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A. Luyện tập



Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. 

11. A quarter of break-ins are through the 

12 The  of the house should also be protected. 

13 You should warn burglars your house is alarmed by putting a  in the window. 

The alarms

14 The alarms show a constant 

15 The alarms can be set off by a 

16 The alarms are connected to the 


17 The alarms are usually installed in 

18 The security code should be kept 

19 The alarms can be installed  at an additional cost. 

20 Customers can pay  for their alarm system. 

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B. Transcript

You will hear a salesman giving information to house owners about an alarm system.

Salesman: Thank you for inviting me to your residents meeting. My name is Martin Pugh from Safe Sell Alarms. I’m going to explain a little bit about home security and I hope you’ll all feel a bit better informed and perhaps that you will even purchase one of the alarms we sell. It is all too easy these days for people to break in to our homes. Did you know that 25% of all burglaries are committed by burglars breaking and entering via the back door? Even though it is locked, it is still relatively easy for someone to gain entry. And there are parts of our house that we think are not vulnerable because they look inaccessible  —  but they’re not. So, if you’re trying to protect your home, you should make the sure top floor is covered by that protection, not just the ground floor. We believe that the only way to secure your property is by having an alarm fitted. Just having the alarm on the outside can put burglars off and we also recommend that you warn them about the alarm. To do this, we suggest you stick a sign in the front window of the house so it can be seen clearly. This alone should be enough to dissuade a burglar before they start.

Now, our company has a range of alarms on offer and I’ve brought several along for you to see tonight. But let me just explain a few things about them. First of all, all of our alarms are highly visible. They’re coloured red and, on the underneath, there is a blue light, which you can see whether they are switched on or not. This acts as a deterrent to burglars who can see it is an active alarm system. Like most systems, our alarms are very sensitive so you do need to look after them. You may be surprised to hear that a cat can often slink around unnoticed under the infrared beams but a spider crawling across them will set them off. Also, our system is a little different from some. Most companies offer an option that connects their alarms to the police station. All our alarms have an automatic link to our company office. This means we can deal with the situation promptly and can sort out any alarms that have gone off by mistake.

OK, let me tell you about the installation of our alarms. Later on I’ll show you some house plans and diagrams of how the alarms operate but you don’t have to worry about them being intrusive, as we normally put them in hallways rather than individual rooms. The diagrams show you how the beams work to cover the whole house in this  way. Oh, one small thing while I remember, is don’t leave your security code in your house — a lot of people keep it in the kitchen or their study but we suggest you leave it with a neighbour so that if there is a break in, the burglars can’t switch the system off. Now, regarding the practical aspects of installation — I know that many of you are out all day and I’m afraid we don’t install the alarms at weekends, but we do offer a service where we can fit the alarm system in the evenings for you but we do charge a Iittle bit extra for that. Finally, we do offer a range of systems, so I suggest you look at the leaflets on our prices. And please don’t be put off from investing in a more sophisticated system to protect your home as we do allow you to set up a monthly payment if it’s too much in one go. OK, now, if you’d like to … (fade) …

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