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"word of mouth" = telling one person to another by speaking

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"The company pulled out of the stops to improve business, including cutting prices up to 50%."

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Eyeglasses for You
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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easy eyeglasses tape recorded message man 00:27

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Eyeglasses are very important to many people around the world. Now, you will hear a tape recorded message of one eyewear store. You would normally hear such a message if you called the store after hours. What kind of information would you expect to hear?

HELPFUL TIP: Many stores have tape recorded messages advertising their services. Listen carefully because you will hear a lot of information in about 30 seconds or less.

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]

First, 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 store?
A. American Village
B. American Image
C. American Vision

2. What time does the store open on Wednesday?
A. 8:00 AM
B. 8:30 AM
C. 9:00 AM

3. What day is the store closed?
A. Friday
B. Saturday
C. Sunday

4. How much would you pay for this store's main product on Saturday if it cost $100 during the rest of week?
A. $90
B. $80
C. $70

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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 benefits and possible disadvantages of wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses? Would you ever wear contacts that have colored lenses? Why or why not?

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

Laser eye surgery is becoming a popular option for improving eye vision. However, you always have to consider the costs and outcomes first. Thus, use the Internet to compare two companies that provide such survey, and find out (1) how much it costs cost per eye and (2) what guarantees does the company provide for a successful outcome.

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