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General Listening Quiz

“College Students”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate meeting people man and woman 01:39

Pre-Listening Exercise

Introducing yourself to others is important, whether it be to a pen friend (pen pal), a friend you meet online, or through a common acquaintance. So, what are some common topics of conversation when you meet people for the first time?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Make a list of topics of conversation that are appropriate and inappropriate when meeting people for the first time? Talk with other international students and try to identify which of these rules are culture-specific and which are universal from culture to culture.

Online Investigation

Friendships are important, and joining clubs on campus can be a great way to meet people. 

Use the Internet to search a college Web site of your choice and find information about two or three clubs or organizations that you can join to meet people.

  1. What is the name of the club or organization?
  2. How often do they meet?
  3. What activities do they do?
  4. How much does it cost to join?
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