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Preparatory Lesson One

1

01

1. forty

2. fifteen

3. a hundred and fifteen

4. three hundred and eighty

5. three thousand four hundred and eighty

6. twenty a

7. thirty b

8. fourteen d

02

1. four eight two six three four

2. seven two one five o six

3. six nine seven double two four

4. five six four three eight o

03

1.nineteen eight y-two

2. nineteen eighty-seven

3. nineteen seventy-one

4. fourteen ninety-two

5. ten sixty-six

6. eighteen thirty-two

04

1. the fourteenth of July

2. the second of October

3. the twenty-third of March

4. April the tenth

5. the thirty-first of January

05

1. thirty-two High Street

2. a hundred and fifty-two Piccadilly

3. forty-eight Sutton Road

4. eighteen Bristol Square

06

1. nine thirty

2. ten -five

3. eleven ten

4. three fifteen

5. six forty-five

07

1. Doctor Smith

2. Saint Thomas

3. Bond Street

4. Mrs. Archer

5. Eton Avenue

6. Eden Square

08

1. C-H-E-S-T

2. D-I-Z-Z-Y

3. F-L-O-W-E-R

4. J-O-K-I-N-G

5. L-E-M-O-N

6. Q-U-I-E-T

7. W-A-V-E

8. G-R-E-A-T

09

1. Don't go.

2. I can't see.

4. I'll tell you.

10

a. Dr. Blake wasn't born until 1934.

b. I'll see you at nine forty-five.

c. She doesn't live in Oxford Street.

d. You weren't with us on the twenty-first of May.

e. I'd like to phone Eastleigh, that's E-A-S-T-L-E-I-G-H. Six eight two double four eight.

f. Mrs. Jones has an appointmen t at eight am.

g. A northeast wind will bring rain to the London area tomorrow.

11

Now listen carefully.

Look at Practice 1. Put number 3 in box A. Put number 6 in box B. Put number 7 in box C. Now add the numbers.

Look at Practice 2. Put number 8 in box A. Put number 2 in box C. Put number 1 in box B. Add the numbers.

Look at Practice 3. Put number 7 in box B. Put number 2 in box C. Put number 4 in box A. Add the numbers.

12

1. Does she work in a supermarket?

2. Does she work in a bank?

3. Does he work in a chemist?

4. Does he work in a big shop?

5. Does she work in a hotel?

6. Does she work in a shoe shop?

7. Does he work in a shoe shop?

2

01

My name's King.

How do you spell that?

K-I-N-G. I live in Hampstead.

How's that spelt?

H-A-M-P-S-T-E-A-D.

02

What do you do for a living?

I'm a journalist.

Really? Do you like it?

Yes, I do. It's very interesting.

03

Woman: This is John, Mother.

Mother: How do you do?

John: How do you do?

Woman: John's a journalist.

Mother: Are you? Do you like it?

John: Well, it's alright.

04

Hello, where are you from?

Oh, I'm English.

Really? Which part do you come from?

Well, I live in London, but I was born in Manchester.

Oh!

05

Can you speak French?

A little.

Where did you learn it?

At school.

Can you speak any other languages?

I'm afraid not.

3

01

1. shirt

2. skirt

3. socks

4. shirt and tie

6. pants and shirt

7. shoes and socks

8. shoes, socks and pants

9. pants, shirt and socks

10. skirt, blouse and sweater 02

1. key

2. toothbrush

3. comb

4. key and door

5. table and chair

6. toothbrush and comb

7. bicycle and tire

8. comb, toothbrush and key

9. bed, table and chair

03

1. letter

2. show

3. something

4. read

5. cigarettes

6. taxi

7. book case

8. none

9. magazine

10. any

11. policeman

12. policewoman

04

1. shoes

2. shut

3. window

4. lamp

5. bottle

6. refrigerator

7. newspaper

8. purse

9. clothes

10. bed

11. plate

12. stove

13. radio

14. first

15. second

16. third

17. fourth

18. fifth

05

1. talking

2. another

3. listening

4. worrying

5. glasses

6. holding

7. walking

8. pointing to

9. looking at

Preparatory Lesson Two 1

01

1. eighteen

2. ninety

3. seventeen

5. seventy-eight

6. a hundred and eighty

7. fourteen

8. seventy-six

9. fifty

10. sixty-five

11. a hundred and twelve

12. twenty-three

13. forty-five percent

02

1. twenty-five

2. thirteen

3. fifteen

4. sixteen

5. six hundred and fifty

6. a hundred and eighteen

7. five and a half

8. four five three double one nine

03

J-K-X-E-Y-A-I-G-H-V-W-R

04

1. S-A-D

2. J-A-M

3. F-R-Y

4. R-E-D

5. B-R-E-N-T

05

1. twelve fifteen

2. twenty-five past two

3. a quarter to five

4. half past ten

5. a quarter to nine

6. It's about twenty past one.

7. It's almost a quarter to two.

8. It's almost eleven.

9. It's exactly four.

10. It's nine thirty.

2

01

Robert: Hello, I'm Robert. What's your name?

Sylvia: My name's Sylvia.

Robert: Are you French?

Sylvia: No, I'm not. I'm Swiss.

02

Ronnie: Where do you come from?

Susie: From Switzerland.

Ronnie: What do you do?

Susie: I work in a travel agency.

Ronnie: Do you? I work in a bank.

03

Tony: Who's that girl over there?

George: Which one?

Tony: The tall one with fair hair.

George: That's Lisa.

Tony: She's nice, isn't she?

04

Frank wants a new jacket. He and Sally see some in a shop window. Frank: I like that brown one.

Sally: They're cheaper in the other shop.

Frank: Yes, these are more expensive, but they're better quality. Sally: Let's go in and look at some.

05

Kurt: Georgina ...

Georgina: Yes?

Kurt: Would you like to come to the cinema this evening? Georgina: Oh, that would be lovely.

Kurt: Fine. ... I'll call for you at about six o'clock.

06

Peter and Anne are at a party.

Anne: Who's that man over there?

Peter: That's Tim Johnson.

Anne: What does he do?

Peter: He's an airline pilot.

Anne: That's an interesting job.

Peter: Yes, but airline pilots spend a lot of time away from home. Anne: They see a lot of interesting p1aces.

Peter: Yes, but they have a lot of responsibility.

Anne: Well, they earn a good salary, don't they?

Peter: That's true. But they have to retire when they are quite young. 3

01

1. kitchen

2. sink

3. under

4. over

5. beside

6. tea kettle

7. chair

8. curtain

9. plant

10. above

11. left

12. right

02

1. lying down

2. reading

3. drinking

4. milk

5. typing letter

6. turning on

7. water

8. turning off

9. light

10. making

11. eating

12. bone

13. cooking

14. someone

15. finished

03

1. son

2. friend

3. wife

4. husband

04

1. want

2. hungry

3. tired

4. bedroom

5. thirsty

6. dinner

05

1. living room

2. wall

4. behind

5. TV

6. radio rug

7. floor

8. under

9. door

10. corner

11. between

06

1. wait for

2. bus

3. sleep

4. hot

5. cold

6. dirty

7. look

8. happy

07

1. to be about

2. weather

3. housewife

4. garden

5. automobile

6. mechanic

7. show

8. outdoors

9. winter

10. summer

11. indoors

12. spring

13. flowers

Preparatory Lesson Three

1

01

1. seventeen

2. seventy

3. a hundred and forty-eight

4. two thousand and seventy

5. three thousand four hundred and ninety-two

6. twenty-one

7. thirty-nine

8. four hundred and twenty-two thousand

9. three hundred and six

10. nineteen thousand

11. ninety thousand

12. two hundred and twenty-two thousand two hundred and twenty-nine

13. a hundred and forty-six thousand

14. thirty-eight thousand

15. two thousand six hundred and sixty

16. five hundred and four thousand

17. a hundred and eighty-five thousand six hundred and sixty

18. twenty-three percent

02

(A television advertisement)

Do you want a new dress, a coat, a pair of shoes? See what you can order from your Easyway Catalogue. Now fill in your Easyway shopping list. You can find women's sweaters on Page 4. You can find women's shoes on Page 7. You can find men's suits on Page 13. Now women's coats, Page 5. Men's coats, Page 15. Children's coats, Page 55. Men's trousers, Page 14. Baby clothes, Page 40. Children's dresses, Page 44, Men's sweaters, Page 16. Children's shoes, Page 60. Look at the Catalogue. You can find clothes for all the family. Welcome to Easyway Shopping. We'll send you another catalogue next month.

2

01

Joanna: Where did you go yesterday?

Frank: I went to Croydon.

Joanna: Did you go shopping?

Joanna: Oh, did you get a job?

Frank: Yes, I got a job as a Management Trainee.

Joanna: Fantastic.

02

Angela: How did you get on in your exam?

Bob: I failed.

Angela: Oh, I am sorry. What are you going to do now?

Bob: I'm going to take it again, of course.

Angela: When are you going to take it?

Bob: I'm definitely not going to take it until next year.

03

Assistant: Good morning.

Tim: Good morning. Would you have a look at this watch, please? It doesn't keep good time.

Assistant: Yes, of course.

04

Gaby: Let's have a party.

Edward: What a good idea. When shall we have it?

Gaby: What about Saturday evening?

Edward: Fine, and where shall we have it?

Gaby: In your flat.

Edward: Oh, you know what my landlady's like. She won't let us have a party there.

Gaby: Let's ask Doris. Perhaps we can have it in her flat.

05

My husband and I don't like the schools in our area. We don't think the teachers are very good, and the children don't learn very much. Some children at these schools can't read, it's terrible. Go to the schools and look: the children fight; some of them even smoke and drink. No, our children can have a better education at home with us. After all, we are both teachers.

3

01

1. object

2. get dark

3. music

4. grow

5. sunshine

6. bright

7. place

8. electricity

9. coffee

10. evening

11. relax

12. expensive

13. cheap

14. repair

02

1. someone

2. chase

3. brush

4. teeth

5. throw out

6. sharpen

7. homework

8. bathroom

9. run

10. warm

11. trash

12. go to bed

03

1. more

2. below

3. on the left

4. egg

5. next to the last

6. shelf

8. pair of

04

1. put

2. sheet

3. lying down

4. eye

5. using

6. smiling

7. older

8. couch

05

1. family

2. father

3. mother

4. husband

5. pair of shorts

6. tree

7. backyard

8. son

9. daughter

10. sister

11. flowers

12. sun

13. cloud

14. children

15. call

16. supper

17. time

Preparatory Lesson Four

1

01

1. Los Angeles to Chicago: two thousand and fifty-four

2. Houston to Miami: one thousand one hundred and ninety

3. Detroit to New York: six hundred thirty-seven

4. Miami to Los Angeles: two thousand six hundred and eighty-seven

5. Detroit to Houston: one thousand two hundred and sixty-five

6. New York to Los Angeles: two thousand seven hundred and eighty-six

7. Houston to New York: one thousand six hundred and eight

8. Chicago to Miami: one thousand three hundred and twenty-nine

9. Detroit to Chicago: two hundred and sixty-six

10. Chicago to Houston: one thousand sixty-seven

02

1. Cairo: five million four hundred thousand

2. London: six million nine hundred thousand

3. New York: seven million

4. Tokyo: eight million five hundred thousand

5. Sao Paulo: twelve million six hundred thousand

6. Peking: nine million

7. Bombay: eight million two hundred thousand

8. Moscow: eight million eleven thousand

03

1. one dime

2. one nickel and one penny

3. one quarter and one dime

4. two nickels

5. two quarters and a penny

6. two dimes and a penny

7. two dimes and two nickels

8. two pennies, two nickels and two dimes

9. one penny, one nickel and two dimes

10. two quarters, two nickels and two dimes

2

01

—Oh, yes. Aren't they smart?

—Thank you.

02

—Did you remember to get the bread?

—Well, I remember walking past the Baker's shop.

—But you forgot to get the bread.

—I'm afraid so. I don't remember you telling me to get it.

—Well, I certainly did. In fact, I reminded you to get it at lunch time.

03

—I've run out of money.

—How much money do you need?

—Oh, about ten pounds.

—Can't you make do with five pounds?

—No. That's not enough.

04

Speaker: Welcome to our conference, ladies and gentlemen. Can you tell me where you come from? First, the girl over there with the fair hair. Your name's Lisa, isn't it?

Lisa: That's right. I'm Lisa. I come from Germany. I'm German.

Speaker: Thank you, Lisa. Now the tall man with the black hair. Is your name Tony?

Tony: That's right. I'm Tony. I come from Italy. I'm Italian.

Speaker: Welcome, Tony. And now, the small girl on the left. What's your name?

Francoise: Francoise.

Speaker: And where do you come from?

Francoise: I'm French. I come from France.

Speaker: Welcome to the conference, Francoise. And now it's time for coffee. Can you please come back in half an hour?

Speaker: Now the coffee break is over. We have people from ten different countries here. Please write their countries and nationalities. You know Lisa and Tony and Francoise.

1. Lisa comes from Germany. She's German.

2. Tony comes from Italy. He's Italian.

3. Francoise comes from France. She's French.

4. Carmen comes from Spain. She's Spanish.

5. Hans comes from Holland. He's Dutch.

6. George comes from Brazil, He's Brazilian.

7. Ingrid comes from Sweden. She's Swedish.

8. Maria comes from Venezuela. She's Venezuelan.

9. Skouros comes from Greece. He's Greek.

10. Ahmad comes from Egypt. He's Egyptian.

3

01

1. dictionary

2. to clean house

3. cleaning lady

4. housewife

5. different

6. younger

7. older

8. sheet

9. blanket

10. easy chair

02

1. to drink with

2. to eat with

3. youngest

4. oldest

5. busiest

6. heaviest

7. sharpest

8. to the left

9. to the right

03

1. sell

3. ice cream cone

4. cents

5. lady

6. park

7. bench

8. typist

9. office

10. story

11. next

04

1. little

2. student

3. teacher

4. draw

5. beautiful

6. adult

7. children

Preparatory Lesson Five

1

01

1. a nickel

2. two nickels

3. a dime

4. two dimes

5. a quarter

6. two quarters

7. three nickels

8. three dimes

9. three quarters

10. five dimes

11. a dime and a nickel

12. two pennies and a nickel

13. two dimes and a nickel

14. two dimes and two nickels

15. two pennies and a quarter

16. two dimes and two quarters

17. two nickels and two quarters

18. three dimes and two quarters

19. two nickels and three quarters

20. a dime, a nickel and a quarter

2

01

Assistant: Good afternoon. Can I help you?

George: Have you got any envelopes, please?

Assistant: Yes, here you are.

George: Thank you. How much is that?

Assistant: Fifty pence, please.

George: Thank you.

02

George: How much is that?

Assistant: Fifty pence, please.

Instructor: George gives the assistant a pound. How much change does he get?

03

George wants a bottle of aspirins, a tube of toothpaste, and a film for his camera. He can buy all of them at his local chemist's. He's talking to the shop assistant. Listen.

George: I'd like a bottle of aspirins, please.

Assistant: A large one or a small one?

George: A large one, please.

Assistant: That's eighty-seven pence.

George: And a tube of toothpaste. A large one.

Assistant: That's fifty-six pence.

George: Oh, yes. And a film for this camera. Twenty exposures.

Assistant: Hmmmm. Twenty exposures. That's one pound seventy-two.

Assistant: Don't forget your change, sir.

04

—What kind of money do you have in England?

—Oh, we have pounds and pennies.

—What coins do you have?

—The fifty-pence's the biggest, and the halfpenny is the smallest.

—Really? In America, the biggest is the fifty-cents, and the smallest is the cent. When do you start school? —Five.

—Really? How interesting! What sports are popular?

—Well, lots of people play tennis and football.

3

01

1. Something's cooking on the stove.

2. Something's chasing a cat.

3. Someone's brushing his teeth.

4. Someone's throwing out something.

5. Someone's watching a dog and a cat.

6. Someone's sharpening a pencil.

7. Someone's shutting a door.

8. Someone's cleaning her house.

9. Someone's cooking some food.

10. Someone's opening a window.

11. Someone wants to do his homework.

12. Someone's looking out of a window.

13. Someone's wearing glasses.

14. The stove's hot.

15. Two people are outside.

16. Someone's in the bathroom.

17. The door's closing.

18. The cat's running fast.

19. Someone's in the kitchen.

20. Someone's too warm and is opening a window.

21. Someone's too cold and is doing something.

22. Someone's throwing out the trash.

23. A man is watching someone who's outside the house.

24. We don't want these animals in the house.

25. Someone wants clean teeth.

26. Someone wants a clean house.

27. Someone wants a sharp pencil.

28. Someone wants hot food.

29. Someone's sitting down outdoors.

30. Someone's brushing his teeth before going to bed.

Lesson 1

1

01

—Hello, I want a cab.

—OK. What address is it?

—1120 East 32nd Street.

—Right. The cab will be there in a few minutes.

02

—What's your job?

—I'm an accountant.

—Oh! Do you enjoy it?

—No. I don't really like it. It's boring.

03

—Where do you come from?

—Indonesia.

—Oh! Which part?

—Jakarta.

—Really?

04

—Can you speak German?

—Yes, I can. I speak it very well.

—Where did you learn it?

—I lived in Germany when I was a child.

—What else can you speak?

—Well, I know a little Italian.

05

—I think a businessman should be good-looking.

—No, I don't agree.

06

—Would you like a drink?

—No, thank you. I don't drink.

—Are you sure?

—Yes. I'm quite sure. Thank you very much.

—What about a soft drink then?

—Oh, alright. Lemonade would be fine.

07

—Thank you very much for the meal.

—Not at all. I'm glad you could come.

—You must come and have a meal with me some time.

—Yes. That would be nice.

08

—Have you heard about the Prime Minister?

—No.

—She's gone to China!

—Really!

09

—How do you spell interesting?

—I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-I-N-G.

—Thank you very much.

10

—Would you mind passing the salt, please?

—Certainly.

2

01

Tim talked to Harry about the lecture.

Harry: What did you think of the lecture?

Tim: I thought it was very interesting.

Harry: Did you really?

Tim: Yes, didn't you?

Harry: Certainly not. I thought he talked a lot of rubbish.

Tim: So you think you know more than he does.

Harry: Well, take coal for instance.

Tim: What about it?

Harry: Coal won't become important again.

Tim: Why not?

Harry: It's too dirty. They won't be able to find people to work down coal mines in the future.

Tim: They'll invent new kinds of machinery.

Harry: Nonsense. The only sort of power they'll use in the future is atomic power.

02

reporter from a local newspaper is interviewing some students on the subject of students and money. Reporter: Excuse me. Are you a student?

Student 1: Yes, I am.

Reporter: Forgive my asking you, but do you have to take a part-time job in the ho1idays?

Student 1: Not really. My parents are fairly well off so I get an allowance from my father. Reporter: You're lucky, aren't you?

Reporter: What about you? Are your parents wealthy?

Student 2: No, certainly not.

Reporter: Do you work during the holidays?

Student 2: Well, last Christmas I did two weeks as temporary postman, then in the summer I spent four weeks fruit picking, and I do a bit of baby-sitting, so I manage.

Reporter: Thank you.

3

01

My name is Robert. I am eighteen years old and I am French. I am not married. Sylvia is small and fair. She is seventeen and she is a student.

02

The tall boy with fair hair is eighteen years old and he comes from Sweden. He works in a record shop. The small boy with dark hair is seventeen. He is Spanish, but he does not live in Spain. He lives in France. He works in a hotel.

Lesson 2

1

01

—I think a doctor should be a friendly person.

—Yes. I agree.

02

—Would you like something to drink?

—Just coffee, please.

—Are you sure?

—Quite certain. Thank you.

03

—What are you doing in New York?

—I'm writing a story for YES magazine.

—I see.

04

—What are you doing in Cairo?

—I'm visiting my parents.

—Really!

05

—Why are you visiting HongKong?

—I'm just on holiday.

06

—Why are you in London?

—I'm here on business.

—Oh.

07

—Thanks a lot for putting me up.

—That's OK.

—Do come and see me when you're in New York.

—Sure. That'll be great.

08

—Have you heard the news?

—No.

—There's been a terrible air crash.

—Oh dear! Where was it?

—A town called Banford.

09

—Excuse me, how do you say that word, C-U-S-T-O-M-S?

—Customs.

—I see. Thank you.

10

—I'm sorry I can't manage any more. Thank you.

2

01

Male: Pubs? You must have good people. If the people are good, the pub will be good.

Male: You must have a good landlord, and people with a sense of humor behind the bar. If the landlord is bad, the pub will be bad. Female: I love old pubs. If it's one of those modern places, I won't go in.

Male: And a good pub must have good beer. If the beer's no good, people will look for another place.

Female: I won't go if there isn't a garden. I have children, and if the pub doesn't have a garden or family room, we can't go in.

02

My grandfather used to have a beautiful gold pocket watch. He wore it on a fine gold chain across the front of his waistcoat, and when I was small he promised to leave it to me in his will.

"When I'm gone," he said, "this is going to be yours."

Unfortunately that will never happen now. About three months ago, my grandfather came up to London to visit us. The first Sunday morning after he arrived, my youngest son said he wanted to go to the park.

"We'll do better than that," said my grandfather, "we'll go and feed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square." So off they went. They got home about tea-time and my grandfather was looking very upset.

"My watch," he said, "it's gone. Someone must have stolen it while we were feeding the pigeons."

3

01

My name is Daniel. I am French. I live in a small town. I work in a hotel, but I do not live in the hotel. I live with my parents. My home is near the hotel, so I walk to work every day.

02

There is some sugar, there is some coffee and there is a lot of tea, but there is not much jam. There are some tomatoes, but there are not any eggs or biscuits and there is not much milk. So we want jam, eggs, biscuits and milk.

Lesson 3

1

01

Jurg: Mrs. Scott ...

Mrs. Scott: Yes?

Jurg: I'm afraid I've had an accident.

Mrs. Scott: Oh, dear, what's happened?

Jurg: I've spilt my coffee.

Mrs. Scott: Never mind. Here's a cloth.

02

Klaus is using the launderette for the first time.

Klaus: Excuse me, do you know how this works?

Housewife: Yes. Put the washing inside ... shut the door ... the money goes in here, then when the machine starts you have to put the soap powder in through here.

Klaus: Is that all?

Housewife: Yes, you don't have to do anything else until the machine stops.

Klaus: Thank you.

03

Terry: Frank's getting married.

James: Is he really?

Terry: Yes he is.

James: I don't believe it.

Terry: It's true.

James: Who's he marrying?

Terry: A girl he met on holiday in Spain, I think.

James: Good heavens ... where are they going to live?

2

01

A: Do you love me?

B: I'm very fond of you.

A: Yes, but do you love me?

B: Uh ... You mean a lot to me.

A: Why won't you answer my question?

B: What question?

A: Do you love me? Come on! I want to know.

B: What kind of answer do you expect?

A: The truth! I want the truth!

B: How can I possibly answer such a question?

02

Do you remember Sally Green, the swimming star? She was the girl who broke all the records at the last Olympics. Where is she now? Last week our reporter, Tom Parker, went to see Sally in her Californian home.

Tom: Is it true that you don't swim at all now?

Sally: I'm afraid so. I'm too old.

Tom: But you are only twenty!

Sally: That's too old for a swimmer. If I swam in an international competition now, I wouldn't win. So I'd rather not swim at all.

Tom: But don't you enjoy swimming?

Sally: I used to, when I was small. But if you enter for big competitions you have to work very hard. I used to get up at 6 am to go to the pool.

I had to train before school, after school and at weekends. I swam thirty-five miles every week!

Tom: But you were famous at fifteen. And look at all those cups.

Sally: Would you like to polish them? It's true that I have some wonderful memories. I enjoyed visiting other countries, and the Olympics were very exciting. But I missed more important things. While other girls were growing up, I was swimming. What can I do now?

3

01

There is a small shop at the end of our road. I buy my newspaper there every Sunday. This is the only shop that is open on a Sunday, so it is always very busy. They sell milk, eggs, biscuits, tea and coffee. You can get aspirins, toothpaste or a writing pad there. It is a nice little shop.

02

This evening I am going to the cinema. I sometimes go with Beatriz, but this evening I am going alone. Beatriz is nice, but she talks a lot and when I go to the cinema I like to watch the film. The film I am going to is an old one, but it is very good. It is a Hitchcock film.

Lesson 4

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Sophie: Here's some coffee.

George: Oh, fantastic ... er ... is there any sugar?

Sophie: Sugar ... yes, of course ... here you are.

George: Thanks ... er ...

Sophie: What's the matter now?

These: Er ... are there any chocolate biscuits?

Sophie: No, there aren't.

George: Oh ...

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Kathy: Where do you live?

David: Near Victoria Station.

Kathy: In a flat or a house?

David: In a flat. Houses are terribly expensive.

Kathy: What's your flat like?

David: It's small and the building is old, but it's comfortable. It's very near my office.

03

Christine: When did you buy that new necklace?

Libby: I didn't buy it. It was a present.

Christine: Oh, who gave it to you?

Libby: A friend.

Christine: Anybody I know?

Libby: Don't ask so many questions.

04

Tom and Anna saw a film yesterday.

Tom: It was exciting, wasn't it?

Anna: Yes, it was.

Tom: Charles Bronson was good, wasn't he?

Anna: Yes, he always is.

Tom: I thought the girl was good too.

Anna: Did you?

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Eustace: What are you doing?

Luanda: I'm packing.

Luanda: Because I'm leaving.

Eustace: You're not.

Lucinda: Yes, I am. I'm catching the first train tomorrow.

Instance: But, I ...

Luanda: ... and I'm not coming back.

Eustace: Oh, oh ... where are you going?

Lucinda: To ... to ... Hawaii.

Eustace: Oh darling.

02

Phillip: Excuse me, Mr. Jones. Can you help me?

Mr. Jones: Of course. What's the problem?

Pall: Well, I have to wear an overall but I can't find one.

Mr. Jones: That's easy. Why don't you look in the cupboard besides the washbasin? You'll find one there.

03

(sound of phone ringing)

Jean: 7824145. Jean Williamson speaking.

Tom: Oh, it's you, Jean. Sorry I had to rush off this morning. How are the boys?

Jean: I'm taking them to the doctor at twelve o'clock, but I'm sure they're going to be all right.

Tom: That's good. What about you?

Jean: Oh, I'm fine now. I'm going to bake a birthday cake for tomorrow. And ... I've got a camera for Peter and some records for Paul.

Tom: You spoil them. I'm going to open a savings account for them. They need to learn how to save money.

3

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My grandfather lives with us. He is seventy years old and I like talking to him. Every day I go for a walk with him in the park. My grandfather has a dog. The dog's name is Nelson. Nelson is old and he has very short legs and bad eyes. But my grandfather likes him very much.

02

I have a small black and white television and I can get a good picture. But my brother has got a color television. It is bigger, heavier and more complicated than mine. My brother gets a better picture on his television than I do on mine. So when there is something very good on TV, I usually go and see my brother.

Lesson 5

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Instructor: Listen to these people. They are all taking things to be repaired. Of course, they want to know how much it will cost and how long it will take. Listen to their questions and write the answers you hear. Here is an example.

Woman: How much will it cost to repair this typewriter?

Male Assistant: About a pound.

Woman: That's not bad. But how long will it take?

Male Assistant: Only about a week.

Instructor: Look at the answers the assistant gives his customer. The first answer is 'about a pound.' The second answer is 'about a week.' Now listen to these dialogues and write the missing words in your book.

Dialogue A:

Man: Can you give me an estimate to repair this bicycle?

Female Assistant: I think it'll cost about twelve or thirteen pounds.

Man: And how long will it take?

Female Assistant: A fortnight, more or less.

Dialogue B:

Woman: Would you have a look at this television set, please?

Female Assistant: Yes, of course. Hmmm. How long have you had it?

Woman: About eight years. Can you tell me how much it'll cost to repair it?

Female Assistant: Well, the set's very old. It'll cost about fifty pounds. It's cheaper to buy a new one.

Dialogue C:

Man: How much do you think it'll cost to repair this typewriter?

Female Assistant: Let me see. It's a 1960 model. About twenty pounds, I'm afraid.

Man: That's rather a lot. And how long will it take?

Female Assistant: About a month.

Man: Thank you. I'd like to think about it.

Instructor: Listen again to the customer from the typewriter shop. He thinks twenty pounds is rather a lot but he needs a typewriter... Then he

Dialogue D:

Tony: Hello, Bob. What's that heavy parcel you're carrying?

Bob: It's my old typewriter. I've just been to the shop. The assistant says it'll cost about twenty pounds to repair.

Tony: That's rather a lot. What are you going to do?

Bob: Well, you've got several typewriters. Could you lend me one?

Tony: I'll have to think about it.

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Instructor: Frank and Peter want new bicycles. Petrol is very expensive so they both want to cycle to work. They are looking at advertisements.

Frank: What about this Curzon bike. It's very cheap. Only eighty pounds.

Peter: Yes, but the Anderson bike is even cheaper. It's sixty-five pounds.

Frank: Hmmm. How old is the Anderson one?

Peter: It's a 1977 model.

Frankie: The Curzon is a 1979 model. It's newer.

Instructor: Frank and Peter are still looking at advertisements. They can't decide which bike to buy.

Peter: The Anderson bike looks very comfortable.

Frank: Yes, but the Curzon looks bigger.

Pedro: I don't want a big bike. I want a comfortable one.

Frank: All right. The Anderson bike is good. But the Curzon is Better.

02

Instructor: Do you remember Regine? Where does she come from? Is she married? Where does she work? Listen to Regine speaking. Regine: My name is Regine. I'm German. I live in a small town. I'm not married. I live at home with my mother and father, my sister Heidi and my brother Rolf. I work in a department store. I sell writing paper, envelopes, ball pens, pencils and colored postcards. I walk to work every morning. I don't work on Saturday afternoon or Sunday and I have a three-week holiday in the summer.

Instructor: Regine was seventeen then. Now she's twenty-two. Her life is very different. Listen to this television interview.

Interviewer: Regine, at seventeen you worked in a big shop. Now you are the manager and you are only twenty-two. From seventeen to twenty-two. Five years to success. Can you tell us? The secret of your success?

Regine: The 'secret', as you call it, is work. When I was seventeen, I lived at home. I walked to the shop every morning. I saved my money and I went to evening classes. I worked in a good department and I sold so much that I got a good commission. I really wanted to be a success. Now I'm the manager.

Interviewer: Congratulations, Regine. But please tell us ... do you like your job? Are you happier?

Regine: You are asking me two questions. The first answer is 'yes' and the second answer is definitely 'no'.

3

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Good afternoon, my name is Schwartz. That is S-C-H-W-A-R-T-Z and I come from New York. My wife and I would like a double room with a shower. I have our passports here. We are hoping to stay for about a week. I have a question. Do you know where I can get two tickets for the performance at the theatre tonight?

02

On my first day in London I felt hungry, so I went into a restaurant and sat down at a table. I waited for ten minutes, but nobody came to serve me. Then I saw that there were no waiters. The customers stood in a queue and got their food themselves. That was my first experience of a self-service restaurant.

Lesson 6

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—Is that Mr. Smith's son?

—No, it isn't. It's Mr. Morgan's son.

—Is he Irish?

—No, he isn't. He is Welsh.

02

—Where are your parents now?

—They are in Zagreb.

—Is that in Austria?

—No. It's in Y ugoslavia.

03

—No. She's a librarian.

04

—My hat and coat, please. Here is my ticket. —Thank you, sir. Here they are.

—These not mine. They are Mr. West's.

—I'm sorry, sir. Are these yours?

—Yes, they are. Thank you.

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—Whose handbag is that?

—Which one?

—The big leather one.

—Oh, that's Miss Clark's.

06

—What are you looking at?

—I'm looking at some stamps.

—Are they interesting?

—Yes. They are very rare ones.

07

—Where's Miss Green at the moment?

—In her office.

—What's she doing there?

—She's typing, I think.

08

—Are there any pencils in the drawer? —No, I'm sorry. There aren't any.

—Are there any ball-point pens then. —Yes. There are lots of ball-points.

09

—I need some oil, please.

—How much do you need, sir?

—Three pounds, please.

—Thank you, sir.

10

—Is there any shampoo in the cupboard? —No, I'm sorry. There isn't any.

—Is there any soap, then?

—Yes. There is a whole pack of soap.

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—Where does Miss Sue come from?

—She comes from Tokyo.

—What language does she speak, then? —She speaks Japanese.

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—What does Miss Jenkins do?

—She is a nurse.

—Where does she work?

—At the Westminster Hospital.

13

—Do you like your manager?

—Yes. He is nice and kind. Is yours kind, too? —No. Mine is rather a brute.

—Oh, I'm sorry about that.

14

—Is anyone attending to you, sir?

—No. I should like to see some dressing gowns.

—What sort are you looking for, sir?

—I fancy a red, silk one.

2

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Instructor: Henry wants tickets for Romeo and Juliet so he tries to telephone the box of office. First he hears: (wrong number tone). He has dialed the wrong number. Then he tries again. (busy tone) Henry is fed up but he must get some tickets. He tries again and finally, he gets through.

(sound of phone ringing, receiver picked up)

Clerk: Cambridge Theatre. Box Office.

Henry: Have you got any tickets for Romeo and Juliet for this Saturday evening?'

Clerk: Which performance? 5 pm or 8:30 pm?

Henry: 8:30 pm please.

Clerk: Sorry, that performance is sold out.

Henry: Well, have you got any tickets for the 5 pm performance?

Clerk: Yes, we have tickets at 4.50 pounds, 5.50 pounds and 6 pounds.

Henry: I'd like to reserve two seats at 4.50 pounds, please.

Clerk: Right. That's two tickets at 4.50 pounds. Saturday, 5 pm performance. What's the name please?

Henry: Bishop. Henry Bishop.

Clerk: Thank you. You'll collect the tickets before 3 pm on Saturday, won't you?

Henry: Yes, of course. Thank you. Goodbye.

02

Clara: That number has been engaged for ages. Nobody can be that popular. I wonder if her number has been changed. I think I'll try again. (Sound of dialing and ringing tone.)

Sue: 3346791.

Clara: Is that you, Sue?

Sue: Who's calling?

C1ara: This is Clara. Clara Ferguson. Don't you remember me?

Sue: Clara! Of course I remember you. How are you? I haven't heard from you for at least two years. What are you doing?

Clara: Nothing very exciting. That's one reason I'm ringing. I need some advice.

Sue: Advice. Hmm. That's a good one. I've just been sacked.

Clara: There are the pips. Hang on, Sue.

Clara: What do you mean ... you've just been sacked? Sue, you're the most successful woman I know.

Sue: That's probably why I've been sacked. But let's talk about you. You said you needed some advice.

Clara: I certainly do. I wanted to ask you about interviews. Have you had a lot of them?

Sue: Yes, I have. Too many.

Clara: So, could you tell me the sort of questions you're usually asked?

Sue: Let me think. The first ten questions are almost always the same. I call them the 'whys', 'hows' and 'wheres'.

(Sound of pips.)

Clara: Not again. Don't go away, Sue. I've got one more coin.

Clara: Are you there, Sue?

Sue: Yes, I'm still here.

Clara: Sorry, I didn't understand what you were telling me. Could you repeat it?

Sue: It's very boring, but here you are:

I'm always asked:

Why I want to leave my present job?

Why I am interested in the new job?

How I intend to get to work?

How long I intend to stay in the job?

Where I live?

Where I went to school?

How much I'm paid in my present job?

How much I expect to be paid in the new job?

Oh yes. I'm always asked if I'm married.

(Sound of pips.)

Clara: That's it, Sue. No more coins. I'll write to you soon ... and many thanks.

3

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I am not going out with George again. Last week he invited me to go to a football match. I do not like football, so it was silly of me to say yes. We did not have seats, so we had to stand for two hours in the rain. I was cold and wet and I could not see a thing. So I asked George to take me home. He got very angry and said some very unpleasant things.

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