1. Listen to the scene from the soap opera Clayton Street. Look at the pictures. Write Jezza or Chris under the correct picture.
2. Listen again. Circle the best answer.
1 is a good friend to Chris.
2 is not a good friend to Chris.
1 is unhappy because Jezza didn’t put his number in the ‘phonebook’ on his mobile phone.
2 is not happy because Jezza didn’t remember his number.
1 wants his money back.
2 is going to give Jezza some money.
1 is sure that he will get £200 from Jezza.
2 isn’t sure that he will get £200 from Jezza.
1 will give Chris £200 tomorrow.
2 won’t give Chris £200 tomorrow.
Picture A: Chris, Picture B: Jezza
a 2 (Jezza doesn’t have Chris’ number on his mobile phone; he doesn’t want to talk to him very much)
b 1 (it shows Jezza isn’t that bothered about him)
d 2 (doesn’t sound like he’s sure! He says ‘do I believe you?’)
e difficult to tell! He says he will, but …
JEZZA: Yeah. Who’s that?
JEZZA: Oh yeah.
CHRIS: Don’t you look at your phone when you answer? Where it shows you the number?
JEZZA: Er … yeah … well.
CHRIS: You have got me in your phonebook haven’t you?
JEZZA: Well, er, not sure really.
CHRIS: Not sure? Or you haven’t.
CHRIS: (I) Don’t believe it.
JEZZA: What do you want Chris?
CHRIS: Where are you? Why are you shouting?
JEZZA: Because I can’t hear you properly.
CHRIS: Yes, but I can hear you. So stop shouting.
JEZZA: Oh, OK. But what do you want?
CHRIS: My money.
CHRIS: Where’s my money? I lent you two hundred pounds, remember? All the money I had.
JEZZA: Oh yeah.
CHRIS: So? Where is it? I need it.
JEZZA: I’ll give it to you tomorrow, OK?
CHRIS: You said that before.
JEZZA: I know. But this time I’m serious. I’ll give you your money tomorrow.
CHRIS: You will?
JEZZA: Yes I will, I promise.
CHRIS: Do I believe you?
JEZZA: I said, didn’t I?
CHRIS: Yeah, you did.
JEZZA: Tomorrow. You’ll get your money tomorrow. Now, I’ve got to go. I’m going to start my show in five minutes. Bye.
CHRIS: But Jezza …
3. Listen. Look at the pictures and answer the questions.
a Do you think this episode of Clayton Street comes after the one in exercise 1, or before? Why?
b Why doesn’t Jezza want an office job?
c What is Chris’ job?
d What is Jezza’s dream job?
e Why does Jezza want Chis’ money?
4. Listen again and write T (true) or F (false) in the boxes.
a Jezza doesn’t mind being unemployed. ◻
b Chris hasn’t got a boring office job. ◻
c Jezza hasn’t ever done any DJ-ing. ◻
d Jezza believes friends should lend each other money. ◻
e Jezza is confident that he will be able to pay Chris back. ◻
a Before, because it tells you why Chris lent Jezza the money.
b He thinks office jobs are boring.
c He is a sports lawyer.
d He wants to be a professional DJ.
e He wants to buy some new equipment.
a F b T c F d F e F
CHRIS: Hiya Jezza! Why the long face?
JEZZA: Oh, I went to the job centre again today.
CHRIS: Anything interesting?
JEZZA: No, the same old boring office jobs.
CHRIS: Not all office jobs are awful, Jezza.
JEZZA: Yours isn’t, of course! But I can’t just walk in and become a top sports lawyer, can I? No, I want to be a professional DJ. That’s my dream.
CHRIS: Well, you can do it? You’ve been DJing for years.
JEZZA: But to be professional, I need the best equipment. I can’t afford it.
CHRIS: How much do you need?
JEZZA: £200 would buy me something really good …
CHRIS: Look. I’ll lend you £200.
JEZZA: Chris, are you sure? You know they say you should never borrow money from a friend …
CHRIS: Come one, I can afford it at the moment. And I know you’ll pay it back.
JEZZA: Of course I will! You won’t even have to ask … I promise, Chris, you won’t be sorry. I’m really going to make a go of this … I’m really going to make a go of this …
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