General Listening Quiz

“New Friends”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy new friends man – woman 01:38

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are typical topics of conversation that come up when meeting someone for the first time? Write down your ideas before you begin.


a social butterfly” = someone who enjoys being around people
She’s a real social butterfly and always seems to make friends so easily.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What is the woman's name?

Jenny: Hi, Tom. Nice to meet you. My name is Juanita.

Where is the woman from originally?

Jenny: Well, originally I'm from Argentina, but we moved to the United States when I was about five years old.

How long did the man live in California before they moved overseas?

Tom: I was born in Fresno, California, and we lived there until I was seven.

What is the man studying?

Tom: I'm majoring in psychology. How about you? What do you do?

What is the woman's job?

Jenny: Well, I'm working as a sales representative for computer company called CompTech downtown.

Post-Listening Exercise

Introduce yourself to two other people in your class using the conversation as a model.

Online Investigation

How do you say these basic expressions in these languages? Use the Internet to help you.

  1. Hello.
  2. How are you today?
  3. What is your name?
  4. My name is ______.
  5. Good-bye.