General Listening Quiz

“Barbecue Party”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate barbecue and food man – woman 01:29

Pre-Listening Exercise

What kinds of food do people often prepare and eat at a barbecue or family party?


eat like a horse” = to eat a lot
My brother eats like a horse, you’ll need to a lot of food for the party.”

eat someone for breakfast” = to beat badly
Their soccer team is so good that they will eat our team for breakfast.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

How many people are coming to the party from Ashley's work?

Ashley: Well, um, there's your family; that's four people. [ Okay. ] There are three from my work [ Okay. ], and then Mike and Megan from across the street. And you and me, of course.

What are Daniel's brothers going to bring to the barbecue?

Ashley: Um, let's see. Here's my list. Um . . . Your brothers are bringing hamburgers, cheese, and buns.

Daniel's brother, Jim, loves to _____.

You know, my brother, Jim . . . He eats like a horse. [ Uh-huh. ] At the last barbecue, he put away at least, what, five hot dogs and five cheeseburgers . . .

Ashley's neighbors are going to bring _______ from their garden.

Ashley: And Mike and Megan. You're going to love this. They're going to bring some of the corn from their garden.

What are they going to eat for dessert?

Daniel: Okay. And what about dessert? Ashley: I already have some ice cream and some homemade apple pie in the fridge.

Vocabulary Practice

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

Post-Listening Exercise

Talk about a party or dinner you have had with family or friends during the past month or so. Who came to the activity? What did you eat? Who prepared the food? What activities or games did you do at the party? How long did it last?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to search for a recipe on how to prepare a typical food from a country that interests you. What ingredients do you need to prepare the food? Is there a particular time of year or holiday when people eat this food? Does this food have any special meaning to the people?