10. What happened in New York?
a. Listen and answer:
- How did the speakers in the clip find out that something was wrong?
- How did they verify their suspicions?
b. What is the meaning of the three phrases below?
smell a rat – I played both CDs back to back, and what really made me smell a rat was the tenth étude: the C above middle C was out of tune on both recordings.
without a shadow of a doubt – Without a shadow of a doubt, we were looking at the same piece, by the same person, recorded at the same time on the same piano.
to be on to something / someone – That’s when you knew that you were on to something massive, and that the whole thing was a scam.
c. Which two of these vocabulary items are verb phrases? What type of phrase is the other one?
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