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General Listening Quiz

“Street Market”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate shopping two men 01:30

Pre-Listening Exercise

What kinds of items would you find being sold at a flea or street market? Would you ever go to such a market to shop? Why or why not?


sell like mad” = sell very quickly because an item is popular
If you don’t hurry to the store, you won’t find any of the new iPhones. They’re selling like mad.”

bells and whistles” = extra, sometimes unnecessary, decorative features on an item
Hey, I don’t need a CD player with all the bells and whistles. If it plays a CD, then that is enough for me.”

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

Practice the dialogue with a partner. Next, create your own dialogue with the seller and a different customer. Try selling two new things.

Seller: Hi. Can I help you?

Customer: Uh, I’m looking for some earrings for a friend.

Seller: Well, here’s a nice pair for only $20.

Customer: What? _________.

Seller: ___________.

Customer: ___________.

Seller: ___________.

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