A. Listen and circle the correct answer, a, b, or c.

1   The man and woman decide to ________.

      a walk     b wait     c get a taxi

2   The woman ________ Deborah.

      a knows     b hasn’t met

      c wouldn’t like to meet

3   Is the woman afraid of mice?

      a Yes     b No     c We don’t know

4   Where does the man decide to go?

      a home     b to the pub

      c to the cinema

5   What pet does the woman think he should buy?

      a a fish     b a cat     c a hamster


1 b   2 b   3 a   4 b   5 a



A   It’s cold. Why don’t we get a taxi?

B   No, the bus will come in a minute.

A   I’m freezing. Let’s start walking.

B   If we walk, the bus will come.

A   Yeah, you’re right. Let’s wait another five minutes.


A   Jim and his wife came to dinner last night. We had a great time.

B   What’s his wife’s name?

A   Deborah. Don’t you know her?

B   No, I’ve heard Jim talk about her but I’ve never met her.

A   She’s really nice.

B   Well, I hope I’ll meet her soon


A   What would you do if you saw a mouse in the kitchen?

B   I’d stand on a chair and scream.

A   But a mouse can’t hurt you! It’s just a little animal.

B   I don’t care.


A   What are you going to do tonight?

B   I don’t know. I might see a film or I might just go home and stay in. What about you?

A   I’m meeting Nicola in the pub. Do you want to come?

B   OK.


A   I want to buy a pet for my daughter but I don’t know what to get.

B   What about a cat or a dog? You told me she loves dogs.

A   Yeah, but we don’t have a garden. I don’t think people should keep dogs in flats.

B   What about a hamster?

A   No, they smell. And they can bit.

B   A goldfish then?

A   That’s a good idea.

B. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).

 Dave got married five years ago.

 His wife has just had a baby.

 Dave’s wife doesn’t give him much attention.

 Dave is more tired than his wife.

 The advice he gets is to help his wife more.


12 F   3 T   4 F   5 T


A   Who’s our next caller, please?

B   Hi, my name’s Dave.

A   Hello Dave, where are you from?

B   I’m from Southampton.

A   And what’s your problem, Dave?

B   Well, I’m married. I’ve been married for five years now. And my wife Maureen and I were always very happy until last year.

A   And what happened then?

B   Well, seven months ago my wife had a baby – a little boy – and he’s wonderful and all that, but now everything has changed.

A   In what way?

B   Well, my wife doesn’t have time for me now. She’s only interested in the baby. And at night when the baby goes to bed she’s too tired to talk to me. She’s like a different person now and I don’t know what to do.

A   Well Dave, first I think that maybe you should talk to her and explain how you’re feeling. And if I were you, I’d help her with the baby. Then she wouldn’t be so tired, and she’d have more time and energy …

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