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General Listening Quiz

“Moving Company”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate moving company man – woman 03:06

Pre-Listening Exercise

Moving from place to place can take a lot of preparation: packing your items, choosing a moving company if you aren’t going to do it yourself, renting a storage unit for extra items, and renting or buying a new place to live. Think and talk about a time when you or your family moved to a different place. What was it like?


had better get moving” = to need to leave or depart
Hey. We’d better get moving, or we will miss the movie. It starts in 15 minutes.”

move away” = to leave your home to live somewhere else
Our daughter decided to move away (from home) and attend a college in a different city.”

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

What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a company to move your belongings to a new residence? What have been your experiences in moving? What adjective best describes your experience:

  • frustrating
  • relaxing
  • confusing
  • disappointing
  • exciting
  • boring
  • discouraging
  • shocking

Online Investigation

Find a moving company on the Internet and answer these questions:

  • What packing and unpacking options does the company provide?
  • Will the company tow your vehicle, and if so, how much will it cost?
  • Does the company provide additional services such as setting up your own entertainment center or cleaning your place?
  • What insurance do they provide if something is damaged during the move?
  • Will they take apart and put together furniture such as a bed or desk at your new location?
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