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Gap-fill Exercise

Fill in all the missing words below. Then, press "Check Answers" to grade your responses. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get more hints, but you lose points if you ask for help.

This gap-fill exercise is only for the first part of the original listening activity on Randall's site. The audio recording that you hear is for the full listening conversation.

Ashley: Ryan. I just want you to know that I'm going to go to to become an auto mechanic.
Ryan: Uh what? Does Dad know about this?
Ashley: Who cares? It's my life. I really working on cars.
Ryan: Oh, I get it. You want to auto mechanics because of your new boyfriend. What's his name? Jimmy or something? Listen, auto mechanics is a man's job.
Ashley: No, you got it all wrong. [What?] First of all, his name is James, and second, he doesn't work at an shop anymore. He had a job there for years, and he really liked his job because he learned how to identify problems and fix things. You, on the other hand, can't even change the toilet paper roll in the bathroom.
Ryan: Hey, that's not fair.
Ashley: And James is now back in college. He's in nursing.
Ryan: Nursing? Nursing? That's a woman's job?
Ashley: I cannot believe I'm hearing this. A man can be a nurse, and they can do the job just as as anybody else. Nurses, whether they are men or women, care for the , the elderly. Things like that.

[ The conversation continues . . . ]