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Have you seen the story about the crazy cow on the news?
I have no idea what you are talking about.
They just said on the news that a cow is loose in town and stealing people's food.
A cow stealing food? You shouldn't believe everything you see on TV.
It's true! They also had a video clip showing the cow running around.
If it is actually true then that's quite interesting news. Where did the cow come from?
They don't know yet. Nobody has claimed it missing.
What station did you see this on?
It was on Channel 3.
This sounds like just the story for Channel 3. They never show any actual news.
You are right. Channel 3 is definitely more entertaining than informative.
Well I hope they catch the cow and bring it back to where it belongs.
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialog.
 
 
  •   Have you seen the  
      about the crazy cow on the news?
     
 
 
 
  •   I have no  
      what you are talking about.
     
 
 
 
  •   They just said on the news that a cow is loose in town and  
      people's food.
     
 
 
 
  •   A cow stealing food? You shouldn't  
      everything you see on TV.
     
 
 
 
  •   It's true! They also had a video clip  
      the cow running around.
     
 
 
 
  •   If it is actually true then that's quite interesting  
     . Where did the cow come from?
     
 
 
 
  •   They don't know yet. Nobody has claimed it  
     .
     
 
 
 
  •   What  
      did you see this on?
     
 
 
 
  •   It was on  
      3.
     
 
 
 
  •   This sounds like just the story for Channel 3. They never show any  
      news.
     
 
 
 
  •   You are right. Channel 3 is definitely more entertaining than  
     .
     
 
 
 
  •   Well I hope they catch the cow and bring it  
      to where it belongs.
     
 
 
 

Learn important phrases

Did you hear about the story of the missing politician?
Wait until you hear this.
I think this article was very biased.
Did you fact check this video?
This newspaper writes in-depth articles about current affairs.
Information was leaked to the press.
The latest natural catastrophe happened in Europe.
Do you read the newspaper?
Did you hear about the story of the missing politician?
 
Wait until you hear this.
 
I think this article was very biased.
 
Did you fact check this video?
 
This newspaper writes in-depth articles about current affairs.
 
Information was leaked to the press.
 
The latest natural catastrophe happened in Europe.
 
Do you read the newspaper?
 
 
 

Practice the phrases

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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialog and choose the matching statement.
 
  •  
    • She is reading a newspaper on Saturdays.
       
    • She is reading a newspaper on the weekend.
       
    • She doesn't read the paper on Sundays.
       
 
 
 
  •  
    • They both read the newspaper in the morning.
       
    • He spills his coffee on the newspaper every morning.
       
    • He doesn't have time because of work.
       
 
 
 
  •  
    • She thinks elections are very imperfect.
       
    • She thinks elections are important.
       
    • They want to work for important elections.
       
 
 
 
 

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Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
David
Have you seen the story about the crazy cow on the news?
You
I have no idea what you are talking about.
They just said on the news that a cow is loose in town and stealing people's food.
A cow stealing food? You shouldn't believe everything you see on TV.
It's true! They also had a video clip showing the cow running around.
If it is actually true then that's quite interesting news. Where did the cow come from?
They don't know yet. Nobody has claimed it missing.
What station did you see this on?
It was on Channel 3.
This sounds like just the story for Channel 3. They never show any actual news.
You are right. Channel 3 is definitely more entertaining than informative.
Well I hope they catch the cow and bring it back to where it belongs.
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Have you seen the story about the crazy cow on the news?
Ashlee
I have no idea what you are talking about.
They just said on the news that a cow is loose in town and stealing people's food.
A cow stealing food? You shouldn't believe everything you see on TV.
It's true! They also had a video clip showing the cow running around.
If it is actually true then that's quite interesting news. Where did the cow come from?
They don't know yet. Nobody has claimed it missing.
What station did you see this on?
It was on Channel 3.
This sounds like just the story for Channel 3. They never show any actual news.
You are right. Channel 3 is definitely more entertaining than informative.
Well I hope they catch the cow and bring it back to where it belongs.
 
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