That’s what friends are for! P2
A Listen and practice.
Chris: Do you have a date for the party yet?
Kim: Actually, I don’t ……Do you think you could help me find one? Chris: Hmm. What kind of guys do you like?
Kim: Oh, I like guys who aren’t too serious and who have a good sense of humor. You know ... like you.
Chris: OK. What else?
Kim: Well, I’d prefer someone I have something in common with – who I can talk to easily.
Chris: I think I know just the guy for you. Bob Branson. Do you know him? Kim: No, I don’t think so.
Chris: Let me arrange for you to meet him, and you can tell me what you think.
B Listen to Chris and Kim discussing Bob after Kim met him. How did Kim like him?
Chris: So, what’s the Verdict? What did you think of Bob?
Kim: Well, I was worried at first especially when I saw that he wears not one but two earrings, I thought he might turn out to be one of those guys who are into heavy rock music and stuff like that. You know what I mean? Chris: But he’s just a regular kind of guy, right? Kim: Yeah, we got along really well! Chris: I just knew you’d like him.
Kim: Yeah, I do, and he’s really funny. He had me laughing hysterically
during dinner. I think the people sitting next to us in the restaurant thought we were crazy.
Chris: So, are you two going to get together again?
Kim: Definitely, in fact, we’re going to a concert tomorrow night. Chris: That’s great. P4
Listening What are they like?
B Listen to conversations about what the people above are like.
Write down two adjectives for each person. How similar were your guesses? 1. Andrea
A: So, have you seen Andrea lately?
B: Yeah, I see her pretty often. We work together at a café latté. A: How’s she doing, I’ve been meaning to call her.
B: Well, to be honest! I’ve always thought she’s a little difficult. But these days, I find her impossible.
A: What do you mean?
B: Oh, you know how she is. She has such strong ideas about everything. If you don’t agree with her she lets you know what she thinks of you.
A: Yes, that’s true. But that’s why we love her, right?
B: Yeah, I guess so. But she’s changed a lot since she started college.She talked about herself all the time and she always manages to mention how good she is at everything she does.
A: Hmm. Maybe I won’t call her after all. 2. James
A: Are you going to James party on Saturday?
B: Of course, James always gives the best parties. And there are always lots of interesting new people to meet.
A: That’s true. I don’t know where he manages to find them all.
B: Well, you know what he’s like. He makes friends very easily. He really likes talking to people, and he loves inviting people over.
A: Ur – Ur, he invited me for dinner last Saturday, what a feast! B: Yeah, he’s a great cook too.
A: After dinner I offered to help clean up, he told me not to worry about it. He said he’d take care of it in the morning. He was like. It’s nothing, no big deal. B: Yup, that sounds like James. 3. Mr. Johnson
A: Have you met the new apartment manager?
B: Mr. Johnson? Hmm. Yeah, I met him last week. He’s… a little strange.
A: Yeah, he is. I’m not sure I like him. He’s hard to predict. Sometimes he’s pretty cheerful and talkative,
and the next day he doesn’t even say hello. I think he must have personal problems or something.
B: I think you’re right. And have you noticed that half the time when he says he’s going to do something, he never actually does it? He told me three times he’d come to fix the light in my kitchen, and he still hasn’t done it. Unit 2
A listen and practice.
Tracy: Good news! I’ve found a summer job! Mark: That’s great! Anything interesting?
T: Yes, working at an amusement park. Doesn’t that sound fantastic? M: Sure, it does.
T: So, have you found anything?
M: Nothing yet, but I’ve got a couple of leads. One is working as an intern for a record company – mostly answering phones. Or I can get a landscaping job again. T: Being an intern sounds more interesting than landscaping. And it’s probably not as hard!
M: Yeah, but a landscaper earns more money than an intern. And you get a great tan! B Listen to the rest of the conversation. What is Tracy going to do at the amusement park?
M: So what will you be doing at the amusement park, exactly?
T: Actually, I’ll have two jobs. First, I’ll be working at a place called Children’s World.
They have all kinds of interesting games and educational activities for young kids. I have to go to a training program for three days before I start to find out how everything works.
M: Three days? Wow, the equipment must be pretty high-tech!
T: Oh, it is – a lot of computers and interesting devices. It’s just the kind of stuff that kids love.
M: Well, it sounds like the perfect job for you. I know how much you live kids. So what’s your other job?
T: Well. I’ll also be one of the people who walks around the park greeting people. M: Do you mean you’ll have to dress up in a costume?
T: Yes, as a cartoon character! I know, I know. It sounds silly. And it’s certainly not as rewarding as working in Children’s World, but it’s part of the job. Carols
Woman: So where are you working this summer, Carols? Carlos: I’m working as a tutor in a learning center for kids. W: Interesting. What kinds of things do the kids do there?
C: They work on subjects they need help in, uh, mainly math and English. W: Is your job hard?
C: No, not at all. The kids work on computers most of the time. We have to help them get started and when they run into problems. W: Do you enjoy it?
C: Oh, yes. Working with kids is so much more fun than working with adults. And I get to choose my own hours. As long as I work eight hours a day, I can come in at any time from 8 A.M. TO 9 P.M. W: Lucky you! Paul
Woman: Paul, did you find a summer job, yet? Paul: Yeah, I’m working in a restaurant. W: Oh, how’s it going? P: Oh, the money’s not bad.
W: What are you doing? Are you waiting tables?
P: I wish! No. I’m working in the kitchen. I cut up stuff for the chef – vegetables and meat and things.
I also wash the dishes. W: Oh, yuck.
P: Yeah. It’s pretty hard work. I didn’t realize how hot it is in a restaurant kitchen until I took this job.
W: So why don’t you quit?
P: I’d love to, but I need the money. Julia
Man: So what kind of job did you find for the summer?
Julia: I’m working for a marketing company. I’m doing telephone marketing.
M: Oh, so you’re one of those people who drives me crazy by calling me up and trying to persuade me to buy something that I have absolutely no need for.
M: Do you like it?
J: Believe it or not, I do. It’s mostly a bunch of students working there, and we have a lot of fun when we’re not making calls. It’s really easy, too, since we just have to read from a script.
M: Are you doing this full time?
J: Yes, but I work from two in the afternoon until eleven at night, so I get to sleep as late as I want to in the morning. Unit 3
Could you do me a favor? P14
A Listen and practice. Jack: Hi, Rod. This is Jack. Rod: Oh, hi, Jack. What’s up?
J: I’m going to my best friend’s wedding this weekend. I’d love to videotape it. Would you mind if I borrowed you video camera?
R: Um, yeah. That’s OK, I guess. I don’t think I’ll need it for anything. J: Thanks a million.
R: Sure. Have you used a video camera before? It’s pretty easy.
J: Yeah, a couple of times. Would it be OK if I picked it up on Friday night? R: Fine. No problem.
B Listen to two more telephone calls Jack makes. What else does he want to borrow from friends? Do they agree to lend them to him? 1.
Jacj: Hi, Andy. This is Jack. A: Oh, hi, Jack.
J: I was wondering if you could do me a favor. A: That depends.
J: Well, I have to go to a wedding this weekend. Would it be OK if I borrowed your navy blue suit?
A: Oh, sure. No problem.
J: Thanks a lot. I’ll come by and pick it up tonight. A: That’s fine. 2.
Rose: Rose Rizzo.
Jack: Hi, Rose. This is Jack. R: Oh, hello. How are you?
J: Pretty good, thanks. Listen, the reason I’m calling is I have a really big favor to ask you. R: Yes?
J: Remember I told you about that friend of mine who’s getting married to a woman he met in Barcelona?