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
Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.
Fill the text by typing a phrasal verb in each gap. Use the correct form of the verbs, and prepositions from the top.
Harry: Could we get two cappuccinos please?
Tony: Ok…sit down and I’ll bring them over to you.
Johnny: So, listen, I had a word with the IT department about that job that I’d mentioned, and they’d like you to come in for a chat sometime…
Harry: A “chat”?
Johnny: Well, yeah, you know, not really a formal interview, just…well…like, a chat, so they can get to know you, and see what you’re like, and stuff…
Harry: But there’s no real job on offer…
Johnny: Well, no, perhaps not as yet, not exactly…
Harry: Hmmm, I’m not sure.
Johnny: Go on! What have you got to lose?
Harry: I guess you’re right…
Johnny: And it’s a good company to work for…lots of prospects…great bonuses! And you get to work with me!
Harry: OK, when can I come in?
Johnny: Tomorrow I guess…
Olivia: Tomorrow what? What are you two planning in secret?
Harry: Olivia, you are so nosey! You always have to know everything about everyone else….
Olivia: Just natural curiosity…
Johnny: Harry’s coming to work with me!
Olivia: That’s great!
Harry: Hang on, hang on…it’s not definite yet…
Olivia: I’m sure you’ll get the job! Well done!
Harry: Slow down, will you!
Olivia: That means you’ll be too busy to do my website for me…
Harry: I’m sure I can squeeze you in…
Olivia: I wouldn’t want to overwork you!
Harry: We’ll see, eh?
Olivia: OK, but don’t lose any sleep over it.
All: Hi Sarah!
Johnny: How’s the flat-hunting going?
Sarah: Oooooppphhhh….I’m exhausted. I’ve been going round the city all day, looking at flats.
Olivia: And no success?
Sarah: No success at all.
Harry: What’s the problem?
Sarah: They’re all too small, or too dark, or too far away, or too expensive, or there are weird flatmates…
Harry: You’ll have to compromise at some point….
Sarah: Yeah, I guess so, but I don’t want to live in a complete dump, and it seems that I can’t afford much more.
Fadi: Hello all!
All: Hi Fadi!
Harry: How’s it going mate?
Fadi: I’m fine here, but why are you lot all looking so glum?
Olivia: Sarah still can’t find a place to live.
Harry: Olivia’s fed up because I can’t do her website for her!
Johnny: Harry’s not enthusiastic about working with me!
Fadi: Great…Well, I’ll just have to try and solve all your problems, then, won’t I?