Remember MC Hammer? Here’s a listening comprehension exercise about him!


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Listen to the article and decide if the statements are TRUE or FALSE.

1) MC Hammer prevented an officer from arresting someone. T/F
2) The rapper feels he was subjected to discrimination based on his skin color. T/F
3) The police officer recognized the rapper. T/F
4) The police officer was a thin man. T/F
5) MC Hammer thinks scared people with guns are dangerous. T/F

Answers: 1) F, 2) T, 3) F, 4) F, 5) T

Choose the right answer:

1) MC Hammer was sitting in a parked car when
a) a dude dressed as Elvis came up to his car.
b) a police officer mistook him for an escaped criminal.
c) a police officer went up to his car to check his identity.

2) MC Hammer said
a) he was trying to identify himself when the officer pulled him out of his car.
b) the police officer was eating donuts when he approached the car.
c) the situation was funny until the officer raised the alarm.

3) The Dublin Police arrested the rapper because
a) he was resisting and obstructing an officer.
b) he was suspected of using a stolen vehicle.
c) they thought he was acting in a suspicious way.

4) MC Hammer
a) is waiting for his court hearing in jail.
b) was released after paying a certain amount of money.
c) doesn’t know when his court hearing will be yet.

5) MC Hammer concluded that
a) this was a situation he had learned from.
b) all policemen were prejudiced and chubby.
c) colored people are usually criminals.


Answers: 1) c, 2) c, 3) a, 4) b, 5) a

MC Hammer was arrested in Northern California on Thursday for allegedly obstructing an officer, CNN reports. The rapper made the arrest known on Saturday with a series of tweets suggesting that he was a victim of racial profiling.

Hammer (who was born Stanley Kirk Burrell) was reportedly sitting in a car outside a shopping center in Dublin, a city east of Oakland, when he was approached by a police officer. “Chubby Elvis-looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said ‘Are you on parole or probation?'” Hammer recounted on Twitter. 

“While I was handing him my ID he reached in my car and tried to pull me out the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet…. It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!! But make no mistake he’s dangerous …. only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge. I was citied for obstruction smh.”

According to the Dublin Police, Hammer was in a vehicle with expired registration, and he was not the registered owner. “After asking Hammer who the registered owner was he became very argumentative and refused to answer the officer’s questions,” police spokesman Herb Walters told CNN. Hammer was arrested on suspicion of resisting an officer and obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties; he was booked and released on bail from Santa Rita Jail, with a court date set for next month.

Hammer concluded his tweeted account of the incident by describing it as a “teachable moment” and an “eye opener.” “I will now answer his question,” he wrote. “contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy!!!”


to arrest – letartóztatni
allegedly – állítólag
to obstruct – akadályozni
to suggest – sugalmazni, sugallni
victim – áldozat
racial profiling – faji profilozás
reportedly – állítólag, jelentések szerint
to approach – megközelíteni
chubby – pufók
Elvis-looking – Elvis kinézetű
dude – csávó, krapek, pacák
to tap – (meg)kopogtatni
to roll down – lehúzni (ablakot)
on parole or probation – feltételesen szabadlábon levő
to recount – elbeszélni, elmesélni
to hand – átadni/nyújtani
ID – személyi igazolvány
to reach in – benyúlni
to forget – elfelejteni
steady – állandó, biztos
donut diet – fánk diéta/étrend
comical – komikus
to blow – megfújni
whistle – síp
to yell – kiabálni, ordítani
mistake – hiba
scared – ijedt, rémült
badge – jelvény
to cite – (be)idézni
vehicle – jármű
expired – lejárt 
owner – tulaj
argumentative – vitázó, okoskodó, érvelő
to refuse – megtagadni
on suspicion of resisiting – ellenállás gyanújával
performance of duties – (itt) jogszerű eljárás
to release on bail – óvadék ellenében szabadlábra helyezni
to conclude – összegezni
account – beszámoló, beszámolás
teachable – tanulékony
contrary to – valamivel ellentétben
belief – hit

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