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"have bad blood between people" = have bad or unfriendly feelings

"Oh, don't invite Sarah and Amber to the party. There is a lot of bad blood between them, and I don't want there to be problems."


"be too rich for my blood" = something that is too expensive for you

"I really like that car, but it is way too rich for my blood."

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Blood Donations
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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mediumblood donationspublic service announcementman01:16

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What is the process for donating blood in your city in your country? Who is able to give blood and what are the requirements?

HELPFUL TIP: Donating blood helps save the lives of people you might not know. It is a great way to serve others.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the recording by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. About how many blood donations are needed every day in the United States?
A. 14,000
B. 24,000
C. 40,000

2.Approximately how many people donate blood every year?
A. 92,000
B. 920,000
C. 9,200,000

3. According to the announcement, some people do not donate blood because _______.
A. they are afraid of the process
B. it isn't always convenient to schedule a time
C. they are concerned about their privacy

4. Which step for donating blood was NOT mentioned in the recording?
A. signing up for a time
B. reviewing your medical history
C. eating food before you donate

5. You can donate blood every ______ days.
A. 56
B. 66
C. 76


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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Have you ever donated blood? If so, what was your experience like? If not, what are reasons for not doing so (health condition, age, medical history, etc.)?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Use the Internet to answer these questions?

  • What is the best way to prepare to donate blood?
  • What are three reasons why people sometimes can't donate blood?
  • Is there an age requirement to donate blood in your city or country? If so, when can a person start donating blood?
  • What things you do or not do the day or the day after you donate blood?
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