Category Archives: Аудирование

Sightseeing Around Town

Description: When you travel to a new place, what things would you like to see and do? What things would you like to buy? Helpful tip: Searching the Internet can be a great way to find cheap accommodations (hotels, inns, and youth hostels) at your destination. Also, some hotels even give discounts if you stay… Read More »

Thanksgiving and Christmas: Holiday Traditions

Description: Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day are some of the major holidays in the United States. From what you understand, how are these holidays celebrated (food, family activities, local celebrations, games and recreation, etc.)? Helpful tip: Many countries have a day of thanksgiving, and learning about this holiday and respecting the traditions associated with… Read More »

Train Tickets: Getting Around Tokyo

Description: Finding budget plane tickets, hotels, and tours packages might sound difficult in Tokyo, Japan. However, after you arrive, you still need to find your way around the city, especially like one as big as Tokyo. What are two of the most common forms of public transportation in your country? Would foreigners visiting your country… Read More »

Business Communications

Description: The following words are found in the conversation. What do you think is the main topic of the conversation?office supplies, fax, brochure, service, computers, answering machines Helpful tip: Be sure to practice your telephone etiquette to give your listener the best impression possible. Your voice is your only selling point, and it will make… Read More »

Social Media Web Sites

Description: How do social media Web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus+ help people keep in touch with family and friends (for example, «People can send short birthday messages. It doesn’t cost money.»)? In this listening activity, a man introduces himself to a woman by phone that he met on a social… Read More »

Snack Time! Healthy Foods for Kids

Description: What kinds of food do young children like to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in your culture? What about snacks? Helpful tip: Kids always seem to be hungry, especially when they come home from school. Try having a bowl of fruit, nuts, and healthy snacks ready from them instead of chocolate and cookies.… Read More »

Medical Advice: What’s the Matter?

Description: Name several illnesses that keep people from going to work or school. Then, discuss the symptoms for each and remedies and treatments for curing the problem. Helpful tip: People often have their own home remedies for different ailments. Some people eat hot chicken soup when they have a cold. Give it a try. Your… Read More »

College Life

Description: Whether you are trying to get an online MBA or just going to a local college, there are a number of things you have to consider including location, cost, and the reputation of school. What factor is most important to you? Helpful tip: If you’re interested in a university degree, you might be able… Read More »

Shopping for the Day

Description: Shopping online or at local department stores is an activity many people enjoy. How often do you go shopping for the following items and where do you buy them: clothing, gifts for friends and family, music, DVD movies, electronics? Helpful tip: If you can’t find a present you are looking for at a local… Read More »

Tell me about yourself

Description: Having pen friends is a good way to meet people. What kinds of things would you write or talk about when introducing yourself to a pen friend (pen pal) for the first time? How do these topics change depending on the situation and the person to whom you are speaking (e.g., an older man… Read More »