Exercise 1

A. Listen to Jenny. Number the pictures 1-6 in the order she mentions them.

B. Listen again and answer the questions.

1   What does Jenny do?

2   Where did she go a few months ago?

3   Who’s Rob Walker?

4   What did they do together?

5   What does she think of Rob?

6   What’s Rob’s one negative quality?

7   Hong long is Rob going to be in New York?



1 B   2 D   3 C   4 F   5 A   6 E


1   She works for a magazine. / She is the assistant editor of a magazine.

2   She went to London.

3   Rob is one of the writers for the magazine.

4   They had coffee and went sightseeing and shopping.

5   She likes him a lot. He was fun.

6   He isn’t very punctual. / He’s always late.

7   He is going to be in New York for a month.


My name’s Jenny Zielinski. I live and work in New York. I’m the assistant editor of a magazine called NewYork 24seven. A few months ago, I visited our office in London to learn more about the company. I met the manager, Daniel O’Connor. I had lots of meetings with him, of course. And a working dinner on my birthday… But I spent more time with Rob Walker. He’s one of the writers on the London magazine. We had coffees together. We went sightseeing. I even helped Rob buy a shirt! He was fun to be with. I liked him a lot. I think he liked me too. Rob isn’t the most punctual person in the world, but he is a great writer. We invited him to work for the New York magazine for a month…and he agreed! So now Rob’s coming to New York. I know he’s really excited about it. It’s going to be great to see him again

Exercise 2

Listen. Who does Rob call? Why?


Rob calls reception because he has some problems in his room.


Re = receptionist, R = Rob

Re   Hello, reception.

R     Hello. This is room six-one-three.

Re   How can I help you?

R     There’s a problem with the air conditioning. It isn’t working, and it’s very hot in my room.

Re   I’m sorry, sir. I’ll send somebody up to look at it right now.

R     Thank you.


Re   Good evening, reception.

R     Hello. I’m sorry to bother you again. This is room six-one-three.

Re   How can I help you?

R     I have a problem with the wi-fi. I can’t get a signal.

Re   I’m sorry, sir. I’ll put you through to IT.

R     Thanks.

Exercise 3

A. That evening Jenny goes to the hotel to meet Rob and they go out to a café. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).

1   Rob says he doesn’t like the hotel.

2   Jenny is going to show him around the city tomorrow.

3   Barbara is Jenny’s boss.

4   Rob is hungry.

5   It’s four in the morning for Rob.

6   They’re going to meet at eleven.

7   Jenny thinks that Rob is going to get lost.

B. Listen again. Say why the F sentences are false.



1 F   2 F   3 T   4 F   5 F   6 T   7 F


1   Rob says the hotel is fine.

2   Jenny is going to show him round the office tomorrow.

4   Rob is tired.

5   It’s two in the morning for Rob.

7   Jenny thinks that Rob is going to be late


J = Jenny, R = Rob

 So, here you are in New York at last.

R   Yeah, it’s great to be here. It’s really exciting.

 And how’s your hotel?

R   It’s fine. My room is really…nice.

 Do you have a good view from your room?

R   I can see lots of other buildings.

 Tomorrow, I’m going to show you around the office and introduce you to the team. Barbara’s looking forward to meeting you…You remember Barbara, my boss?

R   Oh…yeah, sorry.

 And then you can start thinking about your blog and the column. Have you got any ideas yet, Rob? … Rob?

R   What? Sorry, Jenny.

 You must be really tired.

R   Yes, I am a bit. What time is it now?

 It’s nine o’clock.

R   Nine o’clock? That’s two o’clock in the morning for me.

 Let’s finish our drinks. You need to go to bed.

R   I guess you’re right.

 So, I’ll see you in the office at eleven in the morning.

R   At eleven?

 Is that OK?

R   It’s perfect. Thanks, Jenny.

 There’s just one thing.

R   What’s that?

 Don’t be late.

R   By the way, it’s great to see you again.

 Yeah. It’s great to see you, too.

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