General Listening Quiz
“Nice to Meet You – Script”
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?
Student: Nah, 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.