A. Listen to Rima talking six months later. Mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1 She’s working in an Italian restaurant.
2 It was easy to find a job.
3 She isn’t living with her friend now.
4 she isn’t going to English classes.
5 She doesn’t know if she’s going to go back to Lithuania.
6 She’s leaving the restaurant next month.
7 Her boyfriend is a waiter.
8 Her family are very happy that she’s getting married.
B. Listen again for more details. Correct the false sentences.
1 T 2 T 3 F 4 T 5 T 6 F 7 F 8 F
Possible extra information
1 She’s working long hours as a waitress.
2 It’s easy to find a job in restaurants, hotels, or cleaning.
3 She is still living with her friend. London is too expensive for her to have her own flat (she can’t afford it).
4 She isn’t going to English classes – she doesn’t have time. But she watches TV and speaks English at work.
5 Her plans have changed because she has met someone in the restaurant (the chef).
6 She isn’t leaving the restaurant next month. She’s getting married.
7 Her boyfriend isn’t a waiter, he’s a chef.
8 Her family don’t know she’s getting married.
I = Interviewer, R = Rima
I So Rima, did you find a job as an au pair?
R Well, I found a job, but not looking after children. I’m working in a restaurant – an Italian restaurant. I’m a waitress. I work very long hours!
I Was it difficult to find a job?
R No. There are lots of jobs in restaurants, hotels, cleaning, things like that.
I Are you still living in your friend’s flat?
R Yes, because it’s very expensive here and I can’t afford to rent my own flat. London is incredibly expensive!
I Your English is much better!
R Well, a bit better, but I don’t go to classes, because I don’t have time. As I said, I work very long hours in the restaurant. But I watch a lot of English TV, and I speak English at work.
I When are you going back to Lithuania?
R I don’t know. My plans have changed a bit.
R Well, I met someone in the restaurant. He’s the chef. We’re getting married next month.
I Congratulations! Is he from Lithuania too?
R No, he’s Italian. From Naples. He’s a fantastic cook.
I So, are you going to stay in London?
R Yes. I’m very happy here now. We both really like London – our dream is to open a restaurant together one day.
I Are your family coming to the wedding?
R No! They don’t even know I’m getting married! You see, they want me to go back to Lithuania.
I Well, good luck with everything, Rima.
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