General Listening Quiz

“Snack Time: Healthy Foods – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording on healthy snacks and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Son: Dad!

Father: Yeah, Micky.

Son: Can I have a really good snack?

Father: Uh, I don’t know. I think it’s . . . uh . . . what time is it? I think it’s going on dinner.

Son: Uh, it’s three thirty.

Father: Three thirty. Uh . . . We’d better wait. [Why, Dad?] Well, what kind of snack do you want?

Son: Candy?

Father: No, candy is out. Oh, how about some broccoli? [No!] Uh, carrots? [No!] Well, what else can you suggest?

Son: Candy.

Father: Candy. No, I don’t think . . . I think You’d better wait.

Son: A sandwich? A spinach sandwich?

FatherSpinach sandwich? Spinach sandwich! When did you start liking spinach?

Son: Uh, today.

Father: Well, what about a small sandwich? [Okay] Okay, I’ll whip it up in a minute. Play with your toys while you’re waiting for it.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • snack (noun): an informal light meal
    – My wife often gives the kids a snack right when they come home from school.
  • go on (phrasal verb): getting near to, almost
    – It’s going on 6:00 p.m., so we’d better start dinner before the guests arrive.
  • out (adjective): not acceptable or possible
    – Going to the movie is out tonight. We don’t have enough money to pay for the tickets.
  • spinach (noun): a dark green leafy vegetable
    – Some kids don’t like the taste of spinach.
  • whip up (phrasal verb): prepare or cook food quickly
    – We don’t have much time for dinner, so I’ll whip up something right away.
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