I’ve driven a tractor. When I was seventeen, I worked on a farm for a few months. I’ve been to hospital a few times. When I was six, I broke my leg, and when I was twenty-two I had a car accident, and I was in hospital for a couple of weeks. And I have never, ever, in my whole life, never won a competition.

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A: I’ve been to England. I haven’t been to Scotland.
B: I’ve been to the United States. I’ve never been to Mexico.
C: I haven’t been to any of the countries!

A: Have you ever been to Ireland?
B: No, I haven’t.
A: Have you ever been to Scotland?
B: Yes, I have.
A: When did you go?
B: Two years ago.

Roger’s life
Yes, I’ve lived in a foreign country. In Japan, actually. I lived in Osaka for a year. I really enjoyed it. I loved the food! Now, then. Have I orked for a big company? It depends what you mean by big. I’ve worked in a factory, and I’ve worked in an office, but they weren’t very big companies. I’ve never stayed in an expensive hotel, but I’d love to one day. A big room, breakfast in bed, it’d be lovely!
I’ve been in a jumbo jet. I went in one when I flew to Japan. The plane stopped in Moscow. The flight was about twelve or thirteen hours!

Cooking. Mmm. Well, I can’t cook very well, but once when I was a boy scout I cooked for us all. There were about thirty of us, and I made beans on toast. It was delicious because everyone was so hungry. I’ve never met anyone famous, and I don’t really want to. Mm, I’ve only ever seen one Shakespeare play, and that was Hamlet. I saw it while I was at school. We studied it for an exam.
I’ve driven a tractor. When I was seventeen, I worked on a farm for a few months. I’ve been to hospital a few times. When I was six, I broke my leg, and when I was twenty-two I had a car accident, and I was in hospital for a couple of weeks. And I have never, ever, in my whole life, never won a competition.

Lilian and her father on the phone
L: = Lilian F = Father
L: We’re having a lovely time, Dad.
F: I’m sure there’s a lot to do!
L: There is! We’ve been for a walk in Central Park. It’s so big! Everything here is big. And we’ve climbed the Empire State Building. The view was fantastic. We haven’t been to Greenwich Village yet, and we haven’t been to Chinatown, either. We’re going to do that tomorrow.
F: Have you seen the Statue of Liberty yet?
L: Oh, yes, we have. We’ve just had a helicopter tour of the city, and we flew really close to it.
F: What about a show? Have you seen a show on Broadway yet?
L: No, we haven’t. We’re going to one on our last night here, but we haven’t decided what to see yet.

Telephoning

A: Hello. 276694.
B: Hello. Can I speak to Jo, please?
A: This is Jo speaking.
B: Oh! Hi, Jo. This is Pat. I’m just ringing to check that Sunday is still OK for tennis.
A: Yes, that’s fine.
B: Great! See you on Sunday at 10. Bye!
A: Bye!

A: Hello. Chesswood 4576.
B: Hello. Is that Liz?
A: No, it isn’t. I’ll just get her.
C: Hello. Liz here.
B: Hi, Liz. It’s Tom. Listen! I’m having a party on Saturday. Can you come?
C: Oh, sorry, Tom. I can’t. I’m going to my cousin’s wedding.
B: Never mind. Perhaps next time. Bye!
C: Bye.

A: Hello. Barclays Bank, Chesswood.
B: Hello. Can I speak to the manager, please?
A: Hold on. I’ll put you through… I’m afraid Mr Smith isn’t in his office. Can I take a message?
B: Don’t worry. I’ll ring back later.
A: All right. Goodbye.
B: Goodbye.

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