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Basic Listening Lesson #22
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1. Why is Mike so happy?
He won the lottery
His wife won the lottery
He passed the bar exam
He passed the civil service exam
2. Who will Mike call with this good news later?
3. What does "cloud nine" mean?
A state of extreme happiness
To be in an airplane
To be in a high elevation
To be very disappointed
4. How is the friend feeling after hearing this news from Mike?
Sad and depressed
Bitter and Jealous
Happy for his friend
Angry and surprised
1. He passed the bar exam
2. Hi parents
3. A state of extreme happiness
4. Happy for his friend
If you are uncertain about the answers to the questions, listen to the audio file again after having read the questions. After you have made all your selections, you may view the answers to see how you did.
Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Mike, did you win the lottery or something? Why the big smile?"
B: "I'm so relieved. I just passed the bar exam."
A: "You did? That's great! You must be very happy now?"
B: "That's an understatement. I'm on cloud nine. I couldn't be any happier."
A: "Did you tell your parents yet?"
B: "Not yet. I didn't get a hold of them. I'll try to call them again tonight."
A: "They're probably going to be so happy."
B: "I think so. It's turning out to be a great day."
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