General Listening Quiz

“Pizza Delivery”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate pizza delivery man – young woman 02:10

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are some of the questions you would ask or be asked when ordering a pizza by phone?


dig in” = let’s eat
Okay. We have plenty of pizza, so dig in.”

sing for your supper” = do some form of service in return for something in return
I wanted my dad to pay for the movie tickets, but he said I had to sing for my supper by cleaning the garage.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Which topping is NOT mentioned as one available from this pizza shop?

Employee: Well, we have Italian sausage, ham, mushrooms, onions, pineapple, black olives, green peppers, bacon, tomatoes, shrimp, clams, and squid.

The man finally orders a pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms on one side and ______ on the other.

Employee: Okay. Let me repeat your order. A large half-and-half pizza. [Okay.] One half with pepperoni [Yeah.] and mushrooms and the other with Italian sausage and green peppers. [Yeah.] Orange juice and your free order of bread sticks.

The man orders _____ with his pizza.

What is the total of his order?

Employee: Okay. Your total comes to fifteen nineteen, which includes tax. [Okay.] And could I have your name?

What is the man's address?

Customer: It's 1340 South 16 East, and the phone number is 340-1870 (three-four-zero-eighteen, seventy).

Vocabulary Practice

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

Post-Listening Exercise

Are there any toppings or pizza styles unique to your country (e.g., seafood pizza with clams and squid which you can find in Japan)? Is there a charge for pizza delivery and is giving a tip customary in your country? Have you ever made your own pizza? If so, what do you put on your pizza?

Online Investigation

Pizza restaurants are not all the same. They offer different menus, services, and prices. Use the Internet to look up two different pizza restaurants in your area, or better yet, pretend that you are visiting New York City in the United States for a week, and you want to find out what restaurants are available in the area. Check on prices, variety of menu items, delivery, and working hours of each place and compare.