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"lie through one's teeth" = lie so you don't get in trouble

"The man lied through his teeth even though he was guilty of the crime."

"rip someone off" = cheat somone

"I decided to hire a lawyer because the salesman ripped me off."

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Lawsuit Settlement
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

Level:Topic: Type:Speakers:Length:
difficultradio advertisementlawsuitsman00:30

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

People sometimes find them in situations where they decide to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice or personal injury in an accident. What things would you look for in an attorney or law firm to help you through this difficult circumstances? When you find one, what advice on accident claims do you think is the most helpful?

HELPFUL TIP: Lawsuits are becoming very common. If you need a lawyer, you might want to consult with several of them to make sure they have your best interests in mind.


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

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1. What is the name of the law firm?
A. Law Financial
B. Lawsuit Financing
C. Lawyers Finances

2. Which types of claims is NOT mentioned in the radio ad?
A. legal malpractice
B. personal injury
C. auto accidents

3. The purpose of the cash advance is to help clients cover:
A. legal fees
B. house payments
C. hospital expenses

4. What other statement is true about the law firm?
A. It provides 24-hour-a-day consultations.
B. Clients do not pay anything unless they win.
C. The company will not deny any claim.

5. If you don't win your case, the company will:
A. let you keep the cash advance.
B. refer you to another law firm
C. appeal your case within 24 hours

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

3. Do the Text Completion Quiz.

3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Have you ever considered hiring a lawfirm to settle some form of dispute? If so, describe the situation and talk about why legal action through a lawyer was an option you considered. Are there other ways to resolve problems without going to court? If a family member owed you money but refused to pay you back, would you take the person to court? Why or why not?

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