“Online Dating”



Pre-Listening Question

What are some of the pros and cons of online dating? Is this something you have ever tried, and if so, what was this experience like?

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

drawback (noun): disadvantage
– I think there are a number of drawbacks to dating someone from your own office. For example, if things don’t work out in your relationship, you still have to work with that person on a daily basis.

no-go (informal expression): used to say that something is not allowed or can’t be done
– I talked to my boss about taking some time off from work, but she said it was a no-go because things have been so busy at the office.

have anything of that (expression): be unwilling to do something or refuse
– I told my dad that I needed to use his car for a date, but he wasn’t having any of that. Instead, he told me to ride the bus.

creep (noun): a very unpleasant person
– I went out with a guy the other day, but he was such a creep. He kept trying to hold my hand even when I told him to stop a million times.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

What are your top five activities for getting to know new people (for example, have a picnic at a park)?

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