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Hi teachers,
These are the instructions the students have for a listening comprehension exercise:
Write down what Hiroshi said after that.
This is what they will hear:
Of course. It’s your birthday. Everything’s arranged.

Because some of the vocabulary is new for them I want to explain it before they do the listening, but in a different context. This is how I present them the vocabulary.
Listening Comprehension Vocabulary
1.- a) Comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace.
b) Comfortable chairs organized around the fireplace.

These are my questions:
1. Is ‘Listening Comprehension Vocavulary’ a suitable title? I don't think so. Could give a better one?
2. Knowing that in the examples above the first one contains the word they’ll hear (arranged), and the second one
(organized) is a synonym, what should I write between sentences ‘a’ and ‘b’?

I hope I have explained myself properly.
Thanks in advance
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Write down what Hiroshi said after that. -- After what??
This is what they will hear: Of course. It’s your birthday. Everything’s arranged.’

Listening Comprehension Vocabulary
1.- a) Comfortable chairs are arranged around the fireplace.
b) Comfortable chairs are organized around the fireplace.

1. Is ‘Listening Comprehension Vocabulary’ a suitable title? I don't think so. Could give a better one?-- Just 'Vocabulary' is the usual textbook choice.
2. Knowing that in the examples above the first one contains the word they’ll hear (arranged), and the second one
(organized) is a synonym, what should I write between sentences ‘a’ and ‘b’?-- ( a ) 'has the same meaning as' ( b )?

I hope I have explained myself properly.-- Maybe!
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Hi Mister Micawber,
Thank you so much for your reply and help.

This is the piece they will hear:
‘Are we really eating here, Hiroshi?’ Ikuko stopped by the door of the expensive Tokyo restaurant, looking unsure. Hiroshi smiled as he held the door openfor her. ‘Of course. It’s your birthday. Everything’s arranged.’
Inside, the big room was almost full. Well-dressed people talked softly together.The waiter showed Ikuko and Hiroshi to their table and brought them a bottle of wine. Ikuko felt a little nervous. This wasn’t the sort ofplace they usually came to. But when Hiroshi smiled at her across the table, with his dark hair falling into his eyes as usual, she felt better.

And these are my questions out of it:
1.- Write down what Ikuko’s question was.
2.- Write down where Ikuko stopped.
3.- Write down what Hiroshi did before speaking for the first time.
4.- Write down what Hiroshi said after that.
5.- Write down what the big room looked like.
6.- Write down what the waiter did.
7.- Write down how Ikuko felt.
8.- Write down why Ikuko felt that way.
9.- Write down when she(Ikuko) felt better. Or Write down what made Ikuko feel better.

Knowing that in the examples above the first one contains the word they’ll hear (arranged), and the second one (organized) is a synonym, what should I write between sentences ‘a’ and ‘b’?-- ( a ) 'has the same meaning as' ( b )?

Can I also explain it that way?
1. Some comfortable chairs were 'arranged' around the fire place.
Words class: Adjective.
A synomym for 'arranged' can be 'organized'.

I hope I have explained myself properly.-- Maybe! I didn't do it very well, did I?

I don't think 'arranged' or 'organized' are very adjectival; it seems more like passive voice to me. Otherwise, we seem to understand each other.
Hi Mister Micawber,
Thank you for your reply.

Best,
TS
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