A. Listen to Rob and Jenny. Are they enjoying their run?
B. Listen again and answer the questions.
1 How does Rob say he feels?
2 What does Jenny say about Central Park?
3 Is Rob happy he came to New York?
4 What is Rob tired of doing?
5 What does Jenny invite him to do?
6 How many times are they going to run round the park?
Jenny is enjoying the run. Rob says he is, but he is very tired.
1 Never better.
2 It is beautiful and her favorite place in New York.
4 He is tired of eating out.
5 She invites him to have dinner at her place.
6 Twice / Two more times
J = Jenny, R = Rob
J Are you OK?
R Me? Never better.
J It’s beautiful here, isn’t it? I think this is my favorite place in New York.
R Yeah, it’s great.
J So how’s it all going? Are you happy you came?
R To Central Park? At seven fifteen in the morning?
J To New York, Rob.
R Yeah. Of course I’m happy. It’s fantastic.
J Really? You aren’t just saying that.
R No, I mean it.
J You need to get in shape, Rob.
R I know. I am a bit tired of eating out all the time. It isn’t good for my figure.
J It’s the restaurants you go to! Why don’t you come over to my place after work? I could make you something a little healthier.
R I’d really like that. Thanks.
J So, how do you feel now? Are you ready to go again?
R Oh, yes! I’m ready for anything.
J Are you sure you’re OK?
J OK. We’ll only go around two more times.
R Two? Excellent!
Listen and circle the correct answer.
1 Rob thinks he has a cold / flu.
2 The pharmacist gives Rob ibuprofen / penicillin.
3 He has to take the medicine every four hours / eight hours.
4 It costs $16.99 / $6.99.
1 the flu 2 ibuprofen 3 four hours 4 $6.99
P = pharmacist, R = Rob
P Good morning. Can I help you?
R I’m not feeling very well. I think I have flu.
P What are your symptoms?
R I have a headache and a cough.
P Do you have a temperature?
R No, I don’t think so.
P Are you allergic to any drugs?
R I’m allergic to penicillin.
P No problem. This is ibuprofen. It’ll make you feel better.
R How many do I have to take?
P Two every four hours.
R Sorry? How often?
P Two every four hours. If you don’t feel better in forty-eight hours, you should see a doctor.
R OK, thanks. How much is that?
P That’s $6.99, please.
R Thank you.
P You’re welcome.
A. Listen to Rob and Jenny. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1 Rob broke up with his girlfriend a year before he met Jenny.
2 Jenny hasn’t had much time for relationships.
3 Jenny knew that Rob wasn’t feeling well in the morning.
4 Rob wants to go back to his hotel because he’s tired.
5 Jenny is going to call a taxi.
B. Listen again. Say why the F sentences are false.
1 F 2 T 3 F 4 F 5 F
1 Rob broke up with his girlfriend a few months before he met Jenny.
3 Jenny didn’t know that Rob wasn’t feeling well in the morning.
4 Rob wants to go back to his hotel because he wants to go to bed early, as he has a busy day the next day.
5 Jenny doesn’t call a taxi.
R = Rob, J = Jenny
R That was a lovely meal. Thanks, Jenny.
J That’s OK.
R It’s been great being in New York. You know, your offer to work here came at a very good time for me.
R Yeah, I was looking for something new. Something different. You see, I broke up with my girlfriend a few months before I met you.
R What about you?
J What about me?
R You know…relationships?
J Oh, I’ve been too busy recently to think about relationships. Getting this job at the magazine was a really big thing for me. I guess that’s taken up all my time and energy.
R But that isn’t very good for you. Only thinking about work, I mean.
J Why didn’t you tell me you weren’t feeling well this morning? We didn’t have to go for a run.
R I wanted to go. It was nice.
J Well, I’m glad you’re feeling better. Would you like another coffee?
R No, thanks. I think I should get back to the hotel now, I’ve got a really busy day tomorrow. Do you have a telephone number for a taxi?
J Yeah…but it’s much easier to get a cab on the street.
R Oh, OK, then.
J I’ll see you in the morning, if you’re feeling OK.
R Oh, I’m sure I’ll be fine! Thanks again for a great evening.
J Any time.
J Night, Rob.
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