A. Listen. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1 The New York office is smaller than the London office.
2 Barbara is the editor of the magazine
3 Rob has never been to New York before.
4 Barbara is going to have lunch with Rob and Jenny.
5 Holly is going to work with Rob.
6 Holly wants to go to the restaurant because she’s hungry.
B. Listen again. Say why the F sentences are false.
1 F 2 T 3 F 4 F 5 T 6 F
1 The New York office is much bigger.
3 Rob has been to New York before.
4 Holly is going to have lunch with Rob and Jenny.
6 Holly wants to go to the restaurant because she wants to talk to Rob.
J = Jenny, R = Rob, B = Barbara, H = Holly
J Well, I think that’s everything. What do you think of the office?
R It’s brilliant, and much bigger than our place in London.
J Oh, here’s Barbara. Rob, this is Barbara, the editor of the magazine.
B It’s good to finally meet you, Rob.
R It’s great to be here.
B Is this your first time in New York?
R No, I came here when I was eighteen. But only for a few days.
B Well, I hope you get to know New York much better this time!
J Barbara, I’m going to take Rob out for lunch. Would you like to come with us?
B I’d love to, but unfortunately I have a meeting at one. So, I’ll see you later. We’re meeting at three, I think.
J That’s right.
B Have a nice lunch.
H Hey, are you Rob Walker?
H Hi, I’m Holly. Holly Tyler.
R Hello, Holly.
H We’re going to be working together.
H Didn’t Barbara tell you? I’m going to be Rob’s photographer!
J Oh, well…We’re just going for lunch.
H Cool! I can come with you. I mean, I had a sandwich earlier, so I don’t need to eat, but Rob and I can talk. Is that OK?
H So, let’s go.
Listen. Answer the questions.
1 What do Jenny, Rob, and Holly order?
2 What problems do they have?
1 Jenny orders tuna and a green salad. Rob orders steak and fries. Holly doesn’t order anything.
2 The waitress gives Jenny fries instead of a salad and Rob’s steak is rare, not well done.
W = waitress, J = Jenny, R = Rob, H = Holly
W Are you ready to order?
J Yes, please.
W Can I get you something to start with?
J No, thank you. I’d like the tuna with a green salad.
W And for you, sir?
R I’ll have the steak, please.
W Would you like that with fries or a baked potato?
R Fries, please.
W How would you like your steak? Rare, medium, or well done?
R Well done.
H Nothing for me.
W OK. And to drink?
J Water, please.
W Still or sparkling?
W The tuna for you, ma’am, and the steak for you, sir.
J I’m sorry, but I asked for a green salad, not fries.
W No problem. I’ll change it.
R Excuse me.
W Yes, sir?
R Sorry, I asked for my steak well done, and this is rare.
W I’m really sorry. I’ll take it back to the kitchen.
A. Listen to Rob, Holly, and Jenny. Do they enjoy the lunch?
B. Listen again and answer the questions.
1 What’s Rob going to write about?
2 How does Holly offer to help him with interviews?
3 What does she say they could do one evening?
4 What’s the problem with the check?
5 Why does Jenny say it’s time to go?
6 Do you think Jenny wanted Holly to come to lunch?
Rob and Holly enjoy the lunch, but Jenny doesn’t.
1 He’s going to write about his first impressions of New York, the nightlife, and music.
2 Holly says she can introduce him to musicians, and she also knows people in the theater and dance.
3 She says they could go to a show.
4 It says three bottles of water, but they only had two.
5 Because Rob has a meeting with Barbara (and maybe because she is getting tired of Holly).
6 No, she wanted to be alone with Rob.
H = Holly, R = Rob, J = Jenny, W = waitress
H So tell me, Rob, what are you going to write about?
R Well, to start with, my first impressions of New York. You know, the nightlife, the music, things like that.
H Are you planning to do any interviews?
R I’d like to. Do you have any suggestions?
H Well, I know some great musicians.
H You know, guys in bands. And I also have some contacts in the theatre and dance.
R That would be great.
H Maybe we could go to a show, and after you could talk to the actors.
R I really like that idea.
W Can I bring you anything else?
J Could we have the check, please?
W Yes, ma’am.
W Here’s your check.
J Excuse me. I think there’s a mistake. We had two bottles of water, not three.
W You’re right. I’m really sorry. It’s not my day today! I’ll get you a new check.
J Thank you.
H We’re going to have a fun month, Rob.
R Yeah, I think it’s going to be fantastic.
J OK, time to go. You have your meeting…with Barbara at three.
R Oh yeah, right.
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