Listening Practice One
Hello! Welcome to Ohio Diner. How are we doing today?
I’m good. Can I get a Coke?
Sure. Anything else?
I don’t know what I want to order yet.
Ok, I’ll get that Coke for you and be right back.
Are you ready to order?
Yes, I think I’ll have the chicken pasta. Could I get that without tomato, please?
Sure thing. Is that all for you?
That will be all.
Great, thanks! Your food will be ready soon.
Listening Practice Two
Do you have dinner plans tonight?
No I don’t. Why do you ask?
Would you like to get dinner with me? I know a great place downtown.
That sounds great! Is it expensive?
No, it’s not. The prices are reasonable.
Perfect! Let’s meet there at 7:00. Can you send me the address?
Sure. I’ll see you then!
Listening Practice Three
Hi, is Tom there?
No, he’s not here right now. Can I ask who’s calling?
This is his friend Katie. Will you please tell him to call me?
Sure. What’s your number Katie?
Ok. I made a note for him to call you. When will you be available?
He can call me whenever he is free.
Ok, I’ll let him know.
Listening Practice Four
Hi, may I speak to Vanessa?
This is Vanessa.
Hi Vanessa! This is your friend from high school, Chelsy!
Hi Chelsy! I haven’t seen you for a long time. How are you doing?
I’m doing great! How are you?
I’m good. I have been really busy at work.
Oh no, Vanessa, you’re cutting out. I think I have a bad signal. Can you hear me?
No, I can’t hear you very well. I think our service is bad. Should I call you later?
Yes, please call later when we have better service! Talk to you soon!
Ok, talk to you soon! Bye!
Listening Practice Five
Excuse me, do you know where the library is?
Yes. Go straight down this street, then turn left at the light.
Is that near the bank?
Yes, it’s next to the bank. It is on the right side of the road before the highway.
So, I will see the library before I get to the highway?
Yes, it is easy to see. You won’t miss it!
Thank you so much!
Listening Practice Six
Can you tell me where a gas station is?
No, I’m sorry, I don’t know.
Ok, thanks. Excuse me, can you tell me where a gas station is?
Yes, there is one near here.
Ok, great. How do I get to it?
Get on the highway and drive until exit 35. Turn right off the exit. The gas station is at the corner of Main Street and Center Street.
Which side of the road is it on?
It’s on the left side. If you see a McDonald’s, you went too far.
Thank you very much!
Listening Practice Seven
Hello. My name is Stacy. What’s your name?
My name is Maria. Nice to meet you.
It’s nice to meet you too!
How are you today?
I’m doing alright, but it’s very cold outside.
I know! This weather is too cold for me!
Well, it was nice to meet you. Have a good day!
You too! Take care. Bye!
Listening Practice Eight
I have never been to Europe.
That’s too bad. I love Europe, especially Spain.
You have been to Spain? Wow. Have you ever been to France?
No, I’ve never been to France. I don’t want to go there because I’ve never spoken French in my life!
I understand! I have never learned another language. It’s probably really hard!
I have studied a few languages since I was a child, but yes, it is difficult.
I’m sure! I have never had a desire to learn another language, but I guess I could start now.
You should try it! I’m sure it will be easier than you think!
Listening Practice Nine
What time did you get home last night?
I got home at 11:30.
That’s pretty late! Did your mom get mad?
Yes, she got angry at me. She knows I never get home on time!
She’s very strict. Did she yell at you?
Yes, she always does. She told me “YOU HAVE TO BE HOME ON TIME, DO YOU GET IT?”
Oh no. I’m sure you’re excited to graduate and get your own apartment.
I can’t wait to get my own apartment after I get a new job.
I’m sure it will happen soon. Get excited!
I hope it happens soon!
Listening Practice Ten
Did you hear about Chris?
No, what happened?
He is completely broke. He lost his job and he is going to lose his house, too.
Oh no! That’s terrible.
I know, I feel bad for him. Speak of the devil! He’s calling me right now! I won’t answer though.
You can answer if you want to! I know you said you had to talk to him. You could kill two birds with one stone right now! Talk to me and him!
No, that’s ok. I will call him later. Besides, I really don’t like his girlfriend and I don’t want to be invited to have dinner with them. She gets on my nerves.
I think she lies when she talks about her life. I take everything she says with a grain of salt. You never know what to believe when talking to her!
Well, I will make sure to be careful around her, then! But don’t jump to conclusions about her… maybe she is a nice person.
You’re right. Maybe I’ll get together with them this weekend to see if I can be friends with her.
Good idea. Good luck.
Thanks. I’ll need it!