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General Listening Quiz

“Personal Profile”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy introductions man 00:32

Pre-Listening Exercise

Having pen friends is a good way to meet people. What kinds of things would you write or talk about when introducing yourself to  a friend for the first time? How do these topics change depending on the situation and the person to whom you are speaking (e.g., an older man on an airplane or a fellow student at a party)?


hit it off” = get along well, become friends
After the first couple of letters, I knew we would hit it off because we had so many things in common.”

nothing to write home about” = not exciting or interesting
My trip was nothing to write home about. I didn’t have much fun, and it was kind of boring.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Introduce yourself to several people (e.g, classmates, coworkers, complete strangers) in different situations. Then, find a Web site where you can locate people with the same interests as your own. Consider writing someone as a way of communicating with a new friend.

Online Investigation

What social media sites do you use to meet new friends and communicate with family?

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