General Listening Quiz
“Class Reunion – Script”
Listen to the recording on class reunions and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Amanda: Hey, I know you. You’re James, right? James Roberts.
James: Amanda? Amanda Brown? Wow! It’s been a long time.
Amanda: Yeah. Oh, are you going to the class reunion in two weeks?
James: Uh, I’ve heard about it, but I’m not sure. Where is it anyway?
Amanda: The reunion is going to be held at the Mountain Country Club across from Park City.
James: Man. That’s a nice place! Yeah, so, and what time does it start?
Amanda: I think it starts at 6:00.
James: And how much does it cost? You know, those reunions sometimes are really pricey.
Amanda: Well, it’s twenty dollars a ticket. That includes dinner and entertainment.
James: And what kind of entertainment are they going to have?
Amanda: They’re going to have a live jazz band and dancing.
James: Well, I’m not interested in dancing . . . a jazz band . . . That doesn’t sound bad. So, well, who’s organizing the event this time?
Amanda: Do you remember Chad Phillips?
James: Ah, yeah. Wasn’t he the quarterback on the football team?
Amanda: Right, right. Well, he married Sarah Rogers.
James: Oh, Sarah Rogers?
Amanda: Yeah, and they’re in charge of the event. So, what do you think? Are you gonna go?
James: Well, I don’t know. Sarah Roberts, oh, Rogers, yeah, yeah. Well, I never really fit in to high school, and I was kind of a loner. And to be honest, I also remember asking Sarah out on a date, and she turned me down. She said . . . I know, and she said she was sick, and it turned out she went out with someone else that night. And . . . I don’t know. This could be a little awkward, don’t you think?
Amanda: Well, why don’t we go together?
James: Are you sure?
James: Well, sure. Uh, why not? Um, can I be honest? [Yeah.] Well, I always thought you were really nice, and, uh, I just never had the guts to ask you out.
Amanda: Well, here’s your chance.
James: Well, that sounds great. So, what is your number so I can call you?
Amanda: Okay. It’s 435 . . .
James: Wait. Hang on. I gotta get my phone here. Okay, 435 . . .
Amanda: 923 . .
James: 923 . . .
James: Okay. 6017, Okay. And, where do you live?
Amanda: I only live two blocks south of the old high school.
James: Oh, really? Oh, that’s not far at all. Yeah, I, I know where that is. Okay. And, uh, . . . Well, let me call you a few days before to confirm things.
Amanda: Sounds good. It should be fun.
James: All right.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- reunion (noun): a get together of people who have been apart for a long time
– We are going to hold the class reunion on September first.
- organize (verb): put together or plan an event
– Ashley organized a very fun party last Friday.
- be in charge of (verb): have control, lead, or be responsible for something
– Who was in charge of buying the food and drinks for the reunion?
- fit in (verb): feel a part of or belong to a group
– Why didn’t Amanda fit in during high school?
- loner (noun): a person who is often alone or likes to be alone
– I was a loner back in high school, and I didn’t have any friends.
- turn someone down (noun): reject or refuse someone
– James asked many girls out on dates, but they all turned him down.
- awkward (adjective): uncomfortable or uneasy
– Meeting new people is sometimes awkward if you don’t know what to say and do.
- guts (noun): courage
– I didn’t have the guts to ask Jessica out on a date.
- confirm (verb): check
– Have you confirmed the date of the reunion?