General Listening Quiz

"Donating Cars"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy donations man - woman 00:53

Pre-Listening Exercise

What kinds of things do people donate to others in your community? What are some organizations that accept donations?

Idioms

"give (someone) a hand" = help someone
"Could you give me a hand to move this sofa? It's heavy."

"bring home the bacon" = earn money for the family
"Who brings home the bacon in your family: your mom or dad?"

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

The man lost his job ____________ ago.

Well, I lost my job a month ago . . .

It is going to cost _______ to repair his car.

Now, our bills are piling up, and last week, our car died, and it’s going to cost about $2,500 to repair it.

The car has about _________ miles.

I mean, it has almost 275,000 miles.

The car needs an oil change and new _________.

Of course, the car needs a new oil change and a couple of new tires, but otherwise, it runs great.

The woman wants a ________ for the car.

All you owe me is one of your homemade peach pies. That will make us even.

Post-Listening Exercise

Retell the story from the point of view of the man and woman. How does the man feel about his situation? What does the woman do for the man? Have you ever done anything for someone, and if so, what happened?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find an organization that accepts donations in your area. Then, answer these questions:

  1. What is the name of the group or organization?
  2. What is the goal of the charity?
  3. What kinds of donations do they accept?
  4. How are your donations used and what percent of your donation actually goes to people in need?