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Ten Days in Manchester
An interactive intermediate business English course featuring Tony Marshall and May Hunter
Day 8

Tony and May are on the eighth day of their conference in Manchester. After a day's holiday they have to go back to work at the conference. But what was their day off like?

Listen to Tony's diary to find out and then answer the questions.

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

Transcript read the first part of Tony's audio diary


Bad Day
Bad Day
Word playWord play

Good Day
Good Day

Glossary see the glossary

Questions - part 1
1. What happened to Tony and May yesterday?
A lake a) They went to the seaside
b) They rented a large Fiat
c) They had a bad day out in the Lake District
d) They had a day off in the Peak District
2. Why was May fed up with Tony?
a) Tony lost his way to the seaside
b) Tony lost the keys to the car
c) Tony left May behind
d) Tony's driving was terrible
3. Why did Tony phone his boss?
a) He needed to check about the agents
b) He wanted to say that he is getting married
c) He wanted to talk about the Lake District
d) He wanted to mention how awful the exhibition is
So the day in the country didn't go very well. How will Tony's phone call go. Find out by listening to the second part of Tony's diary.

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 was his boss not very happy?
a) Tony said that May was fed up with their boss
b) Tony said that the exhibition is a success
c) He said that business is not going well
d) He said that he wants to resign
5. What does Tony's boss want him to do?
a) Work harder and sell more holidays
b) Tony should be nice to May
c) Tony has to keep doing what he has been doing
d) Tony has to find out more about the prospective agents
6. What happened to Tony in the evening?
Tony at a cash machine a) He could not withdraw any money from the bank
b) He could not go to the cinema because it was closed
c) The bank's cash machine was empty
d) He went to a cinema and watched a movie
In trouble again, perhaps Tony should look for another job! Well at least you can hear his conversation with his boss by going to the Dialogue page.

Dialogue Go to the Dialogue page

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