全新版大學英語聽說教程3課文原文

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Unit 1 Parents

Part B

Listening Tasks

Passage 1

Dating with My Mother (Part One)

Script:

After 22 years of marriage, I have discovered the secret to keep love alive in my relationship with my wife, Peggy. I started dating with another woman.

It was P eggy’s idea. One day she said to me, “Life is too short, you need to spend time with the people you love. You probably won’t believe me, but I know you love her and I think that if the two of you spend more time together, it will make us closer.”

The “other” woman my wife was encouraging me to date is my mother, a 72-year-old widow who has lived alone since my father died 20 years ago. Right after his death, I moved 2,500 miles away to California and started my own life and career. When I moved back near my hometown six years ago, I promised myself that I would spend more time with mom. But with the demands of my job and three kids, I never got around to seeing her much beyond family get-togethers and holidays.

Mom was surprised and suspicious when I called and suggested the two of us go out to dinner and a movie.

“What’s wrong?” she asked.

“I thought it would be nice to spend some time with you,” I said. “Just the two of us.”

“I would like that a lot,” she said.

When I pulled into her driveway, she was waiting by the door with her coat on. Her hair was curled, and she was smiling. “I told my lady friends I was going out with my son, and they were all impressed. They can’t wait to hear about our evening,” Mother said.

Exercise 1

Listen to the recording and choose the right answers to the questions you hear.

1. What would make the speaker closer to his wife, Peggy?

a. Never dating another woman.

b. Asking his mother to live with his family.

c. Seeing more of his mother.

d. Taking his wife and children to a dinner and a movi

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2. What do you know about the speaker’s mother?

a. She has lived a lonely life for many years.

b. She has got three children.

c. She does not get on well with her daughter-in-law.

d. She often goes out with her lady friends.

3. Which of the following adjectives best describes Peggy?

a. Understandable.

b. Caring.

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