General Listening Quiz

“Class Reunion – Script”

Listening Exercise

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?

Amanda: Yeah.

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 . . .

Amanda: 6017.

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?
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