General Listening Quiz

"Family Activities"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy family activities man - young girl 01:05

Pre-Listening Exercise

Imagine you are a five-year-old girl, and your father asks you about your day. What activities do little children (in this case, a little girl) do during the day at that age?

Idioms

"keep an eye on" = watch carefully
"Be sure to keep an eye on the kids so they don't get to close to river."

"homesick" = sad at being away from home or things that are familiar
"My roommate is really homesick and can't think about anything else but his mom's cooking."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Besides paper books, what did the little girl make with paper at school ?

Dad: Like what types of things did you make? Emily: We made books. Dad: You made books! Okay. And what else? Emily: We . . . we made paper kangaroos.

The girl used crayons, paper, and ______.

Emily: We used crayons, papers, glue, and we had to follow directions.

What did the girl do after school besides playing games?

Emily: I rode my bike in the tennis court.

The girl played with her ______ at the school.

Dad: You went with your cousins.

Where does this conversation most probably take place?

Emily: Welcome home, Dad.

Vocabulary Practice

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

Post-Listening Exercise

Talk about your family with a partner using some of these questions:

  • How many people are in your family?
  • What do your parents do?
  • What kinds of activities does your family do together?
  • What is one thing you like or dislike about your family?

Online Investigation

Choose a country you want to visit. Use the internet and find three favorite games that children play there. Answer these questions:

  1. What is the name of the game?
  2. Do you play this game inside or outside?
  3. What are some basic rules of the game?
  4. How many people can play at one time?
  5. How do you win?