Part A :
Good morning, how can I help you?
Umm, I understand you help fix up students with host families.
That's right ...are you interested in ...?
Well please sit down and I'll just take a few details.
Right now ... what name is it?
Can you spell that please?
Yes ...J-E-N-N-Y C-H-A-N.
Right ...and what is your present address?
Sea View Guest House, 14 Hill Road.
OK, and do you know the phone number there?
Yes ...I have it here, umm ...2237676, but I'm only there after about 7 p.m..
So when would be the best time to catch you?
I suppose between 9 and, let me see, half - past, before I leave for the college.
Great ...and can I ask you your age?
I've just had my nineteenth birthday.
And how long would you want to stay with the host family?
I'm planning on staying a year but at the moment I'm definitely here for four months only.
I have to get an extension to my permit.
You're working on it?
Fine ...and what will be your occupation while you're in the UK?
And what would you say your level of English is?
Umm. Good, I think I'd like to say 'advanced' but my written work is below the level of my spoken, so I suppose it's intermediate.
Certainly your spoken English is advanced.
Anyway, which area do you think you would prefer?
Umm, well I'm studying right in the centre but I'd really like to live in the north-west.
That shouldn't be a great problem ...we usually have lots of families up there.
Part B :
And do you have any particular requirements for diet?
Well, I'm nearly a vegetarian ... not quite.
Shall I say you are?
It's probably easier that way.
That would be best.
Anything about your actual room?
I would prefer my own facilities - 'en suite', is that right?
And also if it's possible a TV and I'd also like the house to have a real garden rather than just a yard, somewhere I could sit and be peaceful.
Is that all?
Well ... I'm really serious about improving my English so I'd prefer to be the only guest if that's possible?
No other guests ...
Yes, you get more practice that way.
Anyway, obviously all this is partly dependent on how much you're willing to pay.
What did you have in mind?
I was thinking in terms of about￡60 - ￡80 a week, but I'd go up to a hundred if it was something special.
Well I don't think we'd have any problems finding something for you.
And when would you want it for?
I'd like to move in approximately two weeks.
Let me see, it's the 10th today ...
so if we go for the Monday, it's the 23rd March.
Right ... good, and if I could ask one last question ...
Question 1 - 5
Complete the table below:
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Name: Jenny Chan
Present address: Sea View Guest House,
Daytime phone number: 2237676
[NB Best time to contact is /
Intended length of stay:
Occupation while in UK: student
General level of English:
Preferred location: in the
1. 14 Hill Road|14 HILL ROAD
2. between 9 and 9.30|9-9.30|BETWEEN 9 AND 9.30
3. 1 year|1 YEAR