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"know someone through and through" = know very well

"Hey, I know him through and through, and I can only say he is full of integrity."

"true-blue friend" = someone who is completely loyal to another

"A true-blue friend never turns against his or her friends."

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Leisure Activities
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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mediumfree time plansconversationman - woman01:10

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Getting together with friends on group date can be a fun activity, especially when you like hanging out with people, but you aren't interested in a serious relationship. In such situations, what kinds of activities to you like to do with your friends (e.g., going to watch a movie, playing video games, hiking, etc.).

HELPFUL TIP: Having good friends can be a real support when life "throws you a curve ball" (challenges). Find friends who share your same interests and values.

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What is Stuart planning to do with his friends?
A. go for a drive and have a picnic
B. watch a football game
C. see a movie and have dinner

2. Why does Amy say she can't go with them?
A. She has to study for an exam.
B. She doesn't have any spending money.
C. She already has plans to attend a party.

3. What are they planning to do at the end of the evening?
A. watch a video
B. have a party
C. play some games

4. How is Amy getting to the activity?
A. She's driving her car.
B. Stuart is giving her a ride.
C. She's taking the bus.

5. What time does Amy want to be home?
A. at 10:30 p.m.
B. at 11:30 p.m.
C. at midnight

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Imagine that you want to get together with a few new friends from out of town next weekend. What two or three leisure or recreational activities would you consider doing to introduce your friends to your city? Use the Internet to plan your day and look up the cost, operating hours, and location of each activity you plan. Discuss your results.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
You are going on vacation to New York City for one week, but before you go, you want to plan your leisure activities. Use the Internet to find information and then plan your week. You should look up details on times, cost, transportation, and other relevant information:

  • an outing to the Statue of Liberty
  • a visit to a famous art museum
  • a night out to see a broadway musical
  • dinner at a authentic local restaurant

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