General Listening Quiz

"Leisure Activities"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate free time plans man - woman 01:10

Pre-Listening Exercise

Getting together with friends on group date can be a fun activity, especially when you like hanging out with people, but you aren't interested in a serious relationship. In such situations, what kinds of activities to you like to do with your friends (e.g., going to watch a movie, playing video games, hiking, etc.).

Idioms

"know someone through and through" = know very well
"Hey, I know him through and through, and I can only say he is full of integrity."

"true-blue friend" = someone who is completely loyal to another
"A true-blue friend never turns against his or her friends."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Stuart is going to ______ with his friends.

Stuart: Hey, listen. I'm getting together with Sara and Paul tonight, and a few of our other friends are going to join us. [Oh.] And, we're . . . well, we're going out to eat and then catch a movie.

Why can't Amy go with her friends?

Amy: Hey, I'd love to, but I have to cram for a test tomorrow.

At then end of the evening, the friends are going to ____.

Stuart: And we're throwing her a small birthday party after the movie.

How is Amy getting to the activity?

Stuart: Great. I'll pick you up at 6:00.

Amy wants to be home at ____.

Amy: Okay. See you then, but I have to be back by 10:30.

Vocabulary Practice

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

Post-Listening Exercise

Getting together with friends on group date can be a fun activity, especially when you like hanging out with people, but you aren't interested in a serious relationship. In such situations, what kinds of activities to you like to do with your friends (e.g., going to watch a movie, playing video games, hiking, etc.).

Online Investigation

You are going on vacation to New York City for one week, but before you go, you want to plan your leisure activities. Use the Internet to find information and then plan your week. You should look up details on times, cost, transportation, and other relevant information:

  • an outing to the Statue of Liberty
  • a visit to a famous art museum
  • a night out to see a broadway musical
  • dinner at a authentic local restaurant