General Listening Quiz

“Home Security”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
difficult home security man 03:00

Pre-Listening Exercise

Homeowners should always take precautions to protect their places from burglars and theft. In addition to home alarm systems, what are two other things that people can do to protect their homes from crime?

Idioms

get (all) worked up” = become upset or emotional
My mom got worked up when she found out that someone broke into her car and stole her purse.”

pull the wool over someone’s eyes” = deceive or trick someone
Don’t let that used car salesman pull the wool over your eyes. Be sure you get a detailed report on that car’s history.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

What are three things you do to protect your apartment or home from burglary? Use the Internet to find two other ideas on how to make your place safer. Are there certain crime-prevention methods that you might see in one culture, but you wouldn’t see them in other countries? You might need to talk to other students to answer this question.

Online Investigation

Finding the ideal home security system for your place can take some research. Do you need a full-scale system including motion detectors to protect your dwelling, or is there a similar solution like a watch dog? Use the Internet to review two companies and their products and review the advantages and disadvantages of these solutions.

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