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General Listening Quiz

“Nice to Meet You – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Teacher: Oh, hi. What was your name again? I can’t keep straight all the students’ names this being the second day of school.

Student: It’s okay. I have a hard time remembering names myself.

Teacher: Uh, uh, Karen, right?

Student: No, it’s Nancy. My mom’s name is Karen.

Teacher: Nancy. Okay. I think I heard you were from England.

Student: Well, I was born there, but my parents are American. I grew up in France.

Teacher: Oh, a world traveler!

Student: But then we moved here when I was nine.

Teacher: So, what does your father do now?

Student: Well, he’s a college professor, and he is in Scotland at the moment.

Teacher: How interesting. What does he teach?

Student: Oh, I haven’t a clue. Nah, just joking. He teaches chemistry.

Teacher: Oh, chemistry, and uh, what about your mother?

Student: She works full time at home.

Teacher: Oh, and what, does she have her own business or something?

StudentNah, she takes care of me.

Teacher: Well, being a homemaker can be a real hard, but rewarding job.

Student: I think so too.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • keep straight (verb): remember clearly
    – You need to keep the facts straight if you want to pass the test.
  • nah: no (informal)
    Do you want to come to the party?
    Nah. I have other plans that evening.
  • homemaker (noun): housewife
    – His wife is a homemaker.
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