Intermediate Listening Lesson #18

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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 sport are they talking about?
a) Baseball
b) Basketball
c) Football
d) Soccer

2. Until when did he play?
a) Until he was 15 years old
b) Until he graduated from high school
c) Until he finished college
d) He is still playing

3. What two positions are mentioned in this dialog?
a) Quarterback and running back
b) Midfielder and goalie
c) Third base and outfielder
d) Guard and forward

4. What does one guy in the dialog play every Tuesdays and Thursdays?
a) Baseball
b) Hockey
c) Softball
d) Golf

1. a    2. b    3. c     4. c
1. Baseball
2. Until he graduated from high school
3. Third base and outfielder
4. Softball

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: “What sport do you like the most?”
B: “I like baseball the best.”
A: “Me too. Did you play when you were a kid?”
B: “Yeah. I played until I graduated from high school.”
A: “What position did you play?”
B: “I think I tried every position, but the last few years, I played third.”
A: “I hate third base. It’s scary when the ball is coming at you so fast.”
B: “It was scary at first, but after awhile, I got used to it. If you have fast reflexes, then it’s not really a problem. What position did you play?”
A: “I played outfield. I hated the infield because I never figured out all the bounces.”
B: “I wish I could play again, but there isn’t much opportunities around here.”
A: “I’m on a softball league. It’s not fast pitch, but it’s still fun. You wanna join our group?”
B: “When do you guys play?”
A: “We play either Tuesdays or Thursdays.”
B: “Sounds pretty fun. I’ll come out and join you next time.” 

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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