Intermediate

Intermediate Listening Lesson #21

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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. Why are they going to the department store?
a) They are having a sale
b) They need to shop for school clothes
c) They are bored with nothing to do
d) None of the above

2. When are they going to meet?
a) On Friday
b) On Saturday
c) After dinner
d) In thirty minutes

3. What are the two items they are looking at?
a) Bags and pants
b) Rings and necklaces
c) Shoes and sweaters
d) Jackets and belts

4. What is on sale for $80?
a) Shoe
b) Jacket
c) Sweater
d) Necklace

  
1. a    2. d      3. c       4. c
  
1. They are having a sale
2. In thirty minutes
3. Shoes and sweaters
4. Sweater

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: “Hey Jackie. What are you doing?”
B: “Nothing much. I’m just relaxing today. Why? What’s going on?”
A: “I was thinking about heading to the mall. Do you want to go?”
B: “Are they having a sale?”
A: “Yeah. Both Bon and Nordstrom’s is having there annual sale. It’s a great time to buy some clothes you’ve been holding out on.”
B: “That sounds great. Where should we meet?”
A: “I’ll meet you in front of Nordstrom’s in 30 minutes.”
B: “Sounds good. See you there.”
A: “What do you think about these shoes?”
B: “They’re cute. But do you think you’ll wear them much?”
A: “No. Not really.”
B: “This sweater is so pretty. I love the low neck design.”
A: “I bet it’s expensive.”
B: “It’s on sale for $80. What do you think? Should I try them on?”
A: “For 80 bucks it looks great. Go try it on.” 

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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