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Martial Arts:
Protecting Yourself

Listening Exercises
Listen to the conversation again by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

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Man : Hey, stop. [ What? ] And give me your money.

Woman : What? No, no. Listen here.

Man : No, you listen. Hand over your purse, and I won't hurt you.

Woman : You've got to be joking.

Man : Do I look like I'm joking?

Woman : Heh. Look. I only have two dollars in change.

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 : Listen, mister. I'm telling you to back off . I'm a fifth-degree black belt, and I've trained for 25 years. I don't want to hurt you, but I'll defend myself if I have to.

Man : Alright, baby. Let me have it.

Woman : You'd better call 911 first.

Man : Right.

[ 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.


Key Vocabulary [ Top ]

  • hand over (verb) : give up possession of something
    - Robert had to hand over his driver's license to the police because they caught him drinking and driving.
  • obviously (adverb) : clearly
    - Obviously , Jennifer can protect herself because she practices judo three times a week.
  • think something through (verb) : think about or consider something carefully
    - Why don't you think things through before you buy that expennsive car?
  • fool someone (verb) : trick or deceive someone
    - The robber fooled everyone at the bank by wearing a wig and a pink dress.
  • back off (verb) : move away from someone
    - The dog didn't back off when I yelled at it.
  • cover (verb) : pay for something
    - My parents are going to cover my tuition at college next semester.

Vocabulary Activities [ Top ]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations. [ Why do these? ]


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