The Forgotten Skill, Listening Exercise- Pinar Elet

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The Forgotten Skill, Listening Exercise- Pinar Elet

💡 The idea of the activity: With different types of accents and topics: learners will improve their listening skills, gain the ability to understand contents simultaneously and after corrections: they will be better in punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Listen to the audio clip carefully. Fill in the blanks and complete the script of the audio then answer the questions. Write your answers with CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • 2. 
    Teacher: Hi. Welcome to Parent-Teacher Conference. Parent: Thanks. Teacher: So, what is your child's name? Parent: It's Megan Jones. Teacher: Megan. Uh, let's see. Oh yeah, Megan. Um, she missed the last couple of days. Has she been sick? Parent: No, she's been having some problems with the other kids in your class, and ... Teacher: Well, you know, junior high school is a difficult time, but she just needs to [Blank] a little more in class. I think...
  • 3. 
    Parent: No, it's . . . it's more than that. Some of the kids in your class have really been[Blank]  her a lot. Teacher: What do you mean?
  • 4. 
    Parent: Well, um, they've been[Blank] her a lot about her appearance, and then, the other day, you didn't help things [ What? ] Yeah, she said you made a comment about her clothes. Teacher: What do you mean? I mean . . . Parent: She said you commented on her shirt and jeans, like they were from the 1970s or something like that.
  • 5. 
    Teacher: Well I was just kind of joking a little bit with her. Parent: Well, yeah, that's what you think, but other kids follow your example. In fact, one of the kids took a picture of her with their phone and posted it and had some real [Blank]comments on Facebook. It was terrible.
  • 6. 
    Teacher: Well, you know, kids can be kids. Parent: No, don't you get it? This is bullying; it's cyberbullying, and adults like you are part of the problem. Forget it. I'm planning on discussing this with the[Blank]  tomorrow. Teacher: Oh, wait, wait, wait. Um, uh, oh. I'm sorry if I hurt her feelings [ Yeah. You did! ], but . . .
  • 7. 
    Parent: I get sick and tired of people thinking that a little teasing is okay. Too many kids are killing themselves because they feel that there's just no way to escape this. Teacher: Okay. Well, I guess I need to be a little bit more careful, but . . . Parent: Yeah, you do. I really hope I can get Megan to come to school tomorrow. She's been really, really [Blank]and depressed [ Wow. ] for some time, and your comments and those that the other kids made haven't helped.
  • 8. 
    Teacher: Wow. Uh, I'm really sorry. Could you see if you can bring her to school tomorrow? Uh, I'd like to apologize and see what I can do to, maybe, [Blank] the situation. Parent: Thanks. I'd appreciate it. That would help.
  • 9. 
    The girl's teacher just thinks that she needs to _____ to make things better.
    • A. 

      Talk more

    • B. 

      Study quietly

    • C. 

      Pay attention

  • 10. 
    What did some kids do on Facebook that hurt the girl's feelings?
    • A. 

      They didn't invite her to a birthday party.

    • B. 

      They deleted her as a friend.

    • C. 

      They wrote some awful messages.

  • 11. 
    The teacher wants to _____.
    • A. 

      Apologize to the girl by email

    • B. 

      Read books on suicide prevention

    • C. 

      Talk to the girl the next day at school

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