[Listening Medium] A Hiking Family

Pre-Listening Exercise

What things can parents do to strengthen the relationship with their children? Some people go hiking or do outdoor activities; other people watch movies or go to amusement parks. Discuss your ideas.


get ahead” = become successful in your business or career
Often, people give up time with their families to get ahead in life.”

control/hold the purse strings” = control the money in a family
My wife is much better at managing our finances, so she controls the purse strings.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.