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Advanced Listening Lesson #28
Listen to Dialog
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1. Mike is feeling pretty bad right now. What conclusion can we draw from this dialog?
He hasn't experienced many break ups
He is down to earth
He is going to win her back
He is going to take a quarter off from school
2. What is a true statement from this dialog?
The girl broke up with Mike
Mike broke up with the girl
It was a mutual break up
None of the above
3. Why did they end up breaking up?
She found a different guy
He found a different girl
They didn't break up
He was probably over bearing and suffocated her
4. How many months does Mike have to go through this pain?
1. He hasn't experienced many break ups
2. The girl broke up with Mike
3. He was probably over bearing and suffocated her
4. 4 months
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "Hey Mike. I heard about your break up. You must be devastated."
B: "It's more than I can bear. I don't think I can go on."
A: "Come on Mike. It's not the end of the world."
B: "It's the end of my world. She was everything to me. I loved her so much."
A: "I remember my first break up. I remember it was the hardest thing I ever went through. So I know it must be really tough right now."
B: "Every night, I cry myself to sleep. Can you believe that I actually cry everyday?"
A: "It's normal to cry. You shouldn't feel bad about it. It's the only way to let it out."
B: "How long will I feel like this? How long is the pain going to last?"
A: "It's different for everyone, but it took me four months to get over Jessica."
B: "Four months... I have to live in hell for four months..."
A: "But I'm ok now. I moved on and I'm dating other great people. I know you will be better."
B: "Why do you think she left me?"
A: "I really don't know. Some people change and they want to go in different directions."
B: "But I loved her so much. I loved her more than anything in this world. She was my world."
A: "I know you love her."
B: "I don't think I'll be able to love anyone again."
A: "I thought that too. I thought Jessica was the only person I would ever love. But it changes. It really does. You'll get better and become a stronger person."
B: "I hope so."
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