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General Listening Quiz

“Sightseeing Tours Around Town – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording on travel and city tours, and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Man: So, what do you wanna [want to] do tomorrow?

Woman: Well, let’s look at this city guide here. [Okay] Uh, here’s something interesting. [Oh!] Why don’t we first visit the art museum in the morning?

Man: Okay. I like that idea. And, uh, where do you want to eat lunch?

Woman: How about going to an Indian restaurant? [Hmm] The guide recommends one downtown a few blocks from the museum.

Man: Now, that sounds great. And after that, what do you think about visiting the zoo? [Umm . . well . . . ] Well, it says here that there are some very unique animals not found anywhere else.

Woman: Well, to tell you the truth, I’m not really interested in going there. [Really?]. Yeah. Why don’t we go shopping instead? There’s supposed to be some really nice places to pick up souvenirs.

Man: Nah, I don’t think that’s a good idea. We only have a few traveler’s checks left, and I only have fifty dollars left in cash.

Woman: No problem. We can use YOUR credit card to pay for MY new clothes.

Man: Oh, no. I remember the last time you used MY credit card for YOUR purchases.

Woman: Oh well. Let’s take the subway down to the seashore and walk along the beach.

Man: Now that sounds like a wonderful plan.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • recommend (verb): to suggest something would be good or suitable for a particular purpose or to suggest some action
    – I recommend you visit the palace during your visit.
  • blocks (noun): the distance and area between roads or streets
    – Walk down this road three blocks, and you’ll see the science museum on the right-hand side of the street.
  • to tell (you) the truth (phrase): to be honest
    – To tell you the truth, I’m a little afraid to try new foods.
  • pick up (verb): obtain or get
    – I picked up this doll during my last trip to China.
  • souvenir (verb): something you give or receive to help you remember a visit to another place 
    – My children expect souvenirs when I return from a trip overseas.
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