General Listening Quiz

“Nice to Meet YOu”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy introductions man – girl 00:52

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are the kinds of questions you ask when meeting someone for the first time? Would you ask different questions depending on the age, social status, and gender of the person to whom you are speaking? Write down your ideas before you listen to the conversation.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Where does this conversation most likely take place?

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

What is the girl's name?

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

Where was the girl born?

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.

What does the girl's father do for a living?

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

Where does the girl's mother work?

Student: She works full time at home.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

Introduce yourself to three other people in your class including information on your nationality, family, school, work, and hobbies.

Use the Internet to do research on a famous person. Find out as much information as you can including the points mentioned in number one. Then, pretend you are that person and introduce yourself to other students in the class.

Online Investigation

People say hello and greet one another differently in the world. Some shake hands, and others hug each other. Use the Internet to search for information about how people greet each other in the countries below. What do they say when they meet in formal or casual situations? What do people do when they greet each other?

  • Mexico
  • Japan
  • India
  • Ghana or Senegal
  • Philippines 
  • Saudi Arabia, Yemen, or Oman
  • Thailand
  • the United States