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General Listening Quiz

“Picnic Preparations”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate picnic preparations two men 01:54

Pre-Listening Exercise

Imagine you have been asked to organize a picnic? Where would you hold the picnic and what food, appetizers, and drink would you buy? Make a list and discuss it with a partner.


gift of gab” = skill of interesting conversation
Not only was Allen a great cook, he also has the gift of gab that keeps a crowd entertained.”

not your cup of tea” = not be the kind of thing you like
I’m sorry, but playing volleyball at a picnic isn’t my cup of tea.”

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

Plan a picnic or barbecue with a friend or classmate. Where would you have your picnic? What foods would you buy or prepare for the picnic? What activities or games would you plan to entertain your friends? Share your ideas with your class.

Online Investigation

Although most people know the meaning of the word, barbecue, what people do, where they have a barbecue, and what they eat often varies from culture to culture. Use the Internet to find out how people hold barbecues in three different countries or cultures.

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