HONESTY PAYS

1. Circle the correct verbs to complete the sentences.

1  The restaurant charges / costs $3 for water.
2 We saved / saved up a lot of money by booking the flights online.
3 If you buy / spend the cinema tickets, I’ll owe / pay for the drinks and popcorn.
4 Don’t worry – if you can’t afford / spend to buy lunch, I can borrow / lend you some money.
5 He’s always short of money because he loses / wastes about €5 a day on drinks and snacks.
6 I borrow / owe my parents €50 from last summer.
7 If I charge / run out of money, I’ll borrow / lend some from my parents.
8 We can buy / charge three books because they only cost / pay for €4 each.

2. Listen to the true story of a student in Australia. Which is the best title? Tick a, b or c.

a An honest student gets a reward
b Crime doesn’t pay
c How to find a job in TV
Listening Strategy

Before you listen, carefully read the summary and think about what you need to fill each gap. Think about the part of speech (noun, adjective, verb, etc.) and the kind of information (a time or date, number, age, place, an adjective that describes a feeling, etc.) that should go in each gap.

3. Read the Listening Strategy and the summary below. What kind of information do you need for each answer? Choose from the alternatives below.

an adjective to describe a feeling    a country    a job   a number    a period of time    a room
Mr Amarsinghe was short of money so he took a part-time job as 1………………… . He was working in 2………………… on the ground floor of a TV company, when he found some money. At first, Mr Amarsinghe, who was born in 3…………………, thought it was a trick and decided not to take the money. The police arrived and found more than 4………………… dollars. No one claimed the money but the police phoned Amarsinghe after 5………………… and told him that most of the money was now his. A judge decided that he deserved the money for his honesty. Amarsinghe was of course 6………………… when he heard this, but he wasn’t sure how he would spend the money.
1  The information needed is …………………………………
2 The information needed is …………………………………
3 The information needed is …………………………………
4 The information needed is …………………………………
5 The information needed is …………………………………
6 The information needed is …………………………………

4. Listen again and write the correct words to complete the gaps in the summary in exercise 3. Use between 1 and 3 words for each gap.

1  …………………………………
2  …………………………………
3  …………………………………
4 …………………………………
5  …………………………………
6  …………………………………

5. Read the questions and think about the kind of information you need for the answers to the questions.

1 Where is the apartment that speaker 1 mentions? ……………………..
2 How much did speaker 2 spend on cosmetics? ……………………..
3 How long has speaker 3 had his job? ……………………..
4 What is speaker 4’s hobby? …………………….

6. Listen to four different speakers and answer the questions in exercise 5.

1  …………………………………
2  …………………………………
3  …………………………………
4 …………………………………

7. Listen again and match speakers 1-4 with sentences A-E. There is one extra sentence.

This speaker:
A asked for a pay rise at work, but did not get it.
B borrowed money for a holiday, but did not go.
C receives gifts of money, but never spends it.
D tried to raise money for charity, but did not get much.
E tried to get a refund in a shop, but failed.
The extra sentence is .......

EXTRA EXERCISE

= Strategy =

Before you listen, look at the statements carefully and underline they key words. Sometimes the information in the statement is true for one of the speakers, but it is incorrect for the speaker in the statement. Listen carefully to hear which speaker gives the information.

1. Read the Strategy. Then look at the task below and underline the key words in the questions. The first one has been done for you.

2. Listen to the conversation twice. Decide if the statements are true or false

1  Lucy has a relative living in Spain.
2 Ben prefers the town to the country.
3 Ben prefers to relax when he is on holiday.
4 Ben’s uncle can teach Lucy Spanish cooking.
5 Lucy tells Ben about a good hotel to stay at.
6 Lucy gives Ben some advice about a job.
6 Lucy is planning to return to Spain in September.

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