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General Listening Quiz

“TV Guide”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate TV shows man – woman 01:19

Pre-Listening Exercise

Look at the list of TV programs below. Which shows interest you most? Discuss your answers:

nature, documentary, news, game, home improvement, reality, cartoon, fitness or exercise, soap opera or drama, talk, sitcom, cooking


get into something” = be interested in something
How about watching something else on TV? I don’t really get into baseball.”

couch potato” = someone who sits and watches TV a lot
“I‘m a little worried about my roommate. He’s a real couch potato and doesn’t get outside and exercise very much.”

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

If you were having a party at your house with some friends, what TV programs would you watch? What do you like and dislike about the following shows? Reality shows, documentaries, news, sitcom, soap operas, nature programs. Explain your reasons.

Online Investigation

Watching online TV shows and viewing instant streaming movies is becoming a common recreational activity for the young and old. Use the Internet to find two companies that provide such services. Compare price, convenience, and features of each and discuss your findings with a partner.

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