Getting Ready

What kinds of things do you like to do with your friends? Check (✓) your answers and compare them with a partner.


Like it a lot

Like it a little

Don’t like it

go to a movie

go out to dinner

play video games

take a trip out of town

go to the beach

go to the mall

hang out at home

play sports

go to a party

go to a café

go to a concert

other: …………………


your own answers

Listening 1

Friends are making plans for the future. What are they going to do? Listen and circle the correct answer.

1   a   go to the beach

     b   go to England

     c   go to a cruise

2   a   go to Maine

     b   learn to sail

     c   play golf

3   a   drive to California

     b   drive to Mexico

     c   drive across Canada

4   a   play golf

     b   go to the beach

     c   go on a cruise

5   a   learn to fly

     b   work in a camp

     c   stay home and relax

6   a   learn to ski

     b   learn to swim

     c   learn to water ski

Answer & Transcript

1 c   2 b   3 c   4 a   5 b   6 a



A:   You’re excited about next December, aren’t you?

B:   Yes, I really am. I can hardly wait!

A:   What exactly are you planning to do?

B:   My friend and I are going on a cruise in the Caribbean.


A:   Your family’s going to Florida next summer, aren’t they?

B:   I’m not really sure where they’re planning to do.

A:   You’re going with them, aren’t you?

B:   Of course. I wouldn’t miss learning to sail for anything!


A:   I heard you and two friends are going on a long drive next May.

B:   Yeah, I’m getting a newer car to drive across Canada.

A:   You’ll be visiting Vancouver, won’t you?

B:   Oh, yeah, we’re excited about visiting there. It’s supposed to be beautiful!


A:   Do you have any idea what you’re doing next August?

B:   Well, we’ve been talking about going to the beach.

A:   You really love the ocean, don’t you?

B:   Yeah, but I think this year I’m going to play golf instead.


A:   What can we do next summer?

B:   Well, we could take a course at the university.

A:   You wouldn’t want to do that, would you? You work so hard all year long.

B:   You’re right. How about if we both work in a camp?


A:   You’re not going to learn to ski next winter, are you?

B:   Why not? It sounds very exciting to me!

A:   It sounds rather dangerous to me.

B:   I’ll be careful. Besides, the instructor will be right there to help me if I fall down.

Listening 2

Task 1

People are making plans. Listen and number the pictures.


A 4   B 2   C 6   D 1   E 3   F 5

Task 2

Listen again. Are these statements true or false? Check (✓) the correct answer.




1   He is going alone.

2   She’s going to visit her parents.

3   They’re not planning to go to the same beach.

4   He usually plays soccer on Saturdays.

5   She has to work on Friday night.

6   She’s going downtown.

Answer & Transcript

1 False   2 False   3 True   4 False   5 False   6 True



A:   Hey, Mark. How’s it going?

B:   Pretty good, how about you?

A:   I’m good, thanks. So, what are you up to this weekend?

B:   Sam and I are going to a baseball game at the new stadium.

A:   Wow! Really? Have a great time!


A:   Hey, Jennifer. You’re planning to go to Steven’s party this weekend, aren’t you?

B:   No. I really want to go, but I can’t.

A:   Oh no! Why not?

B:   I have to go out of town with my parents. We’re going to visit my aunt in Chicago. And we’re driving the whole way!


A:   So, what are your plans this weekend, Angela?

B:   Well, on Saturday, I’m going to the beach with some friends. How about you?

A:   I’m going to the beach, too! Maybe I’ll see you there. Are you going to Baker Beach?

B:   No, we’re going to Stinson Beach.

A:   Oh. Well, maybe my friend won’t mind changing plans.


A:   So, I’ll see you later, John.

B:   Yeah, I’ll probably see you at the library tomorrow.

A:   Really? But you usually play basketball on Saturdays, don’t you?

B:   Yeah, but we’re not playing this Saturday.

A:   Why not?

B:   We always take a week off for final exams. I’m planning on studying all weekend.


A:   Got any fun plans for the weekend?

B:   I have to work most of the weekend, but I’m going out on Friday night.

A:   Where are you going?

B:   My friends and I are going to go out to dinner. We’re going to try that new Mexican restaurant on Branch Street. I hear it’s great.


A:   What are you doing this weekend, Ji-hyun?

B:   I don’t have any plans for Saturday, but I’m going shopping on Sunday.

A:   You’re going to the mall, aren’t you?

B:   No, I’m going to go downtown. I like the stores better there.

Listening 3

Task 1

People are talking about their plans. What are they going to do on Saturday? Listen and circle the correct answer.

1   a   write a paper

     b   go to a party

     c   go to a movie

2   a   go to dinner

     b   play soccer

     c   go shopping

3   a   play soccer

     b   go bike riding

     c   stay home

4   a   go to the beach

     b   drive to Los Angeles

     c   drive home

5   a   go to a party

     b   study

     c   buy a birthday present

6   a   play guitar in a cafe

     b   play guitar in a club

     c   go to a concert


1 b   2 a   3 c   4 a   5 b   6 b

Task 2

Listen again. What plan is each person excited about? Write the correct letter.

1   ……

2   ……

3   ……

4   ……

5   ……

6   ……

a   seeing a friend

b   staying home

 playing soccer

d   going to a party

e   playing in a big club

 singing songs

Answer & Transcript

1 d   2 c   3 b   4 f   5 a   6 e



I have a really busy weekend ahead of me. I have to work about ten hours on Saturday. I’m really excited about Saturday night, though. I’m going to my friend Alex’s party. He always has great parties. I don’t have to go to work on Sunday, but I do have to spend all morning and afternoon writing a paper for my history class. Then on Sunday night, I’m going to the movies with some friends.


This is going to be a great weekend. I can’t wait for Sunday afternoon! My soccer team is playing in the finals! I hope we win! On Saturday, I’m going to the beach with my friends. And on Saturday night, we’re going to have dinner at my favorite restaurant.


I don’t really have a lot going on this weekend. I was so busy last weekend that I didn’t want to make any big plans for this weekend. I played soccer and went hiking last Saturday, then went for a long bike ride on Sunday. This weekend, I’m just going to stay home and read a book. I’m excited about being home by myself and relaxing all weekend.


My friends and I are taking a road trip to Los Angeles this weekend. We’re planning on leaving on Friday after class. We’ll get to LA at around 7:00 in the evening – just in time for dinner. On Saturday, we’ll probably hang out at the beach during the day. We’re going to have a fire and sing songs all night. It’s going to be fantastic.


I plan to study most of this weekend, but on Saturday evening. I’m going over to my friend’s house. It’s her birthday, so she’s having a few friends over for dinner. I’m really looking forward to seeing her! We haven’t seen each other in two months! I knew I wouldn’t have time to go shopping on Saturday, so I bought her a birthday gift on Friday. I got her a sweater. I hope she likes it!


I play the guitar in a band, and my band has two shows this weekend. We’re playing in a little cafe on Sunday night. We play there a lot and have a lot of fans there, so it’ll be fun. I’m really excited about Saturday night, though. We’re playing at a club downtown. We’ve never played in a big club before, so I’m kind of nervous.

Conversation Corner: Making weekend plans

Task 1

Listen to the conversation. Write the missing words.

A:   Do you want to play soccer this Saturday?

B:   It’s supposed to rain this weekend, ……………. …………….?

A:   Oh, I didn’t know that. Well, then what do you want to do?

B:   We could go to a movie? We ……………. ……………. ……………. the new action movie.

A:   You saw that movie last weekend, didn’t you?

B:   Yeah, but I’d like to see it again. But you don’t like action movies, ……………. …………….?

A:   Not really.

B:   ……………. ……………. ……………. see that new comedy at Star Cinema!

Task 2

Practice the conversation with a partner. Be sure to use the correct intonation.

Answer & Transcript

A:   Do you want to play soccer this Saturday?

B:   It’s supposed to rain this weekend, isn’t it?

A:   Oh, I didn’t know that. Well, then what do you want to do?

B:   We could go to a movie? We could go see the new action movie.

A:   You saw that movie last weekend, didn’t you?

B:   Yeah, but I’d like to see it again. But you don’t like action movies, do you?

A:   Not really.

B:   We could go see that new comedy at Star Cinema!

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