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Unit 1: The Weekend
2. Lets Listen (Page 2) 1.
A: B: A: B: So, how was your weekend, Don? Well, I wanted to go dancing with my girlfriend but she was too tired to go out. So what did you do? We just stayed home and watched TV.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: I had a great weekend. What happened? I met this really terrific girl and I think she likes me. Really? Yeah, were going out next weekend. All right!

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A: B: A: B: A: B: What did you do last weekend? Umm, I spent most of the time at the gym. How come? Well, I plan to enter a bodybuilding competition next month. Gee, I didnt know you were a bodybuilder. Yeah. Want to see my muscles?

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A: B: A: B: So, what was your weekend like? Not very good. My brother came over. Yeah? Well, hes got three young boys. I spent all weekend playing computer games with my nephews. Now Im exhausted. A: Ill bet!

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Did you have a nice weekend? Mmm. Not too bad. Did you do anything special? Well, I saw a really good movie. Who with? Oh, I dont think you know him. Its this really good-looking guy I just met.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Did you have a nice weekend, Teresa? It was okay. So what did you do? Well, I met some friends on Saturday and we rented a video. How about Sunday? Did you see the World Series on TV? The what? The baseball game. Oh. No, I was too tired. I slept most of the day.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: Youre kidding! You missed a really great game.

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A: B: A: B: So, how was your weekend? Oh, I went to see that new science-fiction movie downtown. Oh, yeah? How was it? Boring. I think I fell asleep in the middle of it!

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A: B: A: B: A: What was your weekend like? Awful! How come? I went to the beach for the weekend. But it was cold and wet the whole time. Oh, yuck!

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A: B: A: B: A: So, what did you do over the weekend? Oh, I stayed home and read. Sounds pretty boring. Not really. I finished reading a terrific novel. Want to borrow it? Maybe some other time.

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A: How was your weekend?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: I went to a great outdoor concert and met some really interesting people. And guess what? I met this guy who loves tennis. Were going to get together for a game on Saturday. A: B: So, youre not playing tennis with me? Oh, well, ummno, sorry!

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Did you do anything interesting over the weekend? Well, I had to study for an exam. All weekend? Yeah. It was pretty awful. Whens the exam? Today. Well, good luck. Thanks. Ill need it.

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A: B: Did you have a good weekend? Yeah, I had a great weekend. I was out both Friday and Saturday night with friends but now Im so tired. I wont do that again for a while. A: Too bad. I was going to ask you out next weekend. Oh, well.

4. Lets Listen (Page 4) 1.


I had a really great weekend. I didnt have anything to do on Saturday afternoon so I went to the mall. I went into a department store to look around. They were having a contest. All you had to

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. do was write answers to some easy questions about pop music and put your answers in a box. Then they pulled out three names for a prize. And guess what? Mine was the first name they pulled out. I couldnt believe it. And its a terrific prize. A weekend for two in Las Vegas!

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Saturday morning, I got a phone call from an old school friend. I havent seen her for a long time. She was one of my closest friends in high school, but she moved to Los Angeles to work. She was in town for four days so she invited me to a restaurant for lunch. We had such a pleasant time together. She was telling me about her job in Los Angeles. It sounds really interesting. She works for a movie company and she has to find places where they can film moviesyou know, places like restaurants, hotel lobbies, parks, and streets.

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My brother and I wanted some exercise on Sunday so we decided to go on a nature walk. Theres a big park near the town where there are supposed to be wonderful wild birds and butterflies. We took a bus there and walked along a forest trail for about four hours. It was pretty tiring because it was a really hot day. The worst thing was, we never saw any wild birds or butterflies! I dont think well go there again.

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I went to my friends birthday party on Saturday night. I dont always enjoy going to birthday parties because you often have to play stupid games and things. Well we did have to play all sorts of stupid games, but I really enjoyed myself. I guess it was because the people at the party were all interesting. And there was good music, too. Somebody brought along some dance music and everyone had a great time dancing. I didnt get home until after 2 a.m.

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Unit 2: City Transportation


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A: B: A: Are the subways always this crowded? Yep, every morning and in the evening at rush hour. Wow!

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A: B: A: B: How much is the fare? Its $1.25. Just put your money in the box right there. Oh, do you have change? No, you need the exact change.

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A: B: A: A: B: Are you free? Sure. Hop in. Where to? The Central Hotel. Do you know where that is? Yeah. Its not far from here. About a 10-minute ride. Okay.

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A: B: A: B: A: One ticket to Chicago, please. Yeah. Okay. Thats $24. Does this one have a dining car? Yeah, theres a dining car and a snack bar. Heres your change. Thanks. Oxford University Press

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A: B: A: B: A: B: What time is the next shuttle flight to Boston? It leaves in 30 minutes. Is it too late to get a ticket? No, you still have plenty of time to make it. Great. And how long is the flight? Its about 45 minutes.

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A: B: A: B: Is that our ferry? I think so. It looks a little rough out there today. I think Im going to get sick. Oh, dear.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: City Cabs. Yes, Id like a taxi to the airport, please. Im at 421 Evergreen Street. Certainly. For how many passengers? Just one. About how much will it cost? Its 40 dollars. Your taxi number is 6889. 6889. Thanks. And will the taxi be here soon? Im in a hurry because my flight leaves in two hours. A: B: Itll be in front of your hotel in five minutes. Thanks.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: City Cabs. Could I have a taxi to the National Museum, please? Sure. How many passengers are there? There are three of us. Okay. And about how much is it to the museum from my hotelthe American Inn, on Fourth Street. A: B: Itll be about $20. Thats fine. And will it take long to get there? Im in a hurry because the museum closes in two hours. A: B: A: B: No problem. Well have you there by 3:30. Great. And let me give you your taxi number. Its number 3556. Thanks.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: City Cabs. Yes. I need a taxi to the train station, please. Im at 817 Iowa Avenue. For how many passengers? Just me. Sure. And do you want it right now? Yes. As soon as you can, please. Im in a hurry. I have to catch a train. What time is your train?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: B: A: Its at three o clock. No problem. Oh. And about how much is it from here by taxi? It will be about $15. Thanks. And your taxi number will be 49178.

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A: B: A: B: City Cabs. Yes Id like a cab to the hospital, please. Sure. Do you have an emergency? No, but I need to get there in a hurry. My friend has just had a baby. I want to take her some flowers. A: B: A: B: A: B: It wont take long to get there. Is there just one passenger? Yes, thats right. Oh, and Im at 120 First Avenue. Okay. Therell be a taxi at your door in three minutes. The taxi number is 5399. Thanks. And about how much is the fare? Itll cost you about $18. Thanks.

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I hate using taxis here. The drivers drive too fast and really dangerously. And theyre often rude. The cars are mostly in pretty poor condition. But what I hate the most is that they arent air

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. conditioned. Its so hot here. They really need air-conditioned taxis. By the time I arrive somewhere, I feel really hot and uncomfortable.

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Ive taken quite a few taxi rides recently. Ive never had any big problems using taxis here. Theyre usually clean and the cars are pretty new. The prices are good, too. The thing I like most, though, is the drivers. They drive very carefully, and I think thats very important.

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I find that taxis here are okay. Theyre pretty comfortable. Most of the cars they use are new and they keep them really clean. Theyre a little expensive, though. I paid $50 to come from the airport. That is too expensive. I guess the thing I hate the most, though, is that the drivers dont speak English very well. Its very difficult to explain to them where you want to go.

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The taxis here are okay, I guess. Theyre very cheap, so thats the thing I like most about them. It never costs more than a few dollars to go anywhere. But the taxis are all pretty old, so theyre not very comfortable. Half of them dont have seat belts or air conditioning.

Unit 3: Renting a Car


2. Lets Listen (Page 10) 1.
A: B: A: Let me show you this two-door car. You mean the blue one? Thats right. People love renting this car. Its fast and fun, and its got a really great stereo system. Youll have a great time at the beach with this car.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Well, I dont know. I am going to the beach, but Im taking my brother and his kids with me. Do you have anything bigger, and, you know, safer? Like a minivan? A: Sure. Theres one right behind you.

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A: B: Im so glad we rented this time. Me, too. The RV was a little more expensive than a regular car, but its so roomy and comfortable. And the kids love it. A: B: Yeah. They can really stretch out and relax in here. And that means we can relax, too.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: So, what do you think? Wow! What a beautiful sports car! I know. Its really fast. How do you afford a car like this? Do you have a really important job? Well, actually, Im still a student. This is just a rental car. Oh, I see. Well, its still a very nice car.

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A: B: A: Hi, there! Can I help you? Yeah, I need to rent a car but I dont want to spend too much. Then youve come to the right place! Here at Rent-A-Wreck we fix up old cars and rent them for the lowest prices in town. B: A: Nice. Do they still run okay? Oh, sure, and theyre only $20 a day.

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A: B: A: Wow! Just look at this baby! How long is it, anyway? 4 meters? 5? Almost, but not quite. Let me open the door for you, sir. Hey, thanks! Geez, its so big inside! I could put my whole apartment in here! Theyll be really impressed when I come to the wedding in a car like this! B: A: Is this your first time renting a limo, sir? Yeah. How did you know?

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Im moving this weekend, so I rented a big yellow truck. Im really glad I did. It doesnt cost very much, and theres plenty of room for my things. And thats good, you know, because when I started moving my boxes out of the house, I realized that I had a lot of stuff. And I mean a lot. It would take all day to move it in my tiny car.

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A: B: A: Hi. Im in town on business and I need a car. Sure. How long do you need it for? I guess for seven days. Then I can use it to go sightseeing over the weekend when I finish my business here. B: A: B: A: B: Fine. We have lots of cars for you to choose from. But first, will you be the only driver? Yes, I will. Okay. What kind of car would you like? Just a regular, medium-size car. Great. When you finish with the car, do you want to leave it in the city or at the airport?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: Ill leave it at the airport. Certainly. Let me just check and see what we can offer you.

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A: B: Can I help you? Yes, Id like to rent a car, please. I need it from Friday till Sunday. Its my wifes birthday and were celebrating. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Certainly, sir. We have special rates for the weekend. Thats perfect! Will you be the only driver? No. My son will also be driving. Okay. Would you like a small car? Well, no. There will be six of us, so well need a large car or van. Of course. No problem. And do you want to leave it at the airport when you finish? No, well be staying in the city for a few more days, but we wont need the car after Sunday. A: Okay. Then you can leave it at the city location.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Hi. Id like to rent a car, please. Sure. Im here for meetings all next week, and Ill need a car to get around. Certainly. Just for yourself, maam? Thats right. Ill be the only driver. I dont need a large car. How about a nice new Volkswagen Beetle? Its small, but very comfortable.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: Sounds good. And you can either bring it back here to the airport when you finish or drop it off in the city. A: B: Ill bring it back here to the airport, thanks. Fine. Then, let me tell you how much its going to cost.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Hi. My sister and I are here for a vacation and wed like to rent a car. All right. Is that for a week? No. Itll be for ten days altogether. Okay. I have a nice large car available. Well, there are just the two of us, so we dont need such a big car. I see. Just you and your sister. Will both of you be driving? No, just me. She doesnt have a license. Okay. I think I have a nice, new medium-size car that just came in. Hows that? Sounds great. And where will you drop it off when you finish? Oh, here at the airport, if thats okay. Thats fine.

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A: Right now youre taking a small car, but you know, I can give you a much more comfortable car if you like. B: How much more will it cost to take a large car?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: Its only an extra $5 a day if you take it for the whole weekend. Oh, thats a good idea because well have more room. We have three children, so a bigger car would be much more comfortable.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Would you like to buy a city guide? How much is it? Its $15. Fifteen dollars? Can I look at it? Sure. Here you are. Let me see what kind of information it has in it. Hmm, sightseeing, restaurants, hotels. Actually, I already have a guide that has all that information. So, thanks anyway. A: No problem.

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A: B: A: Its cheaper for you to take the car for three days instead of just for two days. How come? Well, its $30 a day, but if you take it for three days, we have a special rate of just $70 altogether. B: I see. Actually, Im leaving on Sunday. I really only need it for two days. Thanks anyway.

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A: Would you like to take out accident insurance? We have an excellent policy we can offer you. Take a look at this brochure. It gives you all the information youll need.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Thanks. Let me see what does it say? Oh, I see. It only costs an extra five dollars a day. That seems pretty reasonable. A: B: A: So, youll take the accident insurance? Yes. I think I will because I can drive without worrying. You certainly can.

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A: Now, are you sure you wouldnt like to rent a bigger car? The car youve asked for only has two doors. Its probably more convenient to have a four-door car. B: A: B: Does it cost any more? Its just an extra $10 for a four-door. Well, I dont think its necessary because Ill be alone. A small two-door car is fine. Thanks anyway.

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A: You rent cars a lot. Are you interested in joining our car rental club? You can save money on car rentals that way. We have branches in all the major cities. B: A: B: A: B: Hmm. Sounds interesting. Can I look at the brochure, please? Here you are. Hmm. This is good. I can get a 20 percent discount every time I rent a car. Thats right. Twenty percent off every time. Excellent. I think Id like to join, please. I can save a lot of money.

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Unit 4: Parties
2. Lets Listen (Page 14) 1.
A: B: C: A: B: Here we are. Can you turn on the light? My hands are full. Sure. Surprise! Happy anniversary, honey. And I thought you forgot!

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A: B: A: B: A: Are you going to Joes party? Yes, I am. What are you going to bring? Im going to bring a homemade pizza. How about you? I think Ill bring a dessertmaybe a chocolate cake.

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A: B: A: B: A: David, are you doing anything this Saturday? Not a thing. Why? Andy is turning 20 and Im having a party for him. Can you come? Sure! I cant wait to see him try and blow out 20 candles! Great! Show up at about 7:30.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: What kind of party is it? Well, I heard shes going to make dinner for everyone. The food will be served buffet style, I think. A: Sounds nice.

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A: B: A: B: A: Hi, Ted. Hi, Lynne. Hey, are you free on Saturday afternoon? Yeah. What do you have in mind? Well, Im going down to the park with some friends. Were going to grill some steaks down there. Why dont you come? B: Okay. Thanks. Ill bring something to drink.

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A: B: A: B: A: Would you like to come for dinner tomorrow night? Im having a few people over. Yeah, sure. Is it potluck? Yes, it is. Okay. What should I bring? Well, you could bring dessertand a date, if you want.

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A: B: A: Mmm, this is really delicious. Did you make it yourself? Yes, I did. Whats it got in it?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Chocolateand more chocolate.

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A: B: A: B: Do you play? Yes, I do. Well, a little. Why dont you play something for us? Maybe in a while, after Ive met a few more people.

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A: B: A: This is really good. What does it have in it? Three different kinds of fruit juices and some soda. Well, the three different juices make it delicious. I think Ill try it for my next party.

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A: B: Are they your parents? Yes, they are. Come on over and Ill introduce you to them.

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A: B: A: B: Oh, I like this. Who did it? I did. Really? I didnt know you painted. Yes, I do, but this isnt one of my best.

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A: B: A: B: Hes cute. Whats his name? Well, its a she, really. Her names Fluffy. Can I hold her? Of course.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: Ouch! Whyd she do that?

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Hey, what a great party that was! There were lots of interesting people there, and some really cute guys. I met one really nice guy named TonyI think hes going to call me next week. Anyway, the best thing was the music. Everyone danced a lot. Im really glad we didnt have to play party games or sing stupid songs. The food was good, too. We ate outsideyou know, barbecue style.

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Peters party was terrible. We had to play all sorts of stupid games, like memorizing everyones name. Twenty questions, I think. Then we watched a home video of Peters vacation in Hawaii. Boring! Actually, I prefer parties where people just sit around and talk and eat, but we didnt eat till very late. The worst thing was when we finally did eat, there wasnt enough food. I was still feeling hungry when I left.

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I went to this party on Saturday night. When I arrived, I looked around and I didnt know anyone there, but everyone was really friendly and soon I got to know a lot of people. I really enjoyed myself. I thought it was going to be a dance party but no one really felt like dancing. We listened to some nice music, though. There were some guys from Spain there. One of them had a guitar and could play it really well. The best thing was he taught us some neat Spanish songs. We all really enjoyed singing them.

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I went to a school party on Friday. No one had really planned the party. That was the main problem. Also, I think we were all too tired after the exams. The worst thing was no one brought any music. We just stood around talking and eating junk food. Someone said, Lets play some party games, but no one wanted to play games. Everyone went home before 10:30.

Unit 5: Restaurants
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A: B: What do you feel like eating tonight? Oh, something quick. We had a huge lunch at that Chinese restaurant, so lets just pick up some Fast Fried Chicken.

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A: B: A: B: Im really starving. Where can we eat? Well, theres always Pizza Pit or Quick Burger. Pizza sounds better to me than hamburgers. Me too. And its your treat this time.

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A: B: Do you want to eat out tonight or would you rather eat at home? Weve eaten out a lot this week. Im perfectly happy to stay home for a changeas long as I dont have to cook.

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A: Where do you want to eat tonight? We could try the new Korean restaurant, or would you rather go to the steak house? B: Lets have Korean food. I dont feel like steak tonight.

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A: B: Id like to try a seafood restaurant today. What do you think? Seafood sounds good. I was going to suggest a pizza, but seafoods a lot better.

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A: B: A: Where do you want to eat tonight? Im really hungry. Do you feel like Mexican food? Sure. Weve had Japanese food a lot this week, so Mexican would be nice for a change.

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A: B: How about hot dogs or hamburgers for dinner? Oh, Im sick of junk food. Lets do something really special. Why dont we try that new French restaurant? A: B: A: Whats the occasion? Ive got something I want to ask you. Well, all right.

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A: B: A: Do you feel like vegetarian food today? Sure. I know a great Thai vegetarian restaurant. Yeah, but I made a great vegetarian spaghetti last night. Do you want to come to my house and try it?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Sure. Why not!

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: What would you like to order? I think Ill have the fish. Okay, and would you like asparagus or a baked potato? Ill have the asparagus. And could I have some tea, please? Sure. Oh! Could you ask the chef to hurry? Im really starving. Okay. Ill try to get it for you as soon as possible.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: What would you like to order? Id like the steak, please. Would you like baked potatoes or fries with that? Id like fries, please. Okay. And make sure there are lots of fries, please. Theyre my favorite food. Sure.

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A: B: A: B: Have you made up your mind? Yes, Im going to have spaghetti and a small salad. Anything else? When you bring the spaghetti, could you bring me a bottle of hot sauce?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: A: Hot sauce? Like Tabasco sauce? Yes. I like really spicy food. No problem.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: What can I get you? Id like a cheeseburger, french fries, and a cola. Okay. But could you make sure theres no salt on the french fries? No salt? Okay. Thanks. Im on a salt-free diet. Ill make sure theres no salt on the fries. Dont worry.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Are you ready to order? Yeah. Im just going to have some dessert. Ill just have a piece of apple pie. Fine. With ice cream? No, just pie, thanks. Fine. But please dont heat it. You want it cold? Yes. I hate hot pie. Okay.

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A: What can I get you?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: I dont want anything to eat. Just a milk shake, please. Sure. What flavor would you like? Vanilla, please. Okay. One vanilla milk shake coming up. And please make sure they dont add any sugar to it. No sugar? Thats right. I dont like sweet shakes. Certainly.

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We went to Luigis Italian restaurant last night. It was the first time Id been there. It took us a long time to find it because its not a very easy place to get to, actually. The restaurant was okay, I guess. Its small and they really need some new furniture to make the place look nicer, though. The menu was great. It had lots of choices and most of the dishes were pretty cheap. I had a terrific pizza. Everything was so cheaponly $3 for a small pizza. Unfortunately, the service was very slow. I think they need to hire more staff. Our dinner took a really long time to come, so we didnt leave a very good tip when we left.

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I tried that new Mexican restaurant last weekend. Its downtown near the post office. What a great location! You can sit inside and watch everyone go by. It has very nice decor and lighting. The menu has some great choices, too. They have the usual Mexican food you find everywhere, and they also have some different dishes that Ive never tried before. The food was really delicious, but you might need a credit card to eat there. It cost over $100 for the two of usa lot

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. more than I expected. Ill probably go there again, though. The server who waited on us was really nice and quick, too, so we thought she deserved a good tip.

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I went to a Thai restaurant on Sunday. Its called Bangkok Restaurant. You have to drive for about half an hour to get there and theres always a lot of traffic. Thats the only trouble. Its a really nice place when you get there. Quiet music and lovely flowers everywhere. The menu is good with lots of choices. The food was very spicy, which is the way I like it. Fantastic desserts. It was really cheap, too. The server was very polite and took good care of us so we left a big tip.

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Theres a new Chinese restaurant just five minutes from my house. Its a very simple place. A little boring inside, actuallyjust a few tables in an empty room. They need to add more dishes to the menu, too. Right now, they serve only four or five things. But theyre all delicious. And very cheap. You can get a good meal there for around $5. All the people who work there were very friendly and helpful, so I left a good tip.

Unit 6: Shopping
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A: B: A: B: This is nice. I like the color. Do you have a medium? Youre holding a medium right now. Oh, good. Can I try it on? Sure, you can go right in therebehind you.

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A: B: A: B: Where are these made? Theyre made in Korea. Theyre for tennis, right? Can you wear them for jogging, too? Oh, sure.

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A: B: A: B: This is really comfortable. Yes, and it would look really nice in the living room. Its almost big enough to sleep on. I know. Should we get it?

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A: B: A: This would be a nice birthday present for Karen. She needs a new one. Oh. I know she does, but isnt it too big for her? I dont think so. You can adjust the seat and shell love this bell. And the price is right.

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A: B: A: How about this? Do you think itll look good on me? I dont think so. The patterns not right. And the colors awful. Okay. Lets keep looking.

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A: B: A: This is a nice big one. Theres so much room inside. We really do need a new one. Yes, but is it too big for the kitchen? Im not sure. It is huge.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: What do you think of this jacket? The styles okay, I guess. How much is it? Its $40. Wow! Thats really cheap. What colors does it come in? Looks like they have it in black, gray, red, and brown. I like those colorsespecially the red one. Try it on. Okay. Well, how do I look? I dont know. Its not exactly your size. Really? Do you think I should buy it, anyway? No, dont get it. Its too big.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: How about this lamp? Its unusual. You mean, you dont like the style. Not really. And look at that price. $160! Is that bad? Well, it sounds pretty expensive to me. What about the color? Actually, the color is perfect. It goes perfectly with everything in the room. And the size is just right, too. But its very expensive. A: We could put it on the credit card.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Thats true, I guess. Lets just buy it and go home.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: I have to get my sister a birthday present. What do you think about this watch? Its really cute. I love the style. It only comes with a black or brown band, though. Yeah. Id prefer some brighter colors. Brown is so-so. How much is it? $69.95. Its okay, I guess. What about the size? Its great! Shell love it. Just get it! Okay.

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A: B: A: B: Look at this sofa. What do you think? Oh, Im not sure I like the style. Its too heavy looking. Is it comfortable? Try it. Mmm. Its really comfortable. And Id like to have something this size. Our old sofa is way too small. This size is perfect. A: B: What do you think of the color? Well, green isnt my favorite color, but its better than that awful brown one we have now. Its okay, I guess. A: B: How much is it? Oh, no! Its $999! Thats really too expensive. We cant afford it right now.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: I know. Why dont we wait til next month for their mid-year sale? It might be cheaper then. B: Hey, thats a good idea.

4. Lets Listen (Page 24) 1.


These microwave ovens are very popular. You wont find them in other stores because theyre made especially for us. We import them from our factory in Mexico. Theyre very well made and come with a three-year guarantee. Your receipt is your guarantee. One great thing is they only weigh ten kilos, so you can easily pick one up if you want to move it or clean it. They also have a really special feature you dont find in other microwaves. They display popular recipes on this little screen in front. It has recipes for over 500 easy dishes.

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This jacket is very strong. Its made of nylon, so its very easy to take care of. It comes in six different colors. You dont need to dry clean it. You can just throw it in the washing machine, then hang it up to dry. And let me show you something really special about it. Its reversible. It turns inside out so you can wear it either way. See? The color inside is different from the color outside. Isnt that great? So you really have two jackets for the price of one.

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These new flat-screen TVs are very popular nowadays. Theyre not from the United States. Theyre made in South Korea. Theyre quite light, so you can pick them up and move them around if you want to. And the special thing about these TVs is that you can also hang them on the wall. Now thats something you cant do with any other kind of TV! They come in three

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. different sizes. Theyre more expensive than a regular TV, but theyre very convenient, and they look great in your house or apartment.

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These new watches are very popular with teenagers. Theyre modern and made entirely of plastic so theyre very light. Each watch comes with six different bands, so you can change the band to match your clothes. Another thing is theyre very strong. Theyre also waterproof. But whats really special is that this is not only a watch. You can use it to send and receive e-mail messages.

Unit 7: Air Travel


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A: B: Could you put your seat forward now, sir? Well be landing shortly. So soon? Great!

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A: B: A: Could you fill out this customs form before we arrive, please? Sure. Thank you.

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A: B: A: Im sorry, sir. Please put out your cigarette. Theres no smoking. Im sorry, I forgot. Ill put it out right away. Thank you, sir.

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A: Could you fasten your seat belt, sir?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: Excuse me? The pilots turned on the Fasten Seat Belt sign. We may be having some turbulence. I hope it doesnt get too bumpy. Im sure it will be fine. Whoops!

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A: Im collecting the headphones. Well be landing in a few minutes. Would you mind passing them to me, please? B: No problem. Here you go.

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A: B: A: Excuse me, maam? Yes? Let me put that bag in the overhead compartment for you. Its too big to leave under your seat. B: Oh, okay. Thanks.

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A: B: A: B: Excuse me. These headphones dont seem to be working properly. Really? Are you hearing any sound at all? Yes, but it isnt very clear. Let me check them for you. Youre right. Ill get another set of headphones for you after I finish serving the meals. A: Sure. Thats fine.

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A: B: A: B: Excuse me, I cant find the safety instruction card. Oh, there should be one in the seat pocket in front of you. Yes, I looked, but there isnt one there. Theres just the menu and the magazine. Oh, Im sorry. Let me get another one for you right away.

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A: B: A: B: I wonder if I could change my seat. Oh, is there something wrong with it? Well, I cant see the TV screen very well from where Im sitting. Im too far away. Oh, I see. Do you mind waiting until all the passengers have boarded the airplane? After everyone is on board, Ill see if I can move you to a different seat. A: Thats fine. Thanks very much.

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A: B: A: B: Excuse me. I think theres a problem with my seat number. Whats wrong? I should be in business class, but this seat number is for a seat in economy class. Could I check your ticket, please? Yes, I see the problem. You should be in seat 2A, not in seat 22A. Im so sorry. Come with me now and Ill find your correct seat in business class.

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The airport is far away from the city and its a pretty horrible place. Its very crowded and there are not many facilities there. You know, like stores or restaurants. Anyway, my flight was okay.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. It was a bit bumpy, but it left on time. The food was awful, though. It was dry and tasteless. The service was fantastic. The flight attendants did their best to make everyone feel comfortable. The worst problem was the other passengers. The plane was full of loud college students on their way to spring vacation in Florida. Next time I wont travel during spring break!

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It must be one of the best airports in the world. Its full of stores and restaurants, and they even have a gym and a swimming pool there. The flight was great, too. It was very smooth. The food was so-so. I thought they would serve better food. The service wasnt good. The flight attendants were really impolite. Next time, Ill try a different airline, maybe Goldstar Airlines.

3.
The airport is okay, I guess. Its really small, but its near the city. The flight was greatnice and smooth. I had my own TV screen and I could choose my own movies. The food was fantastic. It was a spicy meat dish with some very nice vegetables. The only problem was the service. It was very slow because I was sitting right at the back of the plane and it took the flight attendants a long time to reach me. They werent very friendly, either. Next time Ill try to get a seat near the front of the plane.

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It isnt one of my favorite airports, but its okay. The airport is always very crowded and it takes a long time to check in and go through immigration. Other than that, its all right. The flight was pretty awful. As soon as we took off, we ran into bad weather and it became very bumpy. The food was great. They served a really nice chicken dish. The flight attendants were really nice. I think the next time I fly Ill check the weather report before I leave. If the weather looks bad along the route, I wont fly.

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Unit 8: Health Problems


2. Lets Listen (Page 30) 1.
A: B: I feel terrible today. I ate too much last night and my stomach doesnt feel well at all. You should take something for it.

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A: B: A: This pain in my head is terrible. Let me get you some aspirin. Thanks. Thats just what I need.

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A: B: Im not going to school today. Ive got to see the dentist. My tooth is really bothering me. Oh, thats too bad.

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A: I think Ill stay in bed today. I think I hurt myself carrying those bags on the weekend. My back is killing me. B: A: Can I give you a massage? Maybe that will help. Oh, yeah. Thanks. Ill try anything.

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A: B: A: B: How do you feel? Sorry. I cant talk. Let me get you some hot lemon tea. That should help. Thanks.

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A: B: I need to go to the drugstore. I have a bad cold and my head is all stuffed up. Oh, thats too bad. I hope you feel better soon.

3. Lets Listen (Page 31) 1.


A: B: What do you take for a bad cold, Ted? Oh, I have this great cold remedy. It always works. I chop up a bunch of garlic, put it in hot water, then drink it. A: B: Gross! That sounds awful. It is awful. I hated it when I was a kid. But my grandmother made me drink it every time I got a cold, and I always felt better a few hours later. It works for her, too. Shes going to be ninety-four years old this summer! A: Hmm. Maybe I should try it.

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A: B: A: B: What do you think is the best thing to take for a cold? I take that new cold medicine. You know, the one they advertise on TV. Ive seen that commercial. The one with the dancing pink pills, right? Thats the one. Well, anyway, I had this really bad cold a few months ago and I was watching TV when the commercial came on. So I thought, you know, why not try it? It worked so well for me. Now its the only thing I take. A: It sounds pretty effective.

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A: Do you have a good cold remedy?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: B: Oh, sure. Chicken soup. No way! Does that really work? Have some. I promise youll feel better. Who makes the soup? Your mom? Actually, my moms a doctor, so she doesnt believe that chicken soup really works. So I make it myself. I just go down to the supermarket and pick up a can. I got the idea from a story I read in the newspaper. It was all about this guy who ate chicken soup for every meal, and now hes over a hundred years old. A: I dont know. I never believe that stuff.

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A: B: What do you take for a bad cold, Jill? Well, I dont like to take those cold medicines. They put me to sleep. I bought this last time I had a cold. A: B: A: B: Whoa, what is that? It looks like the root of a plant. Its called ginseng. It looks kind of weird. Yeah, but it really works. I live across the street from this woman from Korea, and she told me to try it. You should try it, too! A: Well, Ill think about it.

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A: B: What do you take for a cold, Helen? Oh, orange juice. Its supposed to be good for you because it has a lot of Vitamin C in it. I make a big pitcher of it and drink it all the time.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: Interesting. Maybe I should try it. You really should. I read about it on this website for health problems, you know, on the Internet? It says that drinking a lot of orange juice can cure just about anythingeven stuff like toothaches and sore muscles! A: Well, Im not sure about that. But Ill try it next time I have a cold.

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A: B: Do you have a good cold remedy? Oh, sure. I usually make some hot teawith a little honey and lemon juice in it. I feel much better after that. A: B: Yeah, but you probably take cold medicine, too. No, not at all. Those cold medicines make me feel really strange. I was complaining about it one day to this friend of mine who is an opera singer. She told me to try that tea. She said its what all the famous singers drink when they have a cold. A: B: Oh, yeah? Has your singing improved, too? Actually, I think it has. Listen!

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I woke up this morning with a really bad stomachache. At first I thought it was because I ate a really big dinner last night. I often have a stomachache if I eat too much. Anyway, I took some medicine, but I dont think its working because my stomach still feels funny. So Im going to see the doctor tomorrow. Maybe she can give me something stronger. Its awful because if Im sick, I cant go to my friends concert tomorrow night.

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I really hurt my arm playing tennis on Saturday. Its strange because Ive been playing tennis for a long time, and Ive never had this problem before. I can hardly lift my arm at all. Its really sore. Ive been taking aspirin for the pain and that helps a little, but if it isnt any better tomorrow, Ill go and see the sports doctor. Its annoying because we have the tennis championships this weekend. If it isnt better, I wont be able to play.

3.
I have a bad ear infection. It started after I went swimming last weekend. Its really painful and I can hardly sleep at night. I often get ear infections in the summer. The doctor gave me some ear drops and some antibiotics, so it should get better in a few days. I hope my ears get better because I have to play in a band at a party next Saturday.

4.
I came down with food poisoning two days ago. It was awful. I went out for dinner and ate fish. I dont think the fish was fresh because I got really sick in the middle of the night. Luckily, I had some medicine in the house because I had the same problem once before. I didnt go to the doctor. I just took the medicine and I feel better today. Unfortunately, I probably wont go to my best friends birthday party tonight. I still dont feel 100 percent well. Thats life, I guess!

Unit 9: Work and Jobs


2. Lets Listen (Page 34) 1.
A: B: So youre a teacher. Is that right? Yep.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: Do you enjoy teaching? Yes, I do. The vacations are great, but Ive got a really difficult class this year. I try everything but they just dont want to learn anything. Maybe its the way I teach.

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A: B: A: B: So, how long have you been a flight attendant? For nearly ten years. Do you like flying? Actually I do. I love it. And I meet lots of interesting passengers. The only thing I dont like is staying in hotels all the time. I miss home cooking.

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A: B: A: B: So, youre an architect. That must be interesting. Yes, it is. Right now were in the middle of a big project. Were designing a new hotel. Uh-huh. The only trouble is the woman I work with and I have completely different ideas of what it should look like. A: B: Is that going to be a problem? I hope not. You see, Im her boss.

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A: B: A: B: So, you work in an auto shop? Thats right. Bobs Auto, on Ford Street. Do you know it? Yeah, I think so. Do you enjoy working on cars? Yeah, I really do. I love anything mechanical. The only trouble is the shops about an hour from my house.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: An hour? So what do you do? Drive? Sometimes. Sometimes I take the bus. The commutes the worst part. But the moneys good. It kind of makes up for it.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Where do you work, Cindy? In a bookstore. Oh. Do you like it there? Well, the money isnt bad. Uh-huh. But the boss is a bit strange. Not at all friendly. And hes got a terrible temper. Oh.

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A: B: A: B: So what do you do, Tony? Im a hairdresser. Oh. Whats it like? Well, I love my customers. Some of them are so friendly. But its tiring work. I work long hours and Im on my feet all day. A: Yeah. That must be tiring.

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A: B: A: So where do you work now, Phil? Im working at a night club downtown. Hey, thats kind of interesting. Are you the manager or something?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: Oh, yeah! Right! Actually I play the drums in the band. Oh! How long have you been playing the drums? Well, only for two weeks! But Im learning real fast.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Where do you work, Ted? At a hotel. Im with the Grand City Towers. Oh, yeah? Do you like it? Its pretty good. I get to meet some really interesting people. Oh, are you the manager? Well, not yet. Im still carrying bags, but Im sure Ill be manager before long.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: So you work for a TV producer. That must be interesting work. Its okay. And what kind of work do you do? Well, Im on the road a lot. Oh, yeaha kind of personal secretary? Well, not quiteI drive her to work.

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A: B: A: B: A: So you work in an office? Thats right. How do you like it? Well, its pretty boring. Oh, yeah? What do you do there?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: Oh, I type, answer the phone, that sort of thing. And it really doesnt pay much. So why do you stay there? I like my co-workers.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Where do you work? I work for the city newspaper. Really? Yeah. I write about sports. Have you read any of my stories? Maybe. Saywhats your name again? Ted Grant. The Ted Grant? Can I have your autograph?

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A: B: A: B: A: Are you still working in a bar on the weekend? Thats right. But Im not working as a waitress anymore. Oh? Yeah. Now Im working the cash register. Lucky you.

4. Lets Listen (Page 36) 1.


I work for a market research company. We do research for companies that are planning to develop new products. I call people and ask them questions about products they are using now. Sometimes I invite people to come to meetings. We discuss plans for new products with them. Its pretty interesting work. Ive been doing it for nearly 15 years now, and Ive got no plans to

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. change jobs. The thing I really like about my job is that each month Im working on something completely different, so it never gets boring.

2.
I have my own design company. Its very smalljust me and two assistants. I design brochures, advertisements for magazines, menus, and things like that. Its a very creative job. I started this company just two years ago after I graduated from design school. Things have gone pretty well for me. I have two big clients and most of my work is for them. Sometimes I have to work very late at night if I have a big job to finish quickly. I always have plenty of work to do and I am always busy.

3.
Ive had my own restaurant for ten years. When I first bought this place, I thought it would be easy to run, but its very hard work. I work long hours. Sometimes were very busy and sometimes were very slow. We usually have a lot of customers on the weekends. During the week, its sometimes quiet. I never have a day off because there are always so many things to do. I dont do any of the cooking myself. I have three very good chefs to do that. Owning a restaurant is a tough job, but I love it. I dont want to do anything else.

4.
Im a flight attendant. Many people think its a boring job, but I love it. I get to travel all over the world, and I meet lots of interesting people. I like that. The job is pretty easy, really. We dont work nonstop for the whole flight. We have plenty of time to sit down and take a break. On long flights, we can even take a nap. Also, the money is very good because all our expenses are paid when were working.

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Unit 10: Keeping Fit


2. Lets Listen (Page 38) 1.
A: B: Whats your New Years resolution, Lee? Im really going to get in shape this year. Im going to exercise every day and lose five kilos. You watch.

2.
A: B: A: B: Have you made any New Years resolutions? Sure. Im going to give up smoking. Why dont you enroll in a program that helps people stop smoking? That sounds like a great idea.

3.
A: B: I need to get more exercise. You should do more walking. Maybe you could walk to the subway every day instead of taking the bus. A: B: A: Yeah, I think I will. And why not take up jogging? Lets not push it. I cant stand jogging.

4.
A: B: A: B: What are you going to do for the New Year? Well, everyone tells me I look too thin. I need to put on a couple of kilos. Why dont you join a gym and lift weights? No time. I think Ill go back and live with my mom. Shes the greatest cook. Oxford University Press

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A: B: A: B: So, what are your New Years resolutions? Well, Im going to change my diet and start eating healthier food. Really? Yep, Im going to start eating less meat and more vegetables.

6.
A: B: A: B: A: Im getting a little fat in the stomach. YeahI noticed. Heycome on! Anyway, Im going to do something about it. Are you taking up jogging? No, but Im going to start doing sit-ups every morning starting January first. Just like this. Watch. Onetwough!

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I used to lift weights, but I didnt really enjoy it. So thats when I started swimming. Now I do it about twice a week. Its much more fun. I go to a nice pool near my office. Its never too crowded, which is great. There are friendly people who go there, so its a good place to meet people.

2.
I go out every morning. Its a great way to start the day. Its more interesting than exercising at home like I used to. That was really boring. I go to a beach near my house. Its lovely in the early morning. Theres hardly anyone there and you can listen to the ocean as you do it.

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I used to play both tennis and volleyball. But I play mainly volleyball now. I think its a lot more fun. I thought tennis was very tiring. It was also difficult to find a partner, and the courts were always crowded, too. With volleyball, I have no trouble finding somewhere to play.

4.
I used to take long walks every day, but it got boring. I wanted something more exciting, so thats when I took up rollerblading. Its really fun! But, its not as easy as it looks. It took me a long time to learn how to do it. I fell a lot at the beginning. The great thing is you can do it almost anywhere. My friends think Im kind of strange because none of them do it, but I love it.

5.
I finally bought myself a bicycle. Its a great way to keep fit. I think its better than going to a health club. It took me a long time to learn to ride it in traffic. I nearly fell off a couple of times. I dont often go on busy streets because that can be dangerous, but there are plenty of places where I can ride near where I live. I use it to get to work sometimes, but only if the weather is nice.

6.
I used to go to aerobics class, but I found it pretty sillyall that jumping around. So thats when I decided to take golf lessons. It can be pretty expensive because you have to buy all your equipment and club fees are high. People think its very easy, but its not. Its also good exercise because you have to walk a lot.

4. Lets Listen (Page 40) 1.


I was a big athlete in high school. All I did was swimming, swimming, and more swimming! But I work now, and I never go swimming. I know that I should exercise more, but Im just too lazy.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. Jogging? Thats way too much work, and it really makes my knees hurt. A lot of people I know are into bicycling, but I dont have a bike. I guess theres tennis, though. My wife loves it, and wants to teach me how to play. Id like to play, I think.

2.
After my husband got sick last year, the doctor told him to lose 20 kilos. Since then, Ive been trying to help him lose the weight by exercising with him. There isnt much we can do together, though. We sometimes jog in the morning, but when he works late, he doesnt want to wake up early. Our community center has an aerobics class in the evening, but he wont go. He says its just for women, so neither of us does that. He wanted to try weightlifting, but the doctor said it was too dangerous. So, now Im thinking about getting him golf lessonsfor both of us, actually. The walking might be good exercise, and it might even be a little romantic, too!

3.
I may be retired, but I stay very active. I play tennis with my daughters every weekend, and I go golfing every day. I used to lift weights, tooand Im talking about heavy weights. But I had to stop recently, because I had to have an operation on my back. Now Im really worried that Ill have to stop playing tennis and golf, too. I dont really have a lot of hobbies or interests besides sports, so I really need to keep doing them. The doctor said swimming would help my back improve, so maybe Ill try that.

4.
I guess I really need to get some exercise outside, in nature. Right now, I exercise all the time, but its always indoors. I lift weights at an indoor gym, and I go swimming every weekend at an indoor pool. I even go jogging on an indoor track! I was watching TV last night when a bicycling competition came on. Now, Im totally excited about bicycle racing! I would really love to try it.

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Unit 11: Invitations


2. Lets Listen (Page 42) 1.
A bunch of us are going to get something to eat after class. How about coming with us?

2.
I think itll be too cold to go to the beach this weekend. How about going to the health club instead? Its got a great indoor pool.

3.
Do you have any plans for Sunday? Why dont we check the newspaper and see whats playing at the movies?

4.
Do you want to go somewhere after class? Why dont we try that new coffee shop near school?

5.
Would you like to come to my place for dinner on Friday night? Ive invited a few friends over.

6.
Why dont we rent a video tomorrow night? There are some great new movies Id like to see.

3. Lets Listen (Page 43) 1.


A: Listen. Ive got some tickets for a great rock concert on Sunday night. Are you free, Mary? B: A: Sunday night? Yeah, Im free. What kind of concert did you say it is? A rock concert.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Oh, thats what I thought you said. Actually, I dont really like rock music. Thanks, anyway. Some other time maybe. A: Oh, sure.

2.
A: Theres a great new Mexican restaurant downtown. Would you like to try it, Jim? We could go there for dinner on Friday night. B: A: B: That sounds great. I love Mexican food. Maybe after dinner we could go dancing. Yeah. I havent gone dancing in a long time.

3.
A: B: A: B: Are you doing anything tonight, Susie? How about seeing a movie? A movie? Id like to, but Im really tired. Are you sure? Theres a new French movie Im dying to see. I really think Id better stay home tonight. Ive been out nearly every night this week. Maybe some other time? A: Sure.

4.
A: B: A: B: Im going to the park with some friends for a barbecue this weekend. That sounds fun. Would you like to come with us, Ben? Were going on Sunday afternoon. Sunday afternoon? Id love to. UhwaitI just remembered, Im going to a baseball game with my Dad. He got the tickets a month ago. A: That sounds cool, too. Enjoy the game.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: A: Do you like ice skating, Jenny? Ive never tried it. Then you have to try it. How about Thursday or Friday night? Thursday night is no good for me. I have a Spanish class. Is Friday night okay? Yes, its fine. Terrific. Youll love it. Then after we finish, we can get something to eat downtown. Okay. Thanks.

6.
A: B: Would you like to see a tennis match with me on Sunday afternoon, Steven? Sunday? What am I doing on Sunday afternoon? That should be okay. I dont think I have any plans. A: B: Great. And maybe after the match we could see a movie? Sounds good.

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Judy. This is David. How are things? Im calling to see if you want to come over to my place on Friday night. Some friends from school are coming over to watch the soccer game on TV. Theyll probably bring pizza to eat while we watch. We plan to meet at my place around 7:00. Anyway, if you can come, please give me a call. Bye.

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Hi, Judy. This is Maria. Sorry I missed you. I wondered if youre free for lunch on Saturday. Its Pams birthday and some of us are planning a surprise party for her. Were going to meet at that Japanese restaurant in the mall at 1:00 p.m. If you can join us, please let me know as soon as you can. Oh! Were buying her a big bunch of flowers, so you dont have to buy anything for her. Okay, Ill call you later. Bye.

3.
Hello, Judy. This is your Aunt Betty. Hows my favorite niece? Listen, honey. I have an extra ticket for the opera on Friday night. I wondered if youd like to go with me. Its a wonderful Australian singer, a soprano. Doesnt that sound great? I know how you love opera. We could have dinner together before the concert if you like. Anyway, Ill call you tonight to see if youre interested in going. Bye-bye.

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Hi, Judy. This is Paul. Some of us are going bowling on Sunday afternoon and we wondered if youd like to join us. Well meet at around 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Bowling Lanesyou know, the one we usually go to. Were going to have dinner somewhere afterward and then see a movie, too. How does that sound? Give me a call if you want to join us. Bye.

Unit 12: Small Talk


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A: B: So, what are you taking this semester? Well, Im taking a business class

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A: B: A: B: Are you enjoying the party? Yes, I am. Can I get you something to drink? Not right now, thanks.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Do you want to share a taxi into town? Oh, sure. Are you here on vacation? No, business. Im in computers. Oh, me, too. I work for IBM. Really? I work for Apple. Oh!

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A: B: A: B: How do you like this weather? Oh, the weathers great. So, when did you get here? I arrived yesterday.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: A: B: And how long are you staying? For a week. Well, uh, want to go for a swim? Sure. You first.

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A: B: A: B: A: Have you been here before? No, this is my first time. I hope they do something nice with my hair. Oh, Im sure they will. I always have my hair done here. Ask for Randy. Hes very good. Which one is he? The tall guy over there.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: How do you like it here? Its very nice. My room is really comfortable. So is mine. Are you traveling with friends? No, actually, Im traveling alone. Me, too. Say, would you like to go to the coffee shop for a cup of coffee? Sure.

3. Lets Listen (Page 47) 1.


A: B: A: B: Hello. Im Patricia. Hi. My names Anne. Nice to meet you. Do you know a lot of people here? Actually, I only know Linda here. Shes the one who invited me.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: A: B: A: B: I see. Are you going to school here? Yeah. I just arrived. Im going to take a drama course. Ill be here for six months. Fantastic. Sounds interesting. Are you staying in a dormitory? No. I have a couple of friends here, so weve rented an apartment. By the way, let me give you my telephone number. Maybe we can get together sometime. Thanks. We should have coffee sometime.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Hi. Im Tony. Hello. Im David. Great party, isnt it? Yes, terrific. Do you know a lot of people here? Yeah, I know most of them. Are you studying here? No, Im here for a convention. What kind of convention? Its a computer convention. Most of these people are also attending it. I see. Are you all staying in town? Yeah, were all staying at the convention center hotel downtown. So, how long will you be here? We finish in two days. Then I head back to Chicago. Well, enjoy the rest of your visit. Thanks. Nice talking to you.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Hello. I dont think weve met. Im Karen. Hi, Im Debbie. Nice to meet you. You, too. Are you new in town? Yes, I am. Im afraid I dont know many people here. Oh, Ill take you around and introduce you to a few people then. Thanks. Are you on vacation here? Yes. My cousin lives herethats her over thereSuzie Jacobs. Im staying with her. Oh, I know her. Shes a good friend of mine. Really? Yeah. So, will you be here long? About six weeks. Great! Ill tell you what. Im having a few friends over next Sunday. Why dont you and Suzie come over, too? B: Id love to. Thanks.

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A: B: A: B: Hi. My names Jonathan. Hi. Jims the name. Nice to meet you, Jim. Are you here with Teresa? Yeah, shes an old friend from college. Im staying with her until I find my own place. She invited me along because I dont know many people in town. A: Great. Youll get to know everyone here soon. This is a very friendly crowd.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: B: Thats good. So, did you just move here? Yes, I just started a new job here with a French language school. I speak French fluently. Is that right? Ive been thinking of studying French. Oh! Well, let me give you my card. Call me sometime next week to set up an appointment. A: B: Great. Thanks. Well, in the meantime, enjoy the party. You, too.

4. Lets Listen (Page 48) 1.


Los Angeles is really beautiful. Everyone is so healthy and perfect-looking, but kind of unfriendly. This afternoon I was parking my car at the beach when this man in a pickup truck started yelling at me. He said it was his parking space. At a public parking lot! We had to find another parking space, which wasnt easy, and it really scared my kids. When we finally got to the beach, it was just beautiful. We watched one of those great, slow California sunsets, then we had a delicious seafood dinner. After that, we drove back to our hotel and ordered dessert in our roomapple pie and vanilla ice cream! The hotel staff was helpful, and they were very nice to my kids. I really appreciated that.

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When my friends and I arrived in Paris last week, we took this awful taxi from the airport to the hotel. We got in an accident, but no one was hurt! When we finally got to the hotel, the room was really small and dirty. And there was only one bed for three people! So, we asked them to give us a different room. For dinner, we went to this little restaurant across the street. I had the

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. most delicious onion soup! The waiters were really friendly and helpful. They helped translate the menu for us and suggested some really delicious dishes.

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The buses in India are horrible! Today it took us twelve hours to go only 100 kilometers. The seats were really small, and it was much too crowded. The bus broke down, and we had to wait by the side of the road for a few hours. After an hour or so, the people on the bus started singing songsyou know, to pass the timeand some of them were even dancing. They asked me a lot of questions about my family back home, and that felt good. Then some kids came by selling these delicious melons and crispy fried snacks. Id never tasted anything so spicy! Im really looking forward to sleeping in my hotel room tonightthe bed is really soft and comfortable, and you can see the mountains from the window.

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I arrived here in Bangkok a couple of days ago. At first, I was sure I was going to have a horrible vacation, because I had this awful toothache! Luckily, the man at the tourist office was really helpful. He found a great English-speaking dentist for me. The people have all been really friendly like that. I got my tooth fixed this morning, and then I went sightseeing and saw all of the wonderful old temples in the city. I took so many beautiful pictures. And the shopping! Ive found a lot of great designer clothes for cheap prices. The only problem is the buses. They arent air-conditioned! Tomorrow, Im taking taxis everywhere.

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Unit 13: Hobbies and Pastimes


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I love to eat out. I eat at restaurants most of the time. Its expensive, but I dont care.

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I read almost everything I can: books, magazines, newspapers. I go to the public library about twice a week.

3.
I never used to like stamp collecting, but now I think its great. Ive got two huge stamp albums. Hey, why dont you come and see my collection some time?

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My wife says I should take up gardening. We have a big garden, and she loves working in it, but the truth is, it bores me.

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Well, everyone in my family loves sportseveryone, that is, except me. My familys out playing baseball and stuff all the time. But I think most sports are pretty boring. I dont like chasing balls around a field. And I couldnt hit a ball if I had to.

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My friends think Im really boring because Im always listening to music. I go to concerts all the time. I love Mozart and all that classical stuff.

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I used to play the piano a lot when I was younger, but I dont play much anymore. Now I enjoy playing in a band. We call ourselves The Bandits. Weve been practicing for a few months in my garage, and pretty soon were going to start playing at parties. Maybe well become famous! We all have a great time. I like doing things with other peoplethats what I like best about it.

2.
Ive always collected things, even when I was young. I used to collect everythingcomic books, baseball cards, you name it. But theyre all packed away in boxes now. Now my favorite pastime is gardening. I spend all weekend outside with my flowers. I love seeing them change. Thats what I like best about it, I guess. Theyre these little seeds at first, and then one day, theyre big, beautiful flowers.

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When I was a teenager, all I did was sit around playing video games. But I cant stand them anymore. I work in an office now, so I sit in front of a boring computer screen all day. Now I like being outdoors. I belong to a hiking group and we go someplace different every weekend. I keep fit and healthy this way. The best thing is that I can make some really great friends.

4.
I like collecting things. I collected baseball cards when I was a kid, but I dont anymore. These days, baseball card collectors are only interested in the money. I wanted to collect things that are really beautiful, so thats why I started collecting stamps. Some of the stamps I have are really, really beautiful. I think theyre like paintings. What I like best is looking at my collection. Its like walking through a tiny museum full of wonderful paintings.

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I always loved reading as a kid, so for a long time I wanted to write childrens books. I tried to do it for a few years, after college, but it was really hard to come up with good stories. I guess Im not very good with words. Now, Im happy just painting. Ive won a few prizes, tooin art competitions, for my watercolors and oils. The pictures are important to me, though, not the prizes. What I enjoy most is creating pictures. It makes me so happy.

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Well, Im retired now, and I have a lot of free time. I worked for the same company for over thirty years, mostly in the same little office. I worked long hours, and when I came home from work, I was too tired to do anything but read the newspaper. Now its different. I spend almost all my free time outdoors playing golf. I guess what I love best is looking at the beautiful blue sky.

4. Lets Listen (Page 52) 1.


A few months ago, I moved to this cute little house out in the country. Before I moved, all I did was sit in coffee shops and read or surf the Internet. Boring! Now I want to spend all my free time outside, enjoying nature. The only problem is, Im not in very good shape, so I dont like doing any sports, or anything that involves a lot of exercise. I tried hiking once, but I fell down a hill and hurt my leg. Dont get me wrong, I love the outdoorsbut what I really want is something I can do quietly in nature.

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I live in a big city, so I love being around lots of people. My brother is completely the opposite last weekend, he took me to the country to go bird-watching. I was so bored the whole time. I

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. like talking to people and doing creative things. Id just love to get all my friends together at my apartment in the city and do something. We could have a dinner party, maybe. Or we could bring over some guitars and drums, and stuff like that, and sing and dance!

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Exercise is really important to me. I like doing things where I keep active, things that are good for your health. My roommate isnt like that at all, thoughhe wakes up and surfs the Internet for hours. Then he plays his guitar in his room all afternoon. Yuck! I just hate sitting around indoors! I especially hate surfing the Internet. I want to meet other people. I also want to get out and visit new places, like out in the country, where you can see some real nature.

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Im not so young anymore, so I dont really like going to parties or working out at the gym all the time. I dont like hiking around in nature, either. I like to do things that develop my mind or things that teach me about other countries and places. What I really love is history. To me, a good history book is a lot more exciting than a fancy dinner party, or some concert, or a big baseball game. And now theres a lot of great historical information on the Internet, too! Im not one of those old ladies who sits at home and collects stamps. For me, learning something new is a real adventure!

Unit 14: Shopping Problems


2. Lets Listen (Page 54) 1.
Hey, they said this camcorder had a casebut look! Theres no case here.

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Look at this! I asked for a small T-shirt and they gave me an extra-large sweatshirt.

3.
Hey, look what happened! I ordered these glasses through the mail and one of them came broken.

4.
Hey, look. All the buttons are missing from my new shirt. And look at this stain.

3. Lets Listen (Page 55) 1.


A: B: A: B: Can I exchange this shirt, please? Whats the problem? I asked for a size 44, but this is a size 34. Let me see if I can find one in the right size. Just a moment. Im sorry, sir. We are completely out of your size. Could you come back next week? Well have some more in then. A: Um. Okay.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Id like to exchange these shoes, please. Oh, are they the wrong size? No, I just bought these and I noticed that the heels are coming off. Look. I see what you mean. Do you have your receipt? Let me see. Oh, it looks like I forgot it. Does it matter? Yes. Could you bring us your receipt?

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A: B: A: B: Excuse me, I bought this briefcase here a few months ago. Look. Heres my receipt. Yes? The problem is, I cant get the lock to work. Strange. Lets have a look. Youre right. No problem. It comes with a two-year guarantee, so well repair it for you. But could you leave the briefcase with us for a few days? A: Sure. No problem.

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A: Excuse me, Id like to exchange this watch. I just bought it a few weeks ago, but look at this! B: A: B: What seems to be the problem? Its the band. Its already broken. Oh. Thats not good. Let me see if I can get you another one. Im sorry. We are completely sold out of that style. I can order one for you, or do you want to exchange it for a different watch? A: B: A: Well, I really like this style. Tell you what. Call me here tomorrow. By then, Ill know when I can get you a new one. Okay. Thanks. Ill call you tomorrow.

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A: B: A: Excuse me. Id like to return this shirt. Is there a problem with it? Yes. See the sleeves? Believe it or not, this used to be a long-sleeved shirt.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: Really. Yes, I washed it once, and look at the sleeves. Now theyre much too short. I see what you mean. Ill get you another one. Could you just fill out this form for me, please? A: Oh, sure. And heres my receipt.

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A: B: A: B: Theres something wrong with this camera I bought here a few months ago. Whats the problem with it? The back doesnt shut properly. See? It pops open when you try to shut it. Thats strange. Ive never seen that problem before. Well certainly repair it for you at no charge. But I do need one thing. Could you show me the guarantee that came with the camera? A: B: Yes, here it is. Thanks.

4. Lets Listen (Page 56) 1.


I went to the summer sale at the department store the other day. There were hundreds of people there. People were lined up in front of the main door before it opened. As soon as the doors opened, everyone rushed in. There were some great bargains there, but it was impossible to find what I wanted because of the crowds. I really wanted to buy a few things, but after a while I got fed up and left without buying anything. Big crowds drive me crazy. Next time, I wont go shopping during a big sale.

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I bought lots of cheap clothes when I was on vacation last summer. Things were about half the price of the same things here. The clothes looked well made, so I spent a lot of money. But Ive had problems with almost everything I bought. Some things fell apart. Some shrank as soon as I washed them. And the colors have faded on the rest. Next time, Ill save my money and wait for the sales at home.

3.
I needed a new camera last month, so I bought one from a store in the mall. I paid $148 for it, and its a really good camera. It takes beautiful pictures. A few days ago, though, I found exactly the same camera in a store downtown for only $95. I was really annoyed, but I guess theres nothing much I can do about it. Next time I will spend more time comparing prices before I buy something.

4.
Some friends and I were on vacation in China last summer. I went shopping one day and got some really fabulous things. I got nice running shoes and tennis clothes. I thought the prices were reasonable and I hate bargaining, so I just paid the price they asked. The next day, one of my friends went back to the same store and decided to bargain. She got things for much cheaper prices than I paid. Next time I go traveling, Ill be sure to bargain when I buy something.

Unit 15: Hotel Services


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A: Hello. Id like to have some shirts pressed.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: Yes, how soon will you need them? Can I get them by 6 oclock tonight? Yes, sir. Just leave them in your room and Ill send someone to get them.

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A: B: A: B: Yes, can I help you? Yes Id like to make a long-distance call to Japan. You can make the call yourself. Just dial 011, 81, the area code, and the number. Thanks.

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A: B: A: B: A: Id like to order a large pot of coffee, please. Yes, for how many people? Two. Anything to eat? No, thanks. Thats all.

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A: B: A: B: Can you send someone to my room to help with my bags, please? Yes, how many bags do you have? Three. Just leave them in the room and Ill send someone to bring them down to the lobby for you.

5.
A: Has anyone left a package for me?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Yes, we do have a large envelope for you at the front desk. Do you want me to send it up to your room? A: Its okay. Ill come down for it, thanks.

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A: B: A: Can I help you? Yes. Could you send up a couple of extra towels and another blanket? Certainly. Ill send them up right away.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Good afternoon. Can I help you? Yes, please. Could you check if there are any messages for me, please? Im in room 219. Sure. Let me see. No, Im sorry, it doesnt look like there are any messages yet. Oh, no! Thats really too bad. I was expecting an important message from my boss. Im sorry. If any messages do come in, Ill let you know right away. Thanks. Oh! I almost forgot. I need to mail these letters. Do you happen to know where the nearest post office is? Or a mailbox? A: B: Actually, you can just leave them here, and well mail them for you. Great! Thanks a lot!

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A: B: A: B: Can I help you? Yes, Id like to move to a different room, if possible. Of course. Is there something wrong with your room, maam? Yes. It faces the street, so its pretty noisy.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: I see. Let me check. Yes, I can move you to a room on the opposite side. That should be much quieter. B: A: Great. And is it a non-smoking room? Let me check on that. Im sorry, its not. All the non-smoking rooms are occupied at the moment. B: Thats too bad, I hate the smell of smoke. But at least it will be quieter.

3.
A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Can I help you, sir? Yes, I need a taxi to the airport tomorrow morning. No problem. I can arrange that for you right now. What time is your flight? I think its around 9:30, so can the taxi come around eight oclock? Actually, youll probably want the taxi to pick you up around 6:30. 6:30? Are you sure? Well, the airport is pretty far from here, as you know. And its been taking people a really long time to get through customs and immigration recently. B: I guess youre right. Can you call me before the taxi comes tomorrow morning? I need about an hour to wake up and get ready. A: No problem. Ill schedule a wake-up call for 5:30.

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A: B: A: B: Good evening, maam. Can I help you? Hi. Can I still get room service? Ive been driving all night and Im hungry. Sure. Heres a menu. I believe theyre open for another fifteen minutes. Hmm. Is there any way to get the lasagna without meat?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: A: Actually, Im sorry, they cant do that. But Im a vegetarian. I dont eat meat. Are you sure they cant help me? I really wish they could. Maybe you should try the spaghetti. Its very tasty, and the sauce doesnt have any meat. B: Hey, good idea! Ill have that. They can bring it up to room 147.

4. Lets Listen (Page 60) 1.


My friends and I flew down here to the beach for spring vacation. Of course were really excited about swimming, and partying, and meeting other college students. Our hotel is full of families and little kids, though! The restaurants are terriblereally crowded with kids, and noisyand theyre really slow, too. The hotel should have one restaurant thats just for adults, I think. Another problem is the service. The staff is too busy running activities for the little kids, so sometimes they dont bring us new towels or clean the room. One good thing is the room. Its really big, and it has a great view of the beach. The price is great, too. I guess most college students dont want to stay here, so the room rates are low.

2.
I travel a lot for my jobtoo much, I think. Sometimes Im away from home for three weeks or more. It can be pretty lonely. Thats why Im so happy about the hotel where Im staying now. First of all, the restaurant serves light, healthy food that gives me a lot of energy for my work. Then, theres the staff. Theyre very friendly to me. My only complaint is with the room. The bed is very hard. They should buy a softer mattress. Oh, and the rates are expensive, but the company pays for it, so I dont mind.

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Our trip to the lake has been pretty disappointing so far. It takes two days to drive there, so of course we have to stay in a hotel for one night on the way. My husband forgot to make a reservation, though! We found a hotel, but the restaurant is just a bar that serves food, so the kids cant eat there because theyre too young. When I complained about it to the hotel manager, he just laughed at me. They should get a new manager! The room is dirty and tiny. Its really bad. The kids have to share a bed, and theyre unhappy about that. Of course, the rates are very cheap, so thats good. Well have to make sure to make reservations from now on.

4.
My flight was delayed by a big snowstorm, so I had to stay overnight in this hotel. My only complaint is the restaurants. There are three of them, and they are all way too expensive for me, because the airline isnt paying for my dinner. They should have at least one cheap, casual restaurant. The staff is so friendly, though. Whenever I call the front desk to ask for something, they always remember my name, and they work so quickly. The room is huge, with a giant bathroom that is bigger than my whole apartment. Its got everythinga refrigerator, a hot tub, a microwave, even a big-screen TV with a VCR. The rates are very expensive. I am so glad that the airline is paying for the room.

Unit 16: Movies


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A: B: So, how was the movie? Oh, not bad.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: What was it about? Its about a policeman who goes crazy and starts chasing people. Lots of excitement, car chases, things like that. Youd like it.

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A: B: A: B: Did you enjoy the movie? Yeah, it was terrific. It really made me laugh. So whats the story about? Its about this crazy guy who gets lost on the freeway. He gets off at the wrong exit and then everything starts to go wrong.

3.
A: B: A: B: A: B: What movie did you see? I saw a movie called Night Life. Whats it about? Its about these things that come out of the ground at night and start killing people. Sounds pretty frightening. Yeah, it is.

4.
A: B: A: B: What was the movie like on Saturday? Great. I really enjoyed it. Terrific special effects and an interesting story. Whats it about? Its about a scientific experiment. They give this family some special drugs, and they go to sleep for 100 years. Its all about what happens when they wake up, and how the world has changed.

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A: B: So, tell me about the movie. Oh, its one of those cowboy stories. The usual thing. A cowboy rides into town on his horse, cleans up the town, and rides out with the girl. A: B: Sounds like quite a story. Yeah, really.

6.
A: B: Did you enjoy the movie? Yeah. It was really exciting. Its about a drug gang that takes over a hotel. So, along comes this tough guy, and kills them off. Lots of action. I enjoyed it.

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Thank you for calling Century Cinemas. Our movie today in Cinema 1 is Die Harder: The Final Conflict. Its an action-packed movie with lots of car chases. Movie times are 2:30, 4:45, 7:30, and 10:00.

2.
In Cinema 2 today, we are showing the comedy, Party Animal. This hilarious film is full of big stars. The movie is showing at 1:30, 4:30, 6:15, and 9:00.

3.
Our movie in Cinema 3 today is called Dreams. This is a romance about a doctor and her patient. Show times are 1:00, 3:15, 6:30, and 9:30.

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You have reached the recorded message for Cinema 4. Todays movie is Cowboys Run. It is set in Mexico. The cowboys fight bankers who want to take their land. Show times are noon, 3:30, 5:30, and 8:00.

5.
Cinema 5s movie for today, Space Children, is an exciting story of five people who are kidnapped by aliens. It is not suitable for children under 13. Show times are 2:00, 5:00, 7:00, and 9:15.

6.
Todays movie in Cinema 6 is Monster Party. Two young men are bitten by dogs, and, when the moon comes out, they turn into dogs and kill people. Children under 17 will not be admitted without an adult. Show times are 10:00, 1:45, 4:15, and 6:45.

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I went to a really dumb movie last night. You should save yourself some money and find something else to do. Its supposed to be a comedy, but it isnt very funny at all. The story is really boring. Its all about some guys who are planning a bank robbery, and everything goes wrong. Some of the actors were really big stars, but the acting was just terrible. They seemed bored, and so was I. The ending was supposed to be this big surprise, but everyone in the theater knew it was coming. I guess the only good part was the music. The opening song had a great beat, and the rest of the soundtrack wasnt bad.

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I saw that new action movie this weekend. The story was much better than I expected. The main character has to go way underground, under the subway stations, to find this monster! The main character is that really handsome star Matt Castle. He looked fantastic. Its worth the price of a ticket just to see him on the big screen, smiling and fighting, and wearing these really great suits. The ending was a bit stupid and the music was disappointing, but I was still really into the story. If you like action movies, or good-looking movie stars, you should go out and see it right away.

3.
I saw an excellent movie last night. It was a totally different kind of story from a typical war movieit was exciting and intelligent. The star was that actor who just won a big award. Hes always good, but hes unbelievably good in this one. And the actress who plays opposite him is wonderful. The ending is really sad, but it also made me think a lot about really deep and important stuff. I like it when movies do that to me. You should really try to see it. I dont usually like war movies, but this one is really exciting. It has a terrific soundtrack. The songs made the battle scenes really exciting.

4.
Have you seen that new animated movie thats showing now? You should see it. The story is about a war between humans and giant insects. I know it sounds kind of silly, but the story really works well. All the animation was done with computers, and they used the voices of some really famous actors. That really made the movie enjoyable. I wont say who wins in the end, but I will tell you that its a big surprise. I left the theater very happy. I guess they could have chosen better music, though. I dont think rap music is good for that kind of movie.

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Unit 17: Fears


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A: B: A: B: A: B: Are you sure you dont want me to drive? Look at the traffic! Hey, dont worry. Im fine. Whoops! Careful. Not so fast. Dont worry. Im fine. Now whats this thing again? The brake! I said. Brake! Oh, yeah.

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A: B: A: B: A: I think theres someone in the house. Are you sure? Yes, the lights were off when we left. Thats funny. Oh, Im sure its okay. Be careful.

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A: B: A: B: Lookover there in the garden. Where? There. Oh, do something quick. Oh, Im so frightened of those things. Its okay. Ive got it. Are you really frightened of this? Its the garden hose.

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A: B: A: B: Im sure I saw a big, black spider under the bed. A spider? Are you sure? Let me check. Did you get it? Ah, yes, here it is. The missing button from my coat. Ive been looking for it for days.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Listen. I can hear someone downstairs. Are you sure? Yes, listen to that noise. Let me check. Be careful! Dont worry. Everything is all right. We forgot to turn off the TV.

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The first time I got on an airplane, I was terrified. I just couldnt understand how a big, heavy thing like a plane could stay up in the air. After we were in the air for a while, I spoke to the man next to me. He was an airplane engineer and explained how airplanes stay in the air. That really helped because I understand how planes work. I was still a little nervous on the next few flights, but now I really love flying.

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I was afraid of snakes when I was a kid. I remember going to the zoo and seeing them there and I thought they were kind of cute. But once, when I was out hiking, I nearly stepped on one and it tried to bite me. It was really ugly and Im sure it was poisonous. Since then, Ive been pretty terrified of them. I could never touch one now!

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Some people hate spiders. They think theyre really creepy. I guess I felt like that when I was a kid. I used to scream if I saw a spider on the wall. My friend had a pet spider and I couldnt go near it. Then when I went to college, we had a spider collection in our biology lab. When we studied them, I decided they were interesting and intelligent, too. I kind of like them now.

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I was always afraid of the water as a kid. I would never go into the pool or swim at the beach. I was sure I would drown. Then I took swimming lessons in high school. Once I learned how to swim, I felt different. Now I love the water and especially the beach. I feel totally safe because now I know how to take care of myself in the water.

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I dont really like driving on the freeway. I guess its because the traffic moves so fast. I didnt use to be so nervous. I used to travel all over using the freeways. But one day, I was in a car accident and I lost all my confidence. So nowadays, I only use the freeway when its really necessary.

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I was so afraid of animals when I was youngerall kinds of animalsdogs, cats, even horses. I didnt like the way they felt when I touched them, and I was sure they were going to bite me. I

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When I was a kid, I got stuck in an elevator when the electricity went out, and since then Ive always been afraid of elevators. I was all alone, and there was no way to get out of the elevator. I hated that feeling. Now I almost never use elevators. I take the stairs instead. If I have to take an elevatorfor example, if Im in a really tall buildingI make sure theres someone else in the elevator with me. The only problem is, sometimes I have to wait a long time until another person comes along.

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I dont like swimming in the ocean because the waves are so dangerous. They always knock me over. I also hate the way that seaweed touches me when I swim in the ocean. I always think its some animal thats going to bite meyou know, like a shark or a jellyfish. Thats why I only swim in a swimming pool. The only problem is that the pool in my neighborhood is always crowded.

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Dogs are the only animals Im really afraid of. But not all dogs. Just big dogs. I dont mind cats and birds because they dont usually bite you. But dogs? Thats a different story. Im sure its because of the time a huge dog chased me when I was a kid. It only bit me once, but Ive been really scared of dogs ever since. I never visit anyone if they have a big dog in the house. Thats a

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I dont know why, but Im really afraid of heights. I work in a tall building, and I cant even stand to look out my office window. Right away, I get this feeling like Im suddenly going to fall. Im really afraid. Of course, airplanes are the worst. Im really nervous when I have to fly. The biggest problem is that there are some fun things I cant do with my kids. The other weekend, I took them to an amusement park. They were excited about going on the roller coasters, but I was too afraid to take them. My kids were really disappointed. I felt terrible about letting them down.

Unit 18: Telephone Messages


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Hi. This is David. Remember me? We met at Bobs party. Davidyou knowthe one with curly blond hair and green eyes. Anyway, just calling to say hello. Id love to see you again. Can you call me tonight? My number is 981-2146. Ill be home after 9:00. Thanks. Bye.

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Hi, Susie. This is Mary calling. Sorry I missed you. Ive got some really interesting news. Its about that cute blond guy we met at the party. Why dont you call me? Im at my moms place. The number is 461-5793. Try to call me between 6:00 and 7:00 tonight. Bye.

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Hello. Im calling for Susan. My names Peter Rogers. Thats R-O-G-E-R-S, from Morning Star Travel. Im calling about your plane reservations. Please call me back at 391-6451. The best time to reach me is between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Thanks.

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Hello. This is Linda Wong. Susie, could you call me on Saturday, in the morning or afternoon? Do you have my number? In case you dont, its 536-8775. Thanks. Bye.

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Hello. This is Jim from Jims Auto Repair. Im calling about your car. Im afraid its not going to be ready until Friday. You can pick it up any time after four. By the way, the car radio isnt working properly. Do you want us to fix that, too? Please give us a call today to confirm.

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Hi. This is your neighbor Pat. ABC Express tried to deliver a package today, but you werent home so they left it with me. If you like, Ill bring it over tonight around 8 oclock. Let me know if youll be home.

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Hi, Andre. This is Susan. Id like to invite you to my birthday party on Saturday. I hope you can come. Bring a friend if you like. Ill be out till late tonight, so Ill be in touch tomorrow to give you more details. Bye.

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This is Classic Records. The CD you ordered is in. Please come by and pick it up. Or if you like, we can send it to your office. Please let us know which youd prefer.

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Andre. Hi. This is Kathy. Sorry I missed you. Thanks for your invitation to dinner tomorrow. It sounds lovely, but unfortunately I cant go. I have to work late. Ill try you tomorrow morning again before 9:00. Bye.

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This is Dr. Costellos office. Were calling about your dental appointment. We cannot give you an appointment on Thursday, but we can give you one next Tuesday. Please give us a call to confirm.

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Hi. This is Mary from Gold Coast Travel Agency. Weve confirmed your flights for you, so come by and get your tickets any time today before 7 p.m. Weve also booked you for three nights in the Paradise Inn, right on the beach. The hotel has a shuttle bus that takes you from the airport to the hotel, and it should be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area. Its a complimentary shuttle, so you dont have to pay for the trip, although we recommend you tip the driver. A few dollars for each bag should be fine. All right? Call me at 878-1990 when you get this message.

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Hey, this is Peter from the mailroom. Theres a package here waiting for you, so when you get a chance, could you come down and pick it up? Actually, its after five oclock, so I guess were closed now. Ill leave the package for you at the front desk, with the receptionist. Just pick it up tomorrow from her. Oh, I almost forgot. That letter you were waiting for, the urgent one with the

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Hi, this is Frank. Hope youre not working too hard down there! Anyway, I was calling to ask you something. Would you like to have lunch with me? I want to take you to lunch at a great Italian restaurant near the harbor. They serve this really amazing vegetarian lasagna, and the service is really greathelpful and polite. Then, after lunch, I was thinking maybe we could take a boat trip on the river. Im sure youd enjoy it. Anyway, give me a call on Thursday and let me know if youre free. My number is 754-9367.

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Hi, this message is for Daniel. This is Mrs. Lee, from Sunshine Dry Cleaners. The shirts you left with us on Friday are ready now. Please pick them up from the store any time on Monday. Were open until 9:00 p.m. In case you dont remember, were on the corner of Elm Street and Highway 31, next to the movie theater. The total cost for the shirts is $25.99, but we dont take credit cards, so youll have to pay cash. If you have any questions, please call me. The number is 468-3114.

Unit 19: Touring a City


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This is very unusual, isnt it? Its by one of our most famous artists. Nowadays his works sell for over $25,000 each. But I really dont understand how anybody would want to spend that much money on something like this. Do you?

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Its okay. Shes quite friendly. She probably just wants something to eat. Im sure she loves those peanuts in your bag.

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This is the best way to see the city, isnt it? You can see everything in a day just by sitting and looking through the window. I always do this the first day I visit a new place.

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Oh, you have to try some of these. They are really delicious. Theyre so sweet. They grow them very near here.

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This is an interesting old place. It was built over 200 years ago. It used to be the home of a very rich man. He lived here by himself until he died. Then his family gave it to the city so that now everybody can enjoy it.

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I have to get some of these. I see them in all the souvenir shops. Theyre really amazing. And theyre cheap, too. I think Ill take some back as gifts for the people in my office.

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Good afternoon, and welcome to Hollywood, California. I hope you all enjoy todays tour of the houses of the stars. Here we go! Now remember, you can buy photos of all the stars houses when the tour is over, so please dont take any pictures during the tour, okay? Up on the left is the gorgeous mansion where Marilyn Monroe lived. After she got married, she left this house and moved to New York to live with her husband, a famous American baseball

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. player named Joe Di Maggio. Now, just around the corner youll see a bright yellow house. Can you see it? Up on the hill? This is where James Dean lived. Finally, do you see that big iron gate on the right? Well, this is the entrance to Arnold Schwarzeneggers house. Unfortunately, you cant see the house from here, and were not allowed to go inside the gate.

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Were starting our tour by going up the tallest building in New York City: the Empire State Building. You can see the whole city from the top of this building. While youre up there, dont forget to look at the Statue of Liberty through the telescope, since we dont visit it on this tour. Next, well take the bus uptown to beautiful Central Park. I know the bus doesnt sound very glamorous, but I promise you, its just as fast as taking a taxi. When we get to Central Park, well visit the petting zoo and have a picnic lunch. Finally, well walk to another famous place: Rockefeller Center. In the winter, people go there to ice skate on the famous outdoor rink. Of course, there wont be any ice on a hot summer day like today, but theres a very nice photograph of the rink for sale at the gift shop.

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Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal! As you all know, the country of Nepal has some really tall mountains, including the worlds tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. But here in the capital city, Kathmandu, the mountains are almost always covered by clouds. So Im afraid we probably wont be seeing Mt. Everest today. However, we are going to visit an exciting market in the center of town where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs, including beautiful wool sweaters at really great prices. As we go through the market, though, please dont eat any of the food offered to you on the street. It looks delicious, but it might not be healthy. After visiting the market, well take a taxi to Pashupati Temple. This is one of the most important temples for the people of

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Welcome to Chicago! Were standing in front of Wrigley Field, one of the most famous baseball stadiums in the United States. Theres no game today, but there is one tomorrow, so you can buy tickets for it while were here. Next, were going to take a bus down to the Chicago Art Institute and spend a few hours looking at all the great paintings they have inside. Unfortunately, the museums most famous painting, Summer in the Park, is not on display today. Its being cleaned. After the museum, well take a boat ride down the Chicago River. As we float down the river, youll see the citys great skyscrapers go right over your head. Finally, well try some delicious Chicago style pizza at a very famous restaurantabout eighty years ago, the legendary gangster Al Capone used to eat there!

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A: B: A: B: Have you taken a tour since youve been here? Yes, I went on one last weekend. What was it like? Well, we didnt see a lot. We mainly went to a lot of shops. I wouldve preferred to see more of the museums and famous buildings. Im not really interested in shopping. And the bus they took us in was so old and slow. They should put it in the museum! A: B: Really! Did you say anything to the guide about it? Well the problem was, he didnt speak English very well. And he wasnt really very friendly.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: Thats too bad! But, we did have a nice lunch on the tour, and the whole tour was very cheap so it wasnt all bad. But I dont think it was worth the time, or money, even though it was cheap.

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A: B: What was your city tour like? Well, we saw lots of interesting places on the tour. I was totally exhausted at the end of it, but Im really glad I took it. You should try it. A: B: Did you go by bus? Yes, we had a nice, comfortable bus, and a very helpful guide. You know how some guides talk all the time. This one didnt. He gave us just enough information, but not too much. A: B: Where did they take you for lunch? Oh, some dirty little place near the center of town. I didnt eat much because the food didnt look very good to me. A: B: Thats too bad. Was the tour expensive? No. Not at all. It was very reasonable.

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A: B: A: B: Did you just get back from the tour? Yeah. It was really good. We visited all the places of interest. Im glad we took it. Did you take a bus or a van? We took a bus. There were only fifteen of us in it, so we had lots of room. It was a new clean one, so it was pretty comfortable. A: Did you have a guide?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: B: Oh, yes. She was great. A young student, I think. She really knew her stuff. How was lunch? Awful! We just had some fast food along the way. How much was the tour? Well, it was pretty expensive. That was the only problem. $100! I think they shouldve charged us about $50. But anyway, I think its definitely worth doing this tour.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: So how was the tour? It was disappointing, actually. Thats too bad. Yeah, we didnt get to see very much. It was too short. I wanted to see a lot more. Really. It wasnt very comfortable either. The bus wasnt air-conditioned, so it got very hot and stuffy after a while. A: B: Uh-huh. Anyway the guide was very helpful. He gave us some very interesting information and told a lot of jokes, so that was fun. And we had a really good lunch at a seafood restaurant. A: B: So was the tour worth it? Well it was only $15, which is pretty reasonable. But if you want to take a tour, you should try a different tour company.

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Unit 20: Airports


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A: B: A: Could you tell me where Departure Gate 5 is, please? Yes, just take the escalator up to the next level and turn right. All the gates are upstairs. Thanks.

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A: B: Excuse me. Wheres the baggage claim area? Its downstairs. Take the escalator over there, near the currency exchange. Go down to Level 1. You can get your bags there.

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A: B: A: Where are the restrooms, please? Just go straight. Theyre on the left. Just across from the check-in counters. Thanks. Oh, dear. I think Id better hurry. I need to change this baby right away.

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A: B: Excuse me. How can I get a shuttle bus to the parking lot area for Terminal B? Buses and taxis are on the next level. Just go up those stairs over there and turn right. The shuttle comes every five minutes.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Excuse me. Do you know what time the flight from Tokyo arrives? You can check it on one of the monitors over there, but let me see if I can find it for you. Thanks. Hmm. It looks like its delayed. Oh, so do you know what time its arriving? They havent announced the arrival time yet, so why dont you check again on the monitor in about 15 minutes? A: Okay. Thanks again.

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A: B: Excuse me. How can I get to the Wilson Hotel from the airport? Check at the information counter on Level 1. They have maps there. Are you driving? Car rentals are on Level 1 as well. A: B: A: B: No. Id like to get a bus if possible. I think theres a shuttle bus to the hotel in front of the airport. Oh, thanks. Do you know if the hotel is very far from here? Actually, its really close. Its about a ten-minute ride.

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A: Is it possible to buy souvenirs and gifts here?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: B: Yes, go to Level 2. Theres only one storea duty free shop in the departure area. Do I need to go through customs and immigration first? Yes. Youll find the shop right in front of you after you go through. And do you know if they take credit cards or do I need to use cash? Either is fine, but Im not sure which cards they accept.

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A: B: A: B: Whats the airport like in your town? Well, its only a short distance from the center of town, so thats good. Yes. And its pretty easy to get there. It only costs about $5 by taxi. Or you can take a bus from most of the hotels. A: B: A: B: A: B: Is it a big airport? Its fairly big, but its not a very pleasant place to spend time. How come? There isnt much to do there. They really should put in some stores and cafes. That would help. Luckily, you dont have to spend much time there because it usually only takes about five minutes to check in and go through customs and immigration.

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A: B: A: Whats the new airport like? Its fantastic. Much better than the old one. Is it far from town?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: A: B: Not really. Its only about 20 kilometers from the city, so it doesnt take long to get there. Thats good. Yes, now I can get out there on a fast train, which makes the trip very comfortable. How nice! What are the facilities like at the airport? Its almost like a big shopping mall. There are department stores, shops, a game center, and even a gym. A: B: It sounds great. Yeah, it is. The only trouble is its always very crowded, so it can take a while to get through check-in. They really need to add some more check-in counters to speed things up.

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A: B: A: B: Is the new airport close to town? Yeah. Really close! Does it take long to get to the airport? Well, you have to go by taxi or train, so it depends on how long it takes you to get a taxi. There are never enough taxis that will go to the airport so you have to wait for awhile. You can go by train, but its not very easy to get on when youre carrying bags. There really should be a bus service into town. A: B: I agree. Yeah, but once you get there its okay. There are lots of good duty free stores, and the restaurants are pretty good. Try the Italian restaurant there. Its excellent. A: B: Does it take long to check in? No. Check-in usually goes pretty quickly.

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A: B: What do you think of the airport? Well, its far from downtown and when the traffic is bad, it can take an hour and a half to get there. The city really needs to build a new airport that is closer to the city. A: B: Do you usually drive to the airport? No. I usually take the airport bus. The bus is pretty nice. Its clean and comfortable, and its a lot cheaper than driving because you dont have to pay for parking. A: B: Is there much to do there while you wait for your flight? Sure. There are a couple of stores that sell souvenirs and magazines. There are also a couple of fast-food places, and theyre fine for coffee and a sandwich. A: B: How long does it take to check in? It doesnt take long. Theyre pretty efficient.

Unit 21: Hotels


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A: B: Hello. My names Bill Sampson. I have a reservation. Just a moment please, Mr. Sampson. Ah, yes. Would you mind filling out this form please? A: B: A: B: A: Thanks. Could I also see your passport? Here it is. Thank you. Will you be paying by credit card? Yes. I have it right here. Oxford University Press

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Thank you.

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A: B: A: B: Yes, Id like to check in, please. Certainly, do you have a reservation with us? Yes, the names Peter Fox. Thats funny. I cant find your name in the computer. Do you have your confirmation number? A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Yes, its 6913. Oh, I see. Sorry. Your name was spelled wrong. And could I see your passport, please? Here you are. Okay. How will you be paying for your room? Ill pay cash. In that case Ill have to ask you for a deposit. Thats fine.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Id like to check in. My names Pennington. Would you mind spelling your name for me, so I can check it on the computer? Yes, its P-E-N-N-I-N-G-T-O-N. Ah, yes, here it is. Can I see some form of identification, please? Is a drivers license okay? Yes, thats fine. Thanks. Do I need to fill out a registration form? No, you are already registered. Just sign this card, please.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Yes, Id like a room, please. Do you have a reservation? No, I didnt think Id need one. Im with City Travel. Oh, yes. Then can I see some form of identification? Sure. Heres my company ID or would you prefer my passport? Your company ID is fine. Do you need my credit card? Yes, please. And would you fill out this registration card?

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Would you like a single or a double room? Oh, its just for me, so a single is fine. Smoking or non-smoking? Im a non-smoker. And the standard or deluxe room? The deluxe is an extra $20. Ill take the cheaper one, please. Sure. Just one thing, Im a very light sleeper. Can I get a room away from the street? I find the traffic noise can be a problem. A: Im sorry, maam. There arent any more rooms available on that side. But youll find the rooms are very quiet even on the street side. B: Oh, okay then.

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A: B: A: B: A: What kind of room would you like? Are there any deluxe rooms available? My wife and I want to give ourselves a treat. Yes, there are. So thatll be the double deluxe. And youd like a non-smoking room? Definitely. Neither of us smokes. Okay. Youre all set. Youre in room 701. Ill have the bags sent up to your room right away. Youll find a complimentary fruit basket in the room. B: Thats nice. Thanks. Oh, and well need a wake up call at 7:00 a.m. Can you arrange that? A: Sure. No problem. Enjoy your stay.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: What kind of room would you like? Oh, just something simple. The cheapest you have will be fine. So you dont want the deluxe then! No, thanks. I can give you a standard single on the second floor. The lower floors are cheaper. Sounds perfect. But the only one I have available at that rate is a smoking room, Im afraid. Oh, thats what I want. No problem, then. I need to iron some clothes. Is there an iron in the room? Im afraid there isnt. Oh. Could you please send an iron up to my room?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: Sure.

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A: B: A: B: A: Will that be a room for the two of you? Yes, thats right. Do you need a smoking room? No, we dont. And wed like a room on a high floor, please. Let me see if we have one available. Yes, we do. Good. Would you like a deluxe room? Its a little more expensive, but its much bigger. B: A: B: Oh, it doesnt matter about the size. The ordinary room will be fine. Certainly. And is it possible to get coffee and say, some sandwiches at this hour? Were a little hungry. A: B: Sure. I can send some up to your room if you like. Thanks. Thatd be great.

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A: B: Is your room okay? Well, its certainly big enough. Thats a nice change. A lot of hotel rooms these days are very small. Theres also plenty of space in the bathroom. A: B: Thats good. I wish I had a better view, though. Theres nothing to see except the cars in the parking garage. A: You could always change.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: I guess so, but I cant be bothered. Anyway, its great to have a TV and a fax machine in the room. Theres also a coffeemaker, so I can make coffee whenever I want it. I was a little disappointed that there was nothingnot even a bottle of waterin the refrigerator when I checked in. But I called down and asked them to fill it up, and they did that right away.

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A: B: Is your room big enough for the two of you? Well, its kind of small. By the time we put our bags on the floor, there was hardly any room to move. But you should see the bathroom! Its almost as big as the bedroom! Its great, but isnt that strange? A bathroom bigger than the room! A: B: It is. What floor are you on? Were on the second floor, so we dont really see anything interesting. Just the street and the building next to us. A: B: Is there anything much in the room? Just the bed and a tiny refrigerator big enough for two bottles of water! The bed is as hard as a rock! I could hardly sleep last night. The manager said they would bring me a softer mattress later. A: Well, thats good.

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A: B: Is your room at the hotel okay? Its not bad. Its a good-sized room so thats nice. The bathroom is absolutely tiny, though. And it doesnt have an electrical outlet, so I cant use my hair dryer in there! A: Thats inconvenient.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: At least I can look out at the beautiful park across the street. I like to be able to see trees from my window. A: B: That sounds lovely. Is there a lot in the room? No, not really. Just an old TV but no refrigerator or anything else. It was really hot last night and I couldnt sleep, so I spoke to the manager about it. She sent up an electric fan as soon as I called. A: That should help.

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A: B: A: B: Is your room okay? Its pretty good, thanks. Thats good. How big is the room? Well, it could be bigger. It really is pretty small. Theres just enough room for one chair beside the bed. A: B: It does sound small. Yeah, but my only real complaint is with the shower. The waters either much too hot or way too cold. Im going crazy! Luckily, I spoke to the manager, and hes sending a plumber up tomorrow. A: B: A: B: Thats nice of him. How about the view? Oh, I do love the view of the city at night. Its wonderful. Thats fantastic. What does the room have in it? Well, theres a really nice TV and a stereo. Plus theres a fax machine and one of those mini-fridgeseverything I need.

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Unit 22: Traffic


2. Lets Listen (Page 86) 1.
Theres been an accident on northbound Route 101. A truck has overturned and traffic is very congested. So keep away from 101 North until further notice.

2.
Traffic is moving smoothly today on the Kennedy Bridge. Traffic is unusually light. There are very few cars on the bridge at this time.

3.
The New Harbor Bridge is very busy today. Traffic is moving very slowly across the bridge. Its bumper to bumper, so avoid the bridge if you can.

4.
There has been a traffic accident on Watergate Drive. It looks like two cars had a head-on collision. There are also a couple of ambulances there, so keep away from Watergate Drive.

5.
Highway 25 is closed for repairs today, so better stay away from there. No traffic will be allowed on Highway 25 all day.

6.
Dont forgetits the annual marathon today. Right now there are hundreds of runners on the road. Pine Street and all the streets from Pine through Oak are closed until 2:00 p.m.

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3. Lets Listen (Page 87) 1.


A: B: Are you going to take the bus downtown or are you going to take your bike? I think theres too much traffic on the road today to go by bike. Its not safe to ride in traffic. A: I guess theres so much traffic because of the big football game. Well, look, Im driving downtown. Can I give you a ride? B: A: B: Hey, thanks. So do you use your bike very often? Not during the week, but I ride it pretty often on the weekend.

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A: B: How are you going to get downtown? Are you going to drive? I dont think so. I just heard the traffic report on the radio. It seems there is a traffic jam on the freeway. They said a couple of buses have broken down. A: B: I guess it will be quicker to take the subway. Absolutely!

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A: Gosh. I wonder how much longer well have to wait for a bus? Weve waited half an hour already! Do you think we should go back and get the car? B: A: B: Oh, no. I hate driving at night. Lets take a taxi. I dont want to be late for the movie. Good idea. Ill call for one on my cell phone. They usually come pretty quickly.

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A: B: How are you going to get home from the restaurant on Sunday, Harry? Oh, I can just take a bus or a taxi. There are usually plenty of taxis around that area at night. A: Yes, but not on a Sunday night. You might wait for a long time. Why dont you ask Kevin to drive you home? Hes having dinner with us and he lives near you. B: Thats right. Ill ask him.

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A: B: A: B: A: B: Whats the traffic like downtown today? Its pretty bad. One of the traffic lights is broken, so all the traffic is backing up. Oh. How should I get to my doctors appointment? Drive? Take a taxi? A taxi wont be any faster than driving. Well then, Ill probably take the subway to the station and then walk from there. Yeah, today I think thats the fastest way.

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A: B: A: B: How do you plan to get to your friends house? Do you need a ride? Hows the weather? Its really nice out. Oh, thanks anyway, but Ill ride my bike. I was going to take the bus, but I need to get some exercise. A: All right. But be careful of the traffic.

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4. Lets Listen (Page 88) 1.


In my town, public transportation was never very good. You had to drive everywhere so there was always traffic. The government wanted to make public transportation easier than driving cars. They bought some nice new buses, for example, and they added air conditioning to the ones we already had. They also began offering lower bus fares on the weekends, so more people would be encouraged to try the new buses. They raised taxi fares, too. I guess they figure that if taxis cost more, people might think about using buses more.

2.
Well, the problem was that thousands of people drove into the city center every day, and there werent enough parking spaces. So the government wanted to make parking easier. But they didnt build more parking garages. Instead, they tried to keep cars out of the city center. Recently, they started making people who drive their cars downtown pay a daily fee. You have to pay $10 if you want to drive your car into the center between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. At the same time, they have raised the parking lot rates, so people think twice before they drive their car downtown.

3.
Traffic was a real problem around here. It moved so slowly. Last year the government turned a bunch of streets downtown into one-way streets. This helped the traffic move more quickly. Special lanes on roads just for buses were built at the same time. If youre caught driving your car in a bus lane, you have to pay a fineand its a really high fine! Also, they passed a law last year that says you can only drive your car downtown three days a week. You have to display a special pass in your car that says which days youre allowed to drive downtown.

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Air pollution in our city was a huge problem and we really need to lower the pollution in our city. I guess thats why the government started putting special bicycle lanes on the streets downtown. That way, people can ride their bikes to work instead of using their stinky cars! They also made a rule that says there must be at least two people in your car if you want to drive downtown during the week. They also ordered these amazing new pollution-free buses. They use electricity, so they dont put anything bad into the air.

Unit 23: Roommates


2. Lets Listen (Page 90) 1.
I like sharing a room with Greg. Hes very quiet and always asks me if its okay for him to listen to the radio or watch TV. He likes to keep the room nice and clean, just like I do. He helps me a lot with homework, too. Hes really smart and is always happy to check over my assignments.

2.
Donna loves baking. Shes always making things and giving them to her friends. Cakes, pies, breadshe bakes everything. No wonder Im putting on weight. She loves calling people on the phone, and she spends hours talking to them. She really should spend more time on her school work, though.

3.
I have a great roommate. Shes neat and she makes me laugh a lot. Shes got a wonderful sense of humor. Shes really smart, too. She studies all the time. I sometimes wish shed take more

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. time off to make friends because she hardly knows anyone. She doesnt seem to feel comfortable when shes around people.

4.
Toms awful as a roommate. He always says hes going to do something, like pay the phone bill, but then he doesnt do it. He never does much to keep the place clean, either. He just throws things on the floor and expects me to put them away. He doesnt care that I have to live in his mess. It drives me crazy.

5.
Bob and I get along pretty well. He keeps the place really clean and neat. The only thing is, he loves to party. Hes always inviting friends over, and they sit around and talk really loudly until its very late. It makes it really hard for me to study. Ive asked him not to do it when Im studying, but he still does. I guess it doesnt bother him because he never studies.

6.
Pam is difficult to live with because she has very strong opinions. She always has to be right about things. And she just sits around all day watching TV. She never does anything active. The worst thing is she loses her temper very quickly. I think I need to find a new roommate.

3. Lets Listen (Page 91) 1.


A: B: A: How are you getting along with your new roommate? Well, shes very different from the one I had last semester. Really?

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2.
A: B: A: B: Do you have the same roommate this semester? No, I have a new one, unfortunately. I dont like him too much. Oh? Yeah, David, my roommate from last semester, was really neat and clean. My new one leaves his clothes all over the place. The place is always a mess.

3.
A: B: A: B: Has your new roommate moved in yet? Yes. Last week. Is he okay? Oh, yeah! I am so glad my old roommate left. He was always in a bad mood about things. My new one is so friendly and always happy. We get along really well.

4.
A: B: A: B: Whats your new roommate like? Oh, weve already started having arguments. How come? She likes to have her friends come by all the time. The place is always full of her noisy friends. A: B: Oh. Thats too bad. You used to get along so well with the old one. I know. She was really considerate.

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A: B: How are you and your roommate getting along? Pretty well. She usually comes home late, but shes always careful not to make any noise in case Im sleeping. Shes very thoughtful. I like that. A: B: Thats nice. Yeah. Shes a real change from my old roommate. She only ever cared about herself.

6.
A: B: A: B: A: B: Has your new roommate arrived yet? Yes, he has. Hes really fun. Oh, good! Yeah. He has a great sense of humor, so we are always joking and telling stories. Thats great. Your old roommate never told jokes. Yes, he was so serious about everything.

4. Lets Listen (Page 92) 1.


Hi, Paul. This is Ted. Listen, could you do me a favor? I left my chemistry book on my bed. I hope you can find it. The beds a mess because I didnt have time to make it this morning. Could you bring my book with you to class this afternoon? I need it for class and I dont have time to go back for it. Thanks.

2.
Anne. This is Margaret. Ive invited a couple of friends to come by tonight at 7:30 to watch TV with us. You know themDave and Sue. Would you be able to pick up some snacks? I have a

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. class till 7:00, so I wont have time to buy them before the guests arrive. Ill pay you back when I get home. Thanks!

3.
Hey, Ken, its John. Guess what? My folks just sent me an e-mail to say theyll be over to visit around five. Sorry, but I left the living room in a real mess. Could you give it a quick clean up? I have football practice till 4:30, and I cant get back to do it myself. We can all go out for dinner together later. Ill buy you whatever you want to eat!

4.
Brenda, this is Carrie. Im calling because were completely out of food. Sorry, but some friends came by earlier and we finished everything. We were really hungry! The refrigerator is completely empty. Could you get a few things for dinner on the way home? I have to finish an assignment, so I wont be home till about 8:00. By the way, I cleaned the apartment. I hope you like it.

Unit 24: Travel


2. Lets Listen. (Page 94)
A: B: A: B: So how was your trip to San Francisco, Cindy? Oh, pretty good, mostly. Mostly? Yeah, it started off okay. I did all the usual things. You know, I took a ride on the cable car. That was fun. A: B: A: I know, I love the cable cars. Then I looked around Chinatown. The food there is terrific. Yeah. Oxford University Press

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Anyway, on my second day I decided to rent a car. I wanted to get out of the city and look around. A: B: Were you on your own? Uh-huh. So first I drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and stopped to take some photos. Then I decided to drive out to Napa Valley. A: B: Napa Valley? Yeah. Thats where they grow grapes to make wine. Its really beautiful. All green great vineyards. Unfortunately, while I was driving I had a slight accident. A: B: Oh, no. Were you hurt? No, But it was awful. I had to leave the car and take a taxi all the way back to the hotel. It cost me an arm and a leg! A: Oh, no. What a vacation!

3. Lets Listen (Page 95) 1.


Hi, Mom. This is Jill. Just calling to say hello. Im having a wonderful time. Last week I met this gorgeous Italian guy. Hes really nice. Umm, he doesnt have a job yet, but Im sure hes going to be very successful and guess what? He wants to marry me. He gave me a beautiful ringI think it belonged to a relativeanyway, what do you think? Ill call back later. Bye.

2.
Hi, Mom. Hi, Dad. This is Sean. Im having a terrific time but Im not relaxing much. The weather is great so Im always busy doing something. Things are really expensive in Hawaii the hotel, the clothes, the food, everythingand Im completely out of money. So can you send me some money as soon as possible? Thanks. Love you. Bye.

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Mom. This is John. Listen. Im going to be back a day late. Traffic to the airport this morning was terrible. By the time I arrived, my plane had left. I also lost my wallet in the rush. It has all my credit cards in it. And the airline wont help me. Im not sure what to do. Ill call you later. Bye.

4.
Oh, Bob. This is Rachel. Sorry I missed your call last night. I went out for dinner and today Ive got a terrible stomachache. It must be something I ate. Anyway, Im going to see the doctor. Dont worryIm sure Ill be fine. Talk to you soon.

5.
Hi, Dad. This is Mary calling from Paris. Sorry I missed you. Listen. Something terrible happened. I went on a bus tour this morning, and dropped my glasses somewhere. I cant find them, and I cant see anything without them. Can you call me back as soon as you get this message?

6.
Hi, Mom. This is Margaret calling. Listen. I wont be home tomorrow night. They changed my flight and theres no flight tomorrow. So, uh, Ill be home on Friday. Dont worry about me! Im excited because I can do a few more things here in Hong Kong. See you soon.

4. Lets Listen (Page 96) 1.


I met this really nice family when I was in Korea last year. I was in a restaurant, and I was having trouble understanding the menu. The wife came over and asked me what I wanted to eat and told me all about Korean food. Then they asked me to join them at their table, and they paid

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. for my dinner. They also invited me to their house. We became friends, and we keep in touch now by e-mail. Theyll take me to a famous temple the next time I go back. Isnt that fabulous? I cant wait to see that temple!

2.
Once when I was in Italy, I took a bus trip from Rome to Florence. The bus was very crowded, and I had to stand most of the way. I had a couple of small bags with me. One was a backpack that had my wallet in it. I kept it in front of me for the entire trip. But when I got to Florence, I couldnt believe what had happened! Someone had cut a hole in my backpack, put in their hand, and removed my wallet. Then they took the money out and put the wallet back inside my backpack. I never noticed a thing! It really ruined my vacation because I couldnt pay to get into any museums. So now I want to go back again next summer and really see the museums I missed.

3.
Last summer I flew from London to Casablanca in Morocco to do some research on the traditional music there. Unfortunately, my bags didnt arrive with the flight. I thought they would probably arrive on the next flight, but they didnt. I had nothing to wear except the clothes I was wearing. Luckily the airline gave me some money to buy some extra clothes and things. The bags didnt turn up till four days later. I was really glad to get my bags back because I had a lot of important stuff inside them. But I had to wait around until they turned up, so I didnt get a chance to listen to any of the traditional music. Thats why I want to get back there again sometime.

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I was on vacation in Australia last summer when I got a terrible case of the flu. I had to stay in bed for four days and it was a week before I was feeling well enough to go out. I have a cousin in Sydney who was really kind and spent a lot of time with me until I was better. By then, I only had three days of sightseeing left before I had to leave. I saw the Sydney Opera house, and that was about it. The most awful thing is I didnt have the chance to go scuba diving. I want to go back and scuba dive there. It has the best coral reefs in the world.

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Test Tapescript
Midterm Test (Units 112)
1. Lets Listen 1.
A: B: A: B: Where would you like to go? Kennedy Airport, please. Should I put your bag in the trunk? Thats okay. Ill carry it, thanks.

2.
A: B: A: B: May I help you? Id like to rent a large car. You can have a minivan for just ten dollars more. Oh, I think that the large car will be fine, thanks.

3.
A: B: A: B: Hey, Donna, what are you going to bring to Lynnes party? Im going to make a dessert. Maybe a chocolate cake. How about you? I think Ill bring some potato chips. Im not a good cook. Thats fine. Just bring anything!

4.
A: Chris, where do you want to eat tonight? We could try the new steakhouse. They also have seafood. B: I dont eat meat or fish.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. A: B: Theres a Thai restaurant near here. Its vegetarian. Sure. That sounds good.

5.
A: B: A: B: Can I help you? Im fine, thanks. Im just looking. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, I will!

6.
A: B: A: B: How was your fish? It was okay, but nothing special. What was the chicken like? Not bad, but Ive tasted better. Lets go to a different restaurant next time.

7.
A: B: A: B: Pardon me, Miss. Yes? Im afraid you cant sit here. This seat is for the flight attendant. Oh, Im sorry. Ill go back to my seat.

8.
A: B: A: B: Achoo! Oh, no! Do you have a cold, Helen? Yes, and now I have the flu, too. Oh, thats too bad. I hope you feel better soon.

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A: B: A: B: Tell me about your old job, Cindy. It was very interesting. I did something different every day. How about the salary? It wasnt very good, but I was happy.

10.
A: B: A: B: Bob, have you made any New Years resolutions? Yeah, Im going to get more exercise. Maybe you should jog in the morning before work. Lets not push it. I think Ill walk to work instead of taking the bus. That is, if its not too cold!

2. Lets Listen 1.
A: B: A: B: A: B: So, how long have you been a hairdresser? For nearly five years now. Do you like cutting hair? Yes, I really love making my customers look good. When they look good, they feel good. Is it tiring work? Yes, it is, but I really love it.

2.
A: B: A: Do you have a good remedy for a sore throat? Oh, sure. The best treatment is gargling with warm water. Warm water?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: Sure. It always works for me.

3.
A: B: I think jogging is the best way to get in shape. I used to jog every day, but it hurt my knees. So, I started swimming at the health club. Now I swim three times a week. I really enjoy it.

4.
A: B: A: B: When does the ferry leave? In a couple of minutes. It looks a little rough out there today. I know. Last time, I was seasick! I hope Im okay this time.

5.
A: B: A: B: Do you play? Yes, a little bit. What about you? No, Im not musical at all. Will you play something for us? Sure, Id love to. How about a song I wrote for my band?

3. Lets Listen 1.
A: B: A: B: Yes, how may I help you? Is it possible to change seats? Id like to sit in non-smoking. Let me see. Yes, there are some open seats there. Thank you so much.

2.
A: How is the dress, maam?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: It fits perfectly, but Im not sure about the color. We also have it in blue. I think blue would look very nice on you. Thanks. Ill try it on.

3.
A: B: A: B: Good morning, and welcome to American Rent-A-Car. Yes, my husband and I would like to rent a car today. Its cheaper if you rent it for two days. No, thanks, we just need it for one day.

4.
A: B: A: B: A: Hi, Sam. Whats up? Not much. Do you want to get a little something to eat? Sure, Im a little hungry, too. How about some ice cream or cookies? Sounds good to me. Lets go!

5.
A: B: A: B: A: B: Do you have plans for Friday night? No, not yet. Would you like to come to my place for dinner? Ive invited a few friends. Sure. What time? 6:30. Okay. See you Friday.

4. Lets Listen
1. Have you made up your mind yet?

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Hi, would you like to try those on? Do you still have an upset stomach? So, youre a musician? Could you fasten your seat belt, sir? Why dont you take some aspirin? Would you like to go to a rock concert on Saturday? Is your family traveling with you? Do I need to leave a deposit? The airport, please. Where did you go on Friday night? Where do you want to eat tonight? So, youre an architect, right? How do you like this weather? Aerobics is fun, dont you think? Did the chicken soup help your cold? Would you like to come in and have a look around? This is delicious. Did you make it yourself? Can I drop the car off at the airport? May I get up and walk around?

Final Test (Units 1324)


1. Lets Listen 1.
A: Hows your hotel room? Oxford University Press

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: Its very noisy. The people in the next room leave the TV on all night. Thats too bad. My room is great.

2.
A: B: Did you enjoy the movie? No. It was really stupid. The acting was awful.

3.
The City Park is nothing special. Its very small and Ive seen much better in my own country. I wouldnt bother going there.

4.
A: B: Hey, Bob! Hows your new roommate? The problem with Tom is that he never studies. Hes always inviting people over to the apartment. Its too noisy for me to study.

5.
A: B: A: What happened to your car, Tim? I was waiting at a traffic light when the car behind me ran into me. Thats terrible!

6.
A: B: A: B: A: B: What kind of room do you want, sir? A double room. Smoking or non-smoking? I dont smoke. Would you prefer the deluxe or the standard room? Ill give myself a treat with the deluxe.

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A: B: A: May I help you, sir? Yes, I bought this sweater yesterday, and it has a big hole in the front. Oh, Im sorry. Would you like to exchange it?

8.
I dont mind dogs, but Im terrified of cats. They give me a horrible feeling. I know that its crazy, but I cant even watch a cat on TV.

9.
Hi, this message is for Wendy. This is World Travel. Your tickets to Hong Kong are ready. Please come by and pick them up.

10.
A: B: Excuse me. Do you know what time JAL 606 arrives? JAL 606? No, Im sorry. I work for Korean Airlines. Youll need to ask at the JAL counter. A: Thank you very much.

2. Lets Listen 1.
A: B: A: B: Quick! Look up there! Where? There, in the trees! Ah! I hate bats! Theyre going to fly in my hair. Dont worry! Bats are more afraid of you than you are of them!

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2.
There has been a traffic accident on Waterview Street near the bridge. A chicken truck has overturned, and it will take a while to clean it up. Traffic is very heavy, so stay away from that area until further notice.

3.
A: B: A: B: Oh, look at that painting! Dont you love it? I do. I think its the best painting in the museum. Can we buy a postcard of it in the gift shop? I dont know. Lets find out.

4.
A: B: A: Excuse me. Where are the restrooms? Theyre downstairs on the first level. You cant miss them. Thanks so much. I think my daughter drank too much water on the flight!

5.
Hello. Im calling for Lisa. This is Peter Wong, W-O-N-G, from Star Travel. Im calling about your hotel reservation. Please call me back at 396-1532. The best time to reach me is between 3 and 4 p.m. Thanks.

3. Lets Listen 1.
A: B: A: Hi, Mom. Oh, hello, dear. Hows your vacation? Its great, but everything is so expensive in London. The food, the clothes, my hotel. Im almost out of money.

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Developing Tactics for Listening, 2nd ed. B: A: B: Oh, no! Are you okay? Im fine, but could you please send me some money? Yes, Ill do it right away.

2.
I used to like collecting baseball cards. When I was younger, I was also into comic books for a while. Now, I just collect stamps.

3.
A: B: A: B: Did you enjoy the movie? Yeah, it was so funny. It made me and my boyfriend laugh. What was it about? It was about this guy who tells jokes and he becomes a famous movie star. It was so funny that Im still laughing about it.

4.
A: B: Hows your roommate, Randy? I cant trust him at all. He always leaves the door open and never pays his rent. He says hes going to do something but he doesnt do it. He drives me crazy.

5.
A: B: A: B: A: B: Yes, Id like to check in, please. Do you have a reservation? Yes. My name is Jim Fox. Mr. Fox, may I have your confirmation number? Yes, its 6263. Thank you. Could you fill out this registration card, please?.

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4. Lets Listen
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Id like to return this shirt, please. Tims really messy, isnt he? So, how was your trip to Los Angeles? Whats the freeway like today? Can I pay by credit card? Im terrified of flying on airplanes. Is this movie any good? Do you like gardening? Taking a tour is the best way to see the city, isnt it? Do you have a Korean newspaper? Whats your hobby? Yes, Id like to order a pot of tea. Wheres the baggage claim area? How did that happen? Why dont we take the bus? Do heights bother you? These jeans are the wrong size. Has anyone left a message for me? Oh, I hate snakes. Can you do something about it? What happened to you in Tokyo?

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