Angela`s news
A = Angela T = Tom

A Tom! Hello! I haven`t seen you for ages!
T Goodness! I remember you! It`s ern… Agela, isn`t it?
A That`s right! You were in the class above me at school! Don`t you remember?
T Yes, of course I do! How are you?
A I`m fine. We haven`t seen each other for… oh, three years! How are you?
T Very well. Do you still live in Manchester?
A No, I`ve moved to Paris.
T Oh! When did you do that?
A About a year ago.
T And why did you go?
A Well, I wanted a change, and I had some friends there, and I like it very much.
T Yes, I`ve been to Paris. It`s wonderful, isn`t it?
A Mm. And I`ve found a job that I like. I work for a film company.
T That`s great. What about Alan? Are you two still together?
A No, that ended ages ago. He`s gone to South America. I`m going out with a boy called Jean-Pierre. He`s French, and we`ve just got engaged.
T Hey, that`s great! Congratulations! Are you going to stay in Paris?
A Yes, we`ve bought a flat there. It`s small, but it`ll do.
T What about your parents? How are they?
A They`ve retired now. They`ve bought a house on the south coast. Now listen! That`s enough about me? What about you? You`ve changed! You`ve lost a bit of weight, haven`t you?
T Yes, I have. I think I used to eat the wrong things. Well, let me see. I`ve just finished college…

Tom`s news
T = Tom A = Angela

T Well, I`ve just finish college. I`ve been studying archaeology. And for the last month I`ve working as a postman.
A And what are you doing in London?
T I`m trying to find a job. I`ve been going round museums to see if they need anybody. I`ve been writing letters for weeks!
A Have you had many replies?
T Well, a few, but not many. I`ve written at least thirty letters.
A Poor old you! Look, let`s go and have a cup of tea, and we can catch up on some more news.
T What a lovely idea!

Phoning home � Justin
M = Mother J = Justin

M …
J Hello. Mum. It`s me, Justin.
M …
J I`m fine, but I`m really tired.
M …
J Well, we`ve just started exams, so I`ve been staying up late… erm… it was three o`clock last night… yeah, I`ve been studying really hard.
M …
J Last Thursday. We had our first one on Thursday morning. It was terrible. I don`t want to talk about it.
M …
J Not a lot. I`ve been working too hard. Some time I go round to Lucinda`s place and we study together.
M …
J You know � Lucinda � I`m sure I`ve told you about her. She`s doing the same course as me, I`ve know her for ages. We often help each other with work… erm… not… all the… er… time. Sometimes we go to the pub or cook a meal together. Today we`ve been testing each other on economics and marketing. That`s tomorrow`s exam. She`s just gone out to get a Chinese take away.
Anyway, Mum � how are you and Dad? What have you been doing all day?
M …
J Packing? Oh, yes, I`d forgotten � you`re going to Geneva. I hope it goes well… erm… How long are you away for?
M …
J Oh, that`s not too long. What about Dad? How is he?
M …
J Typical! A typical Sunday � gardening and cricket. Tell him I`ll go to a match with him when I come home.
M …
J In two weeks. Term ends on the thirteenth. Oh � Mum, would it be OK if Lucinda came to stay in the holiday? Erm… we have to do a project together.
M …
J Thanks, Mum. Lucinda`s just come back with the food. I`ll ring again before I come home. Love to Dad.
M …
J Thanks, I need all the luck I can get. Bye. Have a good time in Geneva!
M …

Phoning home � Justin and his mother
M = Mother J = Justin

M Hello. Bedford 21698.
J Hello. Mum. It`s me, Justin.
M Hello, love. How are you?
J I`m fine, but I`m really tired.
M Oh � what have you been doing?
J Well, we`ve just started exams, so I`ve been staying up late… erm… it was three o`clock last night… yeah, I`ve been studying really hard.
M Of course, it`s exam time. When did they start?
J Last Thursday. We had our first one on Thursday morning. It was terrible. I don`t want to talk about it.
M OK. What else have you been doing?
J Not a lot. I`ve been working too hard. Some time I go round to Lucinda`s place and we study together.
M Lucinda? I haven`t heard about her before. Who is she?
J You know � Lucinda � I`m sure I`ve told you about her. She`s doing the same course as me, I`ve know her for ages. We often help each other with work… erm… not… all the… er… time. Sometimes we go to the pub or cook a meal together. Today we`ve been testing each other on economics and marketing. That`s tomorrow`s exam. She`s just gone out to get a Chinese take away.
Anyway, Mum � how are you and Dad? What have you been doing all day?
M Well, I`ve got another business trip tomorrow, so I`ve been packing all day � getting ready to go.
J Packing? Oh, yes, I`d forgotten � you`re going to Geneva. I hope it goes well… erm… How long are you away for?
M Only three nights. It`s conference.
J Oh, that`s not too long. What about Dad? How is he?
M He`s very well, but pretty tired. It would be better if he didn`t have to commute to London every day. He`s been gardening most of today, and watching cricket on TV.
J Typical! A typical Sunday � gardening and cricket. Tell him I`ll go to a match with him when I come home.
M Oh, yes � when exactly are you coming home?
J In two weeks. Term ends on the thirteenth. Oh � Mum, would it be OK if Lucinda came to stay in the holiday? Erm… we have to do a project together.
M That`s fine, love. She`s very welcome to stay. We`d like to meet her.
J Thanks, Mum. Lucinda`s just come back with the food. I`ll ring again before I come home. Love to Dad.
M Bye, love. And good luck in the exams!
J Thanks, I need all the luck I can get. Bye. Have a good time in Geneva!
M Thanks. Take care of yourself and work hard. Bye.

Three phone calls
1.
A Hello. 52902.
B Hello, Peter. This is John.
A Hi, John. How are you?
B Fine, thanks. And you?
A All right. Did you have a nice weekend? You went away, didn`t you?
B Yes, we went to see some friends who live in the country. It was lovely. We had a good time.
A Ah, good.
B Peter, could you do me a favour? I`m playing squash tonight, but my racquet`s broken. Could I borrow yours?
A Sure, that`s fine.
B Thanks a lot. I`ll come and get it in half an hour, if that`s OK.
A Yes, I`ll be in.
B OK. Bye.
A Bye.

2.
A Hello. International School of English.
B Hello. Could I speak to Ann Beaker, please?
A Hold on. I`ll connect you.

C Hello.
B Hello. Can I speak to Ann Beaker, please?
C Speaking.
B Ah, hello. I saw your advertisement about English classes in a magazine. Could you send me some information, please?
C Certainly. Can I just take some details? Could you give me your name and address, please?

3.
A Hello. 755987.
B Hello. Is that Mike?
A No. I`m afraid he`s out at the moment. Can I take a message?
B Yes, please. Can you say that Jim phoned, and I`ll try again later? Do you know what time he`ll be back?
A In about an hour, I think.
B Thanks. Goodbye.
A Goodbye.

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