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"go up in smoke" = if a plan goes up in smoke, the it didn't work out and failed

"We wanted to go on a trip, but our plan went up in smoke when I lost my job."

"blow smoke" = to trick, lie, or decieve people

"Brandon said he stopped using drugs, but he's just blowing smoke."

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[ Quiz Script ]

Kicking the Habit
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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mediumsmokingconversationman - woman01:39

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What effects does smoking have on the human body? At way age do people often start smoking and how difficult can it be to quit?

HELPFUL TIP: Smoking can affect one's health in many ways. Think before you start.

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation and answer the questions.

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1. The man smokes _______ packs of cigarettes a day.
A. one
B. two
C. three

2. The man and woman are _____________.
A. siblings
B. husband and wife
C. coworkers

3. According to the conversation, where does the man probably smoke at home?
A. in the bathroom
B. in his bedroom
C. on the porch

4. The woman knows the man's son, Jacob, is smoking because ________.
A. she caught him smoking at school
B. he confessed to her about his problem
C. she discovered his habit at her house

5. Based on the tone of the conversation, the man is ____________ the woman's ideas.
A. resistant to
B. open to
C. confused with

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

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are the basic laws or rules of etiquette regarding smoking in public or at home in your area today? How have these laws changed over the years? For example, in some places, smoking is not allowed in public buildings, and you have to smoke a certain distance away from the entrance and windows of public buildings.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
What are some key steps to kicking the habit of smoking? What organizations or Web sites are available to help people with this issue? Search the Internet for find information on this subject.

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