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"freak out" = become afraid or upset

"I'm really worried that our son will freak out if he ever gets separated from us in crowded street."

"come apart at the seams" = become very emotionally upset

"My wife came apart at the seams when she found out our daughter was lost in the mountains."

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Missing Children: Lost in a Crowd
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers: Length:
easy missing children, descriptionsannouncementman 00:20

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

When listening to a description of a lost child, what kinds of information would you expect to hear (e.g., the child's name)?

HELPFUL TIP: Visiting amusement parks with your family can be fun. Just be sure you decide on a meeting place in case you get separated.

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

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1. Where does the announcement take place?
A. at a baseball stadium
B. at a department store
C. at an amusement park

2. What is the boy's name?
A. Marshall
B. Matthew
C. Michael

3. How old is the boy?
A. 4
B. 5
C. 6

4. What is the boy wearing?
A. a solid white baseball cap
B. black and white pants
C. a blue and white sweat shirt

5. Where is the boy now?
A. He is at the information desk waiting for his mom.
B. He is waiting in the sporting goods section.
C. He is at the cashier where you pay for goods.

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Correct answers:

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

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Whenever you travel to an amusement park with your family, what things should children do if they get lost? Where should they go and what should they say? Are their Internet Websites that help families find lost children? Do an online search and report on what you find.

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