A. Listen to Richard talking about what happened when he met Claire and Nina. Does he like them? What are the problem?
B. Now listen again and write down any adjectives or expressions that Richard uses to describe Claire and Nina.
Claire Very friendly
Nina Very attractive
He likes her as a friend but not as a girlfriend.
The problem is the talked a lot about herself (and not about him).
Richard likes her very much and wants to see her again.
The problem is Nina doesn’t think he’s her type.
friendly, extrovert, slim, not very tall, long dark hair, pretty, funny, a great sense of humour, talkative
Attractive, short dark hair, tall, Hungarian, fantastic (English), shy, beautiful Hungarian accent
I was very optimistic when I went to meet Claire. My first impression was that she was very friendly and very extrovert. Physically she was my type – she was quite slim, and not very tall with long dark hair – very pretty. And she was very funny too. She had a great sense of humour. We laughed a lot. But the only problem was that Claire was very talkative. She talked all the time and I just listened. She wasn’t very interested in me. At the end of the evening I knew everything about her and she knew nothing about me. Claire was the kind of woman I could have as a friend but not as a girlfriend.
When I first saw Nina I couldn’t believe it. I thought ‘Wow! Thanks mum’. She’s very attractive – she’s got short dark hair – and she’s quite tall. She’s Hungarian, from Budapest but her English was fantastic.
At first she was a bit shy but when we started chatting we found we had a lot of things in common – we both like music, food, and travelling. We got on really well – we didn’t stop talking for the whole evening. When it was time to go I knew I really wanted to see Nina again and I asked her for her phone number. But she just smiled at me and said in her beautiful Hungarian accent, ‘Richard, you’re really sweet but I’m sorry, you’re not my type.’
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