Making Polite Requests 2: Listening Practice

By | September 21, 2018

You will hear a conversation between Anna and Ingle, a warehouse manager. Listen carefully, and then answer the questions below. You may listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Making Polite Requests 2.

1. The male voice suggests that Anna use … expression when talking with Mr. Ingle.
A. unknown
B. polite
C. softer
D. better
E. perfect

2. Anna catches Mr. Ingle … when she comes in.
A. reading
B. working
C. smelling
D. smoking
E. crying

3. Anna comes in during Mr. Ingle’s …
A. lunch break
B. morning break
C. day sleep
D. afternoon nap
E. busy time

4. When Anna says,”Would you mind not doing that, please?”, she is … .
A. asking if he wants to do that again
B. asking him to repeat what he is doing
C. asking if he minds doing that again
D. asking him not to do that again
E. asking him to stop doing something

5. Anna stresses that to smoke in the area is against … .
A. the smoking regulation
B. the constitution
C. the company policy
D. the state regulations
E. the local social norms

6. Anna also asks Mr. Ingle to put his cigarette … .
A. in
B. on
C. off
D. away
E. out

7. Mr. Ingle finally agrees to stop smoking when Anna says it may … .
A. waste money
B. kill him
C. cause fire
D. affects health
E. harms health

8. Anna promises she won’t … .
A. tell anyone
B. do anything
C. stop telling
D. ask again
E. come back

1. B
2. D
3. A
4. D
5. C
6. E
7. C
8. A

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