What are you doing this weekend?

A young American woman tells us what she has planned for this weekend.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

I don't really have any plans this weekend.

Ah, I'll probably just take my dog for a walk, maybe do a bit of study, perhaps I'll check out some new restaurants with my friends.

I'll just play it by ear.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • Does she have any concrete plans this weekend?
  • What might she do?
  • What does the phrase "play it by ear" mean?

Answers

Not really. She doesn't have anything planned.

She'll probably take her dog for a walk, or do some study, or check out some new restaurants with her friends.

It means that you won't make a set decision yet, you'll see how the situation develops first, and then you'll make a decision.