[Listening Difficult] Flower Shop

Pre-Listening Exercise

On what occasions do people buy flowers for others (e.g., marriages, funerals, etc.)? Where can you buy flowers in your area? What types of flowers (and colors) are given for different life events?


not a bed of roses” = something that isn’t always pleasant or easy
Marriage isn’t always a bed of roses. Couples often have challenges they have to face.”

grow apart” = a couple’s relationship becomes less close
Because the couple focused so much time on their own careers, they steadily grew apart and eventually got divorced.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.