A. Listen to Rob and Jenny. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1 Rob is going home today.
2 He says it will be difficult to stay in touch.
3 Jenny suggests that she could go to London.
4 Rob thinks it’s a good idea.
5 They’re going to a restaurant tonight.
6 Barbara wants to talk to Jenny.
B. Listen again. Say why the F sentences are false.
1 F 2 F 3 T 4 F 5 T 6 F
1 Rob is going home soon.
2 He says Jenny can visit London and he can come back to New York.
4 He doesn’t think it’s a good idea.
6 Barbara wants to talk to Rob.
J = Jenny, R = Rob, B = Barbara
J I can’t believe it. Your month here is nearly over. It’s gone so fast.
R I know. I’ve had a great time, Jenny.
J Me too. It’s been really special. But…
R But what?
J It won’t be the same when you’re in London and I’m here.
R But we’ll still be in touch. You can visit me in London and I can come back here to see you.
J It still won’t be the same.
R No. No, it won’t.
J Maybe…I could come back to London with you?
R You can’t do that, Jenny. You’ve just got this job.
J That’s true.
R Well, we still have some time together. We’re going out for dinner tonight!
J Yes, and I’m going to take you somewhere really nice.
R Look at the time. I have to go now; it’s my last interview in New York. I don’t want to be late.
J OK. See you later, then.
B Jenny, is Rob here?
J Oh, you just missed him, Barbara.
B I really need to talk to him. I’ll try him on his cell phone… (on the phone) Hello, Rob? It’s Barbara. Can you give me a call? There’s something I’d like to talk about.
Listen and answer the questions.
1 Who does Rob want to speak to?
2 How many times does he have to call?
1 He wants to speak to Barbara.
2 He has to call three times.
M = man, R = Rob, Re = receptionist, B = Barbara
M Hello. Broadway Grill.
R Oh, sorry. I have the wrong number.
Re NewYork 24seven. How can I help you?
R Hello. Can I speak to Barbara Keaton, please?
Re Just a second. I’ll put you through…Hello.
R Hi, is that Barbara?
Re No, I’m sorry. She’s not at her desk right now.
R Can I leave a message, please?
R Can you tell her Rob Walker called? I’ll call back later.
Re I’ll give her the message. You could try her cell phone.
R Yes, I’ll do that. Thank you.
B I’m sorry, I can’t take your call at the moment. Please leave a message after the beep.
R Hello, Barbara. This is Rob, returning your call.
Re NewYork 24seven. How can I help you?
R Hello. It’s Rob again. Can I speak to Barbara, please?
Re Just a second… I’m sorry, the line’s busy. Do you want to hold?
R OK, I’ll hold.
R Hi, Barbara. It’s me, Rob.
B Rob, hi! I tried to call you earlier.
R What did you want to talk about?
A. Listen to Rob and Jenny. Is it a happy ending or a sad ending?
B. Listen again and answer the questions.
1 Who has some news?
2 What did Barbara offer Rob?
3 What did Jenny do this morning?
4 What does Jenny ask Barbara to do?
It’s a happy ending.
1 They both have news.
2 Barbara offered Rob a job in New York.
3 She sent Barbara an email. She quit her job.
4 Jenny asks Barbara to delete her email.
R = Rob, J = Jenny
J Rob! I have something to tell you.
R I have something to tell you, too. You go first.
J Well, I thought again about moving to London…
R But you don’t need to move to London.
R Barbara called me earlier.
J What about?
R She offered me a job. Here, in New York!
J What?! Oh, that’s great news.
R You don’t seem very pleased.
J I am. I mean, it’s great! It’s just that…
J I sent Barbara an email this morning.
J I told her I was quitting and moving to London.
R Don’t worry. Maybe she hasn’t read your email yet.
J I’ll call her.
B Hello, Barbara Keaton.
J Barbara? It’s Jenny.
B Oh, hi, Jenny.
J Um, have you read your emails recently? There’s one from me.
B Oh, yes. I can see it. I haven’t opened it yet.
J Don’t open it! Delete it! Please just delete it. I’ll explain later.
B OK. It’s gone. Is everything all right, Jenny?
J Yes, thanks. Never better.
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