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General Listening Quiz

“Spending Money”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy spending money man – boy 00:52

Pre-Listening Exercise

Did you receive an allowance from your parents when you were child? How about now? Did you have to do household chores to earn the money? How did you spend it?


do the dishes” = wash dishes
“If you want to earn you allowance this week, you need to do the dishes everyday.”

in the bucket” = a very small amount
“I’ve been saving my allowance for two months, but it’s still only a drop in the bucket, and it’ll take me forever to save enough money for a new bike.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Some parents require their children to earn an allowance by doing work in and around the house? Other parents do not give allowance at all. Still others give money to their children without requiring any work from them. Which system do you agree with most? Explain why.

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