Answers to the last [Listening] episode first.

…I wish I could be the perfect daughter

…If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me…

…I’ll be satisfied if I play along…

I guess you already got the correct answers! And congratulations on this blessed guy who gave the correct spelling ahead of anyone else!


Here comes the practice for today. 

Please LISTEN PATIENTLY. And the question goes to 3 blanks I have blanked in the script below.


A survey conducted by reveals in 2016, the average unmarried American spent $1,596 on dating. And research suggests, the price of a night out is going up.

The average cost of a dinner for two, a bottle of wine and two movie tickets… clocks in at a little over $102. New York tops the list for the highest date expense, adding up to almost $298. New Jersey ranks second costing folks an  ??? (1 word missing) of nearly $260 for a night on the town, followed by Hawaii and Connecticut. South Dakota clocks in with the least expensive date costs, with an average a little over $38.

Some 68% of surveyed men want to find love this year, and the proliferation of online dating applications has made it easier to meet more people, go on more dates, and ultimately spend more money.

In addition to Americans going on more dates, the average date may be getting more expensive. According to the  ??? (1 word missing) Association of Theatre Owners, the average price of a movie ticket has risen from $5.06 in 1999 to $8.97 in 2017, and the average cost of a liter of wine has risen from $5.09 to $12.38.

The average cost of a date today — consisting of two dinners, a bottle of wine, and two movie tickets — adds up to $102.32. Many of the cost components of the average date vary by state, as well as factors such as taxes, travel costs, and overall costs of living, making dating far more  ??? (1 word missing) in some parts of the country than others.

To determine the cost of a date in each state, 24/7 Wall Street constructed an index based on measures related to dating expenses in all 50 states. The index was applied to the national average cost of the typical date, consisting of a liter of wine, two movie tickets, and two restaurant dinners.



That’s all for today! Don’t forget to comment with your answers below and try to be the lucky first three.

See U tomorrow.