General Listening Quiz

“Weekly Activities”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate daily activities man and young woman 02:10

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are common after-school activities children and teenagers might be involved in during a normal school week?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What one thing does the girl NOT have to do on Wednesday after school?

Daughter: Uh, we're thinking about seeing a movie on Wednesday after school. Father: Well, that's not going to work. You have piano lessons after school and then you have to babysit for the neighbors until 9:00.

The girl can't go to the movie on Monday because she _____.

Father: Monday's out. You haven't practiced your clarinet at all . . . for an entire month, so you have to catch up on that. And, don't you have an essay due in your English class on Tuesday?

How long is her soccer practice on Tuesday?

Father: Uh, you have soccer practice from 4:00 until 5:30, and after that, you have to do your homework.

On Saturday, the girl has to _____.

Father: Well, you have to do your chores in the morning before noon. [You can help me with that.] Oh no. And then, we have to clean out the garage.

The girl is going to see the movie at ____ p.m.

The girl wants to see the 9:30 p.m. movie, but her father tells her to go to the 5:00 p.m. show.

Post-Listening Exercise

Describe your typical weekly schedule, including school, work, and leisure activities. Use adverbs of frequency (e.g., always, almost always, often, sometimes, seldom, never, etc.) and time expressions (once a week, twice a month, once in a while, etc.) to describe your schedule.

Online Investigation

Contact a friend or family member online, by phone, by text, or by mobile app. Find at the answers to these questions:

  1. What are three things they do in the morning?
  2. What do they usually do for lunch?
  3. Do they eat alone or with friends or colleagues?
  4. What are two things they do in the afternoon?
  5. Where do they have dinner?
  6. What do they often do in the evening?
  7. What time do they go to bed?