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Ten Days in Manchester
An interactive intermediate business English course featuring Tony Marshall and May Hunter
Day 10

Day 10 gives May and Tony an opportunity to go to a restaurant. They are taking their new agent, Anita, with them. But how does their conversation go?

Find out by listening to them now and then answer the questions below. Afterwards, read the transcript.

Audio listen to the first part of the conversation.

Transcript read the first part of the conversation.


Good Day
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Bad Day
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Questions - part 1
1. What do Tony, May and Anita do when they arrive?
Anita Handley a) They have a drink at the bar
b) They ask to go straight to their table
c) They ask the waiter to take their coats
d) They go to the kitchen to meet the chef
2. How many specials do they have?
a) Thirty
b) Eight
c) Fifty
d) Two
3. How many times has Anita been to Yang Sing?
a) Anita goes there regularly every week
b) Once before with her husband
c) Yesterday evening with Tony
d) None, this was her first time
It's all going ok at the moment. But there is still time for an argument to develop. Listen to the rest of their conversation and then answer the questions.

Audio listen to the second part of the conversation.
Transcript read the second part of the conversation.

Questions - part 2
4. What kind of aperitif did Anita order?
a) A gin and tonic
b) A pint of shandy
c) A glass of sherry
d) A glass of red wine
5. Who asked for the bill?
a) May
b) Anita
c) The waiter
d) Tony
6. Does Anita enjoy her evening out?
Anita Handley a) Yes. The food was delicious
b) No. She did not enjoy the food or the company
c) Yes. She enjoyed the evening although her steak was cold
d) Yes. Her chicken was superb and she had a great time
And another successful day ends for Tony and May. All you have to do now is go to the Word play page to practise your English.

Dialogue Go to the Word play page

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