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"a bomb" = terrible movie

"Ah, don't rent that movie. It is a real bomb: the plot is weak, and the main characters can't act."

"die laughing" = laugh very hard

"I almost died laughing when I watched that movie. It's great."

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Video Rental Shop
Version B
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

Level:Topic:Type: Speakers: Length:
easy rentalsconversationman - woman01:01
(Version A with more difficult questions HERE)

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
When you hear the words "Video Rental Shop," what images come to your mind (i.e., the kind of store, the types of goods being rented, the policies of the store, prices, etc.)?

HELPFUL TIP: Video rental stores are not the only place where you can find videos and DVDs. Now, there are more and more online video rental Websites that offer similar services.

Where to you rent DVDs: from a store or online?

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

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1. Where does this conversation most likely take place?
A. at a movie theater
B. at a library
C. at a video rental shop

2. How much do new movies cost to rent?
A. $2.00
B. $3.50
C. $5.00

3. How much did the man spend on movies?
A. $3.50
B. $5.50
C. $7.50

4. When does the man need to return the movies?
A. Thursday
B. Friday
C. Saturday

5. What do you need to rent a video at this shop?
A. a driver's license
B. a school ID
C. a membership card

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Correct answers:

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

Review the Explanation of Answers.

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

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Roleplay the conversation with a partner. Then pretend the customer returns the videos late and roleplay the situation again. The customer should come up with a reason for the delay in returning the videos. Then, think about real-world situations? Do some research and find out how video rental companies deal with late videos.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]

Research two online movie rental services and compare them in terms of price, service, movie selection, and delivery. Discuss your findings.

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