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General Listening Quiz

“A Hiking Family”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate family activities man – woman 01:52

Pre-Listening Exercise

What things can parents do to strengthen the relationship with their children? Some people go hiking or do outdoor activities; other people watch movies or go to amusement parks. Discuss your ideas. 


get ahead” = become successful in your business or career
Often, people give up time with their families to get ahead in life.”

control/hold the purse strings” = control the money in a family
My wife is much better at managing our finances, so she controls the purse strings.”

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

Are there outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or camping that you enjoy doing with your family? What things can families do together to strengthen the family relationship? Discuss these topics with a partner and see if your families do similar activities.

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find five places where families can spend time together in your area or in a city or country where you want to visit. Answer these questions:

  1. What are the names of these places?
  2. What activities can you do there?
  3. How much does it cost to visit these places?
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