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General Listening Quiz

“Souvenir Shop”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate traditional souvenirs man –  woman 01:55

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are some popular and traditional souvenirs that you can buy in your hometown? What is special about them? How much do they cost?


talk shop” = only talk about one’s business or profession
He’s boring to be around because he only talks shop about his job.”

a steal” = something that is so cheap that it feels like you are stealing it
This dress was a steal. It only cost $5.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

What kind of souvenirs have you ever bought in the past? Did you buy them for yourself, or did you buy them for someone else?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find popular souvenirs for one or more of these places. What is the item? About how much does it cost? What special meaning does it have for this country?

  • Peru
  • Japan
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • India
  • Egypt
  • Thailand
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • (a country of your choice)


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