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General Listening Quiz

“Vacation Plans”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Time:
intermediate vacation plans two men 01:49

Pre-Listening Exercise

Learning about the culture is another important part of travel and sightseeing. What customs should visitors be aware of when visiting a home in your country? What should and shouldn’t people do? What are the expected customs and behaviors in this situation?


put your best foot forward” = give a good impression
You can put your best foot forward and impress the people of that country by learning about the culture and speaking their language.”

jump at the chance” = do some form of service in return for something in return
I wanted my dad to pay for the movie tickets, so I jumped at the chance to do some extra work to pay for them.”

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

Discuss the do’s and don’ts that visitors should be aware of when visiting your country. Topics could include eating manners, dress, attendance at weddings and funerals, dating, giving and receiving gifts, etc. Share an experience where you or someone you know unintentionally did something inappropriate in another culture.

Online Investigation

Choose one of these places below. Then, use the Internet to find the information to these questions:

Spain, Thailand, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Germany

  1. What is the best way to travel there?
  2. How much does it cost to get there?
  3. Where are some of the best places to stay?
  4. How much do they cost?
  5. What are two places that are interesting to visit?
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