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Ten Days in Manchester
An interactive intermediate business English course featuring Tony Marshall and May Hunter
Day 1

It's only the first day in Manchester for Tony and May, but already they are having problems. There was no reservation for them at the hotel. Listen to their conversation with the receptionist.

Afterwards, test your understanding with the questions below and then read the transcript. Finally, listen to the audio and read the transcript together.

Audio listen to the first part of the conversation.

Transcript read the first part of the conversation.


Bad Day
Bad Day
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Good Day
Good Day

Glossary see the glossary

Questions - part 1
1. What do Tony and May want?
Tony and May a) A double room
b) A single room
c) Two double rooms
d) Two single rooms
2. What is the first problem?
a) The receptionist cannot find their reservation
b) The rooms are too cold
c) They are too late
d) The hotel is full
3. What is the problem with the rooms?
a) They are small and noisy
b) They are too expensive
c) The rooms are too cold
d) There are no beds
Did you answer the questions? Now find out what happens next by listening to the second part of Tony and May's conversation. Afterwards, listen again and read the transcript.

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

Questions - part 2
4. Tony has lost something. What is it?
a) He has lost his briefcase
b) He has lost his money
c) He has lost his wallet
d) He has lost his taxi
5. Then Tony drops some things on the floor. What does he drop?
a) His money
b) His credit card
c) His briefcase and his papers
d) His wallet
6. In the end Tony wants to phone someone. Who does he want to phone?
Tony speaking on a mobile phone a) He wants to phone the taxi company to find his wallet
b) He wants to phone his boss
c) He wants to phone his mother
d) He wants to phone his girlfriend
What a day they're having! Surely it can only get better. Find out in Day 2, but for now, test your understanding of this day by visiting the word play page.

Dialogue  Go to the Word play page

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