A. Listen and circle the correct answer, a, b, or c.
1 How many bookshops are there in the town?
a None b One c Two
2 Where are the women going to have lunch?
a Roberto’s b Trattoria Marco
3 Who’s going to choose the film?
a The man. b The woman.
c The man and the woman.
4 The man has …
a qualifications but no experience.
b experience but no qualifications.
c experience and qualifications.
5 The girl thinks she wants to …
a do research. b be a doctor.
c be a biologist.
1 b 2 a 3 c 4 b 5 a
A Excuse me, is there a bookshop near here?
B Er, sorry, I don’t think so. Er… what are you looking for?
A I’m looking for a guidebook. Is there anywhere round here where I might be able to get one?
B Actually, there aren’t very many bookshops in this town at all. I think there’s one in the centre but that’s all. But you might be able to get a guidebook at a newsagent’s. There’s one on the corner on the right, and another one a bit further on this way.
A Oh right, thanks very much.
A Where shall we have lunch?
B What do you think, Albert? You know the restaurants here.
C Well, you could go to Garibaldi’s. The food’s wonderful – home cooking. You need time though – they’re a bit slow.
B We’re in a bit of a hurry cos we’re meeting Anna at 2.30.
C Well, there’s Trattoria Marco – they do good pasta, and Roberto’s. Their fish is very good.
A I had pasta last night.
B Me too. Let’s go to the fish place then. Where exactly is it?
A There’s nothing on TV tonight. Why don’t you go and rent a DVD?
B Why don’t you go?
A OK, but if I go, I choose the film.
B No way. I don’t want to see another horror film in all my life.
A Well, you go then.
B We could both go and then get a takeaway for supper.
A OK then.
A Come in, sit down.
B Thank you.
A It’s James Baker, isn’t it?
B That’s right.
A Tell me a bit about the last hotel where you worked. You were head of reception, is that right?
B Yes, I was a receptionist for two years and then I got promoted to head of reception.
A But you do realize that this hotel’s much bigger than where you were before and the post vacant here is for a receptionist.
B Yes, yes, I know.
A Why did you decide to get a job straight after school? I mean, why did you decide not to carry on with your education?
B To be honest, I wanted to earn some money. But I’d like to do a diploma in tourism next year, maybe studying part-time.
A Have you applied for university next year?
B Yes. I’ve got a place at Manchester to do medicine.
A Medicine? You’ve always said you wanted to do biology.
B Yes, but I’ve changed my mind. I don’t really want to work as a doctor, but I’d like to do medical research. And for that, the best thing is to study medicine.
B. You will hear a man and a woman talking about buying a car. Mark the sentences T (True) or F (False).
1 The woman says she prefers the Volvo.
2 The man thinks the Golf is too small.
3 The woman damaged their car when she was trying to park.
4 The Volvo is cheaper than the Golf.
5 In the end, the man and the woman can’t decide what to buy.
1 T 2 F 3 F 4 F 5 T
A So what do you think?
B I think I like the Volve best. It’s so comfortable. And I love the colour. It’s a really nice shade of blue.
A Don’t think about the colour. That’s a ridiculous reason for buying a car. The question is, is the Golf big enough?
B There’s not much space for luggage – the boot’s much smaller than the Volvo’s.
A Yes, but think about it – we only go on holiday once a year. The rest of the time we only use the boot for shopping. And the Golf would be much easier to park – that’s the advantage of a smaller car. You know parking’s not your strong point.
B I can park perfectly, thank you very much.
A Come on! What about last week when you scratched the mirror.
B That wasn’t parking. It was when I was driving in the High Street. Anyway, Volvos are the safest cars on the road – everybody says so.
A The Volvo’s quite a bit more expensive, you know. If we bought it, we’d have to get a bank loan.
B How much more expensive is it?
A About 20% more. We wouldn’t be able to go to France this summer.
B What about the Peugeot? Over there. It’s cheaper than the Volvo and the Golf. And it’s a really sweet yellow.
A Look, we’ve been here more than an hour and I thought we’d agreed we were going to buy either the Volvo or the Golf.
B Yes, but now I’m not sure.
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