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General Listening Quiz


Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate parental guidance man – daughter 01:13

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are some of the greatest challenges that face parents when raising children in today’s world? What are some specific challenges or issues dealing with child rearing that are unique to your culture or part of the world (e.g., education, freedom, religion, dress, discipline, etc.)


Rack your brains” = think very hard
We racked our brains all weekend trying to come up with a solution to our problem.”

horse around” = play around in a silly, improper, or lazy manner
Sometimes, my kids just horse around and don’t get their chores done.”

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

Parenting is one job people take on without any experience. It is not like working at a restaurant. Therefore, in what ways can new parents prepare for the new adventure as parents? What challenges do parents face in raising and caring for new infants, toddlers, teenagers, and even adult children?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find three specific suggestions on raising and understanding teenagers. Do you think that these recommendations are applicable to all situations, families, and nationalities? Why or why not?

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