Four people are talking about the journey to work they make each workday. Listen to what they say and then fill in the answer questionnaires with the relevant information.
Voice 1: Good morning. My name is Milly and I work in a bank in Central. I work Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. I love my job but I hate the journey I have to do every morning to get there. It’s so boring. I leave home at six-forty five every morning including Saturday. The whole journey takes one hour thirty minutes and it’s very tiring. I take a bus from my home to Mei Foo and then I get the MTR. Of course the buses and the MTR are packed at that time in the morning. I always listen to music on my mp3 player to make the journey go more quickly. I finish work at 6.30 during the week and sometimes the journey at night doesn’t take as long as it did in the morning. I am always tired and hungry when I get home.
Voice 2: I’m Bobby. I don’t mind my journey to work at all. I work in a phone shop in Causeway Bay. I work six days a week. Every day except Mondays. The shop opens at eleven and I leave home at about ten fifteen. I take a mini bus from outside my apartment block right to Causeway Bay. It’s very convenient. Some of my friends take ages to get to work. I always read during the journey. I love manga and I make sure I have the latest book with me when I travel to work. The shop closes at nine and I always go straight home.
Voice 3: Hello. I’m Chrissy. I’m a nurse and work in a hospital in Happy Valley. I work part time, usually Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week. I start early. I have to leave home at seven o’clock. I get a bus to Causeway Bay and then get on a Happy Valley tram, arriving just before I have to start work. I start work at eight and finish at six. What do I do during the journey? Please, don’t laugh! I do my knitting. I love to knit and I use my journey time each morning and evening to get some knitting done. Some people look at me very strangely, but I don’t care. I’d hate to waste my time and do nothing during the journey to work.
Voice 4: Good morning. I’m George. I’m a travel agent. My office is in Jordan. I work every day except Sundays. The office is open on a Sunday but it’s my day off. I live in Yuen Long so my journey to work is quite long each day. I leave home at seven thirty each morning. I walk to the nearest Light Rail stop and then I get the MTR to Jordan. I start work at nine but I’m often late by a few minutes. What do I do during my journey to work? Well, I sleep. I don’t read, I don’t listen to music. I catch up on my sleep. Even if I have to stand up for part of the journey, I manage to get some sleep. Have you heard of anyone who can sleep standing up? Well, I can. I finish work at eight thirty and I sleep again on the journey home. Sleeping is my favourite hobby and I’m very good at it. I’m an expert.