[Listening Easy] Eyeglasses for You – KEY

Pre-Listening Exercise

Eyeglasses are very important to many people around the world. Now, you will hear a recorded message of one eye wear store. You sometimes hear such a message if you call a store after it closes. What kind of information do you hear?


word of mouth” = telling one person to another by speaking
Many stores sell most of their products by word of mouth.”

pull out all the stops” = do everything possible to make something succeed
The company pulled out of the stops to improve business, including cutting prices up to 50%.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.


Male Voice:

“Hello and thank you for calling American Vision, this area’s finest store in eyeglasses for you and your family. Our store hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We’re open Saturdays until six. Closed on Sundays.

Please visit our store on Saturday for an additional 20% off on our already low prices on all brands of eyewear. And remember: eye exams are free.”

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • finest (adjective): excellent, high quality 
    – These are the finest glasses I have ever seen.
  • additional (adjective): extra, added 
    – Buy now and receive an additional two dollars off the regular price.