Imagine that your 16-year-old daughter is about to leave on her first date. What questions do you ask her before she leaves? Are you concerned at all? Why or why not?
“hit it off” = get along well
“My daughter and her boyfriend hit it off well from the first date.”
“call it quits” = end a relationship
“Hey. I’m your father, and I don’t like that boy. You need to call it quits, or else!“
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Girl: He’s here. Bye Dad.
Dad: Wait, wait, wait . . . Where are you going?
Girl: Dad. I’ve already told mom. I’m going out tonight.
Dad: Who with? You mean you’re going on a date?
Girl: Yeah. Mom met Dirk yesterday. [Dirk!?] He’s sooo cool. We’re going on a double-date with Cindy and Evan.
Girl: I have to go.
Dad: Wait, wait. I want to meet this guy.
Girl: He’s waiting for me.
Dad: Well, so what are you going to do tonight? Going to the library?
Girl: Dad! We’re going out to eat, and then we’re going to catch a movie.
Dad: What movie and what is it rated?
Girl: It’s a science fiction thriller called . . . well, I don’t know what it is called, but it’s rated PG.
Dad: And where’s the movie showing?
Girl: Down at the Campus Plaza Movie Theater.
Dad: Hey, I was thinking about seeing a movie down there tonight, too.
Girl: Ah, Dad.
Dad: Hey, Let me meet that guy.
[Father looks out the living room window . . .
Hey, that guy has a moustache!
Girl: Dad. That’s not Dirk. That’s his older brother. He’s taking us there! Can I go now?
Dad: Well . . .
Girl: Mom said I could, and mom knows his parents.
Dad: Well . . .
Dad: Okay, but be home by 8:00.
Girl: Eight!? The movie doesn’t start until 7:30. Come on, Dad.
Dad: Okay. Be back by 11:00.
Girl: Love you, Dad.
Dad: Love you, too.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- cool (adjective): someone who is good-looking or attractive
– She thinks the guy is really cool, but she doesn’t know him like I do.
- PG (noun): parental guidance
– The movie is rated PG, so I think we should watch it before we take the kids to see it.
- come on (phrasal verb): used to express that something said is unreasonable
– Come on, Mom. You can’t expect me to clean up my room before I go out tonight, can you?