Conversation Exercise for Workout Expressions

English Conversation Practice

Listen to the English conversation and answer the multiple choice questions below. You will hear two men talking about exercise. Tab between answers. The definitions of the words used in the audio are found at: Expressions and Vocabulary for Exercise and Working Out Other practice worksheets are found at the bottom of the page. To see the script for what you will hear click on: Script

  1. Why is Ronald exhausted? a) he went jogging b) he can't sleep c) he just worked out d) he doesn't say
  2. What body part did Ronald not work on? a) shoulders b) legs c) chest d)
  3. What does Bill say will happen if Ronald lifts a lot of weight? a) he will bulk up b) he will get hurt c) he will need a personal trainer d) he will get fat
  4. What caused Ronald to "feel the burn" in his chest and shoulders? a) doing pull ups b) stretching c) lifting dumbbells d) bench press
  5. Why has Ronald been "hitting the gym pretty hard"? a) he has a new personal trainer b) he has a new girlfriend c) he doesn't say d) he ate and drank a lot during the holidays
  6. What does Bill lack that Ronald has? a) motivation b) a new girlfriend c) a personal trainer d) new dumbbells
  7. What does Bill prefer doing instead of working out? a) jog b) watch TV c) eat at a restaurant d) feel the burn
  8. Bill agrees to work out with Ronald tomorrow because he is sick of a) working out b) his personal trainer c) looking fat d) Ronald