Audio Samples and Questions - Doing Homework

Audio Samples and Questions

Doing Homework

A: Hello, Steve?

B: Hi, Veronica. What's going on?

A: Oh, my car's having problems again, but I don't have the time or the money to get it fixed.

B: Is it really bad?

A: It's starting to overheat whenever I'm idling or in heavy traffic, and two days ago I had to pull off the expressway and wait until the engine cooled down.

B: Have you taken it into a shop?

A: Well, I went to two different places yesterday; one mechanic said he'd check the coolant level and look for fluid leaks, and the other guy said he thought it was the thermostat. I didn't leave the car with either of them, though, because I didn't have a ride back.

B: What are you going to do?

A: I really don't know. I'll have to figure out something; the bus service is terrible around where I live. Anyway, could I ask you for a favor?

B: Of course, what is it?

A: You know, tomorrow's Monday and we're supposed to turn in our homework in English, but I'm only gotten halfway through it-I've just been too busy. If I came over, would you help me finish it?

B: Sure, I'll be here all evening. And actually I haven't finished the homework either; I've just been putting it off, so it's good you're coming over-I need someone to motivate me.


1.) What’s wrong with the girl?
a) she is sick
b) her car isn’t working
c) she is driving

2.) When was the last time she has a problem?
a) last week
b) 3 days ago
c) 2 days ago

3.) What does the girl need from the man?
a) fix her car
b) give her a ride
c) help her finish her homework

4. Who did the woman speak to the day before?
A Her classmate
B Two mechanics
C Several teachers
D Some coworkers

5. What does the woman say is very bad?
A The bus service
B The expressway
C The repair shops
D The English class

6. On what day are the speakers having this conversation?
A Friday
B Saturday
C Sunday
D Monday

7. Why is the man happy about the woman coming over?
A She will get him to do his assignment.
B She will complete his homework for him.
C She will help him put things in the right place.
D She will tell him what might be wrong with his car.

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