A. Listen to Rob and Holly. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1 Rob has just done an interview.
2 He is in a hurry.
3 He has another interview in Manhattan.
4 He has another coffee.
5 Barbara phones Rob.
6 The restaurant is booked for seven o’clock.
B. Listen again. Say why the F sentences are false.
1 T 2 T 3 F 4 T 5 F 6 F
3 He has a date in Manhattan.
5 Jenny phones Rob.
6 The restaurant is booked for eight o’clock.
H = Holly, R = Rob, J = Jenny
H That was a good day’s work, Rob. You did a great interview.
R You took some great photos, too. They’re really nice.
H Thanks. Hey, let’s have another coffee.
R I don’t know. I have to get to Manhattan.
H You don’t have to go right now.
R I’m not sure. I don’t want to be late.
H Why do you have to go to Manhattan?
R I’ve got a…erm…
H A date? You have a date?
R Mm hm.
H Is it with anybody I know?
R No, it isn’t. Anyway, excuse me a minute. I need to go to ‘the restroom’.
H That’s very American. I’ll order more coffees.
J (on the phone) Rob?
H Is that you, Jennifer?
J Oh, hi, Holly. Erm…is Rob there?
H Yeah, one second. Rob! Not anybody I know, huh?
R Hi, Jenny.
J Rob? Are you still in Brooklyn?
J You know the reservation at the restaurant’s for eight, right?
R Don’t worry. I’ll be there! Oh, how do I get to Greenwich Village on the subway?
A. Listen to Rob and Jenny. Is the date a success?
B. Listen again and answer the questions.
1 What excuse does Rob give for being late?
2 How long has Jenny waited for him?
3 What does Rob suggest they do?
4 What does Jenny say that Rob could do?
5 Who is Rob interested in: Holly or Jenny?
No, it isn’t.
1 He says there was a problem on the underground.
2 An hour
3 Go back in the restaurant, go for a walk, or go to a different restaurant.
4 He could meet up with Holly.
R Jenny! I’m here.
R I’m so sorry. There was a problem on the underground.
J We call it the ‘subway’ here.
R Right. Anyway, the train stopped for about twenty minutes. I tried to call, but there was no signal.
J I’ve been here since seven forty-five.
R I know. I ran from the underground…subway station…I’m so sorry.
J You’re always late. It’s funny, isn’t it?
R I said I’m sorry. Look, why don’t we go back inside the restaurant?
J I waited for an hour for you. I don’t want to stay here any more.
R Maybe we could…we could go for a walk. We could find another restaurant.
J I don’t feel like a walk. It’s been a long day.
J But the night is still young. Maybe you have time to meet up with Holly again.
J I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to say that.
R I don’t care about Holly.
J Forget it, Rob. Now, if you don’t mind, I’d like to go home.
R Listen to me, Jenny. Holly is just a colleague.
J I said forget it. It’s OK.
R No, it isn’t OK. Look, I know I’m always late. And I know the underground is the subway. But that’s not the point! I’m not interested in Holly. I came to New York because of you. The only person I’m interested in is you!
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