The best thing about living in a city is the nightlife. The worst thing is the traffic. The best thing about my flat is the location
The best thing about living in a city
is the nightlife.
The worst thing is the traffic.
The best thing about my flat is the
The worst thing is the noise.
you ever lived abroad?
America – I worked in Rio for a while.
how long were you there?
about nine months – it was about ten years ago now.
Did you like it?
I loved it – it was fascinating. Completely different from Europe.
you ever been to America?
never. How about you?
once. I went to a friend’s wedding in New York.
you ever made bread?
lots of times. And you?
a couple of times, but it was horrible.
How long does it take to get there?
It’s a five-minute drive.
It’s a ten-minute bus ride.
It’s a twenty-minute walk.
I need to get to Big Sound Studios
I need to change some money too, I’ve
got some dollars
is there a place I can get some coffee
and a snack maybe?
Dane Crystal. I’m staying in room 101. (right) I need to get to Big Sound
that’s very near.
it’s about a five-minute walk, erm, if you, if you want to walk.
Erm, all you need to do is go to the
end of the road here (end of the road, OK), when you get to the station (yeah),
you need to turn left, (turn left) and then the studios are just there, again,
on the left, I mean, it’s really not far.
don’t need to take a cab.
no, not at all, not at all.
OK. I need to change some money too, I’ve got some dollars, and I’d like to
turn them into pounds if you guys do that.
no, unfortunately, we can’t change any money in the hotel (OK) but erm, there’s
a bank just down the road, it’s called the Euro Bank (the Euro Bank), erm yeah,it’s just down the road, on the opposite
think I passed it.
it’s just after the market
I’ll find it. And I’ve got a little time before I need to get to the studio so,
er, is there a place I can get some coffee and a snack maybe?
yeah, sure, there’s a little snack bar erm, just next door to here.
Or, actually, erm, if you want, there’s a pizza place.
yeah, pizza would be good.
it’s just, erm, on the corner, er, opposite the cinema, just down there, next
to the pub.
so it’s called ‘Pizza House’ (Pizza House). Yeah.
a lot for your help.
you very much.
bye, have a good day.
Good to see you, buddy!
Crystal! Good to meet you at last. Did you find the studio OK? Was it…
got great directions, Andy, from the receptionist.
good. Now tell me, about the flight – was everything all right for you?
great. I got upgraded!
put me in first class! First class all the way!
me, is everything all right at the hotel? Are you happy?
the hotel’s great. Got a nice big spacious room. Couldn’t be happier.
Listen, I’m taking you out for lunch. There’s a really nice place near the
hotel, and – it’s French.
gosh, I love French food.
know you love French food. It’s opposite the pizza place. Have you seen it?
passed it on the way here.
your jacket – we’ll go! Come on!
what’s that, opposite your house?
the tennis court.
Do you play?
the summer, we do, yeah.
what’s that at the end of the road?
lovely. What’s it like?
lovely, it’s really small and peaceful, you know, it’s nice.
So you’ve got a tennis court and a park.
know, we’re really lucky.
what’s that, on the corner?
White Horse, our local, erm, local pub; it’s a bit noisy. I haven’t actually
how about this, opposite the pub?
you ever been there?
we’ve been there lots of times. We went there last week, actually.
you? (yeah) Is it expensive?
not really, no.
what’s that, next to the Chinese?
chemist’s? Oh, yeah, it’s really useful, having that there. Yeah.
this, down the road from the chemist’s?
the doctor’s surgery.
far is it?
a five-minute walk.
that’s your doctor?
– but I haven’t actually been there, so, that’s good.
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