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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 Tony and May have a task to complete. Listen to May talking to people at the exhibition, she is looking for an agent to represent her company in Britain with marketing and publicity. Afterwards, try to answer the questions.

Audio listen to the first part of the conversation.

Transcript read the first part of the conversation.


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Questions - part 1
1. What does May want?
May a) She wants to go to the Far East
b) She wants to find a British partner
c) She wants to find the telephone
d) She wants to do marketing
2. Where does the man's company work?
a) They work in the Middle East
b) They work in Britain
c) They work mainly in the Far East
d) They work in Africa
3. Which company does Anita Handley work for?
a) She works for 'Latin Experience Holidays'
b) She works in the Far East
c) She works far away
d) She works for a company called 'On Your Own Travel'
Well May hasn't found anyone yet, but she wasn't given a name of someone who might help. But will she? Find out by listening to May's conversation with Anita. Then answer the questions 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. Is Anita interested in helping May?
a) No, she is too busy
b) No, she prefers to work just for her own company
c) Yes, but not this year
d) Yes, she already works with other companies
5. What other countries does 'On Your Own Travel' work with?
a) Japan and Greece
b) Australia and Greece
c) Japan and Australia
d) Japan, Greece and Australia
6. What do May and Anita do in the end?
A cup of tea a) They go and have a coffee and a discussion
b) They agree to work together
c) They agree to have a coffee
d) They decide to have a meeting
Finally, it looks like they might have got an agent. But will Anita agree to the terms? Before you find out, try the exercises on the Word play page.

Dialogue Go to the Word play page

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