Rise in ‘Slider’ Thieves Stealing Purses from Cars

Listening Comprehension Questions

Introductory questions

  1. Who are slider thieves?
  2. What they steal? Where they steal?
  3. What can we do to stop them?

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Listening comprehension questions

  1. Who are sliders?
  2. Why are they called sliders?
  3. Is this type of theft happens only locally in specific states or it is nationwide?
  4. Are the victims aware most of the time that they were robbed?
  5. What is the proposed solution?

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filling up your tank Pumping fuel to the tank of a car
this man snatches a purse To grasp or seize hastily or suddenly
casually slide between the doors To pass smoothly and quietly; glide
to pounce To attack suddenly
run off Flee or go quickly
The car pulls up The car stops at the pump
oblivious to the man next to her Lacking conscious awareness; unmindful.
to no avail To no use, result or advantage
the perp is caught red-handed One who perpetrates a crime was caught doing something illegal
just too easy to get ripped off To get stolen from









  1. Who are sliders?

Gas station thieves

  1. Why are they called sliders?

Police call them sliders for the way these gas station thieves casually slide between the top of your door, lying in wait, for the right moment to pounce and run off with your valuables.

  1. Is this type of theft happens only locally in specific states or it is nationwide?

From Corbin, Kentucky, to Tampa, Florida, these slippery sliders are being caught on camera all across the country.

  1. Are the victims aware most of the time that they were robbed?

Most of the time, the victim has no idea until it’s too late.

  1. What is the proposed solution?

And the easiest way to protect it is keep it locked up, keep it with you. And don’t leave it in the vehicle unoccupied.


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