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"dough" = informal for money

"I need more dough to pay off my credit card bill."

"have money to burn" = have a lot of money

"Sara's dad always gives her a big allowance, so she has money to burn."

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The Dream Team
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Basketball is a popular sport in many countries, and many people enjoy buying tickets to games, collecting basketball collectibles, and even basketball jerseys or clothing. Listen to this conversation.

HELPFUL TIP: Basketball is a very popular sport around the world. It is also a great way to get some good exercise and have fun with your friends.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. How is the US Dream Team doing in the game?
A. They are leading in the game.
B. The score is really close.
C. The Dream Team is way behind.

2. The Dream Team is made up of:
A. professional athletes
B. college players
C. both professional and college members

3. What happened to the Dream Team's leading scorer?
A. He was injured in a fight and had to leave the game.
B. He fouled out when he threw an elbow going for a rebound.
C. He got in a brawl with a fan and was thrown out of the game.

4. What part of the body did the Japanese center injure in the game?
A. knee
B. head
C. ankle

5. What reason did the coaches give to explain the Dream Team's performance?
A. They drank a special health beverage made from Japanese herbs.
B. They feasted on uncooked fish the night before the game.
C. They had a massage from head to foot to relax their muscles.

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3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

How popular is basketball in your country as a recreational sport? Are their sports teams at the junior high school and high school levels? Do you enjoy playing or watching the game?

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