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General Listening Quiz

“Baking Cookies”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate baking man – young woman 02:31

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are three types of cookies you like to eat? Are there any kinds of baked goods you don’t care for? Do you bake your own cookies, or do you buy them? Who does the most baking in your family: mother, father, grandparent, you, or another person?


chow down” = eat enthusiastically
The kids couldn’t wait to chow down the bacon and eggs for breakfast.”

pig out” = eat a lot of food
Don’t let the children pig out on pizza and soda. They need to eat vegetables, too.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

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

Gap-fill Exercise

Post-Listening Exercise

In addition to cookies, what traditional sweets are common in your area? What are the ingredients to prepare them? Are there any ingredients that are unique to your area that people in other countries might not include in the recipe?

Online Investigation

Imagine you are hosting a party at your house, and you have a variety of people attending. You are considering the option of either buying cookies online or making your own. Use the Internet to complete two tasks: (1) find at least one online service where you can order cookies and have them delivered to you (and identify the costs and quality of such a service), and (2) find at least one cookie recipe online that is easy to prepare and healthy to eat.

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