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General Listening Quiz

“English Language Center”

Topic: Type: Speakers: Length:
description telephone conversation two men 02:07

Pre-Listening Exercise

What questions would you ask if you called a language program overseas to find out more about it? Think of five questions and rank them in order of importance to you. Listen carefully to the following discussion. Compare your questions to the ones asked in the conversation.


rain or shine” = no matter what the weather is like
Rain or shine, classes will be held on Friday.”

leave the nest” = move away from home for the first time
For some students, coming to a foreign country can be difficult because it is the first time they have left the nest.”

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:

Post-Listening Exercise

Explain and discuss some of these topics with a partner:

  • problems related to choosing a language school overseas
  • the differences in studying English in your home country and learning it in another country
  • the difficulties in adjusting to another educational system abroad

Online Investigation

Not all language schools are the same, and some can provide a better educational and social experience than others. Search online and find two language schools or other programs that specialize in your area of interest. Collect information on cost and fees, types of classes offered, recreational opportunities, and reputation. Summarize which school would best suit your needs.

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