Exercise 1 – The story so far
Listen to the story of Mark and Allie. Answer the questions.
1 Where are Mark and Allie from?
2 What company do they work for?
3 Where did they meet?
4 What did they do?
5 Did they get on well?
6 What’s Mark doing now?
1 Mark is American, from California, and Allie is British.
2 They work for MTC, a music company.
3 They met when Mark came to London.
4 They went out for coffee, shopping, and dinner.
5 Yes, very well.
6 He’s at the airport in San Francisco waiting for Allie to arrive.
MARK Hi. My name’s Mark Ryder. I’m American and I live in San Francisco. I work for a music company called MTC. I’m divorced and I have a daughter.
Last month I went to England on a work trip, and I met Allie. She’s British, and she works for MTC in the UK. We had a great five days. We went out for coffee. We went shopping. It was my birthday, and she bought me a present. We went out for dinner. I really liked her, and I think she liked me too.
I invited her to a conference in San Francisco, and she said yes. And now I’m at the airport. I’m waiting for her to arrive.
Exercise 2 – At immigration
Listen and answer the question. How long is Allie going to stay in the United States?
She’s going to stay for a week
IO = Immigration officer, A = Allie
IO Good evening, ma’am.
A Good evening.
IO Where are you arriving from?
A From London.
IO What’s the purpose of your visit?
A Business. I’m here for a conference.
IO How long are you staying in the US?
A A week.
IO Where are you staying?
A In San Francisco. At the Pacific View Hotel.
IO Do you know anybody here?
A Yes, Mark Ryder.
IO Is he family or a friend?
A He’s a colleague – and a friend.
IO Do you have his phone number?
A Yes, his mobile is 405 655 7182.
IO Is this your first visit to the US?
A Yes, it is.
IO Enjoy your stay in San Francisco.
A Thank you.
Exercise 3 – Allie arrives
Listen. Answer the questions.
1 How long was Allie’s flight?
2 Why couldn’t she sleep?
3 What time is it…?
a in San Francisco b in London
4 Where is Mark going to take her?
5 Where’s Mark’s car?
1 Eleven hours.
2 Because the people next to her had a baby.
3 a 7 p.m. b 3 a.m.
4 To her hotel.
5 In the parking lot/car park.
M = Mark, A = Allie
M Allie, hi!
A Hi Mark.
M How look great!
A You too. How are you?
M I’m fine. How was the flight?
A Long! Eleven hours.
M You must be really tired.
A Yes. I couldn’t sleep at all. The people next to me had a baby with them. What’s the time here? I need to change my watch.
M It’s seven in the evening.
A It’s there in the morning for me.
M OK, I’m going to take you right to the hotel and you can rest.
A Fine. Sorry!
M You are going to love San Francisco! I’m so pleased you came!
A Me too. It’s great to see you again.
M Come on. My car’s in the parking lot. Let’s go.
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