Intermediate Listening Lesson #25

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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 type of ring are they talking about?
a) A wedding ring
b) A couples ring
c) An engagement ring
d) A lucky ring

2. When does this person plan on getting married?
a) In March
b) In June
c) In July
d) In September

3. What kind of watch are they talking about?
a) A Rolex
b) A Timex
c) A Tag Heuer
d) A Cartier

4. How much was the watch?
a) $600
b) $1500
c) $2500
d) $3000

1. c       2. b       3. c        4. b

1. An engagement ring
2. In June
3. A Tag Heuer
4. $1500

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 a beautiful watch. It goes very well with your ring.”
B: “Thank you.”
A: “Is that your wedding ring?”
B: “I’m not married yet. It’s my engagement ring.”
A: “Well, congratulations. When is the big date?”
B: “In June.”
A: “Did you have the watch before getting the ring?”
B: “Actually, we bought the ring together after I got the watch.”
A: “You did a fabulous job with the selection. It’s gorgeous.”
B: “Thank you so much.”
A: “What kind of watch is it?”
B: “It’s a Tag Heuer.”
A: “If you don’t mind me asking, how much do they cost?”
B: “This one is $1500. But they range from $600 to $3000.”
A: “That’s why it looks so nice. I should have figured. You always get what you pay for.”
B: “Yeah. I would rather get one nice watch instead of 20 mediocre ones.”

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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