General Listening Quiz

"Class Reunion"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy class reunions man - woman 02:23

Pre-Listening Exercise

Class or school reunions are times when people get together with former classmates and relive past experiences in high school.

Idioms

"crack a book" = to open books to study (usually a negative meaning)
"Brandon hardly ever cracked a book in high school, but he still was able to graduate."

"cut class" = to skip school
"Why do you always cut class? You won't pass the class if you do."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What is the woman's name?

James: Amanda Brown. Wow! It's been a long time.

Where is the reunion going to be held?

Amanda: The reunion is going to be held at the Mountain Country Club across from City Park.

The reunion starts at ________.

James: And what time does it start? Amanda: I think it starts at 6:00.

How much do two tickets cost for the reunion?

James: And how much does it cost?

Amanda: It's twenty dollars a ticket, and that includes dinner and entertainment.

- Since one ticket costs $20, two tickets cost $40.

James feels uncomfortable going to the reunion because he ____.

James: I don't know. I never really fit in in high school. I was kind of a loner.

Vocabulary Practice

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

Post-Listening Exercise

Do former classmates in your area or country hold class reunions? If so, how often do people organize such events? What activities do people do at such reunions? Have you ever participated in a class reunion? Describe your experience.

Online Investigation

Contact a former classmate who attended the same high school by email, Facebook, or other social media. What was the person like back then (the person's personality)? Where does the person live now? What does he or she now do for a living?