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BASIC LISTENING LESSON

Basic Listening Lesson #01


A: "What are you doing tomorrow?"
B: "Nothing really."
A: "Let's watch a movie or something."
B: "What's on these days?"
A: "I think they're playing Lord of the Rings"
B: "That sounds pretty good. Let's watch that."
A: "Where should we meet?"
B: "How about at the subway entrance."
A: "Aright. I'll meet you there at one o'clock."

Basic Listening Lesson #02


A: "What should we do this Saturday?"
B: "Rocky six is suppose to come out this Friday."
A: "Yeah, but I don't know if it is going to be any good."
B: "The only reason I want to see it is because I have seen the previous five."
A: "True. Ok. Let's see it this Saturday."
B: "How about we hook up for lunch at 12:00, and then go see the movie afterwards."
A: "Sounds like a plan. Let's meet in front of Tower Records at 12:00."

Basic Listening Lesson #03


A: "What type of movies do you like?"
B: "I like all sorts of movies, primarily drama and science fiction."
A: "That's an interesting combination. How about western movies?"
B: "Western and horror are the two types of movies I don't care for."
A: "Why don't you like horror? They're entertaining."
B: "Some are entertaining, but I find most of them stupid and childish. For example, I don't
understand why a person always goes into the house alone when something is suspicious."
A: "Ha ha. I know what you mean. But it's just a movie. They need for the characters to do that."

Basic Listening Lesson #04


A: "Hey, you wanna see a movie tomorrow?"
B: "Sounds like a good plan. What do you want to see?"
A: "How about Legally Blonde."
B: "Ah, my girlfriend wanted to see that movie. I have to take her later so I don't want to watch it
ahead of time. How about The Cube?"
A: "Isn't that a scary movie?"
B: "How scary can it be? Come on, it'll be fun."
A: "Ok. I'll give it a try."
B: "That's the spirit. I'll see you tomorrow after class."
A: "Ok. See you tomorrow."

Basic Listening Lesson #05


A: "Hey Jack. How were your classes this semester?"
B: "They were not too bad. I really liked my poli-sci class."
A: "Would you consider it your favorite class?"
B: "I don't know if I would call it my favorite, but it ranks up there."
A: "What class was your favorite then?"
B: "I took a business communication class last year and it was terrific."
A: "I never took that yet. If that was your favorite, I think I will check it out."

Basic Listening Lesson #06


A: "Hey Bob. Whatcha doing?"
B: "I'm at home painting."

A: "I didn't know you paint. What type of painting is it?"


B: "I enjoy oil painting. I learned it in one of my extra classes in college."
A: "That sounds so interesting. I wish I learned a hobby."
B: "Hobbies are never too late to learn. They offer a variety of classes at the local community
college. You should look into it."
A: "I think I will. Thanks for the info."

Basic Listening Lesson #07


A: "Hey Joanne. What are you up to?"
B: "I'm just watching some television."
A: "I'm so bored. I don't know what I'm going to do today and it is only ten in the morning."
B: "Me too. Do you think we are boring people?"
A: "I don't think we are boring. It's just that we don't have any hobbies."
B: "That's right. What do you think we should do as a hobby?"
A: "That all depends on what you like to do. For example, I like to doodle on the notepad, so I'm
thinking about doing some real drawings."
B: "I like to play the piano for fun."
A: "Yeah. That can be a good hobby."
B: "Hobbies are great. I'm going to make a list of all the things I like to do."
A: "That's a great idea. I'm going to do the same."

Basic Listening Lesson #08


A: "Hey Michael. Where are you going?"
B: "No where special. I was just taking a walk."
A: "What for?"
B: "To get a little exercise. I'm so out of shape."
A: "Hey, I play basketball with a bunch of friends twice a week. It's great exercise and it's fun too.
Why don't you come out and play with us?"
B: "That sounds great. Give me a call next time you guys play."

Basic Listening Lesson #09


A: "All I do all day is work and watch TV. I really should start thinking about my health."
B: "I never thought about that, but you're right. What do you think we should do?"
A: "For starters, we should start doing more outdoor activities. That way we'll get some exercise."
B: "I was thinking about taking tennis lessons. I always have an hour to spare in the afternoon.
What do you think about that?"
A: "That's not a bad idea. How much is it?"
B: "I heard it is only about one hundred twenty dollars a month for 8 lessons."
A: "Playing tennis twice a week will be a good start. Count me in."

Basic Listening Lesson #10


A: "What do you do besides work and watching TV?"
B: "When I have some time, I like to exercise."
A: "Do you go jogging or do you go to a health club?"
B: "I joined Samsung Health Club a couple of months ago."
A: "How do you exercise?"
B: "I usually spend 30 minutes on the bicycle for the cardio, and then I lift weight for about 45
minutes."
A: "How often do you go?"
B: "I want to go four times a week, but I'm too lazy. Last week, I only went to workout once."

Basic Listening Lesson #11


A: "Hey Jimmy. Let's go workout later today."
B: "Sure. What time do you want to go?"
A: "How about at 3:30."
B: "That sounds good. Today we work on Legs and forearm."
A: "Hey. I just played basketball earlier, so my legs are a little sore. Let's work out on arms and
stomach today."

B: "I'm on a weekly schedule. You're messing everything up."


A: "C'mon. We're only switching two days. You can do legs on Friday."
B: "Aright. I'll meet you at the gym at 3:30 then."

Basic Listening Lesson #12


A: "Damn Scott. You got big."
B: "Yeah, I've been working out a lot."
A: "How long have you been lifting weights?"
B: "For a year and a half."
A: "Yeah. Last time I saw you, it was like 2 years ago."
B: "Has it been that long?"
A: "How often do you go to the gym?"
B: "I usually go every other day for about 3 hours."
A: "That's a lot."
B: "Yeah, I used to work out for an hour a day 4 times a week, and I saw no results. This is what
you have to do to get noticeable results."
A: "I don't think I have the discipline for that."
B: "Just think of it as a hobby. Then it's actually fun."

Basic Listening Lesson #13


A: "The weather is terrible."
B: "Yeah. It's been raining a lot these days."
A: "I have been watching a lot of videos at home because of the constant rain."
B: "Have you heard when it's supposed to get better?"
A: "I saw the weather report, and it's going to rain for the next eight days."
B: "That sucks so much. What are we going to do?"
A: "I'm getting pretty bored. We should do something despite the rain."
B: "I'm with you. What do you have in mind?"
A: "I haven't been to the Mall in a long time. Let's go there."
B: "That sounds good. They have a movie theatre there, so if we get bored, we can watch a
movie."
A: "Great. I'll stop by your place now."
B: "Ok. Don't forget to bring your umbrella. The rain can start up again anytime."

Basic Listening Lesson #14


A: "Did you ever take History 231?"
B: "Yeah. Last semester."
A: "Who was the professor?"
B: "It was Professor Johnson."
A: "I have him this semester. What do you think about him?"
B: "He's a terrible instructor and demands a lot, but fortunately, he's an easy grader."
A: "What did you end up getting?"
B: "I got an A-. Sounds good, but none of my test scores were that high, so I don't know how I got
a decent grade."
A: "That's probably because he grades on a curve."
B: "Are you enjoying the class so far?"
A: "I hate it and I was about to withdrawal. But after hearing your experience, I think I will tough it
out."
B: "Yes. Definitely stay in the class. You will get a better grade than your test scores. He does that
deliberately to make all the students study a lot."
A: "Thanks for letting me know. I feel relieved now."

Basic Listening Lesson #15


A: "Hi Mike. What have you been up to?"
B: "Not much. I started exercising."
A: "Trying to get in shape?"
B: "Yeah, and I need to start improving my health."
A: "Me too. What are you doing besides exercising?"
B: "That's about all."
A: "I think if you eat better, it will help tremendously."
B: "Sleep is good too. I heard people who sleep an average of eight hours a day have less health
problems."
A: "Looks like there are a lot of things to do to stay healthy."
B: "True. But I think it is worth it. When you get old, you want to be healthy and active."

Basic Listening Lesson #16


A: "I haven't seen your father in like 5 years. How is he doing?"
B: "He's not doing too well."
A: "Why? What's wrong?"
B: "About a year ago, he started feeling weak all the time."
A: "Is it due to old age or is he sick."
B: "Maybe a little of both. The doctor's can't point out anything specifically. I think it is because he
didn't take care of himself during his youth."
A: "That makes sense. It's important to take care of your health early in life."
B: "That's what my father tells me almost everyday."
A: "Well, I hope he starts feeling better. Say hi to him for me."
B: "Thanks. I'll let him know."

Basic Listening Lesson #17


A: "Hey Sarah. Why are you limping?"
B: "Oh. Hi Matt. I went snowboarding yesterday and my whole body aches."
A: "Was it your first time?"
B: "Yeah. And I never want to go again."
A: "I remember the first time I went. My back was sore, I couldn't sit down because it hurt my butt,
and my legs would cramp if I walked too fast."
B: "That's exactly how I feel now."
A: "It's only like that the first couple of times."
B: "Ha. There won't be a next time."
A: "You gotta give it a chance. It's fun after awhile."
B: "I'll think about it after I start feeling better. Right now, I don't even want to hear the word
snowboarding."

Basic Listening Lesson #18


A: "Hey Jane. How are you doing these days?"
B: "Hi Martha. Everything is perfect."
A: "Are you enjoying married life?"
B: "It couldn't be better. My husband is so supportive with my work and he helps around the house
so much."
A: "You're so lucky. I hope to get married to a guy like that."
B: "I'm so happy. Even though we are both working, we get to spend a lot of time with each other
in the evening and on the weekends."
A: "Do you guys do anything special?"
B: "In the evening, we just sit and talk over dinner. But on the weekend, we try to go out to the
beach or hit a nice restaurant, or go to a nice cafe."

A: "Sound like everything is great."

Basic Listening Lesson #19


A: "Hey Stacy. What's going on?"
B: "I'm pretty tired these days."
A: "Why? You're not working so don't you have a lot of time on your hands?"
B: "I have so much house work to do. I have to take care of the kids, cook, clean, laundry, and the
cycle never ends."
A: "How about your husband. Does he help much?"
B: "Not at all. He comes home and complains about his hard day at work. He expects me to do
everything. He even wants me to feed him sometimes. Can you believe that?"
A: "That sucks."
B: "If he wasn't so lazy, I think I wouldn't have any complaints. He mows the lawn, but can you
believe he tried to convince me to do it?"
A: "That's crossing the line."
B: "Oh well. I'll have to live with it. What else can I do?"

Basic Listening Lesson #20


A: "Hey John. I have some great news."
B: "What happened?"
A: "I got a job offer from Dell."
B: "That's great. I thought you said you didn't get the job."
A: "I thought I did bad on the interview, but I guess I was wrong. I'm so happy right now."
B: "I bet. That's great news. I'm very happy for you."
A: "Thanks. I feel like celebrating. Let's go have a beer. It's on me."
B: "Sounds good."

Basic Listening Lesson #21


A: "Hey John. I have some great news."
B: "What happened?"
A: "I got a job offer from Dell."
B: "That's great. I thought you said you didn't get the job."
A: "I thought I did bad on the interview, but I guess I was wrong. I'm so happy right now."
B: "I bet. That's great news. I'm very happy for you."
A: "Thanks. I feel like celebrating. Let's go have a beer. It's on me."
B: "Sounds good."

Basic Listening Lesson #22


A: "Mike, did you win the lottery or something? Why the big smile?"
B: "I'm so relieved. I just passed the bar exam."
A: "You did? That's great! You must be very happy now?"
B: "That's an understatement. I'm on cloud nine. I couldn't be any happier."
A: "Did you tell your parents yet?"
B: "Not yet. I didn't get a hold of them. I'll try to call them again tonight."
A: "They're probably going to be so happy."
B: "I think so. It's turning out to be a great day."

Basic Listening Lesson #23


A: "Life's so boring."
B: "Well, most of the time it is, I guess."

A: "What do you think will make you happy?"


B: "I think money will make me happy."
A: "You heard people say that money doesn't guarantee happiness."
B: "It will for me. Then I can do all the things I want to do."
A: "You'll get bored eventually."
B: "Then I can find something new to do. If I don't have to worry about money, then I don't have to
work."
A: "That's true, I guess. If I didn't have to work, I think I would be happy."
B: "You see... money doesn't equal happiness, but it takes away a lot of responsibilities."

Basic Listening Lesson #24


A: "What happened to your car?"
B: "A tow truck was towing my car and put all those dents in my car."
A: "Are they going to pay you for the damages?"
B: "They're saying it was already there."
A: "What the hell. That doesn't make sense. What are you going to do."
B: "I have to go to court. A cop was there so he can prove that the damage wasn't there."
A: "That sucks. I'd be pissed if that happened to me."
B: "I got an estimate and it's four thousand dollars."
A: "Oh my gosh. Damn... screw the court, I would burn down their store."
B: "We'll see what happens after court."

Basic Listening Lesson #25


A: "Jack, what's wrong?"
B: "You!"
A: "What are you talking about? What did I do?"
B: "You told Martha that I was on a date? What was that all about?"
A: "No... that's not what I meant. I didn't mean that. She asked me where you were and I jokingly
said that you were on a date with Sara. I thought Martha knew that you and Sara were just
friends."
B: "She started feeling suspicious after you said that."
A: "I'm sorry man. I didn't know. I didn't mean to screw anything up."
B: "Martha gets jealous easily and it took a while to convince her that Sara was just a friend. Now,
I have to explain to Sara that I can't hang around her because of you."
A: "Look. I really didn't mean to, and next time I see Martha, I'll really tell her that you and Sara are
really just friends."
B: "Don't bother."

Basic Listening Lesson #26


A: "I can't wait to go skiing tomorrow."
B: "I know. It's going to be so much fun."
A: "I always get excited the day before."
B: "I used to be like that. But I go skiing so often that I don't get excited anymore."
A: "I only go skiing twice a year, so it's a real treat for me."
B: "That makes sense."
A: "What things make you excited?"
B: "Whenever I go to Vegas, I get really excited."
A: "Oh... that makes me excited too!"
B: "Looks like anything fun makes you excited."

Basic Listening Lesson #27


A: "Hey Jack. Are you excited about starting work?"
B: "Yeah. I'm really looking forward to it."
A: "What was more exciting, starting college or starting work?"
B: "They're pretty similar, but in different ways. I really can't decide. How about you?"
A: "For me, I think starting school was more exciting."
B: "Does that mean work isn't that great?"
A: "It's different for everyone, but because I knew school was going to be so much fun, I really got
excited about it."
B: "But work is a huge portion of our lives. I'm looking forward to making it fun."
A: "That's a great attitude to have. I don't think you'll have any problems in the workforce."
B: "I hope you're right."

Basic Listening Lesson #28


A: "You don't look too well. What's going on?"
B: "I just lost my job. I'm just worried about how I'm going to pay the bills."
A: "I'm sorry to hear that. Have you been looking for another job?"
B: "I just started, but the job market is very bad right now. I'm not optimistic about it."
A: "That's tough. What does your wife think about this?"
B: "She's trying to be supportive, but I can tell she is very worried about our financial situation as
well."
A: "I have some friends who might be able to help you find a job. I'll see what they can do."
B: "I really appreciate your help."
A: "No problem. In the meantime, don't try to worry so much. You'll get through this."

Basic Listening Lesson #29


A: "Hi Jackie. You don't look too well. What's going on?"
B: "It's nothing. I'm just a little stressed out."
A: "Why? What's stressing you out?"
B: "School. Since I was working part time, I had a difficult time keeping up with class. Now that we
have exams coming up, I'm totally freaking out."
A: "The best thing to do is study as much as you can. I'm sure you'll do alright."
B: "I hope so. I guess I won't be sleeping for the next 3 days. That's what it'll take."
A: "I have to study for an exam too. Why don't we study together. We can encourage each other."
B: "That will be great."

Basic Listening Lesson #30


A: "Hey Mike. What are you doing tonight?"
B: "Nothing planned. How about you?"
A: "Work is kicking my ass. I'm so stressed. Let's go grab a drink."
B: "I'm always up for a drink. To tell you the truth, it's been quite stressful here too."
A: "I say we get drunk tonight. I don't want to think about all this stuff."
B: "But we have to work tomorrow."
A: "We won't stay out too late. I just need to forget about work."
B: "I hear ya. Let's do it."

Basic Listening Lesson #31


A: "Hey Mike. What are you doing?"
B: "Nothing much. What are you up to?"
A: "I was just concerned about Sam. He hasn't been himself lately."

B: "He took the civil service exam and failed."


A: "That sucks. He must feel depressed."
B: "Yeah. He's been sitting in his room everyday for the last 4 days."
A: "Why don't we take him out? We can try to take his mind off of it. In the least show him that
we're there for him."
B: "That's a great idea. Why don't you call him. I already talked to him a couple of times and it
might be good for him to hear from somebody else."
A: "Ok. I'll call you back after I'm done."
B: "Sounds good."

Basic Listening Lesson #32


A: "Hello?"
B: "Hey Tina. What are you doing?"
A: "I was just watching TV. What's going on with you?"
B: "I just watched a movie and I'm scared."
A: "What did you watch?"
B: "I saw the Sixth Sense. I didn't know it was going to be so scary."
A: "I remember that. It was a great movie. But it was definitely scary."
B: "If you're not busy, do you want to come over? I'm afraid to be alone."
A: "Sure. I can come over. What should we do?"
B: "How about if we watch a comedy. I need something to get my mind off the frightening images I
have from the Sixth Sense."
A: "Ok. I'll get ready and leave. I'll see you in about 20 minutes."
B: "Hurry, ok. It's dark out."
A: "Don't worry, nothings going to happen. I'll be there real soon."
B: "Ok. See you soon."

Basic Listening Lesson #33


A: "Hey Mark. What are you doing?"
B: "Just watching some TV."
A: "Anything interesting on?"
B: "Not really. Just watching the sports highlight on ESPN."
A: "So I take it you're pretty bored too."
B: "Just killing time until I find something to do. What are you up to?"
A: "It's Saturday and we are sitting at home doing nothing. What's wrong with us?"
B: "You wanna shoot some hoops?"
A: "I already tried to call up some of the guys, but they are all busy."
B: "Where's your girlfriend? I thought you were going out with her today."
A: "She's out shopping with her friends."
B: "Let's go to Starbucks and think of something to do then."
A: "Aright. Do you have any cigarettes?"
B: "I only have a couple left. Why don't you pick some up on the way."
A: "Ok. See you there in about 30 minutes."
B: "Aright. See you there."

Basic Listening Lesson #34


A: "Why the long face?"
B: "I'm getting sick of work man. I can't take the political bull in the company any more."
A: "Did you just get your review or something?"
B: "Yeah, but that's not why I am upset. I just found out another guy got a promotion. He doesn't
know how to do anything. He sits there and kisses the managers butt all day long."

A: "That sucks."
B: "I'm just pissed that management can't see behind his smooth talking lies."
A: "Look on the bright side. At least you have a job."
B: "Yeah. I shouldn't stress about this anymore. It's not like I can do anything about it."
A: "Exactly. Instead, we should have some drinks tonight."
B: "How about a cold bottle of beer."
A: "Now you're talking."

INTERMEDIATE LISTENING LESSONS


Intermediate Listening Lesson #01
A: "How are you doing?"
B: "I'm doing great."
A: "What movies have you seen lately?"
B: "I saw Forrest Gump the other day."
A: "What type of movie is that?"
B: "The movie type is drama."
A: "I can't believe you are watching movies. The weather is great. You should be outside."
B: "I hate the hot weather. I'd rather stay indoors with the air conditioner."
A: "What else do you like to do besides watching movies?"
B: "I like to play computer games, read books, go shopping, and play pool."
A: "Out of those what is your favorite?"
B: "My favorite is to play computer games."
A: "What is your favorite computer game?"
B: "My favorite is Diablo. It used to be Star Craft, but it is getting a little old."
A: "If you like to play so much, when do you ever exercise?"
B: "Although I hate to exercise, I go jogging at least twice a week."
A: "That's pretty good. By the way, what are you doing next Saturday?"
B: "I am going to go to the bookstore."
A: "I am having a party Saturday night at my house. If you have time, you should come."
B: "That sounds like fun."
A: "Great. I'll see you on Saturday."
B: "Ok. See you later."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #02


A: "Hello?"
B: "Hi Steve. This is Mike. What are you doing?"
A: "Oh, hi. I was just watching TV."
B: "There's nothing to watch right now."
A: "I know. I was watching a re-run. I have nothing to do and I was bored."
B: "Me too. Let's get together and do something."
A: "I'd like to, but I have to meet my parents in an hour for dinner. How about tomorrow?"
B: "Yeah. Let's plan something tomorrow."
A: "Did you hear the weather forecast for tomorrow?"
B: "I think it is going to be the same as today. Clear and sunny."
A: "That's great. We can do something outdoors then."
B: "Are there any special events going on tomorrow?"
A: "Yeah. I think there's a live outdoor concert by the river tomorrow."
B: "Oh yeah. I heard about that too. Let's go check it out."

A: "Do you know what time it starts?"


B: "It starts at one PM."
A: "Let's meet for lunch at eleven thirty and afterwards, we can head over there."
B: "Perfect. I'll see you in front of the apartment at eleven thirty."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #03


A: "Steve. Is that you?"
B: "Yeah. What's going on?"
A: "Not much. What a surprise to see you here."
B: "Yeah. It's been a couple of months since I saw you."
A: "What have you been up to?"
B: "I just started working out."
A: "Really? Where do you work out at?"
B: "I joined the Samsung Health Club last month."
A: "What do you mostly do during your workout?"
B: "I concentrate mostly on my legs, chest, arms and stomach."
A: "I should start exercising more."
B: "It's hard work while exercising, but it is a great feeling when I get done."
A: "I have a running machine at home. I used to use it, but I already got sick of it."
B: "Exercising at home is hard. The environment is not suited for exercising."
A: "If I want to exercise, I will need to join a gym."
B: "I have a couple of guest passes. You want to check out my health club."
A: "That's a good idea. Let's go over the weekend."
B: "Great. I'll call you Saturday morning."
A: "Aright. I'll talk to you later."
B: "Ok. Bye."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #04


A: "Hi. What's your name?"
B: "My name is Jung Min. What's your name?"
A: "My name is Jessica. It's nice to meet you."
B: "Yes. It's nice to meet you too. Are you a new student too?"
A: "No. I'm a sophomore. I take it you are a new student?"
B: "Yeah. It's pretty exciting to be here."
A: "Have fun while it lasts. The excitement wears off real quick. Especially after you see how much
homework you get. Where are you from?"
B: "I'm from Korea. My parents wanted me to go to an American university, so I came here."
A: "I have never been to Korea. I've been to Japan before, but never Korea."
B: "Why were you in Japan?"
A: "My father thought it would be a good experience to take a vacation to a different country. He's
so into learning about different cultures."
B: "That's pretty cool."
A: "I thought it would have been more fun if I went without my parents."
B: "Well, if you ever want to visit Korea, I would be happy to show you around."
A: "Thanks for the offer. I'll keep that in mind. Oh, the professor is coming. We'll talk more after
class."
B: "Ok."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #05


A: "Hey John, did you register for classes yet?"
B: "I register this Friday."

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A: "What classes do you plan on taking?"


B: "I really want to take the communication class, but I don't know if it will be available."
A: "Is that class really that popular?"
B: "Yeah. I tried to get in last semester, but it was full by the time I registered."
A: "What other classes are you going to take?"
B: "I still need to take English 201, but I really don't like writing."
A: "I took that class already. There is a lot of writing, but it's not that bad."
B: "Oh really? Who was the instructor? There are like 4 different instructors to choose from."
A: "I had Professor Mahoney."
B: "Is he an easy grader?"
A: "I'm not sure if he is or not, but I thought he was definitely fair."
B: "Do you mind if I ask you what you got?"
A: "Not at all. I got a 3.8."
B: "Well, what did you get in English 101 last year?"
A: "I got a 4.0 in that class."
B: "Well, I can't compare to you. I got a 3.1 in English 101. That means if you got a lower grade in
English 201, it must be harder."
A: "It's not what it appears. I actually tried harder in the 101 class. If I put as much effort into the
201 class, I would have received the same grade."
B: "Oh. That helps. Thanks."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #06


A: "Hey Mike. I forgot about registration. I'm a day late, so all the classes are mostly full. What do
you think I should do?"
B: "You're screwed. You can't do anything about that. You have to hope that you get some classes
that will be useful."
A: "Do you think going to the registration building will help at all."
B: "No. They will tell you the same thing in a worse way."
A: "Did you register yet?"
B: "Of course. Registering for classes is not something you want to miss."
A: "What classes do you think are still open?"
B: "Well, I know psychology 101 is a big class, so there will always be seats in that class. You can
also get into Sociology."
A: "That's helpful. Thanks. But what do you think about philosophy. I wanted to take that class this
semester."
B: "I took that class last year. The professor is really cool, so if you go to his office, you can have
him sign a card that will let you in even if the class is full."
A: "He does that?"
B: "I guess that's because so many people drop out of that class."
A: "That makes sense. I think I'll do that. Thanks for all the help."
B: "No problem man."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #07


A: "Did you get your grades yet?"
B: "Yeah. My whole GPA is screwed up now."
A: "Why? What happened?"
B: "Well, I bombed my econ final and ended up with a 1.7."
A: "Ouch. You must be very disappointed."
B: "Well, it's my fault because I didn't study as much as I should have."
A: "Why don't you re-take the class next year?"
B: "That's what I plan on doing unless I keep screwing up. How did you do this semester?"

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A: "I didn't do that well either. I ended up with a 3.2 this semester. That drops my total GPA to
3.45."
B: "My GPA is pretty similar to yours. I have a 3.1 now because of the stupid econ class."
A: "What was your GPA before this semester?"
B: "I was sitting happy with a 3.4."
A: "Why did it go down so much?"
B: "Let's just say I screwed up more than my econ class."
A: "What happened to you?"
B: "I started playing StarCraft and ended up wasting a lot of time."
A: "You better stop slacking off."
B: "You're right. I'm not going to play games during school anymore."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #08


A: "Hi Mark."
B: "Oh, hi Stacy."
A: "How was your summer vacation?"
B: "I worked over the summer at a restaurant. Have to make tuition money right? What did you
do?"
A: "I took summer school. I withdrew from two of my classes last year so I wanted to make them
up."
B: "So are you officially a junior now?"
A: "Yeah. And I have 5 credits to spare. I only needed to take 10 credits over the summer, but I
took 15 because the price was the same."
B: "That makes sense. So where is Nicole?"
A: "She dropped out of school completely."
B: "Really? Why?"
A: "She worked at a startup company as an intern and since the business did well, they asked her
if she wanted to work full time."
B: "Wow. She's so lucky. She doesn't have a degree and she already has a job."
A: "It sounds good now, but I'm traditional. I want the degree, so I wouldn't have accepted the
offer."
B: "Do you know how much they are paying her?"
A: "I don't know. But I bet it must have been a good offer, or she wouldn't have accepted it."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #09


A: "Did you already take the history exam?"
B: "Yeah. It was hard. When do you take it?"
A: "I take it tomorrow morning. There is so much material, that I don't know what to emphasize on.
What types of questions did you get?"
B: "Mostly on the civil war. You should also study the impact Martin Luther King Jr. had on
American society."
A: "How about Abraham Lincoln? Did you get any questions about him?"
B: "I only had 1 question about him. But you might get more. I don't know if he will have the same
exam or not."
A: "Hopefully he will use the same exam, cause I'm going to spend most of my time studying the
civil war. It is a huge section and that is what he lectured the most on in class."
B: "If you can't study everything, then that is probably the best way to go."
A: "Aright. Thanks for the info. I gotta go to the library now."
B: "Good luck."
A: "Thanks. See ya."

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Intermediate Listening Lesson #10


A: "Hey Bobby. What's going on?"
B: "Just taking a smoke break."
A: "I forgot my cigarette today. Do you have another one?"
B: "Sure. Here you go."
A: "Thanks."
B: "I didn't know you smoked."
A: "Really? I've been smoking for over a year now."
B: "Oh. You're new to smoking still. I've been smoking for 7 years."
A: "You ever tired to quit?"
B: "Many times. I'm really addicted. It's harder to stop than you think."
A: "Yeah. I tried to quit last month, and I thought it was going to be easy, but it turns out that I'm
still smoking."
B: "I highly recommend you quit soon. The longer you smoke, the harder it becomes to quit."
A: "I think you're right. Aright. Gotta go to class. Thanks for the cigarette. I'll talk to you later."
B: "No problem. I'll talk to you later."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #11


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."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #12


A: "Did your wife give birth yet?"
B: "Yeah. She's a healthy beautiful girl."
A: "Congratulations. How is your wife doing?"
B: "She is tired, but getting a lot of rest now."
A: "That's good to hear."
B: "I'm just glad there were no complications."
A: "If your wife and baby are both happy, what more can you ask for?"
B: "It's been a week, and I haven't slept that well."
A: "That's normal for anyone with a newborn."
B: "Yeah, but it's so hard. I have to work, and then go home and take care of my wife and the
baby. I'm going to get sick at this rate."

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A: "You'll get used to it. After everything stabilizes, you can regain your health."
B: "That's true. I should make sure my wife and baby stay healthy during this time."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #13


A: "Ahhchooo!"
B: "You've been sneezing a lot lately. Are you sick or something?"
A: "No. Every spring time around April, I'm stricken with allergies."
B: "I never have seasonal allergies."
A: "Consider yourself lucky."
B: "What are all the symptoms?"
A: "Well, as you just saw, I sneeze a lot. Also, my nose becomes very runny, my throat sometimes
itches, and my eyes start to water."
B: "That doesn't sound good."
A: "No it's not. So you don't have any type of allergies?"
B: "Well, I have a severe allergic reaction to alcohol. It runs in the family."
A: "Everyone to some extent is allergic to alcohol."
B: "I get it pretty bad. My whole face turns red, including my ears. My eyes become bloodshot, and
I start to itch all over my body."
A: "That's pretty bad."
B: "But that doesn't stop me from drinking. Hahaha."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #14


A: "Hi Barbara. Have you lost weight?"
B: "Hi Julie. Yeah. I've been on a diet for a couple of months now."
A: "Wow. You look great."
B: "Thanks for noticing."
A: "What type of diet were you on?"
B: "I joined a health club and my trainer gave me tips on eating. With a combination of eating
better and exercising, I managed to lose 15 pounds in 2 months."
A: "That's amazing. What tips did your trainer give you?"
B: "Mostly on how to exercise, but the best advice I got was changing my eating habits. Instead of
eating 3 times a day, she told me to eat 5 times a day."
A: "That doesn't make sense. If you eat more, than how do you lose weight?"
B: "Actually, I'm eating the same amount. I eat 5 smaller meals a day. Basically, it naturally speeds
up the metabolism and helps to burn fat at a faster rate."
A: "That makes sense. I'm going to try that."
B: "You don't need to lose weight."
A: "I have a little gut I have been trying to get rid of."
B: "Ah... but remember to incorporate a little exercise into your diet."
A: "Thanks for the advice."
B: "No problem."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #15


A: "Can you believe her? She is not even a hundred pounds and she is going off on how she
wants to go on a diet."
B: "Tell me about it. If I was as small as her, I wouldn't think about going on a diet."
A: "Me too. But what are we going to do? I have been on 4 different diets and I can't seem to lose
weight."
B: "That's because you don't exercise. If you were more active, you wouldn't have a dieting
problem."
A: "What do you know? You are over weight too."
B: "I'm not on a diet though."

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A: "I know. But I don't have someone to diet with. If we help each other and motivate each other,
then I think we can lose some weight."
B: "I like ice cream too much though."
A: "C'mon. You'll feel better and look better and as a reward you can eat a little bit of ice cream
here and there."
B: "It does sound appealing."
A: "It's a great idea. I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier. Going on a diet with a friend to back
you up is a great way to succeed."
B: "Okay. I'm in. Let's do it."
A: "Great. I'll get our plan started right away."
B: "Can we start tomorrow though?"

Intermediate Listening Lesson #16


A: "You see that chick over there?"
B: "The one in the red shirt?"
A: "Yeah. Isn't she hot?"
B: "She's alright."
A: "Just alright?!? She's hot!"
B: "Why don't you go talk to her?"
A: "You think she's out of my league?"
B: "Hell no! You're just a chicken that's all."
A: "C'mon. I get nervous when I talk to girls."
B: "Why don't you go stand next to her for awhile and if an opportunity comes up, strike a
conversation."
A: "What do I talk about?"
B: "It doesn't matter. You gotta find what she's interested in and go with that."
A: "I don't know..."
B: "Do you want me to go talk to her?"
A: "No. Stay away from her."
B: "If you don't do anything, I'll bet somebody else will."
A: "Ok already. I'll try."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #17


A: "Hey Jack. What's going on?"
B: "Hey Matt. I'm going to ask Martha to marry me?"
A: "Really? When did you decide this?"
B: "I always knew she was the one, but I decided to pop the big question about 2 weeks ago. I'm
just debating on how to do it."
A: "That's exciting man."
B: "So how did you propose?"
A: "You shouldn't use my example. It wasn't special. I kind of wish I made it more special but it's
too late now."
B: "What do you think I should do?"
A: "There are a lot of options. You can surprise her over dinner, or ask her in a public area, or if
you have the balls, ask her father in front of her."
B: "I never thought about that."
A: "Thought about what?"
B: "Asking her father in front of her. How do you think she will react?"
A: "I don't know. You should know how she's going to react. She is your girlfriend."
B: "I think that's the idea I was looking for. Thanks man."
A: "Don't mention it. Good luck. You're going to need it."

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Intermediate Listening Lesson #18


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."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #19


A: "What sports do you like to play?"
B: "I like baseball and basketball."
A: "How about football?"
B: "In my country football is brand new, so I never learned the game when I was younger."
A: "It's a very popular game in America."
B: "Yeah. I heard a lot about it. Is it really that fun?"
A: "For me, it's one of those games that are fun to both watch and play."
B: "Are you a football player?"
A: "No, just for fun with my friends. We play two hand touch or flag football. We're too old to play
tackle football."
B: "What is two hand touch and flag football?"
A: "Instead of tackling somebody, you just have to touch them with two hands, or if it is flag
football, grab the flag that the ball carrier is wearing."
B: "I see. It's safer then right?"
A: "Exactly. We play every Saturdays on the field by the tennis courts. If you want to learn and play
a little, you're welcome to join us."
B: "I'll give it a try. Give me a call and let's go down together."
A: "Ok. I'll call you Saturday morning."
B: "Great."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #20


A: "Hey Steve. When's the next time you're going to play golf?"
B: "I'm going out this Saturday."
A: "Do you already have a foursome?"
B: "Unfortunately, we do. Let's plan for something together for Wednesday. We can go right after
work."
A: "That sounds good. Where do you want to play?"
B: "We won't have much time, so let's play somewhere close to work."
A: "How about Bellevue? It's pretty close."
B: "How much does it cost over there?"
A: "Twilight rates are 21 dollars."
B: "That's pretty good. Let's do it."
A: "Aright. I'll get a tee time for Wednesday at about 4:00."

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B: "Make it 4:15. I won't get off until 4:00."


A: "Ok. I'll call you later when I get a tee time."
B: "Sounds good. I'll see you on Wednesday then."
A: "Aright. Have fun on Saturday."
B: "Will do."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #21


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."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #22


A: "Where is your dressing room?"
B: "Right over there."
Person A comes out of the dressing room
B: "How did you like the sweater?"
A: "I loved it. I'll take it."
B: "Great. I can ring you up over here. It comes to $87.04."
A: "Here you go?"
B: "Do you have a credit card with us?"
A: "No I don't."
B: "If you open up a card, you can save 10% on all your purchases today."
A: "Not today. Thanks though."
B: "No problem. We always have this offer, so when ever you decide to, just let us know."
A: "Sure."
B: "Is there anything else I can help you with?"
A: "Yeah. I was looking at some of your pants, but they are all a bit too long. Do you have
alteration services here?"
B: "Yes. It cost $7, and it takes one day."
A: "Great. Thanks for your help."
B: "Thank you, and have a great day."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #23


A: "I love your bracelet. When did you get it?"
B: "I got it awhile ago, but I haven't worn it much. You really like it?"
A: "Yeah. It's beautiful. Is it white gold or silver?"
B: "It's white gold."
A: "Where did you buy it?"

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B: "My boyfriend took me to the Shane Co. and he let me pick it out."
A: "That's so sweet. What was the occasion?"
B: "That's the best part. It wasn't for anything special. He just wanted to buy me something."
A: "You're so lucky. If he bought you something for no special day, I wonder what he would buy
you for your birthday."
B: "My birthday is coming up next month. We'll find out pretty soon."
A: "What do you want?"
B: "I wouldn't mind a necklace. I was at the jewelry shop looking around, and they have a couple of
beautiful necklaces I want."
A: "Why not a ring?"
B: "I don't think I'm ready for a ring from him yet."
A: "But you're ready for everything else?"
B: "Damn right."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #24


A: "Hi. Can I help you with anything?"
B: "Yeah. Can I look at this ring?"
A: "Sure. Let me get it out for you. What is your size?"
B: "I believe I am a six."
A: "Here you go."
B: "Would you have any necklace that would go well with this?"
A: "Actually, we have a few to choose from. They are over here."
B: "There's no price tag on this necklace."
A: "Oh. I'm sorry. I'll check the price for you. It is $199."
B: "This necklace is a little short. Do you have one that is longer?"
A: "Yes. Why don't you try this one on."
B: "This one is much better. Can I try on the ring with this necklace?"
A: "Sure. Here you go."
B: "Let me think about it."
A: "Sure. Take your time."
B: "Thank you for all the help."
A: "No problem at all."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #25


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."

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Intermediate Listening Lesson #26


A: "Hey Suzie. Guess what? I'm having a baby!"
B: "Really? That's so great. Congratulations."
A: "Thanks. I'm so excited. We've been trying for 8 months now."
B: "That's really exciting. How many months are you pregnant?"
A: "Three months."
B: "Are you going to find out if it is a boy or a girl?"
A: "I want to, but Bob doesn't. He wants to be surprised like the old fashioned way."
B: "Maybe it's more exciting not knowing."
A: "I'd rather know and buy all the baby things ahead of time."
B: "There are so many things you have to prepare for."
A: "I know I am going to be busy, but I know I can handle it. I have been looking forward to this day
for a long long time."
B: "It really must be an exciting time for you guys."
A: "Thank you so much."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #27


A: "Jared, I just heard about your father. How is he doing?"
B: "He's in the hospital resting. The doctor's didn't give a clear answer yet."
A: "I'm so sorry to hear that. But this is a good hospital. I'm sure they will do whatever they can."
B: "I hope so."
A: "You must feel really worried right now. But you know your dad is a fighter."
B: "Yeah. I think my mom is the most worried. I'm basically worried about how she is doing."
A: "Where is she right now?"
B: "She's in the hospital with my dad. I have to go back tonight."
A: "Hey, I'll go with you."
B: "You don't have to."
A: "It's really no problem."
B: "Ok. Let's go right after dinner."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #28


A: "What stresses you out the most?"
B: "Probably my parents."
A: "How so?"
B: "Well, during school, they wanted good grades. Then after I got a job, they wanted me to get a
better job. And finally, they want me to get married."
A: "You have to deal with a lot of pressure from your parents."
B: "Your parents are not like that?"
A: "Ever since I brought home some bad grades in elementary school, they never expected much."
B: "You're lucky."
A: "What do you do to deal with the stress?"
B: "Not much I can do. It's always there. I sometimes go out with some friends and drink, but that's
only a temporary solution. The stress always returns in the morning."
A: "That sucks. You wanna go grab a beer?"
B: "Sure. Sounds great. Let's go."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #29


A: "Sarah. You look terrible. What's wrong?"
B: "My grandmother just passed away."
A: "I'm so sorry to hear that. When did this happen?"

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B: "A couple of days ago. I just go back from the funeral."


A: "Is there anything I can do?"
B: "No... not really. The sad thing is that I wasn't there when she died. I really wanted to be there
one last time."
A: "I'm sure she knew you loved her. Did she pass away in the hospital?"
B: "Yeah. She died in her sleep."
A: "I'm sorry she's gone."
B: "At least she didn't suffer."
A: "I think your grandmother would want you to think of all the good times you spent together."
B: "I know. But I miss her."
A: "When my grandmother passed away, I frequently visited her in the cemetery. I always talked to
her. Even though she wasn't there, I somehow knew she heard what I said."
B: "Yeah? That's what I was thinking too. Thanks."
A: "It looks like you haven't eaten anything all day. We should get you something to eat."
B: "You're right... I should eat something. Let's go."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #30


A: "Why are you so quiet?"
B: "My girlfriend just broke up with me."
A: "You must feel terrible now."
B: "Yeah."
A: "I remember my first break up. It was the worst feeling in the world. I was crying everyday for
three months. And slowly, it got better. I know you'll feel better too."
B: "You've been through this too?"
A: "Yeah. I remember it very clearly. The pain makes it easy to remember. I know you're really
hurting right now, but you know many people experience break ups."
B: "But it hurts too much."
A: "I know it's painful, but it's only temporary. After the pain goes away, you'll find other girls."
B: "What if I don't want to find another girl?"
A: "You'll change your mind. Look at everyone in the world. They all break up and move on. The
faster you understand this, the quicker you will recover."
B: "You're right."
A: "I also know you must still have strong feelings for her, but try to think of all the bad things. You
know she didn't treat you that well. Is that the person you want to spend the rest of your life with?"
B: "Yeah. Thanks for the talk."
A: "I'll give you a call later. We should hang out. It's good to be around people."
B: "Ok. I'll talk to you later."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #31


A: "Hey Jack. How's it going?"
B: "I'm falling in love."
A: "What! With who?"
B: "That girl in my econ class. She is so hot."
A: "Did you guys go on a date already?"
B: "No. I didn't even talk to her yet. But I think I'm in love."
A: "Does she have a boyfriend?"
B: "I don't think so. I've been following her around campus and I haven't seen another guy."
A: "Dude, you're a stalker man. Just ask her on a date."
B: "I plan on running into her in the cafeteria when she's alone. I think I'll ask her then."
A: "So why do you think you're in love?"
B: "She's the only thing I can think of all day long."
A: "That's called blind love. Well, I gotta run. Tell me how it goes next week."

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B: "Aright. I'll talk to you later."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #32


A: "What happened to that girl you were seeing?"
B: "Oh Jackie? We broke up last week."
A: "That was a short relationship. You only started dating 2 months ago."
B: "It was actually a long two months. She was a psycho."
A: "What do you mean?"
B: "She would be laughing one moment, and if I said something insensitive, she would start crying.
I didn't want to deal with that."
A: "She sounds very emotional."
B: "She was a psycho man. One time we were suppose to get together. I was waiting for her call,
and when she finally called, she was screaming why I wasn't at her place."
A: "Were you suppose to be there?"
B: "I thought she was going to call when she was done shopping. It was a misunderstanding. She
was literally screaming on the phone over this."
A: "Ok. You're right. She's a psycho."
B: "I'm just glad it's over."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #33


A: "Hey Matt. I just got a job at a consulting firm."
B: "Congratulations. That's great!"
A: "I'm so happy. I don't have to worry about finding a job and interviewing anymore."
B: "When do you start?"
A: "I start next Monday."
B: "You're going to have to put in a lot of hours you know."
A: "I know. I'm a little nervous, but it's pretty exciting."
B: "I bet. You must be stoked."
A: "Yeah. I'm going to celebrate tonight. Wanna hang out?"
B: "Sure. It's on you right?"
A: "Of course. How about Toby? Should we call him?"
B: "I don't know. He's a little depressed. He's having a hard time finding a job right now."
A: "I should still tell him. In the least, I can refer him to my company. It might help."
B: "That sounds like a good idea."

Intermediate Listening Lesson #34


A: "Martha. What's wrong? Why are you crying?"
B: "Jake just broke up with me."
A: "I'm sorry. When did this happen?"
B: "Yesterday. I didn't even know it was coming. He just told me he found someone else."
A: "What a jerk. He doesn't deserve you."
B: "But it still hurts. I thought I loved him."
A: "He didn't treat you that well either. Maybe you don't want to hear this, but I think you can do
better."
B: "Better or worse, it doesn't matter. I had a lot of feelings for him. I really liked him"
A: "It must be really painful. I remember when Josh and I broke up. I was crying for a week."
B: "I know I'll get over him. My first break up was painful because I was naive."
A: "Exactly. You'll find someone again. You should get your mind off of this. Let's go shopping."
B: "Maybe tomorrow. I don't feel like it tonight."
A: "How about coffee down the street?"
B: "Sure."

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ADVANCED LISTENING LESSONS


Advanced Listening Lesson #01
A: "Hi. My name is Mark."
B: "Mark? I'm Bill. Glad to meet you."
A: "Yeah. So where are you from?"
B: "I'm from Houston Texas."
A: "Oh... I'm from Southern California."
B: "So, what year are you?"
A: "I'm a freshman."
B: "This is my first year too."
A: "So what made you decide to come to California for school? I hear Austin is a good school."
B: "It's aright, but I think Berkeley is better."
A: "So is this where you wanted to come?"
B: "To tell you the truth, I wanted to go to Stanford. I made it on the waiting list, but ninety nine
percent of the people accepted to Stanford go there. Like, who wouldn't right?"
A: "Very true. But this is still a good school."
B: "I'm not complaining. I just know that I wanted to come to California. Texas is cool and all, but I
wanted to experience different things."
A: "That's good. Do you know what you plan on majoring in?"
B: "I was thinking about political science, but now I'm leaning towards English literature. How about
you?"
A: "I plan on majoring in double E."
B: "Do you know where the Smith building is? I have to pick up the syllabus for my psychology
class. I missed the first day."
A: "That's a great start. It's over there by the library."
B: "It was nice meeting you."
A: "Yeah. We should hang out later."
B: "Cool. I'll see you tomorrow in class then."
A: "Aright. Later."

Advanced Listening Lesson #02


A: "Hey Jack. You look tired. What's going on?"
B: "It's finals week and I have been up all night studying."
A: "How many exams do you have left?"
B: "Three more to go?"
A: "Have you been keeping up, or are you cramming everything?"
B: "If I was keeping up, I wouldn't need to stay up all night."
A: "Ha ha ha. Looks like you are in for a tough week."
B: "Tell me about it. How about you? What have you been up to?"
A: "I finished my last final this morning."
B: "So you're completely done?"
A: "No. I have one more report that is due this Friday. I haven't started it yet, but it shouldn't be too
tough."
B: "How many pages do you have to write?"
A: "It's a 10 page paper on habitual behavior for psychology 211."
B: "You wanna take one of my exams for me?"

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A: "I would if I could, but you know that's not possible."


B: "Yeah, I know."
A: "If you need help with your chemistry class, I can help you over the weekend."
B: "That would be great."
A: "Let's get together Saturday around lunch time."
B: "You don't know how much this means to me. Thanks."
A: "Don't mention it. I'll see you on Saturday."

Advanced Listening Lesson #03


A: "Hi. My name is Jack."
B: "Hey Jack. I'm Seth."
A: "It's nice to meet you."
B: "Looks like we're going to be roommates."
A: "Yeah."
B: "So where are you from?"
A: "I'm from Tacoma. How about you?"
B: "I'm from Ontario."
A: "In Canada?"
B: "No. It's in California. It's a smaller city in southern California."
A: "So what made you come here?"
B: "I wanted to go to a different state."
A: "I see. Hey, if you don't mind, I took this side of the room."
B: "No problem. They look the same to me."
A: "Are you a morning person or a night person."
B: "I'm a night person."
A: "That's great. So am I. I like to sleep in the morning."
B: "That should work out well then."

Advanced Listening Lesson #04


A: "Hi. I'm Sara."
B: "My name is Jessica. It's nice to meet you."
A: "Yes. It's nice to meet you as well."
B: "Have you been here long?"
A: "I got here about an hour ago. Do you want me to show you around?"
B: "Yeah. That would be great. The most important is the bathroom right?"
A: "Definitely. But we have to share the bathroom with the whole floor. The break room is over
there. The bathroom is right across from the break room, and finally, the RA (resident advisor) is in
room 315."
B: "I'm glad there is a TV in the break room. I like to watch TV."
A: "Me too. So I brought one. I haven't unpacked it yet, but it's a little TV that works."
B: "Cool. I brought a refrigerator. I like to store some snacks in there. Feel free to use it."
A: "That would be perfect. I think we're going to have a great time."
B: "Do you sleep pretty late, or are you a morning person."
A: "I have never been either. I'm very flexible with sleeping times. Anyways, I'm a deep sleeper so
a little noise never bothers me."
B: "That's good to know. I'm usually a night person, but I'm very quiet if my roommate is sleeping."
A: "As long as you don't blast the music while I'm sleeping, I should be fine. Did you eat lunch
yet?"
B: "No. Is there a cafeteria in the building?"
A: "Yeah. I'll show you."

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Advanced Listening Lesson #05


A: "I'm calling about the available room. Is it still available?"
B: "Yes it is. Do you know where we're located?"
A: "Yeah. I drove by this morning and I liked the location. What's the rent?"
B: "It's $850 a month. So you would pay $425 a month plus half of the bills."
A: "How big is the place?"
B: "It's a two bedroom, one bath and roughly about 800 square feet."
A: "Is the complex pretty quiet? Can you hear a lot of noise or anything like that?"
B: "They have a strict policy in the apartment complex concerning noise level. So it stays very
quiet after 10 PM."
A: "Are you the only person who lives there now?"
B: "Yeah. I'm only looking for one roommate."
A: "Everything sounds good. Can we schedule a time to meet so I can look at the place?"
B: "I'm available anytime today or tomorrow."
A: "How about if I come over now?"
B: "That works with me. But what is your name?"
A: "Oh, my name is Brad."
B: "Ok. I'm Randy. So I'll see you in a bit?"
A: "Should only take about 15 minutes to get there."
B: "Sounds good."

Advanced Listening Lesson #06


A: "Hey Jane. How are you doing?"
B: "Hi Jack. I'm doing great."
A: "I hope you haven't been waiting too long."
B: "No. I just got here a few minutes ago."
A: "Do you know if smoking is allowed here?"
B: "I think this is a no-smoking place. Do you want to go somewhere else?"
A: "That's alright. I don't need to smoke."
B: "Why don't you quit?"
A: "I never thought about it. All my friends smoke, and we hang out a lot."
B: "So do you smoke by yourself?"
A: "When I started I didn't, but after a few months I started smoking at home. Usually when I'm
bored."
B: "Do you smoke cause you're bored?"
A: "Yeah. It helps to kill the time. I also think it's out of habit. I'm so used to having a cigarette
every now and then."
B: "How much do you smoke in a day?"
A: "I smoke about a half pack a day."
B: "Well, I think you should quit. You know it's bad for you?"
A: "I always knew it was bad, but I never thought about it."
B: "You better start thinking about it now. You might not feel the difference now, but after 10 years
of smoking, you might feel it and then it will be too late."
A: "That's a good point. I'll try to quit."
B: "Good. And if you need any support, I'll always be here for you."
A: "Thanks."

Advanced Listening Lesson #07


A: "Hey John. I didn't know you were coming to this school."
B: "Yeah, what a coincidence. It's good to see you."
A: "It's been a while hasn't it?"

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B: "What have you been up to?"


A: "Not much. Just school and stuff."
B: "Where are you going now?"
A: "I'm going to the registration building to see if I can withdrawal from one of my classes."
B: "Are you bombing the class or something?"
A: "Partially that, but mostly it's a boring class and I am getting nothing out of it."
B: "Where are you off to?"
A: "I finished class for today so I am meeting my girlfriend to watch a movie?"
B: "What are you watching?"
A: "The Lord of the Rings. I haven't seen it yet. Have you?"
B: "Yeah, I saw that about a month ago. It was really good."
A: "Don't tell me anything about it. I don't want to ruin the surprise."
B: "No problem. Hey, what are you doing this weekend?"
A: "Nothing really. I was going to rent a video and just hang out at home."
B: "My fraternity is going to have a party on Saturday night. Wanna come?"
A: "Hey, that sounds like fun. What fraternity are you in?"
B: "I'm over at the Delta Fraternity house."
A: "Cool. Give me your number and I'll call you Saturday."
B: "It's 206-555-1212."
A: "Aright. I'll see you on Saturday."
B: "See you later."

Advanced Listening Lesson #08


A: "You're Jason right?"
B: "Yeah. Tom right?"
A: "Yeah. What's going on?"
B: "Not much. Just hanging out. A bunch of guys are playing a game for shots."
A: "You're not playing?"
B: "I had enough to drink already."
A: "I hear ya."
B: "You in school or do you work?"
A: "I work at a marketing company. How about you?"
B: "I'm still in school. I have one more year left."
A: "What are you majoring in?"
B: "I'm majoring in computer science."
A: "Where do you want to work?"
B: "I would love to work at Microsoft. But it's pretty tough to get in."
A: "So I hear. So you come to this club often?"
B: "Every now and then. I usually hang out at Pioneer Square."
A: "Yeah. That's a cool place. There are a ton of bars to hit in that area."
B: "Are you here with Mike?"
A: "No. Some of my work buddies. I haven't seen Mike in a while now. Do you know what he is up
to?"
B: "He's going to grad school."
A: "What a surprise. I didn't know he was so studious."
B: "Yeah. Surprised us all. Hey, I'm going to get another drink. You want one?"
A: "It's aright. I still have to work on this one."
B: "I'll catch you later."
A: "Aright man."

Advanced Listening Lesson #09


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A: "Hi. My name is Robert."


B: "I'm John. It's nice to meet you."
A: "Do you know what this professor is like?"
B: "I have no idea. This is my first year."
A: "You a freshman? Me too. Where are you from?"
B: "I'm from San Francisco."
A: "I've been there a few times. It's a great city."
B: "Where are you from?"
A: "I grew up in this area all my life."
B: "So you know where all the fun places to hang out right?"
A: "Yeah. The best place is over by the water. They have a lot of clubs and bars."
B: "I drove by that area before. I didn't know it was a college hang-out."
A: "It gets pretty wild over there sometimes. You should go."
B: "Sounds like a good idea. Do you know what you are majoring in yet?"
A: "Not yet. I'm leaning towards business, but that's only if I can't get into computer science. How
about you?"
B: "I want to go to med school, so I'll probably end up majoring in biology."
A: "That's cool."
B: "Is the weather this bad all the time in the fall?"
A: "Yap. This is a typical autumn. It gets worse though. At least it's not raining that much."
B: "That sucks."
A: "You'll get used to it. In the meantime, you'll have to watch a lot of movies. Seems like the only
thing to do with the bad weather."
B: "Too expensive. Can you believe how much movies cost these days?"
A: "Yeah. It's crazy. It's like 9 bucks a movie. I remember when it was half that."
B: "Unless it's a date, I'm not going to pay that much to watch a movie."
A: "That makes sense."
B: "Oh. The professor is coming. I'll talk to you later."
A: "Aright."

Advanced Listening Lesson #10


A: "Hi there. Do you know anyone here?"
B: "I'm a friend of Stacy."
A: "Stacy Miller? I know her."
B: "Really? How do you know her?"
A: "We went to middle school together."
B: "That's cool. What a small world."
A: "So how do you know Stacy?"
B: "We went to the same sorority."
A: "What did you major in?"
B: "I majored in Sociology."
A: "Really? Me too. That's kinda cool."
B: "Where did you go to school?"
A: "I went to Berkley."
B: "So what are you doing here in New York?"
A: "I work at a consulting firm."
B: "Isn't that hard work?"
A: "It was in the beginning, but I got used to it. It's a lot of hours though."
B: "I bet. I don't like working more than 40 hours. I need time to play."

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A: "I hear that. I wish I had more time to play. But I do like my job."
B: "I think it is important to like your job."
A: "I like talking with you."
B: "Really? I feel the same way."
A: "Do, you wanna go out sometime, like dinner or something?"
B: "I'd like that. Here, let me give you my number."

Advanced Listening Lesson #11


A: "Hey honey, where do you think we should go for our honeymoon?"
B: "I always wanted to go to Mexico. Cancun is supposed to be a great place."
A: "That sounds pretty good. But how about the Caribbean?"
B: "That doesn't sound too bad either. Do you know how much it would cost for airfare and hotel?"
A: "If we go for 5 nights, then the total for airfare and hotel would be about one thousand seven
hundred dollars. How much would it be to go to Cancun?"
B: "I found a deal for only twelve hundred dollars."
A: "That's a lot cheaper. Let's go to Cancun then."
B: "Really? That sounds great. I picked up a lot of brochures. Let's take a look at all the things we
can do."
A: "That reminds me. I better make sure my passport is not expired."
B: "You better make sure. If it's expired, you have to hurry and renew it."
A: "We still have a couple of months. No rush."
B: "What do you want to do in Cancun?"
A: "I want to golf at least one day. And I also want to try surfing. Do they have instructors on the
beach?"
B: "Yeah. This brochure shows lesson and equipment rentals and everything. That shouldn't be a
problem. I want to try snorkeling."
A: "Do we need to buy snorkeling gear?"
B: "No. We can just rent it there."
A: "Sounds like we're going to have fun."
B: "I know. I can't wait. It's going to be so fun."

Advanced Listening Lesson #12


A: "Where are you guys going for your honeymoon?"
B: "We decided on Cancun, Mexico."
A: "I've been there before. It's a great place."
B: "What did you do there?"
A: "There is so much to do. It's a big tourist place so there is access to everything."
B: "That's good. I'm looking forward to our honeymoon. Especially after all the wedding plans I had
to do."
A: "How long are you going for?"
B: "We decided on 6 days. We are leaving on Sunday and returning on Saturday."
A: "That should give you plenty of time. Do you have all your travel plans in order?"
B: "We just booked our flight and got our room. Everything is set."
A: "You're going to have so much fun. I'm so jealous."
B: "When you get married, you'll have your chance."
A: "I need to find a guy first."
B: "Where do you want to go for your honeymoon?"
A: "Since I've been to Mexico and Hawaii before, I want to go to Australia."
B: "That sounds great. It's a little out of our budget so we didn't even consider Australia."
A: "For the price, Cancun is one of the best so don't have any regrets. It is a great place. So do
you have a ride to the airport?"

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B: "My brother is going to drop us off."


A: "Looks like everything is set. Just make sure to take a camera. I know many people who forgot
to take a camera on their honeymoon."
B: "Will do. Thanks."

Advanced Listening Lesson #13


A: "Hey Samantha. You've been so busy lately. What have you been up to?"
B: "Hey Jackie. I started dating this cute guy and decided to start exercising."
A: "You're not out of shape. You look fine."
B: "Well, this guy I am seeing is a personal trainer and he has a perfect body. Compared to him, I
need some work."
A: "How long have you seen him?"
B: "We've been together for about a month and a half."
A: "Did you sleep with him yet?"
B: "Not yet. But before I get into bed with him, I want to look fit."
A: "That's not the greatest reason to exercise, but I guess it is a valid one."
B: "How about you? Anything new in your life?"
A: "My father is a little ill. He has been to the doctor's quite a bit lately but they don't know what is
wrong with him. He complains about stomach pains a lot these days."
B: "I'm sorry to hear that. Any idea what could have caused it?"
A: "He says it is because he didn't take care of himself when he was young. That's why I want to
start thinking about my health."
B: "I think it is important to take care of yourself while you are young too. Even though my reasons
are not the best, at least I am working on it."
A: "How are your parents doing?"
B: "They're doing great. I'm thankful that they are healthy."
A: "That's good to hear. Well, I gotta get running now. I'll catch you later."
B: "Ok. Send my regards to your father."
A: "I will. Thanks."

Advanced Listening Lesson #14


A: "Wow Billy. Looks like you lost a lot of weight. I could hardly recognize you."
B: "Thanks. I've been on a diet for about 6 months. I'm going to ask Rachel to marry me soon and I
want to be mentally and physically healthy."
A: "What does being overweight have anything to do with marriage? If you love each other, that's
enough right?"
B: "Yeah, but I want to show her how much she means to me, and this is one way of proving it. I
am changing for the better."
A: "Good for you. Hey, when do you plan on proposing to her?"
B: "I think I am going to propose to her on our 2 year anniversary."
A: "Is she expecting it, or will it be a surprise?"
B: "I think she expects me to ask her one of these days, but not anytime soon."
A: "You sure you want to settle down already? You're only 25 years old?"
B: "Yeah, I didn't think I would get married until I was 30, but when you know she is the one, why
wait."
A: "That's true. Hey, I hope everything works out. You're going to invite me to your wedding right?"
B: "Of course man."
A: "Gosh, I'm still shocked how much weight you lost. You're getting real skinny now."
B: "I am working on a six pack now. I have two lines starting to show up. I've been spending a lot
of time at the gym. It is hard work, but I feel so good after working out."
A: "Where do you work out?"

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B: "I have a membership at Bally's. It's not too expensive and I like all the equipment they have."
A: "I've been thinking about joining a gym. Are they having any specials right now?"
B: "Yeah, they do. They have free enrollment and first month free. You should come by. I'll show
you around. I can take in a guest so you can try it out before signing up."
A: "That sounds good. Let's go this Saturday."
B: "Cool. I'll call you in the morning."

Advanced Listening Lesson #15


A: "Hey Stephanie. Guess what?"
B: "What?"
A: "Robert asked me to marry him. We're getting married."
B: "Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. So when is the big day?"
A: "We haven't set the date exactly, but it looks like it will be sometime in July."
B: "How did he propose to you?"
A: "On valentines day, he got me a present. I thought it was an ordinary valentines day present,
but when I opened it, it was this big diamond ring. Right then, he got on his knees and proposed."
B: "That's so neat. So you really got surprised?"
A: "We talked about marriage a little, but I never knew he was serious."
B: "You are going to be busy with wedding plans. But you have several months to prepare for it."
A: "It's going to be pretty hectic for me. So I'm going to need some help. First of all, I was
wondering if you would like to be my Maid of Honor."
B: "I would be honored."
A: "So you're going to help me with the planning right?"
B: "Of course. How many brides maids are you going to have?"
A: "Three. So we will have a total of four."
B: "Let me guess. Susan, Tina, and Cindy."
A: "Close. I'm going to have Cindy as the candle lighter. The third brides maid is going to be Lydia.
She is a good friend from church."
B: "I know her. She's sweet. I'll make sure we have the best wedding for you."
A: "I hope so. I appreciate your help."

Advanced Listening Lesson #16


A: "Yo Matt. How goes it man?"
B: "Pretty good. What have you been up to?"
A: "You know that chick in psychology class?"
B: "Yeah. You only talk about her every other day."
A: "I can't get her out of my mind. She is damn fine."
B: "Why don't you go talk to her then?"
A: "I think she is out of my league."
B: "Chicken. Somebody is only out of your league if you think so. What do you see in her anyway?
She is a little chubby dude."
A: "She is not. She has a nice figure. And she has such a pretty face."
B: "Whatever. If you think so."
A: "You like skinny girls or something?"
B: "I like normal girls without any flab hanging out."
A: "Now you're exaggerating you freak."
B: "Seriously, I like a girl who is fit and likes to exercise."
A: "How about personality?"
B: "It doesn't matter until you are thinking about marriage and I'm not thinking about that yet."
A: "Well, I'm looking so I don't care that much about figure. As long as she is nice and sweet."

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Advanced Listening Lesson #17


A: "Do you like to watch baseball?"
B: "Yeah. I follow the Mariners every year."
A: "I wonder how they will do this year."
B: "I don't know if they have a chance. Did you hear that A-Rod went to the Yankees?"
A: "I know. Their team was too good even before getting Alex."
B: "Yeah. The richest team is usually the best team. They need to put a salary cap to make things
fair."
A: "I agree. I don't know why they haven't done so already."
B: "But don't lose hope too soon. The Yankees don't have a good pitching staff this year. They
might end up like the Texas Rangers. Great offense, no pitching."
A: "I highly doubt that. Even though they lost Pettite, they still have a decent pitching rotation."
B: "We'll see. I hope the Mariners do well this year."
A: "Me too. Oh, did you buy any tickets this year?"
B: "I got a couple of games with Oakland and Boston, but I couldn't get anything with the
Yankees."
A: "Same here. I went in on the second day and all the tickets with the Yankees were already sold
out."
B: "There's still plenty of other games though. We should go together one of these days."
A: "Sounds good. Let's plan for late June."

Advanced Listening Lesson #18


A: "Do you know when basketball season starts?"
B: "It starts in October. How come?"
A: "I like to keep up with the Lakers."
B: "You keep up with baseball at all?"
A: "Just a little. Not as much as basketball."
B: "Who is your favorite player?"
A: "Probably Kobe Bryant, but he has too many issues right now."
B: "He's a great player, but his recent problem is really affecting his play."
A: "Hope everything turns out ok. Do you play basketball much?"
B: "I usually get into it during the playoffs. I'd rather play than watch."
A: "I like to watch as much as I like to play. Do you play often?"
B: "Every now and then with some friends."
A: "I usually play twice a week at the health club. It's easy to round up 10 guys during the evening
time."
B: "That sounds pretty fun. But I'm too out of shape to play full court."
A: "I get tired too, but I figure it's good for my health. And I'm having fun at the same time."
B: "So you think the Lakers will do good this year?"
A: "They better. They got a lot of good players now. If Malone can stay healthy, then I don't see
how they can be beat."
B: "I don't know... I think Sacramento has a strong team this year."
A: "True, but I'm pulling for the Lakers all the way. It's going to be a great season."

Advanced Listening Lesson #19


A: "What are you watching?"
B: "A football game. Packers are playing the Chiefs."
A: "I never understood this game."
B: "It's not that hard. If you watch a couple of games, you'll start to understand it."
A: "Do you watch a lot of football?"
B: "I like the Packers, so I watch all their games."

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A: "Did you play football before?"


B: "Only in high school. I was too small to play for college."
A: "What position did you play?"
B: "I was the corner back."
A: "Is that the main guy in offense?"
B: "No. That's the quarterback. The corner back is a defensive player covering passing plays and
outside running plays."
A: "I see. Do you think it is more fun than baseball?"
B: "It's hard to compare the two because they're so different. I like both baseball and football. How
about you? You like baseball a lot?"
A: "Yeah. I'm a big baseball fan."
B: "Baseball is fun, but you should also learn football. I'll explain as we watch."
A: "Cool."

Advanced Listening Lesson #20


A: "How did you golf on Saturday?"
B: "I did pretty good. I shot a 13."
A: "Not too bad. I thought you were going to break single."
B: "I had a chance. I shot a 4 on the front nine, but the back nine killed me."
A: "What happened?"
B: "My drive was totally off. All of the sudden, I started hooking the ball. I hit two balls OB, and that
killed my score right there."
A: "That sucks. You could have broken single if it wasn't for the penalty strokes."
B: "Yeah. I was so frustrated after that hole. But overall, I shot well, so I'm not too disappointed.
How about you? How have you been hitting lately?"
A: "I hit great on the range, but when I get on the course, I can't seem to hit the ball right."
B: "That happened to me for the longest time. It just takes time and practice. When you go out on
the course more often, that problem will fix itself."
A: "I'm still trying to break 90. I've been hitting in the mid nineties for ever."
B: "How far does your driver go?"
A: "I don't use it that much. I use my 3 wood more. I'm not consistent with the driver to use it."
B: "You gotta keep practicing with it. Eventually you'll get the hang of it."
A: "Yeah. I practice with it on the range, but I'm not making any progress on it."
B: "Let's go to the range together and I'll check out your swing."
A: "That sounds good. Let's go tomorrow night."
B: "Ok. That will give us practice for our round on Wednesday."
A: "I'll meet you there at 6:30."
B: "Ok. See you tomorrow then."

Advanced Listening Lesson #21


A: "Hey Jack. What did you do last weekend?"
B: "Josh had a bunch of guys over at his house and we played poker."
A: "Why didn't you guys call me?"
B: "We did. But you weren't home. If you had a cell phone, maybe you wouldn't be left out."
A: "Yeah. I need to get a cell phone. So, what games did you play?"
B: "We only play Texas Hold 'em."
A: "That's all good. What was the bid amount?"
B: "We started playing no limit. It's so much fun."
A: "That sounds awesome. Let me join you next time."
B: "No problem. Just get a cell phone so we can contact you."
A: "Aright. Who won though?"
B: "John. He always wins. He's damn good."

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A: "You only played one game?"


B: "We played 2 games and he won both of them."
A: "What is the buy in?"
B: "Only 10 bucks."
A: "That sounds fun. Ten bucks isn't that much money to have fun while chilling with your friends."
B: "Exactly."
A: "But what happens if you get out in the first ten minutes?"
B: "Then you're screwed. You can watch tv or play the XBOX."
A: "Better not die soon then. So, when is the next time you guys are playing?"
B: "Probably this Friday. Give me a call Friday morning and I'll let you know the exact time."

Advanced Listening Lesson #22


A: "Hey Cindy. I heard you are seeing someone."
B: "Yeah. His name is John. I started dating him a week ago."
A: "That's so exciting. Tell me all about him. Is he good looking?"
B: "I think he's cute, but not drop dead gorgeous."
A: "How did you meet him?"
B: "I go to this coffee shop a lot and this guy is always there. We started talking a couple of times,
and he finally asked me out."
A: "That's so cool. What does he do for a living?"
B: "He works in the finance department in a manufacturing company."
A: "Do you know if he makes a lot of money?"
B: "I don't know for sure, but he drives a nice car and I heard he has a house."
A: "How is his personality?"
B: "He's very smart and a great person to talk to. In the beginning, we talked for about 30 minutes
a day in the coffee shop before he asked me out. Besides that, he's very sweet and romantic."
A: "How old is he?"
B: "That's the problem. He is 2 years younger than me. What do you think about that?"
A: "What's the big deal? I don't see anything wrong with that. If you were 23, then I might be
worried he was immature, but you're almost 30 now. 2 years is no big deal."
B: "Yeah. That's what I think."
A: "When do I get to meet him?"
B: "How about a double date. The four of us can go out to dinner and a drink or something."
A: "That sounds great. How about next Saturday?"
B: "I think Saturday will be good. Let's double check with the guys and get back to each other."
A: "Great. I'll call you later then."
B: "Ok. Talk to you later."

Advanced Listening Lesson #23


A: "Jane. Did you see that guy standing by the dance floor?"
B: "Yeah. He's kinda cute."
A: "Wait. Isn't that Beth's boyfriend?"
B: "I'm not sure. I haven't met him before."
A: "Look. He's dancing with another girl."
B: "Are you sure that's him?"
A: "No. It just looks like him."
B: "I heard he was a nice guy. He wouldn't be cheating on Beth."
A: "Yeah. You're right. How do you know about him if you never met him?"
B: "I hear all this stuff from Beth. She is always going off on how nice and sweet he is."
A: "I heard the same thing. What type of guy are you looking for?"
B: "Someone who is understanding, responsible, sensitive, smart, and with a lot of money."

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A: "Don't we all. Get real. All those guys are probably already taken."
B: "It doesn't hurt to have expectations. What type of guy do you want to find?"
A: "All I want is someone who is going to treat me well."
B: "You know Alex don't you? He likes you. I bet he'll take good care of you."
A: "He's a dork. At least someone who is not an idiot ok?"
B: "Got it."

Advanced Listening Lesson #24


A: "Hey Jason. What are you doing this Friday?"
B: "I'm going to go to the driving range cause I'm playing golf on Saturday."
A: "You're golfing without me? What's up with that?"
B: "Sorry man, but we already have a foursome. I'm going with a couple of guys from work."
A: "Where are you playing?"
B: "Washington National. Have you been there yet?"
A: "I've been there a couple of times. It's a great course. You know the Huskies play there right?"
B: "I didn't know that. Is it a hard course?"
A: "It's pretty challenging. But it all depends on which tee you play from."
B: "What are you shooting these days?"
A: "I'm still hovering around a bogey game."
B: "Still better than me. I'm still trying to hit a bogey game. Do you want to hit the driving range with
me?"
A: "I can't this Friday. I'm playing basketball with the guys that night."
B: "At night?"
A: "Yeah. We're playing indoors at a school gymnasium."
B: "What's the occasion?"
A: "Just a small league I play on. Nothing special."
B: "I'm too short to play basketball."
A: "You're not that short. Plus, we have a couple of guys who are the same height as you. They're
awesome players."
B: "I never got into basketball. It's fun and all, but maybe I'm just not good at it."
A: "It's still great exercise. I get a better workout from basketball than I do from the treadmill."
B: "That's true."
Advanced Listening Lesson #25
A: "What do you think about Matt's new girlfriend?"
B: "Samantha? She's pretty hot. I can't believe she fell for Matt."
A: "I don't seem to have much luck with girls."
B: "Why do you think that is?"
A: "I say the stupidest things around girls. I don't know why I do that?"
B: "It's because you're nervous. Best thing to do is not say a word until you know it's not stupid."
A: "It doesn't work that way. I stop thinking around pretty girls."
B: "I know. You got to date a girl who isn't that pretty then."
A: "What the story of your love life these days?"
B: "It's only been a couple of months that I broke up with Sarah. But I think it's about time to start
hunting again."
A: "Who's your type?"
B: "Anybody with a nice body and a pretty face."
A: "How about their personality or their character?"
B: "I'm not thinking about marriage, so those things don't matter."
A: "You're so shallow."

Advanced Listening Lesson #26


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A: "So Mark. What is your favorite hobby?"


B: "Probably sports."
A: "Anything specific? Or just sports in general."
B: "Most sports. I like basketball, football, baseball, golf, tennis, so I guess most sports."
A: "I like tennis. Did you play for your high school team?"
B: "Yeah. I played on the varsity team starting from my sophomore year. How about you?"
A: "I played my junior and senior year."
B: "What other sports did you play?"
A: "I played volleyball. I would have to say volleyball is my favorite."
B: "What position did you play?"
A: "I was the outside hitter."
B: "That's so cool. I didn't know you were athletic."
A: "I don't know if I would consider myself athletic, but I have fun playing."
B: "I play on a co-ed volleyball team every Tuesdays. We're always looking for more girls to play
on our team. Would you be interested?"
A: "Yeah. It sounds fun. Just call me anytime you need a player."
B: "That's great. Since we are on the topic of sports, what sport do you like to watch on
television?"
A: "I never got into watching sports on TV. So I really don't know."
B: "Not even the Super bowl?"
A: "Only when the group of people I'm with is watching it. I just never had interest in TV that
much."
B: "Well, I like following the Mariners. They're pretty good."
A: "I like to go watch them play. It's fun when you are actually there."
B: "A bunch of us are going to watch them play this June. Do you want to join us?"
A: "Yeah. I'll go. I like the new stadium. It's pretty cool."
B: "Ok. I'll make sure to get you a ticket as well."

Advanced Listening Lesson #27


A: "What did Mike get you for your birthday Pam?"
B: "He got me a watch. See."
A: "That's beautiful. He must have spent a fortune on it."
B: "He's so great. I think he might propose pretty soon."
A: "How do you know? Did he give you any clues?"
B: "He took me to a jewelry store and asked me what type of rings I like. It was a little obvious, but
at least I got to pick the one I wanted."
A: "That's not so romantic?"
B: "He was never romantic. Silly and cute, but not romantic. I like all his quirkiness. He always
makes me laugh."
A: "I guess you can't ask for much more than that."
B: "How is it going with you and Brad?"
A: "We broke up a week ago."
B: "I'm sorry to hear that. What happened?"
A: "I think we both just started to grow apart. I wasn't surprised."
B: "Are you doing ok?"
A: "Actually, I'm feeling great. I guess I needed some freedom."
B: "Have you started seeing other guys yet?"
A: "Not yet, but I when I meet a decent guy, I wouldn't mind dating again."
B: "What kind of guy are you looking for?"

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A: "Although my relationship with Brad wasn't that bad, I want a guy who likes to go out more. Brad
always spent all his time studying and researching for school. It was quite boring."
B: "You definitely need a guy who likes to have fun."
A: "I wouldn't mind dating a romantic guy. Maybe I'm dreaming, but a nice walk down the beach, or
dancing in the moonlight would be something I would love to do."
B: "Hey. There are guys like that. All you have to do is find the right one."
A: "But that's the hard part. I always fall for the guy who is smart. And then after a couple of
months, I get bored."
B: "Doesn't a tall, good looking guy turn you on?"
A: "Not really. What should I do?"
B: "We should go to a club this Saturday and find a smart romantic guy. How does that sound?"
A: "That sounds like a plan. Let's do it."
B: "Great. I'll see you at nine then."
A: "Ok. See you later."

Advanced Listening Lesson #28


A: "Hey Mike. I heard about your break up. You must be devastated."
B: "It's more than I can bear. I don't think I can go on."
A: "Come on Mike. It's not the end of the world."
B: "It's the end of my world. She was everything to me. I loved her so much."
A: "I remember my first break up. I remember it was the hardest thing I ever went through. So I
know it must be really tough right now."
B: "Every night, I cry myself to sleep. Can you believe that I actually cry everyday?"
A: "It's normal to cry. You shouldn't feel bad about it. It's the only way to let it out."
B: "How long will I feel like this? How long is the pain going to last?"
A: "It's different for everyone, but it took me four months to get over Jessica."
B: "Four months... I have to live in hell for four months..."
A: "But I'm ok now. I moved on and I'm dating other great people. I know you will be better."
B: "Why do you think she left me?"
A: "I really don't know. Some people change and they want to go in different directions."
B: "But I loved her so much. I loved her more than anything in this world. She was my world."
A: "I know you love her."
B: "I don't think I'll be able to love anyone again."
A: "I thought that too. I thought Jessica was the only person I would ever love. But it changes. It
really does. You'll get better and become a stronger person."
B: "I hope so."

Advanced Listening Lesson #29


A: "What are you afraid of?"
B: "I'm not sure. I used to be scared of a lot of things when I was young, but not anymore."
A: "Are you afraid of death?"
B: "Only if I think about it so much. But death is inevitable, so there is no use thinking about it."
A: "How about horror movies?"
B: "No. I know they're all fake so there is nothing to be afraid of. How about you?"
A: "I get scared pretty easily. I'm actually frightened of bee's."
B: "Really? Why?"
A: "I don't know. I got stung when I was young and ever since, I've always been afraid of them."
B: "What other things are you afraid of?"
A: "Sitting by the camp fire and telling horror stories is very scary."
B: "Wow. You're afraid of many things huh?"
A: "I guess so. Aren't you afraid of something coming out of the bushes?"

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B: "It's not going to happen. We probably went camping dozens of times and nothing ever came
out of the bushes. What makes you think something will?"
A: "I don't know. I guess I'm terrified at the possibility."
B: "If you were realistic, you probably wouldn't be scared of everything. Maybe you have too much
imagination."
A: "I should try to think more realistically. I'll do that."
B: "Good. After awhile, you won't be afraid of so many things."

Advanced Listening Lesson #30


A: "How are you feeling these days?"
B: "I don't know. A little bored and restless I guess."
A: "Why is that?"
B: "I have so much time on my hands and I have nothing to do."
A: "Why don't you go out and have fun?"
B: "I would like to, but I have to save some money so I can't go out all the time."
A: "That sucks."
B: "After awhile, I start to feel anxious."
A: "Try relaxing and reading a good book. That's always a good way to kill time."
B: "That's true. How about you? How are you these days?"
A: "I'm doing pretty good these days. My kid just finished kindergarten. I'm so proud of him."
B: "That's great to hear. He must be big now. It's been a year since I saw your son."
A: "Yeah. He grew a lot in the last year."
B: "I bet you're very proud of your son."
A: "Yes I am. Thanks."
Advanced Listening Lesson #31
A: "What are you doing here on the bench? You've been here for an hour."
B: "I'm just thinking about Lucy. I can't get her out of my mind. I think I'm falling in love."
A: "Crazy boy. You barely know her."
B: "It doesn't matter. I like everything about her. I like the way she talks, the way she walks, her
hair and her lips. I would give anything to kiss her."
A: "Did you tell her how you feel?"
B: "No way. I'll scare her away."
A: "You won't know until you tell her."
B: "Maybe later. But right now, all I can think about is her legs and her face. She is so beautiful."
A: "You're wasting your time. At least talk to her. You don't have to tell her how you feel."
B: "Yeah. I started talking to her in my Poly Sci class. I try to sit next to her as much as I can."
A: "That's a start. After awhile, you'll find out if she is everything you make her out to be."
B: "It won't matter because I love everything she does."
A: "Dude, you're blind as a bat. You're just infatuated with her."
B: "These feelings are too strong to be infatuation."
A: "We'll see in a couple of weeks. Let's go grab something to eat. You're human aren't you?"
B: "To think of it, I am a little hungry. Ok. Let's go."

Advanced Listening Lesson #32


A: "Hi. Aren't you in my sociology class?"
B: "I think so. With Professor Robinson right?"
A: "Yeah. I'm Nicole."
B: "I'm George. It's nice to meet you."
A: "How are you liking the class so far?"
B: "I like the subject. I think it's pretty interesting."

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A: "Me too. But it's hard to sit in class when the weather is so nice."
B: "Tell me about it. The weather has been so great lately."
A: "So, what year are you?"
B: "I'm a sophomore. How about you?"
A: "I'm a freshman."
B: "Where are you from around here?"
A: "No. I'm from the east. I grew up in New York."
B: "New York? That seems like a fun place."
A: "More like a busy place. Everyone is always on the run over there."
B: "I grew up in San Francisco."
A: "That's not too far from here. Do you like living on the west coast?"
B: "I haven't been to many other places, but the west coast is a great place."
A: "Yeah. I like it too."
B: "Are you ready for the mid term next Friday?"
A: "I'm so behind. I've been going out a lot. I'm having so much fun, but I really need to catch up on
my school work."
B: "Where do you usually hang out?"
A: "No where specific. We always do different things."
B: "Have you been to Alcatraz yet?"
A: "Not yet. I want to go though."
B: "I highly recommend it. It's an interesting place to visit."
A: "Maybe you could take me there."
B: "If you get a B or better on your midterm, I'll take you there."
A: "Deal. It was great meeting you. I'll talk to you again tomorrow."
B: "Ok. See you later."

Advanced Listening Lesson #33


A: "I can't believe it took you so long to ask me out on a date."
B: "I always thought you liked Mark, so I didn't think I had a chance."
A: "I had this thing about him, but it's over. So, what do you like to do on your free time?"
B: "I like sports, watching movies, reading books. Things like that."
A: "What type of movies do you like?"
B: "I like drama and comedy."
A: "Me too. Mostly drama though. Have you seen Pay it forward?"
B: "Yeah. I loved that movie."
A: "It's one of my favorites. I cried so much at the end."
B: "I thought the idea of paying it forward was awesome."
A: "What was your favorite comedy?"
B: "Do you remember the Three Amigos?"
A: "Vaguely. I was pretty little when that came out."
B: "I don't remember it much back then, but I saw it again the other day and it cracked me up."
A: "Maybe I need to see that movie again."
B: "I think it is a classic. So many funny scenes."
A: "I really liked the Mask with Jim Carrey."
B: "He is hilarious. I love that guy."
A: "I like most of his movies. He is such a character."
B: "What else do you like to do?"
A: "Well, I like to exercise."

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B: "Where do you exercise?"


A: "I go to a health club by my house. But on a nice day, I like to jog around the lake."
B: "That's good. I like to stay in shape too. But I do that by playing a lot of sports. Do you play any
sports?"
A: "I played a little bit in high school, but nothing really these days."
B: "Have you tried golf?"
A: "Don't start with that. My dad always nagged at me to play, but I never got into it."
B: "What do you usually do with your friends?"
A: "We go out shopping a lot."
B: "Where do you usually go?"
A: "Usually downtown. It's more fun in the city than in the mall. Plus, there are too many high
school students at the mall."
B: "I know some girls like bags, and some like shoes, what do you like to shop for the most?"
A: "I can never have too many pairs of shoes. I have like 30 pairs already, but I am always
shopping for more."
B: "Oh. The foods here."
A: "Great. I'm so hungry."
B: "After dinner, do you want to catch a movie?"
A: "Sure. I'm always up for a good movie."

Advanced Listening Lesson #34


A: "Damn Mark. I never noticed that belly of yours."
B: "It's all the beer. I need to start working out again."
A: "That reminds me. I should've hit the gym today."
B: "Where do you work out?"
A: "At Bally's. It's pretty close to home so it is convenient."
B: "How much are you paying?"
A: "I only pay 20 bucks a month."
B: "That's pretty good. I think I should join."
A: "If you join, we could work out together. It's so much better working out with another person. It's
hard to motivate yourself when you are alone."
B: "What do you usually do in the gym?"
A: "I usually spend about 20 minutes on the step master, and then lift weights for about an hour."
B: "Do you go everyday?"
A: "No. I try to go 4 times a week, but lately, I've been only going about 2 times a week. That's why
I need you there. You should join."
B: "Will it help me to get some girls?"
A: "If you get rid of that belly of yours, I promise you'll have a better chance with girls. Anyways,
there are so many fine chicks working out at the club."
B: "Really? I'm signing up tomorrow."
A: "There are some girls with tight outfits. You can see the shape of their body and some of them
are really fine."
B: "As long as there are some ladies with nice legs, I don't mind."
A: "So you're really going to join?"
B: "Yeah. Let's go in tomorrow and I'll sign up. We can work out together."
A: "Cool. Let's go hit some bars to celebrate."
B: "I'm down with that."

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