Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first task to check your understanding. Finally, practise some vocabulary and grammar in Tasks 2, 3 and 4. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want.
Listen to the audio
Decide if the following statements are true or false.
Olivia: Hi there Harry!
Harry: Hello Olivia. How’s it going?
Olivia: Not bad…what are you reading?
Harry: Just checking the jobs page of the local newspaper…
Olivia: More? I thought you already had too many job offers to choose from…
Harry: Well, I have…but there’s no harm in looking, is there?
Olivia: Suppose not.
Harry: You’ve got to know what’s going on…
Magda: Keep ahead of the game!
Magda: I think the internet is a better place to look for jobs, though…
Harry: You’re probably right, but I spend all day sitting in front of computers. It’s nice to have a change every now and then. So, Olivia, any more thoughts on what we talked about… your website?
Olivia: Yeah…well…like I said, I’d love you to do it!
Harry: Great – I’d love to do it. Now then, normally, for a job like that, I’d ask about a grand…
Olivia: A grand!
Magda: What’s a “grand”??
Olivia: A thousand pounds.
Magda: Phew! That sounds like a lot…
Olivia: It is!
Harry: It isn’t really…that’s what these things cost now…if you take into account the work I’ll have to put into it, and all my time…
Harry: But anyway, because we’re friends, I’ll do it for say, seven fifty…?
Olivia: Seven hundred and fifty…hmm…well…can you let me think about that? I’ll get back to you in a day or two.
Harry: Sure! No probs!
All: Hi there!
Fadi: Hang on, I’ll just get a coffee and then I’ll be with you……ok, cheers! So, how’s it going?
All: Good…fine…not bad!
Fadi: Harry – thought any more about that offer?
Harry: Sure, yeah… I’m up for it! I’ll do it, no problems.
Fadi: Great, we really need it. What kind of costs are we looking at?
Harry: Well, the basic package will be fifteen hundred…
Harry: Then for upgrades and maintenance, well, up to two five…
Fadi: Two thousand five hundred quid?
Fadi: You don’t come cheap, do you Harry?
Harry: I’m good at my job.
Fadi: I’ll have to have a word with my uncle…see if I can clear it with him. I’ll get back to you.
All: Hi there!
Olivia: What’s up Sarah?
Sarah: Just had some bad news…
Magda: Oh no! What’s the matter?
Sarah: I’ve just been kicked out of my flat!
All: Oh no!
Magda: Kicked out?
Olivia: She has to leave…find another place to live…