Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Fifth year - Listening: Fourth of July and Fireworks

911 dispatchers prepare for fireworks complaints

Click on the link above, watch the video, and complete the sentences below:

- The fourth of July is the busiest time of the year, mostly due to .......................... about fireworks.

- Randy Bargdill says, 'I'd give the citizens of Sedgwick County an A+ for the way that they've .................. themselves in regards to calling in on fireworks complaints'

- Last year the phones were so tied up with fireworks complaints citizens had trouble trying to report a ...............    ..............  accident , just down the street from Johanson's neighborhood. (two words)

To keep that from happening again, Sedgwick county has ..............   ............  a special fireworks hotline just for the evening of the Fourth. (two words)

So if no one needs medical attention and nothing is burning, except perhaps your ..............    ................... , then call 290-1011 not 9-1-1. (Two words)


Vocabulary:

- dispatcher:a person who controls the movements of vehicles, people... 
- call in: to ask for the services of sb.
- Tied-up.... To tie sb up: To keep sb busy so that they have no time for other things. Ex: I'm tied up in a meeting until 3.
- Free sb (up): To make sb/sth available for a particular purpose. 


To check your answers, roll down the window to see the script below the video. 

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