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

Tony and May are meeting with a possible agent, Wayne Harvey. They need to find one before they leave Manchester and it's already day 6. Will Wayne be the one?

Find out by listening to Tony, May and Wayne's conversation. After the first part, answer the questions below.

Audio listen to the first part of the conversation.

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Questions - part 1
1. What kind of company are Tony and May looking for?
Tony and May a) A new company with no experience
b) An experienced company working with overseas companies
c) An experienced company without partners in other countries
d) A company starting to make contacts
2. How does Wayne describe his company?
a) It is an old established company
b) A large company dealing only within Britain
c) It is a new developing company starting to make contacts
d) A quite new company with a lot of overseas contacts
3. What does Wayne Harvey's company do?
a) It sends tourists to France, Spain and Portugal
b) It sells tourists to France and Spain
c) It produces brochures for the tourist industry
d) It mainly sends holidaymakers to France and Spain
It's not looking good at the moment, but maybe Wayne can still convince them. Listen to the second part of the conversation to find out and then answer the questions.

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

Questions - part 2
4. How much commission does Mr Harvey expect?
a) About 10 percent
b) About 8 percent
c) About 25 percent
d) Over 25 percent
5. What happens to Tony's coffee?
a) May spills it
b) Wayne drinks it by mistake
c) Tony drops it on the floor
d) Wayne's tie falls into it
6. How does the meeting with Mr Harvey go?
Tony, May and Wayne a) It is a complete disaster
b) It is a complete success
c) It went fairly well
d) It didn't go too badly
Dropping your tie in someone's coffee is not the way to impress them. It looks like Wayne's lost his chance, but don't lose your chance to test your English; visit the Word play page now!

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