[Back to Quiz]

Class Reunion

Listening Exercises
Listen to the conversation again by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Loading the player ...
[ What are these different audio choices? ]
[ Other Audio Options: Play Window Media ]


Amanda: Hey, I know you. You're James, right? James Roberts.

James: Amanda Brown. Wow! It's been a long time.

Amanda: Yeah. Oh, are you going to the class reunion in two weeks?

James: Uh, I heard about it, but I'm not sure. Where is it?

Amanda: The reunion is going to be held at the Mountain Country Club across from City Park.

James: And what time does it start?

Amanda: I think it starts at 6:00.

James: And how much does it cost?

Amanda: It's twenty dollars a ticket, and that includes dinner and entertainment.

James: What kind of entertainment are they going to have?

Amanda: They're going to have a live jazz band and dancing.

James: And who is organizing the event?

Amanda: Do you remember Chad Phillips?

James: Uh, wasn't he the quarterback on the football team?

Amanda: Right. Well, he married Sarah Rogers, and they are in charge of the event. So, what do you think? Are you going?

James: I don't know. I never really fit in in high school. I was kind of a loner. I also remember asking Sarah out on a date, and she turned me down. She said she was sick, and it turned out she went out with someone that same night. It could be a little awkward.

Amanda: Hey, why don't we go together?

James: Are you sure?

Amanda: Yeah.

James: Well, sure. Why not. To be honest, I always thought you were very nice. I just never had the guts to ask you out.

Amanda: Well, here's your chance.

James: Sounds great. So, what's your number so I can call you?

Amanda: It's 435-923-6017.

James: 6017, Okay. Where do you live?

Amanda: I only live two blocks south of the old high school.

James: Okay. I remember where you live. Let me call you a few days before to confirm things.

Amanda: Sounds good. It should be fun.


Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • reunion (noun): a get together of people who have been apart for a long time
    - We are going to hold the class reunion on September first.

  • organize (verb): put together or plan an event
    - Ashley organized a very fun party last Friday.

  • be in charge of (verb): have control, lead, or be responsible for something
    - Who was in charge of buying the food and drinks for the reunion?

  • fit in (verb): feel a part of or belong to a group
    - Why didn't Amanda fit in during high school?

  • loner (noun): a person who is often alone or likes to be alone
    - I was a loner back in high school, and I didn't have any friends.

  • turn someone down (noun): reject or refuse someone
    - James asked many girls out on dates, but they all turned him down.

  • awkward (adjective): uncomfortable or uneasy
    - Meeting new people is sometimes awkward if you don't know what to say and do.

  • guts (noun): courage
    - I didn't have the guts to ask Jessica out on a date.

  • confirm (verb): check
    - Have you confirmed the date of the reunion?

Vocabulary Activities [Top]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations. [Why do these?]


Randall's Sites: Daily ESL | ESL Blog | EZSlang | Train Your Accent | Tips For Students | Hiking In Utah

Randall Davis. All rights reserved.
Read complete Terms of Use for more information.

Using This Site