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Finding the library

Listen to a conversation about the university library to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

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Listening A1: Finding the library – preparation

Match the words with the definitions.

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a place where people can use or borrow books, newspapers, CDs, etc.

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something you wear over your ears to listen to music

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the process of writing down students' information at the start of the academic year

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a big room with many seats where students listen to teachers

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a room or building where people work

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a talk to teach many people about a subject

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Student: Hi. Excuse me.

Student B: Yes?

Student: Where’s the library?

Student B: The library? It’s next to the registration office.

Student: Ah … sorry, I’m new. Where’s the registration office?

Student B: No problem. See the big building over there?

Student: Yes.

Student B: OK, so that’s the lecture theatre. Next to that, on the right, is the registration office. And next to that is the library.

Student: I see. Thanks!


Student: Hello?

Librarian: Hello.

Student: Is this the library?

Librarian: Yes, it is. Quiet, please.

Student: Oh, sorry. Thank you.

Librarian: Can I help you?

Student: Er, yes, please. I want to borrow some books. What do I need?

Librarian: You need a library card. Here’s the application form. You can take up to six books maximum today.

Student: OK. Six books.

Librarian: Yes. You have two weeks to read the books. Then you bring them back.

Student: And if I’m late?

Librarian: Every day you are late there is a fee of fifty pence.

Student: OK, 50p a day. Er, anything else?

Librarian: Mobile phones must be switched off in the library. You can bring your laptop, but please use headphones to watch videos or listen to music.

Student: OK, great.

Librarian: And you can’t bring food or drink.

Student: No food, no drink. And …?

Librarian: And please speak quietly! People are working here.

Student: Oh! Oh, OK. Thank you.

Librarian: You’re welcome.

Task 1

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Listening A1: Finding the library – 1

write the number of the events in the order you hear them.

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  1. The students asks for some books.
  2. The librarian gives the students an application form.
  3. The students asks someone for directions.
  4. The librarian explains the rules

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Listening A1: Finding the library – 2

Complete the sentences with the words.

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1. The big building is the _____________ theatre.

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2. The library is next to the registration _____________.

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3. You need a library __________ if you want to borrow books.

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4. You can take out __________ books.

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5. You can keep library books for __________ weeks.

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6. For every late day, you have to pay ____________ pence.

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7. Mobile phones must be switched ____________

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and you cannot have ___________ or drink.

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8. Please speak __________ in the library.

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Business cards

Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

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Listening A1: Business cards – preparation

Match the words with the definitions.

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a person who works in a job to get experience

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machines that doctors use

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a job that is not for a long time

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the main programmer

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a person who leads other people in a company

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the highest level of university education

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the person at the top of a company

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'Limited', a kind of a company that has private owners

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Transcript

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A: Hello, Doctor Miller. It’s nice to meet you.  

B: Please call me Peter.

A: OK. Are you a medical doctor? It must be helpful when you sell medical equipment.

B: Actually, no. My doctorate was in electronic engineering, but it’s still helpful for me when I sell our equipment.


B

Good morning, everyone. I’m happy to be here today to tell you about our new project. My name is Alessandro Rossi. I’m the project leader on the Starlight programming project.


C

Pleased to meet you. Here’s my card. My real name is Megumi Tanaka, but people who are not from my country think it’s difficult to say my name, so I use another name, Meg, when I’m working internationally.


D

Hello, everyone. My name’s Andres Mulligan. I’m very happy to be joining this team for the next few months and learning more about research and development.

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1.

DX Medical Equipment LtdDr Peter Miller
Sales Director






2.


*Space10 Designs*
Alessandro Rossi
Lead Programmer





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Global Engineering ConsultsMegumi Tanaka
Product Manager





4.

MaXtin LtdAndres Mulligan Jr
Intern, R&D team





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Listening A1: Business cards – 1

Are the sentences true or false?

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Peter Miller is not a medical doctor.

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Peter sells machines for hospitals and doctors.

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Starlight is the name of Alessandro's company.

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Alessandro is the manager of the company.

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Megumi thinks her real name is difficult to say.

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Andres is a not permanent member of the team.

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Listening A1: Business cards – 2

Match the sentences to the people who said them.

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My doctorate was in electronic engineering.

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I'm the project leader.

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I use another name when I'm working internationally.

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I'm happy to be joining this team for the next few months.

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Booking a table

Listen to someone booking a table in a restaurant to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

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Booking a table – preparation

Put the times in the correct group.

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Seven thirty

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Half past eight

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Eight

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Eight thirty

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Eight o´clock

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Half eight

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Transcript

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Staff: Hello, Gino’s.

Jamie: Hi. Can I book a table for tomorrow night, please?

Staff: How many people is it for?

Jamie: Four.

Staff: And what time would you like?

Jamie: About eight, eight thirty maybe?

Staff: Let’s see … We’re pretty busy tomorrow, so I can do half past seven or nine.

Jamie: Oh. OK, then. Half seven, please.

Staff: What name is it?

Jamie: Jamie.

Staff: J-A- …?

Jamie: M-I-E

Staff: OK, so that’s a table for four at half past seven tomorrow evening.

Jamie: Great. Thanks! Bye.

Staff: Bye.


Staff: Hello, Gino’s.

Jamie: Hi, I called earlier to book a table for four and I was wondering if I can make it for six instead?

Staff: Ah, what name was it?

Jamie: It’s Jamie.

Staff: Table for four at half past seven. So you want to change it to 6 o’clock?

Jamie: No, sorry. Can I make it for six people?

Staff: Oh, I see. Sorry! That shouldn’t be a problem. I can move you to a bigger table but it will be nearer the kitchen. Is that OK?

Jamie: No problem. Is it possible to change the time as well? Make it a little bit later?

Staff: Ah … yeah, we can. Is eight OK for you?

Jamie: Perfect, thanks!

Staff: Lovely. See you tomorrow, then.

Jamie: Thanks! Bye!

Staff: Thanks. Ciao! 

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Booking a table – 1

Choose the correct answer.

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When is the table booked for?

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When the woman says 'about eight, eight thirty', what does she mean?

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What time is the first booking?

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How do you spell the person's name?

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Where will the table be now?

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What time is the new booking?

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Final del formulario

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Booking a table – 2

Choose the correct word

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Is ___________ OK for you?

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Can I book a table for __________ night?

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What time __________ you like?

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Can I __________ it for six people?

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Is it possible __________ the time?

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How many __________ is it for?

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A voicemail message

Listen to a voicemail message and answer the questions to practise your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

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A voicemail message – preparation

Match the words or symbols with the definitions.

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someone you work with

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a place where people work at desks

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things a company makes and sells

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a small book with information about a product

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the amount of money you pay for something

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underscore

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hyphen (or 'dash')

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at

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Transcript

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John: Hi, this is John. Thanks for calling. I’m not here at the moment, so please leave a message and I’ll call you back.

Marina: Hi, John, this is Marina Silva calling from Old Time Toys. Your colleague Alex gave me your phone number. She said you can help me.

I need some information on your new products. Could you please call me when you are back in the office? My phone number is 0-2-0-8, 6-5-5-7-6-2-1.

Also, can you please email me your new brochure and information about your prices? My email address is Marina, that’s M-A-R-I-N-A, dot Silva, S-I-L-V-A, at O-L-D-T-I-M-E hyphen toys dot com.

Thanks a lot. I look forward to hearing from you.

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A voicemail message – 1

Choose the correct answer.

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John works at Old Time Toys.

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Marina wants ...

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Marina's number is ...

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Marina's email address is ...

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A voicemail message – 2

Choose the correct word

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Marina asks John __________ her back.

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Marina says that she __________ some product information.

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Marina __________ for a brochure and prices.

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Marina __________ herself.

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Marina __________ how she got John's phone number.

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Marina __________ her email address.

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Describing people

Listen to the conversation and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

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Do this exercise before you listen.

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Describing people

Match the descriptions with the people.

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2 / 4

3 / 4

4 / 4

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Audio

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Describing people

Choose the correct option to complete the sentences.

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Aurelia is asking about Hannah’s ...

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Hannah’s brother, Jem, has ...

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Hannah has ...

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Alex and Jem ...

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ShowCheck your understanding:

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Describing people

Write the word to fill the gaps.

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1. That? Er, that’s my  __________________, Jem.

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2.

And that’s his girlfriend, Lucy. The girl with the  ____________________,  ____________________hair.

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3. Alex and Jem are ________________  . They're both ____________________ .

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4. They’re exactly the same! They’re both _____________________ and _________________________ .

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5.

They’ve both got

,

hair,

eyes,

and

ears!

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6. They're not big. I think they're __________________ !

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7. And, has Alex got a _____________________ ?

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Band auditions

Listen to the conversation and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

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HideCheck your understanding: true or false

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Band auditions

Are the sentences true or false?

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1. The boy wants to be in the band.

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2. He doesn't like singing.

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3. He can't remember the song on the guitar.

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4. The boy is good at the drums.

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5. The girl says she will call him the next day.

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Check your understanding

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Band auditions 2

Fill the gaps with the correct phrase from the box.

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Girl: Hello. Yes. So, you'd like to be in our band?
Boy: Yes, ________________________

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Girl: Well, we need a singer, a guitarist and a drummer.
Boy: Oh, _______________ !

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Girl: OK, so you can sing. Let's sing the beginning of this song ... Right, OK, mmm, maybe not. Can you play an instrument?
Boy: Er, well, __________________ a little.

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Girl: OK, let’s hear you. What can you play? ... That’s it?
Boy: Er, yeah. ________________ any more.
Girl: Erm, can you play the drums?
Boy: Yeah, sure.

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Girl: OK! OK! STOP! That’s enough. Erm, what about the maracas? Can you play the maracas?
Boy: _____________

Girl: Great, great! Hmm ... thanks for coming. I’ll call you next week.

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At the library – giving personal information

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

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At the library

Choose the four correct answers.

What information do you think the school library needs to give someone a library card?

-First name
-Surname
-Favourite song
-Pet
-Class
-Age
-Favourite book

Task 1 Check your understanding, multiple choices

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At the library

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At the library

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Lucy's surname is ...

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She´s in class

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Lucy is ...

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The librarian asks for Lucy's ...

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Task 2 Check your understanding, complete the sentences

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At the library

complete the senteces with the correct word

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Task 2 Check your understanding

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School librarian: Can you _____________ that?

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School librarian: Thank you. What _____________ are you in?

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School librarian: Class 1B. And how _______________are you, Lucy?

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School librarian: Have you got a ________________?

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School librarian: OK, thank you, Lucy. Here’s your school library ________________ .

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A good night’s sleep

Listen to the radio interview and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

A good night’s sleep

Match the words with the definitions.

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Task 1 A good night´s sleep

Match the answers with its meaning

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making a lot of noise

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doing something

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a person who listens

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quiet

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the most difficult

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the time you go to bed

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useful information or advice

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a test to show what a person knows or can do

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Check your understanding True or False

A good night’s sleep

Are the sentences true or false?

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Task 2 Check your understanding

Answer true or false

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6. It is bad to play loud music while you sleep.

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5. It is good to turn your mobile off when you go to bed.

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4. It is good to play video games before bed.

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3. It is bad to think a lot before going to bed.

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2. Some people can sleep well with a television on.

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1. The guest in the studio is a teacher.

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