Listen to the video then answer the questions (Be patient — the video may take a few minutes to load).

1. In the introduction, what is priced at 140 dollars a barrel?
2. What is the word for this segment?
3. What is a placebo?
4. Sometimes a strange phenomena occurs when people take the sugar pill, what is it?


Colbert Videos:

Ownership Society
Stay The Course
Colbert Interviews Google’s (former) CEO Eric Schmidt

Basic Listening Practice for Learners (VOA – NPR)