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Ten Days in Manchester
An interactive intermediate business English course featuring Tony Marshall and May Hunter
Day 4

Day 4, and the problems are beginning to tell on May and Tony. Another day of disasters may be just too much. But do things improve? Not likely, but listen to Tony's diary to find out exactly what went wrong.

Afterwards, answer the questions below and then read the transcript. If you need some extra help, have a look at the glossary.

Audio listen to the first part of Tony's audio diary

Transcript read the first part of Tony's audio diary


Bad Day
Bad Day
Word playWord play

Good Day
Good Day

Glossary see the glossary

Questions - part 1
1. Why is Tony unhappy?
Tony a) Because his boss is angry
b) Because Manchester is cold
c) Because his work is going badly
d) Because he has no money
2. Which of these is TRUE?
a) The exhibition is big and the stand is at the front
b) The exhibition is big but the stand is at the back
c) The exhibition is small
d) The stand is far from the toilets
3. What did Tony say about his girlfriend?
a) He bought her some presents but he had an argument with her
b) She bought him some presents
c) She phoned him today
d) He spent too much money then she phoned him
Spending too much money, having arguments with his girlfriend, it's no wonder that Tony is unhappy. What else can happen? Find out by listening to his diary now.

Audio listen to the second part of Tony's audio diary
Transcript read the second part of Tony's audio diary

Questions - part 2
4. What did Tony do at the exhibition?
a) He was rude to a man
b) He worked on the stand all morning
c) He walked around trying to find an agent
d) He walked around looking for the toilets
5. When did Tony say that he went to Castlefield?
a) After dinner
b) Before dinner
c) Before lunch
d) After lunch
6. What did Tony say about his walk in the afternoon?
Tony a) He said they went to Castlefield and it rained a lot
b) He said they went to Manchester and it was sunny
c) He said it rained a little and they went for a walk
d) He said he went to the cinema with May
Ahhh, homesick and stuck at work. But how rude was that man? Find out by listening to Tony and May's conversation on the Dialogue page.

Dialogue Go to the Dialogue page

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