General Listening Quiz


Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy eyeglasses man 00:27

Pre-Listening Exercise

Eyeglasses are very important to many people around the world. Now, you will hear a recorded message of one eye wear store. You sometimes hear such a message if you call a store after it closes. What kind of information do you hear?


word of mouth” = telling one person to another by speaking
Many stores sell most of their products by word of mouth.”

pull out all the stops” = do everything possible to make something succeed
The company pulled out of the stops to improve business, including cutting prices up to 50%.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What is the name of the store?

Hello and thank you for calling American Vision, this area's finest store in eyeglasses for you and your family.

What time does the store open on Wednesday?

Our store hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

What time does the store close on Saturdays?

We're open Saturdays until six.

What day is the store closed?

We're open Saturdays until six. Closed on Sundays.

The store offers a _____ discount on Saturday.

Please visit our store on Saturday for an additional 20% off on our already low prices on all brands of eyewear.

Vocabulary Practice

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

Post-Listening Exercise

What are the good points of wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses? What do you think about colored contact lenses? 

Online Investigation

Laser eye surgery is becoming a popular idea for improving eye vision. However, you always have to consider the costs and outcomes. Use the Internet to compare two companies that do this surgery, and find out (1) how much it costs for each eye and (2) what guarantees the company provides.