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Ten Days in Manchester
An interactive intermediate business English course featuring Tony Marshall and May Hunter
Day 5

May and Tony are on their fifth day in Manchester, at the 'Sun, Sea and Sand Travel' conference. Tony's gone to meet Anita Handley, leaving May at the conference.

What happens? Find out by listening to the first part of May's diary. Then try to answer the questions.

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

Transcript read the first part of May's audio diary


Bad Day
Bad Day
Word playWord play

Good Day
Good Day

Glossary see the glossary

Questions - part 1
1. How are things going for May and Tony?
Tony and May a) Business is getting better
b) The conference is not going well but their boss is happy with them
c) Business is bad and their boss is not happy with them
d) They have found an agent and everything is going well
2. What did Tony do during the morning?
a) He went shopping to buy a pair of new shoes for May
b) He visited a company to find an agent to market their holidays
c) He went to sell holidays to 'Comfort Tours'
d) He stayed at the exhibition
3. What did May decide to do in the early afternoon?
a) She decided to walk to Piccadilly Gardens to meet Tony
b) She decided to take a taxi to meet Tony at Piccadilly Circus
c) She decided to buy a map to help her find Piccadilly Gardens
d) She decided to stay at the exhibition
Did you manage to answer the questions? May's taking a chance trying to find her way in a city that she doesn't know. How well will she do? Find out by listening to the second part of her diary. Afterwards answer the questions and read the transcript

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

Questions - part 2
4. What happened to May on Mosley Street?
a) She asked three people for directions and got lost
b) She walked for an hour and got totally lost
c) She got completely lost
d) A taxi stopped and took her back to the exhibition
5. How did May get to Piccadilly Gardens?
a) She took a bus
b) She walked there
c) She got there quickly by taxi
d) Eventually a taxi took her there
6. Did May have a good evening?
Tony and May dancing a) Yes. She enjoyed the nightclub, but she did not like Tony's dancing
b) No. She had a terrible time
c) Yes. She enjoyed dancing with Tony
d) She had a good time, but she did not like the music
Rain, rain, rain - that's north England for you, but at least the music was good. But what advice did the people on the street give May? Find out now, by visiting the Dialogue page

Dialogue Go to the Dialogue page

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