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Ten Days in Manchester
An interactive intermediate business English course featuring Tony Marshall and May Hunter
Day 6

It's Day 6 and May and Tony are at the conference. They're still recovering from a night of dancing in Manchester. They've found another possible agent called Wayne Harvey.

Listen to the first part of Tony's diary. How are things going? Afterwards try the questions and then read the transcript.

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

Transcript read the first part of Tony's audio diary


Bad Day
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Good Day
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Questions - part 1
1. Why do Tony and May arrange a meeting with Mr Harvey?
Tony, May and Wayne a) They know he is an experienced man in the tourist trade
b) They want him to market their holidays in Europe
c) They need to find a suitable agent to act for them in Britain
d) They need someone to teach Tony to dance
2. What does Tony think about Mr Harvey?
a) He thinks Mr Harvey knows a lot about the travel business
b) He is not sure whether Mr Harvey will be any good
c) Mr Harvey supports Manchester United
d) Mr Harvey is the man they are looking for
3. How is the exhibition going?
a) It is really slow
b) It is going as well as can be expected
c) It is going really well
d) It has been very successful for Tony and May
Business is bad, but maybe Wayne will make the difference. Find out how the meeting goes by listening to the second part of Tony's diary. Afterwards, try the questions and read the transcript.

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. Why don't Tony and May phone their boss?
a) Their boss is away on holiday in Peru
b) Their boss does not like Mr Harvey
c) Their boss would never agree to Mr Harvey's demands
d) Their boss would never agree to pay Tony 20 percent commission
5. What will Tony and May have to do?
a) They will have to agree to Mr Harvey's demands
b) They will have to go dancing again
c) They will have to negotiate again with Mr Harvey
d) They will have to find another partner
6. How did Tony spend the evening?
Tony a) He watched a football match in his hotel room
b) He went to watch Manchester United play at home
c) He watched Manchester United lose on the TV
d) He went to bed early with a cup of cocoa
No partner, no dancing and Manchester United winning again! What a day! Now you have a chance to listen to May, Tony and Wayne's conversation by going to the Dialogue page.

Dialogue Go to the Dialogue page

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