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"dump somone" = end a relationship

"John's girlfriend dumped him because he treated her so badly, physically and emotionally."

"fall for someone" = to begin to love or have feelings for someone

"My sister often falls for the worst guys without getting to really know them."

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Dating Violence
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What types problems can come up in a relationship including any kind of emotional, physical, or psychological abuse?

HELPFUL TIP: It is often difficult to know someone's true colors in relationships, but signs of abuse coud include constant sarcasm and put downs, mean jokes, and extreme jealously.

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

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1. Brandon broke up with his girlfriend because she _______.
A. was using drugs
B. liked another boy
C. was moving away

2. What did his girlfriend do to Brandon?
A. She threw his books in the toilet.
B. She hit him hard in the face.
C. She crashed his car into a wall.

3. Alex told Brandon if he said anything about this, __________.
A. she would burn up his car
B. her friends would hurt him badly
C. she would say bad things about him

4. In the end, Brandon decided to _________.
A. leave bad comments on her Facebook page
B. forget about the whole thing
C. tell the police about the problem

5. What is the main message of the conversation?
A. People should avoid using harmful drugs.
B. We shouldn't abuse other people.
C. People need to respect other people's property.

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Correct answers:

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

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

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Describe relationships you are in or have been involved in (with friends, partners, even parents). What activities and attitudes create a positive environment in a friendship and marriage?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Search the Internet for information on how to prevent dating violence. What suggestions can you find? What laws exist in your country or area that protect people from such abuse?

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