General Listening Quiz

"First Date"

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easy dating man - girl 01:17

Pre-Listening Exercise

Imagine that your 16-year-old daughter is about to leave on her first date. What questions do you ask her before she leaves? Are you concerned at all? Why or why not?

Idioms

"hit it off" = get along well
"My daughter and her boyfriend hit it off well from the first date."

"call it quits" = end a relationship
"Hey. I'm your father, and I don't like that boy. You need to call it quits, or else!"

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What kind of movie is the girl going to see on her date?

Girl: It's a science fiction thriller called . . . well, I don't know what it is called, but it's rated PG.

At what theater is the movie playing?

Dad: And where's the movie showing? Girl: Down at the Campus Plaza Movie Theater.

How is the girl getting to the movie?

Girl: Dad. That's not Dirk. That's his older brother. He's taking us there! Can I go now?

What time does the movie begin?

Girl: Eight!? The movie doesn't start until 7:30. Come on, Dad.

What time does she have to be home?

Dad: Okay. Be back by 11:00.

Post-Listening Exercise

What can children and parents do to make each other feel more comfortable when they talk about dating? How can parents improve relationships with their children?Where do people go on dates in your country? Does the boy pick up the girl from her house or do they meet somewhere? What is your image of the "ideal" date?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find out about the dating customs in three different countries. Answer these questions:

  • At what age do people date, if they do at all?
  • Where do people go on dates?
  • What other unique views do people have on dating in these countries?