|"save for a rainy day" = save something for the future when it is needed|
"Instead of spending money on a new TV, I'm going to save it for a rainy day. You never know when you'll need it."
"a dime a dozen" = very common, usually inexpensive, and easy to find
"I bought my dad a new watch at a flea market, and I thought I got a great deal only to discover they were a dime a dozen at other places."
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[Text Completion | Quiz Script]
||shopping||conversation||man - girl
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Shopping online or at local department stores is an activity many people enjoy. How often do you go shopping for the following items and where do you buy them: clothing, gifts for friends and family, music, DVD movies, electronics?
HELPFUL TIP: If you can't find a present you are looking for at a local retail store, try shopping online. It's convenient and you can often save money and time. |
|II. 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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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.
Do the Text Completion Quiz.
|3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
With a partner, decide on a particular item you want to buy like a camera, computer, or book. Then, use the Internet and try to find the buy that considers price, shipping costs, return policy, and time for delivery.
Imagine that you want to buy a gift for a friend for her birthday. Your friend is really into electronics and fashionable clothing, so you want to buy your friend either some new headphones for her iPhone or a nice, trendy shirt. Your budget is about $50. Visit two online stores to find these items and compare prices, shipping costs, and the company's refund policy in case there are problems with the order.
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