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

Tony's in Manchester - he has been there for five days and now he is going to visit Anita Handley. But he doesn't have a map.

Will he be able to find her office from the directions he is given? Find out by listening to his conversations on the street. Afterwards answer the questions and read the transcript

Audio listen to the first part of the conversation.

Transcript read the first part of the conversation.


Good Day
Good Day
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Bad Day
Good Day

Glossary see the glossary

Questions - part 1
1. What is Tony Looking for?
Tony being given some directions a) He is looking for Princes Street
b) A company called 'On Your Own Travel' in the Charlton Business Centre
c) A company called 'On My Own Travel' near the Charlton Business Centre
d) A place to buy matches
2. Where does Tony have to turn right on Mosley Street?
a) By the phone box
b) Before the bus station
c) At the traffic lights
d) After the tobacconists
3. What does the young man ask Tony for?
a) A cigar
b) A match
c) Directions to the Charlton Business Centre
d) A cigarette
Tony's not there yet, but the directions are helping. Find out if he makes it by listening to the second part of his diary. Afterwards answer the questions and then read the transcript.

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

Questions - part 2
4.Where does Tony meet the older woman?
a) As he is walking down Charlton Street
b) At the end of Portland Street
c) As he walking down Princess Street
d) In the Charlton Centre
5. What does Tony tell the older woman?
a) He has got plenty of time
b) He needs a telephone box
c) He wants the bus station
d) He is going to be late
6. Where does the older woman say the Charlton Business Centre is?
May being given some directions a) Next to the Bus Station
b) Opposite the Bus Station
c) Behind the Bus Station
d) In Princess Street
It looks like he'll make it, even though it was harder than he expected. Find out more about Tony and May's adventures in Day 6, but first, test your English by visiting the Word play page

Dialogue Go to the Word play page

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