|"eat humble pie" = be humiliated or forced to be humble|
"The theft had to eat humble pie when he attacked my wife, and she beat him up using some karate moves."
"lay a finger on" = touch with the intent to do harm or do something you shouldn't
"Don't even think about laying a finger on my french fries. They're all mine."
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[Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]
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What images come to mind when you read the title of this conversation, "Personal Security: Theft in the Park"? What people might be involved: men, women, and/or children? What time of day is it? What is stolen? Write down your ideas.
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
HELPFUL TIP: Taking classes in self-defence can protect you in case you are attacked. Check your local area for a school that teaches martial arts. You might need it coming home from work. |
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.
Discuss these questions in a small group:
|III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
- Have you ever been in a situation where something was stolen from you? What happened and were your possessions ever recovered?
- What can people do to protect themselves from theft at home or in public?
- Are there any special precautions tourists should take when traveling to another country?
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