The Internet Scams Hotlist

almogit March 13, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Watch the video about internet scams and answer the questions as they appear. The questions deal with vocabulary, understanding and predicting. Do not be afraid to venture and take a guess. Some of the questions refer to the Hebrew translation of the words, and some of the questions provide the definition in English. You may use and aid at your disposal including electronic dictionaries. As the host talks fast you may listen to the video as many times as you feel necessary.
Scene summary:
The host takes us through the top five internet frauds – the top most common and most played internet scams. For each scam he describes what it is as well as how best to avoid being scammed. It is a fast paced but coherent and clear video that can really open your eyes and make you more aware of your cyber surroundings. You do not have to follow each and every word in order to understand the main idea and benefit from watching and working on this video.
Video length: 3 minutes 46 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-03-13, 12:32:50 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What is the name of the scam?

Fill the gap: The lost ________________________ email

2) How can you make sure it is not a scam?

Answer the question using your own words

3) Match the words to the translations

Match the items:
To wire moneyלהעביר כסף בצורה אלקטרונית
common senseשכל ישר
Compromisedחשבון שנפרץ

4) What does it mean to "list something on eBay or craigslist?

Answer the question using your own words

5) "Bounce" means the following

  • to jump high
  • to return to sender
  • not to be accepted by the bank

6) What do they need in order to complete the scam?

Answer the question using your own words

7) Make a wild guess - what is the top internet scam?

Answer the question using your own words

8) What is the meaning of the word "gambit"?

  • מהלך פתיחה
  • השם של חברת הקש
  • מטרה

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