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?

Vocabulary Practice

Try this activity to practice the vocabulary from the conversation:

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?