Series 1 Episode 3 – Kicked Out!

BCSW - Kicked out

Harry sure is good at his job as he doesn’t come cheap! Written by Chris Rose.

Preparation

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.

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Task

Decide if the following statements are true or false.

Task 2

Match a word from the top with a word below to make six common collocations.

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Task 3

Fill the gaps in the sentences by typing in one of the prepositions from the top.

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Task 4

Choose the correct verb form to complete each sentence.

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Transcript

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!

Harry: Exactly!

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…

Olivia: Maybe…

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!

Fadi: Hi 

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…

Fadi: Hmmmm….

Harry: Then for upgrades and maintenance, well, up to two five…

Fadi: Two thousand five hundred quid?

Magda: Quid?

Olivia: Pounds.

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…