English Language Center

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.

Receptionist: English Language Center. How may I help you?
Caller: Yes. I'm calling to out more information about your program. For example, what kind of do you offer?
Receptionist: Well, first of all, the purpose of our program is to language learning opportunities to this area's community [Uh-hum], whether a student's is to master basic functional language skills, let's say, for his or her job, or to study intensively to enter a US or university.
Caller: Okay. I'm calling for a friend who is interested in attending a US university.
Receptionist: And that's the of, uh, instruction that we provide, from basic communication courses to content-based classes such as computer , intercultural communication, and business English.
Caller: Great. What are your application deadlines for the semester?
Receptionist: Well, we applicants to apply no later than two months before the semester begins. [Uh-hum] This gives us time to process the application and the student's I-20.
Caller: An I-20?
Receptionist: Oh, an I-20 is a form that indicates that we are giving permission for the student to study in our program, and then the student this form to the US embassy in his or her country to apply for the F-1 student visa.

[ The conversation continues . . . ]