|intermediate||martial arts||man – woman||01:05|
Some people learn martial arts for sport and exercise. However, how do people often protect themselves, their families, and property using martial arts such as karate and judo?
“be fighting mad” = be very angry
“My wife was fighting mad when she found out that I went to Las Vegas without her.”
“pick a fight” = start a fight or an argument with someone
“Don’t pick a fight with Michael today. He is in a very bad mood.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: I don't care. Give it to me! And your phone and credit cards.
Woman: Okay. Listen. Obviously, you haven't thought this through. I mean, who's going to rob someone as they walk out of a karate studio? Really?
Man: Right. You don't fool me. Anyone can get a black belt online in 10 minutes. And I have a knife.
Woman: You'd better call 911 first.
[You hear punches and kicks and yells and screams . . . ] Man: Ahh, oh, man. Ooohhhh. That hurts. Woman: Yeah. Listen. Here's your two dollars. You'll need them to cover your medical bills.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
In this conversation, the woman learned a form of martial arts to protect herself. How do you feel about the forms of protection below? Which of these do you or would you use personally in your daily life? Which are legal forms of protection in your city or country?
Use the Internet to find information on one form of protection from the Post Listening Task above and answer these questions: