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Listening Practice

What a Story! - The Unfortunate Story of the Lost Money




Tom’s story is about an unfortunate situation which he was unable to put right in the end. It shows how careful one should be about making accusations. You may think that Tom should be criticized for making a hasty decision and for not being prepared to reconsider it later. Or you may feel that the whole story was 'just one of those unfortunate things'. 'Quid' is a slang term for 'pound' or 'pounds'.
he was going to go off
to fix up
clearing up
without showing some sort of sign of entry
he had access to all the keys
searched the room
my cook, whom I suspected
made a definite accusation
he didn't register anything
I let it drift
he absolutely went through the roof
a friend dropped
in lieu of notice