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In this section you have some links providing audio listening practices equipped by exercises to test your understanding about the conversation, vocabulary lists so that you can understand the vocabularies given well. The special thing from the materials is there is much slang in the conversations. So, you will understand how to speak English naturally.

Ow, by the way all the listening sources are not originated from me. Thanks to the creator of the sources and it’s better if  it’s mentioned the term of use in using the material. OK, take your time to practice your ability in listening activity.

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1. Study Abroad: Making New Friendships

Description:  Study abroad programs give people opportunities to make new friends, and beginning, maintaining, and ending a conversation are keys to good, positive communication. Also, knowing what to say when you meet someone again helps improve friendships. In this conversation, two people run into each other again after participating in the same study abroad program.

2. Study Abroad Trips

Study abroad can provide students with a wonderful way to see the world and learn new a language, and once you are at your destination, you can join travel groups to see the country or travel on your own. This conversation deals with this topic.

3. Distance Education and Online Degrees

One of the biggest worries among students is succeeding in school, and many more students are considering distance education as a way to get an online degree from the comfort of their home. However, such programs can be just as demanding as traditional classes and require a lot of discipline and motivation to complete. What do you think are the advantages of getting a college degree from an online school? Listen to this conversation and pick out the reasons why Ryan is getting all stressed out.

4. Job Hunting

Hunting for the ideal job takes a lot of patience and hard work, and most people search for a new job for better pay and career advancement. What do you think are two or three of the most important keys to finding a great job? Listen to this conversation between two friends on this topic.

5. Dating and Romance

Developing positive relationships with others is one key to a happy life, and dating and marriage are important customs and traditions across cultures, even though there are often differences in the events and expectations. What do you think the keys are to a successful relationship?

6. Budget Hotels

Finding cheap hotels with some nice amenities is often important to budget travelers like international students. Youth hostels, traditional inns, and pensions are also possible accommodations that would suit travelers. Listen to this conversation on the topic. What problems to Ryan and Alex encounter on their trip?

7. Making Money

Making money is a major goal of online stores, and these businesses know that shopping is something we all do regardless of country, but shopping techniques, practices, and language can differ widely depending on the location of the shop, local laws, and store practices. Now, online shopping is becoming popular. Listen to this conversation which will introduce you to this language.

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