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Here is another movie trailer to help you learn/practice English:
Matchstick Men

Here's what you do:
  1. Click on the video below.
  2. Watch the first 1:45 of the trailer, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video).
  3. Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.
  4. Check your answers.


1. Was has Roy(Nicholas Cage) been eating for three days?:
  Canned tuna
  Grilled fish sandwiches

2. What does Roy do?:
  He's a criminal, more specifically a con-man
  He's an antiques broker
  He has a lot of ticks

3. Why is the woman at the table crying?:
  She is clinically depressed
  Because she was a victim of fraud
  Because her house was robbed

4. What does Dr. Klein say when he calls?:
  That he just spoke with Ray's daughter
  That Ray should call his daughter
  That Angela is Dr. Klein's daughter

5. What is the second rule of conning ( = cheating/swindling) someone?:
  Don't work close to where you live
  Work in a team
  Don't write anything down



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