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General Listening Quiz

“College Roommates – Script”

Listening Exercise

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

Zebra: Ah. It’s good to be up. What a beautiful morning!

Yellow Puppet: Uh, it’s a quarter to two. It’s NOT the morning at all. What are you doing in the kitchen anyway?

Zebra: Well, I’m going to make breakfast and check my email to see if anyone has responded to my advertisement for a new roommate.

Yellow Puppet: Right? [Laughs] Right.

Zebra: What do you mean, “Right”?

Yellow Puppet: Well, listen. Who’s going to wanna [want to] live with you? You can’t even take care of yourself.

Zebra: What are you talking about? I get up early every morning at 6:00 o’clock.

Yellow Puppet: Uh, add about six hours to that.

Zebra: And, I always make nutritious meals.

Yellow Puppet: Uh, I don’t think McDonald’s Big Macs and fries count.

Zebra: And, I keep my room very tidy.

Yellow Puppet: Uh, I think I saw some old dishes, empty pizza boxes, and some real dirty socks under your bed.

Zebra: And I go to bed at a very early hour.

Yellow Puppet: Do you call midnight early? Listen. Give it up. unless you make some major changes in your life, your only companion will be your pet fish, Ralph.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • respond (verb): answer or reply to something
    – When are you going to respond to his email message?
  • nutritious (adjective and verb): healthy, good for the body
    – My mother makes very nutritious soup and bread.
  • tidy (adjective): clean, organized
    – Her room isn’t very tidy. Her clothes are all over the place.

    – Please tidy (up) your room before your grandparents arrive.

  • midnight (adverb): 12:00 a.m.
    – My brother doesn’t come home until after midnight.
  • major (adjective): important, serious, or signficant
    – If you have major problems with your roommate, you should talk to him directly.
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