1. Discussing a News Report on a Crime


A: Have you seen the news today?

B: Not yet. What happened?

A: Did you know there was a blackout last night?

B: Yes, I heard the lights were out all night.

A: Some people decided to loot last night.

B: I don't understand.

A: They took advantage of the blackout.

B: They really started looting?

A: Yes, apparently four stores were broken into.

B: Did the looters get caught?

A: There was no evidence of who did it.

B: Hopefully we won't have any more blackouts.


A: Did you see the news today?

B: I haven't had a chance to see it.

A: You know about the blackout last night, right?

B: The lights were out everywhere.

A: A bunch of people went looting last night.

B: They what?

A: They took full advantage of the lights being out.

B: That's crazy.

A: The news reported that four stores were broken into.

B: Were the looters found?

A: The police don't know who did it.

B: I hope this doesn't happen again.


A: Have you watched today's news?

B: No, I haven't. What's going on?

A: Did you hear about last night's blackout?

B: Yes. The lights were out all night.

A: Some people went looting because of the blackout.

B: What do you mean?

A: People decided to use the blackout to their advantage.

B: People went out and looted?

A: I guess they broke into about four stores.

B: Did the police find who did it?

A: There's no evidence of who it was.

B: I hope we don't have any more blackouts.

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