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"one in a million" = the very best

"She is definitely one in a million, and I don't think you'll find a better person to marry."

"go steady" = date someone regularly

"They have been going steady for about a year."

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Meeting Singles
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises

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easyinvitationsconversationman and woman 02:25

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
When meeting other singles, people often make invitations for dates or other activities? What expressions can you think of for accepting, expressing reservation, or refusing invitations? What excuses can you think of if you really did not want to go out with someone?

couple on a date HELPFUL TIP: Honesty is very important in a relationship. If you don't want to go out with someone again, tell the person the truth and that you're not really interested in pursuing the relationship. This will save you from uncomfortable situations later on.

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Where did Doug and Diane first meet?
A. at school
B. at a restaurant
C. at a party

2. How did he know where she lived?
A. He asked a friend for directions.
B. He followed her home.
C. He looked her up in the phone book.

3. Where does Doug invite her to go with him on Thursday?
A. to a restaurant
B. to a theater
C. to a dance

4. What is Diane's response to his invitation on Thursday?
A. She can't go out because she has to study.
B. She is sorry, but she has another date.
C. She has to work that day, so she can't go.

5. How does Diane feel about Doug's idea for Friday?
A. She thinks if would be a great idea if she had the time.
B. She feels that it would be uninteresting outing.
C. She has done the activity before, so she'd rather not go.

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3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Rewrite the conversation and make Diane's responses more positive. Then practice with a partner. Have you ever had a similar experience, either like Doug or Diane? How did you feel and what did you do?

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