domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

1. The Ideal Woman





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Listen and fill in the blanks with the words in the box

 

 

Ed: Hey Rocky! You've been sitting around all night. Get out and dance with someone like that woman over there.
Rocky: No way! She looks like the __________________type.
Ed: Oh come on man! What kind of woman do you like?
Rocky: I want a woman who's __________________and fulfills my every need, and that woman over there is just not the right ______________.
Ed: Hey. Where have you been? Times are _______________, and you're never going to find a woman who will shine your shoes and pick up after you all the time. Wake up.
Rocky: Oh really? I meet a lot of women like that, but not at this party. [Oh.] I also prefer a woman who'll stay home, _______________, clean, and watch the kids.
Ed: Okay, but what are your household _____________ once you get home from work?
Rocky: Hmm. Eat, watch TV, and throw out the garbage.
Ed: Wait, wait, wait. I can't believe I'm hearing this. In fact, you're never going to get married. I recently read a news report that said 40 percent of women don't think their husbands do their __________________around the house, and you seem to be that type.
Rocky: Well, that's the way I am, but what's YOUR idea of the perfect woman?
Ed: Well, I like a woman who's__________________, caring, and non-judgmental about people's differences, and it __________________me when people think they are the centre of the universe . . . like someone I know.
Rocky: Well, that's nice for you, but that doesn't change my point of view. I guess I'll have to go home to a TV dinner and my dog, Rusty.
Ed: Hey, and if I stick with you, this is going to be a long, lonely night. Say hello to Rusty for me.

 

 

Now, answer these questions:

1. What was Rocky doing at the beginning of the conversation?
A. eating and drinking
B. dancing to the music
C. standing around at the party
D. talking with his girlfriend, Babe
2. Rocky likes women who:
 A. serve him hand and foot.
 B. stimulate his intellect.
 C. pursue their own careers.
 D. enjoy reading novels.

3. In addition to eating, Rocky feels his household chores include:
 A. fixing the appliances like the TV and throwing out the trash.
 B. washing the car and collecting the trash.
 C. watching television and taking out the garbage.
 D. fixing things around the house.

4. Rocky acknowledges that his views on women:
 A. were shaped by his own family life.
 B. are quite progressive for the times.
 C. reflect the views of earlier generations.
 D. are in line with the prevailing views.

5. From the conversation, what is the most likely scenario of events for the rest of the evening for Rocky?
 A. He returns home alone and spends the night with his dog.
 B. He remains at the party to try to make new friends.
 C. He decides to visit his friend, Rusty, and they have TV dinners.
 D. He meets a woman who shares his mutual interest in archeology.


 

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