Luyện nghe trình độ A: Bài 7

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Woman: So, what's your usual day like? You always seem so (1).

Man: Well, I (2) get up around 5:00 a.m. and work on the computer until 6:00 a.m.

Woman: Why do you get up so early?

Man: Well, I have to (3) home at twenty to seven (6:40 a.m.) so I can catch a bus at 7:00 o'clock . It takes me about twenty minutes to walk to the bus stop from my house.

Woman: And what time do you get to work?

Man: Uh, my bus (4) about an hour to get there, but it stops right in front of my office.

Woman: That's nice. And what time do you get off work?

Man: Uh, (5) 5:00 o'clock. Then, we eat dinner around 6:30, and my wife and I read and play with the kids until 8:00 or so.

Woman: So, when do you work on your website? You said one time that you create it at home?

Man: Well, my wife and I (6) watch TV or talk until 10:00 o'clock. She then often reads while I work on my site, and I sometimes stay up until the (7) hours of the morning, but I try to finish everything by one or two.

Woman: And then you get up at 5:00 a.m.?

Man: Well, yeah, but it's important to live a balanced life. I enjoy what I do, but you have to set aside (8) for family and yourself.

Woman: I agree.

Man: But I think my wife has the toughest job. She (9) her whole day taking care of our family . . . taking the kids to school, working in the garden, buying (10), taking the kids to piano lessons . . . [Wow!] That's a full-time job, but she enjoys what she does.

Woman: Well, it sounds you're a busy, but lucky man.

Man: I think so too


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Câu hỏi 1

What time does the man get up?

Câu hỏi 2

What time does he get to work?

Câu hỏi 3

What does he do with his family around 6:30 p.m.?

Câu hỏi 4

What do the man and his wife do after the kids go to bed?

Câu hỏi 5

What is one thing the man does NOT say about his wife?


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Bài 7.Daily Schedule
Woman: So, what's your usual day like? You always seem so busy.
Man: Well, I usually get up around 5:00 a.m. and work on the computer until 6:00 a.m.
Woman: Why do you get up so early?
Man: Well, I have to leave home at twenty to seven (6:40 a.m.) so I can catch a bus at 7:00 o'clock . It takes me about twenty minutes to walk to the bus stop from my house.
Woman: And what time do you get to work?
Man: Uh, my bus takes about an hour to get there, but it stops right in front of my office.
Woman: That's nice. And what time do you get off work?
Man: Uh, around 5:00 o'clock. Then, we eat dinner around 6:30, and my wife and I read and play with the kids until 8:00 or so.
Woman: So, when do you work on your website? You said one time that you create it at home?
Man: Well, my wife and I often watch TV or talk until 10:00 o'clock. She then often reads while I work on my site, and I sometimes stay up until the early hours of the morning, but I try to finish everything by one or two.
Woman: And then you get up at 5:00 a.m.?
Man: Well, yeah, but it's important to live a balanced life. I enjoy what I do, but you have to set aside time for family and yourself.
Woman: I agree.
Man: But I think my wife has the toughest job. She spends her whole day taking care of our family . . . taking the kids to school, working in the garden, buying groceries, taking the kids to piano lessons . . . [Wow!] That's a full-time job, but she enjoys what she does.
Woman: Well, it sounds you're a busy, but lucky man.
Man: I think so too.

IDIOMS!
"burn the candle at both ends" = work to excess that affects your physical and emotional well-being

"It's just not wise to burn the candle at both ends; it's just impossible to work full time, go to school, and spend time with family."


"work one's tail off" = work very hard

"I have to work my tail off just to pay my rent."

Key Vocabulary
  • catch (verb): to get on
    - I have to catcha bus in front of the bus station.
  • get off work (verb): finish work
    - She seldom gets off workbefore 6:00 p.m.
  • dinner (noun): sometimes supper
    - We seldom eat dinnerafter 8:00 p.m.
  • stay up (verb): not go to bed
    - I almost never stay uppast midnight.
  • set aside (verb): reserve, allow, or give a certain amount to
    - You have to set asideenough time to study for your classes.
  • toughest (adjective): most difficult, hardest
    - The toughestpart about being a parent is setting aside time for both work, family, and self
  • take care of (verb): watch, look after
    - You should take careof yourself so you don't get sick.
  • groceries (noun): food and other items at a supermarket
    - Mom is going to pick up some groceries from the store for dinner.

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Số câu hỏi: 10
Số câu trả lời đúng: 10
Điểm đạt được: 10 / 10 điểm

dap an :  1 busy 

2. usually  3. leave 4. takes  5. around  6. often  7. early  8. time  9. spends 10. groceries
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vomaithi
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Số câu hỏi: 10
Số câu trả lời đúng: 9
Điểm đạt được: 9 / 10 điểm

OMG the word I can't hear is "time"
Unbelievable
However, I feel satisfied with my result :))

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buihoangbaolam
đăng lúc 01:29 - 11/05/2017
it is a actually happy family with a balanced plan
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đăng lúc 18:41 - 26/08/2016

this lesson hard too, i have to listen very repeat. i finish but  8/10.

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pthuy.96
đăng lúc 20:31 - 29/05/2016

nghe kho the,nhieu tu ko nghe ro

mac du xem dap an thay toan tu hoc roi

 

 

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vtttrang
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vtttrang
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de nghe ma

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thien0608
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hì. ngta cố tình xem vào mà. khó mới đáng để học

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