's Guide to the TOEFL® Test Podcast

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Monday, December 19, 2005

TOEFL® Podcast #12

Campus Safety

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Audio Index:
Slow dialog: 1:10
Explanations: 3:39
Fast dialog: 13:30
Comprehension: 15:11

Good morning. I am Officer Brandon and I’m the head of Public Safety on this campus. I’m here today to talk about how to protect yourself while you are on this campus. Students new to the campus believe that once they are within the campus grounds, they can let their guard down. That’s not the case and I’m here to give you some tips to avoid problems.

One of the most serious problems on any university campus is attacks on students. These can be robberies or even sexual assaults and rape. To avoid situations that make you vulnerable to attacks, do not walk alone on campus. Have an escort and walk in well-lighted areas on pedestrian paths. Keep your eye out for strangers or suspicious people. The Public Safety office offers self-defense classes and I encourage you all to sign up.

The most frequent problem we have on campus is theft and burglary. Students often leave their backpacks that contain valuables, purses, or wallets unattended when they step away from a classroom, in the library or at the student union. Students also leave their dorm rooms unlocked if they leave for short periods of time. Always keep your valuables with you and always lock your doors. Don’t give a thief a chance to act.

Well, my aim today was to alert you to some potential problems that students may have on campus. If you have any questions or need help, please visit the Public Safety office. We are there to help you.