A. Listen and circle the correct answer, a, b, or c.
1 Where did the woman go on holiday this year?
a Portugal b Scotland c Spain
2 What was the weather like in Italy?
a It rained. b It was hot. c It was sunny.
3 Where did the photographer take the photo of the actor?
a On the stairs. b In reception. c In the street.
4 What was the model doing when he took the photo?
a Talking b Reading c Walking on the ‘catwalk’
5 What year did the pop group make their last album?
a 2001 b 2002 c 2003
1 b 2 c 3 c 4 b 5 b
A Where did you go on holiday?
B Well, we booked tickets to go to Spain. But then I got a new job and we couldn’t go.
A Oh, what a pity.
B Well, we went to Scotland for a weekend – that was nice. And we’re going to go to Portugal for a week at Christmas.
A Did you have good weather in Italy?
B Well, it was good for December. It was cold but sunny.
A Did it rain?
B No, it didn’t. It was dry.
A Where did you take this photo of Tom Cruise?
B It was in New York. I was coming into the hotel and I saw him coming down the stairs. There were a lot of journalists waiting in reception. Everybody was shouting. So I went outside and I waited until he was getting into his car.
A What’s your favourite photo?
B This one, I think. I really like this photo because it’s not the usual way you see a top model. She was waiting with the other girls for the fashion show to begin. The other girls were all talking but she was just quietly reading a book.
A It’s a great photo.
They made what we all thought was their last album in 2001, and they did a would tour the same year. Everybody said that that was the end but suddenly they made another album – their last one – the next year.
B. Listen to the story and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1 She was driving to work.
2 It was raining.
3 She was a man in the road asking her to stop.
4 The two men drove away in her car.
5 She rang the police on her mobile.
1 F 2 T 3 T 4 F 5 F
A Anna, tell Jane about what happened to you that time.
B Well, I was driving home from work. It was a Friday evening, about half past five. It was winter and the weather was horrible – it was pouring with rain. I live in the country and to get to my house you have to go along a road where there are a lot of trees and very little traffic. Suddenly I saw a car stopped in the middle of the road and there was a man standing there waving his arms. He wanted me to stop.
C So did you stop?
B I didn’t know what to do, but in the end I stopped and got out of my car and said, ‘What’s the problem?’ Then suddenly another man ran from behind a tree and got into my car and drove away.
C Oh no!
B And then the first man got back into his car and drove away too! So I was just left standing there in the rain with no car.
C What did you do?
B Luckily I had my mobile and I rang my friend Pete, and he came and found me.
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