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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.
“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.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: Well, I was walking home from work two days ago.
Man: Well, I'm not really sure. [Hmm]. You see, the person was wearing a white and black polka dot dress, a light red sweater over it, and she . . . or he . . . was wearing a pair of basketball shoes.
Man: Okay. Like I said, the person was about 190 centimeters tall, heavy build, with long wavy hair.
Police Officer: Ah! What was, uh, taken . . . exactly? Man: Well, just my left shoe. Bizarre, isn't it?
Police Officer: Yeah. It's this man who dresses up like a woman and, for some unknown reason, removes the left shoe from his victims.
Discuss these questions in a small group:
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