Exercise 1

A. Listen to Karen and Peter talking about the TV programme Ice Road Truckers. Do they like it?

B. Listen again. Who thinks these things, Karen (K) or Peter (P)?

1   It’s unusual to see a woman truck driver.

2   The truckers are only interested in the money.

3   The programme is popular because people want to see something bad happen.

4   Lisa Kelly is a really good driver.

Answer & Audioscript


Peter likes it, but Karen doesn’t.


1 P and K   2 K   3 K   4 P


PETER   Ice Road Truckers is on this week. It’s a really great programme.

KAREN   Oh, I don’t like Ice Road Truckers at all. I think it’s a terrible programme. The truckers only drive their trucks for money. And people watch them because they want to see an accident, it’s really bad.

P   Oh no, I think it’s really good. I really like Ice Road Truckers and I always watch it. You know, a lot of people think it’s a man’s job to drive a truck, but there’s also a really interesting woman in the programme – her name’s Lisa Kelly.

K   What, is she a trucker?

P   Yes, she has a big truck and she drives it really well too. I like her – she’s always happy. You can see she loves her job.

Exercise 2

A. Jack (SWOTTIE 8’s real name) talks to Tania about her study habits. Listen and tick (✓) the things they talk about.

 places to study

 hours of study


 free time

B. Listen again. Complete the information about Tania’s studies.

•   Part-time or full-time studies?     •   When?

•   Hours a week?     •   Where?

Answer & Audioscript


1 ✓   2 ✓   4

•   part-time

•   15 hours a week

•   early in the morning or late at night

•   everywhere – on the bus, at work, at lunchtime, in the kitchen, in the bedroom


JACK   Umm excuse me. Hi. Look, can I ask you a few questions about your study routine?

TANIA   Sorry?

 Your study routine.

T   Umm … OK … but I’ve got to …

 Great! So, first question, do you study full-time or part-time?

T   Part-time. I have a job – I’m a nurse – and I have a family. I’m really busy.

 OK… and how many hours a week do you study?

T   Well, at the university … about five hours.

 And at home?

T   I don’t know – maybe about ten hours.

 Do you study in the morning or afternoon?

T   I usually study early in the morning or late at night.

 When do you start studying each day?

T   Usually at half past eight or nine o’clock.

 Do you finish studying very late?

T   Well, it changes every day.

 Well, last night, for example.

T   Hmm … last night … at quarter past eleven.

 Wow, that’s quite late! And where do you study?

T   Everywhere! On the bus, at work, at lunchtime, in the kitchen, in the bedroom – everywhere!

 And in your free time?

T   Free time?!

 What do you do in your free time?

T   I don’t have any free time!

Exercise 3

A. Jack asks Tania about her daughter, Ellie. Listen and complete the information about Ellie’s studies.

• Hours a week?

• When?

• Where?

Answer & Audioscript

•   about 40 hours a week

•   at about nine o’clock

•   mostly at the university library and sometimes at home


JACK   Are you the only student at home?

TANIA   No, my daughter Ellie is a student too.

J   Can I ask about her …?

T   All right, but look, I really have to …

J   Thank you so much. So, Ellie is it?

T   Yes.

J   How many hours a week does she study?

T   She’s a full-time student, so she studies about 40 hours a week.

J   What time does she start each day?

T   I’m not sure. At about nine o’clock.

J   Where does she study?

T   Mostly at the university library and sometimes at home.

J   Does she study more before an exam?

T   Yes, I think so. Look, I really have no idea. I’m in a hurry …

 must go. Goodbye!

J   Please just one more question. Maybe not.

Exercise 4

A. Put the questions in the correct order. Listen and check.

1   a week / do you study / hours / how many?

2   study grammar / or vocabulary / do you?

3   you / when / study / do?

4   study / do / where / you?

Answer & Audioscript

 How many hours a week do you study?

 Do you study grammar or vocabulary?

 When do you study?

 Where do you study?

Exercise 5

A. Listen to Part 1. Dan and Leo are in a cafeteria, they’re: 

1   at the airport

2   at work

3   in a shopping centre?

B. Listen to Part 1 again and choose the correct answers.

1   Dan orders a small / large tea, a small / large latte and one croissant / two croissants.

2   It costs £3.60 / £4.60.

3   Dan asks Leo to pass the milk / sugar.

Answer & Audioscript


 at work


 small (tea), large (latte), one croissant




DAN   What do you want?

LEO   Oh, thanks. I’d like a latte.

D   Can I have a tea and a latte, please?

SERVER   Certainly. Small or large?

D   A small tea and … ?

L   Large for me, please.

S   So, a large latte and a small tea?

D   Yes. And could I have a croissant as well, please? … So, we need to talk about the meeting on Wednesday.

L   Oh yes. Is it here or at their of ice?

D   At their of ice. Could we chat about it now?

L   Sorry, I have another meeting in five minutes.

D   OK, no problem. We can do it later. … How much is that?

S   £3.60.

D   Here you go.

S   Thanks.

L   So, this meeting on Wednesday …

D   Yeah. Oh! Could you pass the milk? Thanks. Annie!

ANNIE   Hi, Dan. Sorry to call you at work.

D   That’s OK. Don’t worry.

C. Listen to Part 2. Annie wants to do an online course. What’s her problem? Choose one answer.

She can’t decide:

a   which course to do

 how much to pay

c   when to start.

D. Listen to Part 2 again. Are the sentences true or false? Correct the false sentences.

 Annie asks Dan for help.

 Dan’s free tonight.

 Annie isn’t free on Friday.

 Annie’s happy about dinner.

E. Listen to Parts 1 and 2 again. Match a—d with 1—4.

1   Can I have a tea and a latte, please?

2   Could I come to your place tonight?

3   Could we chat about it now?

4   I’d like some help.

a   Certainly. Small or large?

b   Sorry, I have another meeting in five minutes.

c   Sure, no problem.

d   Sorry, we’re not at home tonight.

Answer & Audioscript


a    which course to do


1   T

2   F (Dan and Martina aren’t at home tonight.)

3   F (Annie’s free on Friday.)

4   T


a 1   b 3   c 4   d 2


ANNIE   Hi, Dan. Sorry to call you at work.

DAN   That’s OK. Don’t worry.

 But you see, I need … Well, I’d like some help.

 Sure, no problem.

 It’s about this online course I want to do. I’m not sure which one … I mean, I can’t decide.

 So you want your big brother to help you …?

 Yes, I do. Could I come to your place tonight?

 Sorry, we’re not at home tonight.

 Oh, that’s a pity.

 But, look, come on Friday – for dinner.



 For dinner?



 OK. See you then. Bye!


 My sister! Always asking me to do things for her. … Eugh! Too much sugar!

Exercise 6

A. Listen to three short conversations. Where are they? Match them with pictures a–c.

B. Complete the sentences from the conversations in A. Listen again and check your answers.

1    _________ some water, please?

2   _________ a chicken sandwich, please.

3   _________ you this afternoon?

Answer & Audioscript


1 b   2 a   3 c


1 Could I have   2 I’d like   3 Can I phone





 Could I have some water, please?

 Sure, no problem. Here you are.

 Thank you.


A   Yes?

B   I’d like a chicken sandwich, please.

A   Sorry, we don’t have chicken. We have cheese or egg.

B   Oh, OK. Hmm … a cheese sandwich, then.


A   Can I phone you this afternoon? I’m very busy just now.

B   Sure, no problem. Call me at about two?

A   Yes, that’s fine. Speak to you later.

B   OK, bye.

Exercise 7

A. Three International College students talk about where they’re from and their reasons for studying English. Underline the correct answers.

 I come from Acapulco / Mexico City and I need English for my job / studies.

 I come from Riyadh / Jeddah and I need English for my job / studies.

 I come from Krakow / Warsaw and I need English for my job / studies.

B. Listen again and complete the table with the words in the box.

grammar  –  the lessons  –  the teacher

reading and writing  –  listening  –  the timetable


Likes at the college

Needs to improve










Answer & Audioscript


1   Mexico City; job

2   Riyadh; job

3   Warsaw; studies



Likes at the college

Needs to improve


the timetable



the lessons

reading and writing


the teacher



DANIELA My name is Daniela and I’m a police of icer in Mexico City – but just traffic police. I need to speak English because sometimes tourists ask me questions in English, for example, they ask me for directions or some tourist information. I like studying at this college. The timetable works well – we have a two-hour break in the middle of the day. I want to improve my listening. I find listening quite hard and it’s difficult to listen to something and make notes at the same time. So I need to do some extra listening practice.

SAID Hi. My name is Said and I’m a dentist in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Sometimes English-speaking people come to my work, so I need to speak good English. This college is very good – the lessons are very interesting and we do lots of different things in class. I want to stay here for a term – until December. Listening and speaking is OK for me, but I need to work hard at reading and writing. I’d like to read books in English – maybe even some books about my work.

JUSTYNA Hello, my name’s Justyna and I’m a photographer for a newspaper in Warsaw in Poland. In the future, I’d like to study at a university in the UK, so I need better English to do that. Our teacher, Kate, is great. She is very friendly and she helps us a lot in class. Only one thing worries me a bit: the marks I get in tests. I think my progress is OK and I can speak better, but I’m not very good at tests and exams. But maybe I need to study grammar a bit more too!

Exercise 8

A. Listen to Kate talk about a competition at International College. What can you win?

B. Listen again. Answer the questions.

1   Can students who aren’t at International College enter the competition?

2   Is it OK to use a computer for the entry form?

3   Where can students get entry forms?

Answer & Audioscript


an extra month of English lessons for free


 No, they can’t.

 No, it isn’t.

 from Kate or from reception


KATE   Hi, everyone. Before we begin the lesson, I just want to tell you about this competition we’re having here at school. It’s really good because you can win an extra month of English lessons for free. That’s right – an extra month for nothing. So all you need is … Well, you need to be a student at this school – and you all are – and you need to complete this entry form by hand – you know, you can’t use a computer. But you also need to make sure that what you write on the entry form is correct – no mistakes! So if you want to enter, you can get an entry form from me or you can also get them from reception. It’s a really good competition – one more month of study. So are there any questions?

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