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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?
"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!"
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Girl: It's a science fiction thriller called . . . well, I don't know what it is called, but it's rated PG.
Dad: And where's the movie showing? Girl: Down at the Campus Plaza Movie Theater.
Girl: Dad. That's not Dirk. That's his older brother. He's taking us there! Can I go now?
Girl: Eight!? The movie doesn't start until 7:30. Come on, Dad.
Dad: Okay. Be back by 11:00.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
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?
Use the Internet to find out about the dating customs in three different countries. Answer these questions: