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General Listening Quiz

“Missing Children”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy missing children, descriptions man 00:20

Pre-Listening Exercise

When listening to a description of a lost child, what kinds of information would you expect to hear (e.g., the child’s name)?


freak out” = become afraid or upset
I’m really worried that our son will freak out if he ever gets separated from us in a crowded street.”

come apart at the seams” = become very emotionally upset
My wife came apart at the seams when she found out our daughter was lost in the mountains.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

Whenever you travel to an amusement park with your family, what things should children do if they get lost? Where should they go and what should they say? Are their Internet Websites that help families find lost children? Do an online search and report on what you find.

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to understand the problem of missing children in your country and around the world. Answer these questions:

  • Is there a telephone number for reporting missing children in your area?
  • What steps should you take if a child goes missing?

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