General Listening Quiz

"A Fun Day - Family Recreation"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy family activities man - young girl 00:39

Pre-Listening Exercise

If you are a child, where do you want your mother or father to take you on their day off (e.g., amusement park, zoo, swimming pool, a park, etc.)?

Idioms

"soft-hearted" = gentle, kind
"He might not seem very understanding, but you'll see he's soft-hearted once you get to know him."

"run in the family" = physical or personality traits that are similar
"All their kids are very athletic; it seems to run in the family."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

The young girl wants to go to _______.

Girl: Dad, I'm bored today. I want to go to a movie?

Who is going with them?

Dad: Okay, we have to wait for mommy because she's at a meeting right now.

What time does the activity start?

Father: There's a movie that starts in the afternoon at 2:45. Well, should we take mommy with us?

What does the girl want to do later?

Dad: Well, where would you like to go on a walk? Would you like to go down to the beach or through the park?

What does the father want to do at the end of the day?

Dad: To the beach. Well, that sounds great. And then maybe we can go out to eat tonight. Does that sound okay?

Post-Listening Exercise

Family entertainment can be a way to improve family relationships. Share your thoughts and experiences on the following topics with a partner:

  • What things did you do together with your family when you were growing up?
  • Do you still do any of these things today?

Online Investigation

Families sometimes visit an amusement park like Disneyland or something smaller for fun. Choose a country or place you want to visit and answer these questions using the Internet:

  • What is the name of the amusement park?
  • Where is it located?
  • What are the hours?
  • How much does a ticket cost to get in?
  • Are there any discounts for children or seniors?
  • What are the man attractions of the park?