Audio Samples and Questions - Calling a Friend (Making an Arrangement)

Audio Samples and Questions

Calling a Friend (Making an Arrangement)

A: Hello.

B: Hi there Sylvia. This is Tyler.

A: Oh, Tyler! Where have you been? I called you a few times. I even stopped by your place, but you weren't there.

B: Sorry, I didn't tell you. We go to Indian Lake every Fourth of July. It's kind of a family tradition.

A: Indian Lake? Where's that?

B: Uh, it's about an hour and a half from Chicago. My parents have a cabin here.

A: So, it's just you and your folks there?

B: Yeah, but they have to go back home tomorrow night. Say, would you like to come out?

A: I'd love to, but I can only stay for the weekend. I have a test Monday afternoon.

B: I can get you back in time if we leave early Monday morning. You know how the drive is Monday morning!

A: You don't have to drive me anywhere, Tyler. My friend just sold me her car; that's what I wanted to tell you. Now . . . how do I get to Indian Lake?


1.) Is this the first time Sylvia called Tyler?
a) yes
b) no

2.) Where was Tyler?
a) at the grocery store
b) at the park
c) at a lake

3.) Where is Sylvia going now?
a) on vacation with her family
b) to join Tyler at the lake
c) she will stay at home until Monday

4. What had the woman been trying to do earlier?
A Take a test
B Sell her car
C Find the cabin
D Contact the man

5. What had the man NOT told the woman?
A His name
B Where he lived
C Where he was going
D His telephone number

6. According to the man, how far away is Indian Lake from Chicago?
A 30 minutes
B 45 minutes
C 60 minutes
D 90 minutes

7. Who is at the cabin when the man calls?
A The woman
B The man and the woman
C The man and his parents
D The woman and the man's parents

8. Why does the woman tell the man not to worry?
A She can drive herself
B She likes the man's parents
C The man can take her back on Monday
D The man doesn't have to tell her everything

1. = "B";
2. = "C";
3. = "B";
4. = "D";
5. = "C";
6. = "D";
7. = "C";
8. = "A";