Script: Listening Exercise 158

Script: Listening Exercise 158

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John Millen used to teach English and French in a secondary school in the UK. He believes telling others about a good book is a brilliant thing to do.
BRILLIANT NEWS!

Have you ever received a piece of news that was so wonderful, you felt on top of the world? Listen to three conversation where are speaker has heard some great news.

Jenny: You're looking very happy this morning. I haven't seen you looking so happy for ages. In fact, I didn't want to say anything, but you've been looking a bit stressed recently.

Harry: You’re quite right. Today, I feel brilliant. Absolutely brilliant! I got a letter in the post this morning, just after breakfast.

Jenny: Good news, I think.

Harry: Excellent news! I’ve passed my grade eight, piano exam. I wasn't expecting to hear until the end of the week. My teacher said the results wouldn't be out until the last day of the month. I was so surprised to get my letter this morning.

Jenny: Well done! I'm so pleased for you.

Harry: Thank you. You know what this means, don't you?

Jenny: You’ll be giving a solo concert at the Cultural Centre next week?

Harry: Ha, ha. I wish! No, it means I’m almost guaranteed a place at music college. So, that's why I feel so good. I haven't felt so happy for months.

Conversation two

Mike chatting to his good friend and work colleague Patti during their lunch break.

Mike: You've had a massive smile on your face all morning. What's happened? I didn't want to ask you with the others around but now you can tell me. Go on! Why are you looking so pleased?

Patti: Well, I don't think you are going to like what I'm going to tell you ... er ...er

Mike: Go on. Put me out of my misery.

Patti: I applied for another job at a rival company, and didn't tell anyone. I didn't even tell the boss. I had an interview last Monday night. I thought I didn't stand a chance. But I got a call on my mobile this morning just as I was leaving home. I've got the job! I start on the first of next month. I know we have to give three weeks notice, so I'm going to hand in my notice this afternoon after lunch. I wanted to tell you before I handed it in. Wow! You've gone as white as a ghost. You're not going to faint are you?

Conversation three

Mum and Dad. Dad has just got home and sees straightaway that Mum is looking enormously happy He wants to know why.

Dad: You look very pleased.You don’t usually look so happy to see me when I get home.

Mum: I’m always happy to see you when you get back from work, but it's something else that’s made my day today. I am the happiest person in the world.!

Dad: Have you just won the mark six?

Mum: I wish! It's almost as good as that, believe me.

Dad: I think I'd better sit down first.

Mum: Well, you know how much our neighbour Mrs Brown and I dislike each other?

Dad: Of course. You’ve disliked each other from the moment the Browns moved in. How many arguments have you had with her since they got here? You both find the slightest reason to argue.

Mum: We do not! She just has no consideration for any of her neighbours. She lets her kids run around all over the place and does nothing about the noise they make. I’m not the only one who has complained. Well, today Mrs White from floor 40A told me some brilliant news. The Browns are moving! They are leaving Hong Kong completely. Mr Brown has a job in Bangkok. Hurrah! I won'tbe the only one in our block who's pleased to see them go. I might even throw them a leaving party.

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