Listen to Jennifer talking to a colleague.
Write the names of the hotels in the hotel guide in your book.
JENNIFER:I'm off to Kuala Lumpur for a few days next month.
You've been there recently-can you recommend a hotel?
MAN:Well,I stayed at the Century Datang last time I was there.
JENNIFER:What's it like?
MAN:It's very pleasant There are excellent recreation facilities
swimming pool,tennis courts,squash courts and a fantastic gym.
JENNIFER:Is there a shopping centre in the hotel?
MAN:No,but the shopping district is only a short walk away.
JENNIFER:And where is it?Is it central?
MAN:Very-it's in the financial and commercial district.
JENNIFER:What about the Rasa Cinta? I've heard that it's very good.
What are the business facilities like there?
MAN:They're excellent,and service is very efficient.
But it can sometimes be difficult to get a room
because they often have large conferences there.
JENNIFER:They both sound very good;it's hard to choose.
MAN:There's another hotel that might suit you-are you travelling alone?
MAN:Well,why don't you try the Perdana Puteri?
There's special women-only floor there.
JENNIFER:That sounds a good idea.Is the hotel equipped for business?
MAN:Yes,it specializes in business travellers and has everything you need.
JENNIFER:Well,I'll give them a try.Thanks for all your help.
Unit 9 Lesson 2
Listen to Ms Rufer talking to a visitor,Mr Harris.
Tick the topics they talk about
HARRIS:Hello.RUFER:Nice to see you again!How are you?
HARRIS:Oh,not too bad,thanks.
RUFER:And did you arrive this morning?
HARRIS:Yes,by train from Brussels.
RUFER:Did you have a good journey?
HARRIS:No,not really The train was late and it was very crowded.
RUFER:Oh,I'm sorry to hear that.Were you in Brussels on business?
HARRIS:Yes,I was at a conference.
Unfortunately,I didn't have time to look round the city.Next time,perhaps.
RUFER:Yes,Brussels is a very nice city.
Now,can I get you anything?A cup of coffee?
HARRIS:Yes,thank you.That would be nice.
Unit 9 Lesson 3
Listen to these sentences.
How many words do you hear in each one?
1 It was an interesting conference.
2 The seminar wasn't very useful.
3 It was a terrible meeting.
4 The exhibition was disappointing really.
5 The fair wasn't very productive.
6 The course was really successful.
Unit 9 Lesson 3
Listen to Sarah,Isobel and Pedro talking about recent business events.
Which event did they go to?
Listen again and complete the table in your book.
MAN:So what was it like?
SARAH:Great!I really enjoy edit.
Some of the talks were very good and there was an excellent atmosphere.
It was a pity it was so short.
There simply wasn't enough time to talk to everyone.
MAN:Did you see Henri Bertillon?
SARAH:Yes,we had lunch together on the last day.
He sends his regards and hopes to see you there next time.
MAN:Thanks.So it was a good week?
SARAH:Yes,the only problem was that my hotel was a bit far out though.
MAN:Oh,dear.Where did you stay?
MAN:Hello,Isobel.How was your day?
ISOBEL:Tiring!There was a lot of interest in our products and our stand was really crowded.
MAN:So it was successful?
ISOBEL:Oh,yes.And I think we made a lot of good contacts.
MAN:Really,you must be glad you came.
MAN:Was your boss pleased?
ISOBEL:He wasn't there!
MAN:He wasn't there?Where was he?
ISOBEL:He was on holiday.
MAN:Hello,I see you're back.How was it?
PEDRO:Well,it was nice to be out of the office for a few days.
And the hotel was fantastic.Swimming pool,sauna,everything.And terrific food.
MAN:Did you actually learn anything?
PEDRO:Yes,I think so.
MAN:So you speak fluent English now?
PEDRO:Well,not quite.But I learnt a lot.In fact,I think I'll go again next year.