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

It's easy to get lost when you're in a new city, so most people take a map. But not May - she decides to visit Tony and has to ask for directions

How does she get on? Find out by listening to her conversation on the street. Afterwards, answer the questions, read the transcript and then listen to her diary again.

Audio listen to the first part of the conversation.

Transcript read the first part of the conversation.


Bad Day
Bad Day
Word playWord play

Good Day
Good Day

Glossary see the glossary

Questions - part 1
1. Where is May going?
May in Manchester a) Piccadilly Circus
b) Piccadilly Gardens
c) The Charlton Centre
d) The exhibition
2. What does the old man tell May?
a) That May is going in the right direction
b) That the city centre is straight ahead
c) The Gardens are not in the city centre
d) The Gardens are closed today
3. What does the old man ask her?
a) He wants a taxi
b) He asks for a cigarette
c) He wants some money
d) He wants to know the time
It's all getting a bit confusing for May. Surely someone can give her clear directions? Find out by listening to the second part of her diary. The 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. Why does May ask the woman for help?
a) She wants her to stop a taxi for her
b) She wants to know where the city centre is
c) She is completely lost and cannot find her way
d) She wants to borrow a map
5. Why doesn't May want to walk?
a) Because it is too hot
b) Because it is too far
c) She is late
d) Because the directions seems difficult and it is raining
6. What does May finally decide to do?
May Hunter a) Get a taxi to the Gardens
b) Run to the Gardens
c) Phone Tony
d) Go back to the exhibition
What a disaster - it's raining and May's lost, maybe next time she'll take a map. Now test your English by visiting the Word play page

Dialogue Go to the Word play page

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