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Listening for gist - gap fill
||Listen and answer these questions.
Who is the story about?
Where did the story take place?
Who first noticed the thieves?
What went missing?
How were the thieves caught?
Whose idea was it?
||Work in pairs. Read through the tapescript and predict
the part of speech and general meaning of the missing words.
|| Listen and try to note down the pronunciation of
the missing words using phonemic script, then work with a partner
until you agree on the transcriptions.
||Try to find a suitable word for each gap by using
the SoundSearch. Use wildcards if you are not sure of a sound.
||Check with your teacher, then listen to the full
text once more with the completed tapescript in front of you.
Did I tell you about what happened to us last week?
No? Well, we were out in a bar in town, quite a crowd of us, and
of course Kelly had her mobile phone with her. Anyway, while we
were in the bar Kelly left her mobile in her coat pocket and we
were chatting and laughing and having a good time. It was some time
later when Kelly noticed this couple (1) __________ around
in the pile of coats and then getting ready to leave. Well, Kelly
was a bit (2) __________, so she went over to see if her
phone was still there and of course it wasn't. So she went to follow
the couple outside to ask them if they'd taken her phone and a couple
of the others went with her. They were just (3) __________the
couple when Hannah had a (4) __________. She had her mobile
on her too, so she phoned Kelly's number and just as Kelly was asking
the couple whether or not they'd got her phone, it started ringing
in one of their pockets! They couldn't very well deny having it
and handed it over very (5) __________! Lucky, eh?