Intermediate Listening Lesson #11 –

Intermediate Listening Lesson #11

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Step 1:   Listen to Dialog

Do not view the questions until after you have listened to the audio file. Reading the questions first will not help you improve your English listening skills.

Step 2:

1. What is the main topic of this dialog about?
a) Amount of drinking and alcohol tolerance
b) Beer versus whiskey
c) Drinking at parties
d) Drink specials

2. What is the term “light weight” mean in this dialog?
a) Someone who is small in size
b) Someone who is skinny
c) Someone who can’t drink much
d) An alcoholic

3. What happens when the light weight person has more than 3 drinks?
a) He throws up
b) He gets drunk
c) He gets excited
d) He gets a headache

4. How is one person able to drink so much without spending much money?
a) He has friends buy him drinks
b) He finds specials and buys cheap drinks
c) He buys alcohol in bulk from the grocery store
d) He spends a lot of money

1. b        2. c        3. d          4. b
1. Amount of drinking and alcohol tolerance
2. Someone who can’t drink much
3. He gets a headache
4. He finds specials and buys cheap drinks

If you are uncertain about the answers to the questions, listen to the audio file again after having read the questions. After you have made all your selections, you may view the answers to see how you did.

Step 3:  

A: “Do you drink much?”
B: “Depending on what you consider a lot.”
A: “How frequently do you drink?”
B: “Couple times a week. How about you?”
A: “Only when I go out. I’m not a big drinker.”
B: “How much can you drink?”
A: “I usually only have 2 beers.”
B: “You’re a light weight.”
A: “How much can you drink?”
B: “I’m usually drinking all night long. At least 10 drinks.”
A: “Don’t you spend a lot of money then?”
B: “No. We usually go to places that have specials. Dante’s over on the Ave has $5.00 pitchers on Mondays. So for ten, fifteen bucks, I can get a lot of drinks.”
A: “That’s true.”
B: “If you don’t like beer, have you tried mixed drinks? Some of them are pretty good.”
A: “I like beer, it’s just that I get a headache when I drink more than 3.”
B: “You just have to build up a tolerance. I used to be like that. But your body gets used to it.”
A: “It’ll take awhile, but I’m working on it.”
B: “Hey let’s go out tomorrow night. The Ram Bar and Grill is having a special on pitchers.”
A: “Aright.”

You should read the Conversation Dialog to help you study after going through the listening lesson. Do not view the Conversation Dialog prior to listening to the audio, or prior to answering all the questions.

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