General Listening Quiz

"Party Time"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy descriptions man - woman 00:46

Pre-Listening Exercise

Imagine that you have been invited to a party. How would you dress for the occasion? What types of fashionable clothing can you purchase at local stores or even online clothing stores?

Idioms

"life of the party" = a person who makes a party fun for everyone
"You need to invite him. He's always the life of the party, and he keeps things exciting."

"eat you out of house and home" = be difficult to feed because someone is eating so much food
"You need to tell your adult children to move out because they're eating you out of house and home."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Who is visiting Jori for the weekend?

Jori: Yeah. And they're eating me out of house and home. Oh, I'd like you to meet my sister, Carol. She's visiting for the weekend.

Carol is wearing _____.

Dave: You mean the woman wearing the red sweater with the long black hair?

Carol is ______.

Jori: Yeah. That's right. Let me introduce you to her. I just know you two will hit it off. You're both so outgoing and adventurous.

Bob is wearing _____.

Dave: Uh, and who's the man sitting next to her? Uh, the man with the suit jacket and flashy green tie?

Jori knows Bob because _____.

Jori: Hi Dave. [Hi] Happy to see you could make it. Come on in. Dave: Wow. Looks like the party is in full swing. Jori: Yeah. And they're eating me out of house and home. Oh, I'd like you to meet my sister, Carol. She's visiting for the weekend. Dave: Oh. Which one is she? Jori: She's sitting on the sofa over there. Dave: You mean the woman wearing the red sweater with the long black hair? Jori: Yeah. That's right. Let me introduce you to her. I just know you two will hit it off. You're both so outgoing and adventurous. Dave: Uh, and who's the man sitting next to her? Uh, the man with the suit jacket and flashy green tie? Jori: Oh, that's Bob, my karate teacher. Dave: Karate teacher! I never knew you were into karate.

Vocabulary Practice

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

Post-Listening Exercise

Attending parties can be an enjoyable experience in a new culture as long as you understand the social rules of that country. What are some cultural rules that a visitor to your culture should know in such cases? Think about dress, gift giving, and any special expression or language that are used in these situations.

Online Investigation

Attending parties can be an enjoyable experience in a new culture as long as you understand the social rules of that country. What are some cultural rules that a visitor should know in such cases? Think about dress, gift giving, and any special expression or language that are used in these situations.