Online Degrees

Gap-fill Exercise

Fill in all the missing words below. Then, press "Check Answers" to grade your responses. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get more hints, but you lose points if you ask for help.

This gap-fill exercise is only for the first part of the original listening activity on Randall's site. The audio recording that you hear is for the full listening conversation.

Ryan: Hey, Alex. I didn’t see you log on or any messages ta the online bulletin board yesterday? What’s up?
Alex: Ah, I pulled an all-nighter ta for tomorrow’s midterm [Really?], but I have a feeling I’m going ta it anyway.
Ryan: Of course. Well, if you didn’t off so much [What!?], probably ace the test. You ALWAYS pass the tests with colors, but I’M the one whose going ta it. [Oh.] I mean everyone knows you’re a whiz at this stuff [Yeah.], but you skip class at least twice a week. You must be spending too much time with what’s-her-face.
Alex: Hey, I haven’t been goofing off, and she has a name, you know. It’s just that the class is such a , and for me, it’s sometimes a waste of time. I mean I know all the stuff already. Anyway, I’ve been working like a ta to pay for other expenses.
Ryan: Obviously, you’ve bit off more than you can chew, but man, you’ve just got ta hang in there. Hey, why don’t we all get together and the books for a few hours.
Alex: Well, I guess it couldn’t hurt.
Ryan: Hey, you can even bring along what’s-her-face.
Alex: Hey, she’s a name, you know.[ The conversation continues. ]