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Sunburn Sheriff
Listening - Click here to listen to a story about a sheriff who really hates sunburn. After you listen once, listen again and answer the following questions.  Note: There will be a lot of unfamiliar vocabulary. For the answer, write what you think you hear.

Here are some vocabulary words that you will hear:
 
nuisance
lawsuit
compensatory
skin graft
AP - Associated Press - a news service
to escort
to charge s.o. with a crime
prosecutor
tidbit
to portray

1. How much in compensatory damages was the woman who spilled coffee on her lap awarded?

2. How much in punitive damages?

3. How hot was the coffee?

4. What degree of burns did the woman have?

5. What percent of her body was burned?

6. How many complaints had McDonald's received?

7. Over how many years?

8. How many minutes of fame did the sheriff have?

9. What was the temperature on the day of the fair?

10. How old were the twin boys?

11. What two things did the nurse notice was strange about the appearance of the little boy?

12. What was unusual about the boy's lung?

13. What criticism does the sheriff have about the media?

Once you have attempted to answer the questions, click here to see the transcript.


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