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Storytime: Listening Practice

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Do you know what to say when a friend is having a problem? We know it’s hard to find the right words when you have to console and comfort a friend after they told you something that makes you feel bad.  But don’t worry, because today we’re going to show you 7 expressions that will […]

Do you know what to say when a friend is having a problem?
We know it’s hard to find the right words when you have to console and comfort a friend after they told you something that makes you feel bad. 
But don’t worry, because today we’re going to show you 7 expressions that will help you to understand what your friend is going through.

– What’s the matter, Jackie
– I didn’t have the best day today, Moni
– Do you want to talk about it?
– Well, this morning I had a math test at 8 a.m.. Ia had spent the entire night studying, but I stil think I bombed the test.
– Oh, man. I’m so sorry to hear that. You’re so smart, though. You might have done better than you thought. 
– Thanks. We’ll see what my score is next week. 
– What else happened today?
– Well, Brad broke up with me during lunchtime.
– Oh, honey, what? Why?
– He just said he wanted to be single. 
– You’re too great of a person to worry about him, girl. You deserve better.
– Thank you. 
– Come on. Let’s go get some ice cream.
– Okay.

1. What is the matter with Jackie?

A. She didn’t have enough money
B. She had a bad day
C. She didn’t sleep well

2. What was Jackie’s first problem?

A. She thinks she bombed her test
B. She lost her dog
C. She didn’t complete her homework

3. What’s Jackie’s second problem?

A. She forgot her food and missed lunch
B. Her boyfriend broke up with her
C. She started feeling sick

4. What did Moni want to do?

A. Go find a new boyfriend for Jackie
B. Take the test again for Jackie
C. Buy some ice cream for Jackie

I hope you enjoyed this exercise, and I can’t wait to see you next time!

Answers: 1: B; 2: A; 3: B; 4: C.

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