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"steal someone's heart" = cause someone to fall in love

"James stole Maria's heart with his powerful romantic music on his guitar."

"five-finger discount" = shoplift or steal good from a store

"Brian said he got a five-finger discount on his shoes, but that was completely wrong. He should return them."

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[ Quiz Script ]

Identity Theft
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

Level:Topic: Type:Speakers:Length:
mediumonline safetyconversationman - woman01:32

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are some of the dangers of using the Internet when you shop for things like clothing, electronics, or other personal items?

HELPFUL TIP: Always be sure to protect your identity when you buy things online. Don't buy things on unsecure Web sites.

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

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1. The man is looking at a Web site that helps people improve their ___________ skills.
A. writing
B. reading
C. computer

2. How much does the Web service cost?
A. $10 a month
B. $5 a month
C. free

3. The Web site asks for the man's name, birthday, and _____________ information.
A. job
B. bank
C. family

4. The woman feels that the Web site can't be trusted because ________.
A. the site's design is terrible.
B. the site uses poor English.
C. the site charges too much money.

5. The woman ________________ to protect her brother from the Web site.
A. calls the police
B. blocks the Web site
C. turns the computer off

Score =
Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

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

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Which of these things would you do or not do on the Internet? Explain your ideas:

  • Buy a car
  • Rent a car
  • Make a reservation for a hotel room
  • Find someone to date and marry
  • Order a pizza
  • Pay government taxes
  • Purchase clothing

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Use the Internet to find out tips on these topics:

  • What are the warning signs of an Internet scam?
  • What things can you do to protect yourself from such danger?
  • What should you do if you become a victim of identity theft?
  • What Web site services exist to protect consumers from identity theft?
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