A. Listen and circle the correct answer, a, b, or c.
1 Where did the woman probably lose her credit card?
a In the petrol station.
b In the flower shop.
c In the restaurant.
2 How long has he been working as a teacher?
a 1 ½ years b 2 ½ years c 3 ½ years
3 How can people travel today?
a By road. b By rail. c By air.
4 Which airline are they going to fly with?
a British Airways b Anglo Air c Euroflight
5 Who is working at the moment?
a Her brother.
b Her brother’s wife.
c Her brother and his wife.
1 b 2 c 3 b 4 c 5 a
A What’s the matter?
B I can’t find my credit card. I must have dropped it somewhere.
A Well, think. When did you use it last?
B I bought some petrol on the way to work… Did I pay for lunch with the card? No, I paid cash. Oh, and this morning I went to the florist’s. I got some flowers for Sally’s birthday.
A Well, phone the shop then. Someone might have picked it up.
A How long have you been teaching?
B Well, I’ve been working here since last October, so that’s a year and a half. And I taught for two years before that.
A Where was that?
B A school in Slovenia.
A Oh, that must have been nice.
B Yes, it was lovely.
Last night’s heavy snow has made most main roads impassable.
At present, trains are still running normally but airports are closed, so it’s definitely not a good day to be travelling. Business news now.
Wall Street closed 3 points down after yesterday’s gains…
A Who are you flying to Munich with?
B We were going to fly with British Airways but then we saw these really cheap tickets with Euroflight on the Internet.
A I thought Anglo Air were the cheapest.
B They are, but we were too late. the flight was full.
A Why does your brother rent his flat? Why doesn’t he buy one?
B He can’t afford it.
A Yeah, but paying rent’s just a waste of money. If you can afford to pay rent, you can afford to pay a mortgage.
B Yeah, but he’s only got a temporary contract and his wife’s unemployed at the moment.
B. Listen to a conversation between a bank manager and a client. Complete the sentences with a number.
1 Ms Stephens wants to borrow £_______.
2 The period of loan with be _______ years.
3 The monthly repayments will be £_______.
4 The interest rate is _______%.
5 The first repayment will be on _______.
1 £7,500 2 Three years 3 £261.45
4 8 ½ % 5 22nd March
A Good morning, Ms Stevens. Do have a seat.
B Thank you.
A Now I understand you want a small loan.
B Yes, that’s right. I want to buy a new car.
A What sort of amount were you looking for?
B I think I’m going to need about seven thousand five hundred pounds.
A OK and over what period of time do you want this loan?
B Three years.
A Well, over three years the monthly payments would be two hundred and sixty-one pounds and forty-five pence.
B So what’s your interest rate at the moment?
A It’s eight and a half percent.
B And might that change?
A No, that would be fixed for the period of the loan.
A And when would you like the money?
B As soon as possible.
A By the end of next week?
B OK. And when will I start the repayments?
A Your first one will be on the 22nd March.
A OK. Well, I’ll draw up the loan agreement and you’ll receive that in the post in a couple of days.
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