A. Listen to a traveler meeting his guide at an airport. Which city is he in?
B. Listen again. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false). Correct the F sentences.
1 Jake isn’t very tired.
2 He hasn’t been to Europe before.
3 His next flight is to Lisbon.
4 He’s traveling to a conference.
5 He doesn’t know anybody there.
6 The tour includes visits to historic sites.
7 He isn’t planning to buy anything for himself.
8 They don’t have time to stop for lunch.
9 The weather forecast isn’t very good.
10 He’s looking forward to the tour.
2 F (He has been to Europe before.)
3 F (His next flight is to London.)
5 F (He has an old friend / ex-girlfriend there.)
8 F (They are going to have lunch at a nice restaurant.)
9 F (The weather forecast is very good.)
A = Anna, J = Jake
A Hello, Mr Bevan. I’m Anna, your tour guide.
J Hi. Please, call me Jake.
A OK, Jake. Nice to meet you. How was the flight? Are you tired?
J No, I’m fine.
A Great. Let’s go to the parking lot, then. Is it your first time here?
J Yeah. I was in Europe when I was a student, but somehow I never got here.
A And your final destination is London, is that right?
J Yes. I’m going to give a talk at a conference in Oxford.
A So work, not pleasure?
J Yes – well, maybe some pleasure, too. I have a friend – well, an ex-girlfriend, really, who I was with when I was a student. She’s British – she lives in Oxford – and we’re planning to meet up.
A That’s nice! OK, so now I’m going to tell you a bit about our tour today. We’re going to drive to the city – it takes about forty-five minutes – and then we’re going to start at the Colosseum.
J Great. I’ve always wanted to see it.
A And then we’re going to visit the Forum. After that, we’re going to see the Pantheon – one of the oldest buildings in the city.
A So, then we are very close to the Via del Corso, where all the best stores are. Would you like to maybe do some shopping?
J Well, I’d like to see the stores, but I’m probably not going to buy anything.
A Maybe a little present, a present for your friend in Oxford?
J Well, maybe.
A And then I’m sure you’re going to be hungry, so I’m going to take you to a really nice restaurant for lunch. We can have pizza, or a good carbonara, a gelato – an ice cream that is. Our typical dishes, but I promise you, very different from Italian food in America.
J Sounds great. And then back to the airport, I guess?
A That’s right. We need to allow time for that.
J Yes, I don’t want to miss my flight.
A Don’t worry. We do this tour every day – and nobody has ever missed their flight.
J Is it going to be very hot today?
A No, not too hot. It’s going to be nice: about 71 degrees.
J Perfect. It’s going to be a great day.
A Here we are. If you can just wait a minute while I pay for the parking. Oh, Mr Bevan – Jake – is this yours?
J My passport! Thanks, Anna. Typical me. I always lose things when I’m traveling.
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