General Listening Quiz

“College Graduation – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording on college graduations and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Man: Yahoo! Freedom at last.

Woman: Hey, why are you so happy? Did you win a million dollars?

Man: What? No!

Woman: Well, did you finally move out of your parents house? I mean you weren’t paying rent.

Man: No. I just found out that I only need to take three more classes to finish, so I’m graduating in the summer.

Woman: Whoa. That’s so cool. What classes do you have left?

Man: I have two business classes and a Spanish class.

Woman: That’s sounds great. So, what are you going to do with your finance degree after you graduate?

Man: Well, that’s still up in the air, but I’m thinking about working for my dad. He owns a computer software company, and he needs helps in their accounting department. And if I don’t do that, I might go back to school and get an MBA.

Woman: And how are you going to pay for that?

Man: I’m not sure you, but I might have to take out a loan. We’ll see.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • left (adjective): not used up; remaining
    – My daughter has one year left of high school. 
  • – There are two cookies left. Can I have them?
  • finance (noun; also a verb): the management of money in a family, at a company, or by governments
    – James is a real expert in finance at his company. OR James is going to finance his children’s college education.
  • up in the air (expression): undecided
    – Our travel plans are up in the air right now until weather improves.
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