought I’d get rid of it. See, I have about five bucks or so. And besides, your wife doesn’t need to know about everything you do, does she?

The man has _____ dollars on him.

Man: About what? I just have some change in my pocket, and I thought I’d get rid of it. See, I have about five bucks or so. And besides, your wife doesn’t need to know about everything you do, does she?

He lost ________ at the casino last time.

Woman: Uh, no. This is different. You lost about $1,500 the last time we came here, and wait, why are you taking out your credit card?

The man and woman are probably going to _______ at the end of the conversation.

Woman: No. Let’s use that credit card to get dinner for the rest of the group.

Post-Listening Exercise

Retell the conversation with a partner. What do you think the man will do next?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find reasons for and against gambling. What are your personal thoughts on the topic after you read these ideas?