[ Back to Quiz | Text Completion Quiz ]

Meeting Singles

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 Option: Play Window Media ]

Doug: Uh, hi there Diane. Nah, okay. Uh . . . Hi, what's up, Di? Okay, here we go. . .

[doorbell ringing ]

Diane: Uh, hi. It's David, right?

Doug: No, Doug. Remember? We met at Gary's party last Friday night.

Diane: Oh, yeah. Now I remember. You were standing all alone . . . uh, oh, I . . . I mean . . . I mean, you . . . you know. We started talking about school and stuff. [Yeah, yeah.]. Uh, how did you know I lived here?

Doug: Well, I just live around the corner, and I asked Gary if he knew how I could contact you, and . . .

Diane: And?

Doug: Well, I was just wondering if you'd like to go out this Thursday night. [Oh.]. Well, there's this real great movie playing downtown at the theater, [Uh . . .] and I thought . . . Well . . . well, we can't use my car 'cause I was in an accident with this wild man driving this BMW, so I've already checked the bus schedule, and . . .

Diane: Uh-hem [Well], Well, David [No Doug! Remember?] Oh yeah. Doug. I'm sorry, but I have to work that evening.

Doug: Oh really? Well, I thought you said before that you quit your job.

Diane: Well, I did, but I found a new one.

Doug: Uh, well, how about this Friday night? We could have dinner and then see that movie.

Diane: A movie? How boring!

Doug: Well, well, uh, well. A movie? Yeah, for . . . forget a movie.

Diane: Anyway, I'm afraid I have to cook dinner for my family, and . . .

Doug: Hey, I love to cook. We could whip something up together! I mean, it would be great!

Diane: I don't think that's a good idea. It's just a family occasion and . . .

Doug: Well, hey, are you free this Saturday night? I have two tickets to the football game, and I thought . . .

Diane: Sure. I'd love to go. [Okay!] I've wanted to see a game all year. [Yeah!] My roommate will be so surprised when she finds out I have a ticket for her, and . . .

Doug: Well, but . . .

Diane: Oh [car screeching . . . ] . . . and here's my brother! He's a defensive lineman on the team.

Doug: Well, he doesn't look too happy.

Diane: Ah, he's a teddy bear, but hasn't been the same since someone ran into his BMW.

Doug: Oh. Let me guess. Red, right?

Diane: Right. [Oh] And, it's just that he's a little protective of me since I am his baby sister.

Doug: Hey, well, it's been really nice talking to you, but I have to run. Hey. Here are the tickets. Have a great time and, by the way, can I go out your back door?

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • whip something up (verb): prepare quickly
    - Let's whip something up for tonight's party. A few games and some snacks should be fine.

  • lineman (noun): a player in the front line of a team
    One of the lineman from their team is very big, but quick, on the field.

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