Match the answers a-k to sentences
Example: How old are you? 1 How are you? 2 What time is it? 3 Have a nice day. 4 What's your address? 5 What's your phone number? 6 Thank you very much. 7 I'm really sorry. 8 Here you are. 9 How much is it? 10 Can I open the window?
a Thanks. You too. b It's half past two. c I'm twenty-three. d Yes, of course. e You're welcome. f It's four pounds eighty. g I'm fine, thanks. h It's 29 Cross Street. i That's OK - don't worry. j It's 0785-400-461. k Thanks. What is it?
1 Read the text and answer the questions. A day in the life of a postman.
Peter Simpson is a postman. He comes from London but now
he lives and works in Bristol, a big city in the south-west
Today, on the World News Web, we ask Peter about his life
and his job.
How do you start a typical working
Well, I get up at half past three in the morning,' says
Peter. 'I have breakfast and a shower. I eat eggs and I
always drink a lot of coffee before I start work. It's dark
outside and it isn't easy to get up when it's so early and
so dark. Then I walk to the delivery office. It's about
20 minutes from my house.
What do you do at the delivery
I work with ten other postmen. We work for four hours putting
letters into bags. It isn't difficult to do but we work
Then what do you do?
At about 8.30, I take my big bag of letters and walk outside.
On a typical day, I deliver letters to 600 addresses.
Do you like your job?
Yes. Well, usually. I don't like it when it rains. And I
don't like working on Saturday morning when everybody is
in bed. But I meet a lot of people. Old people are very
friendly and I always speak to them. Some old people don't
speak to many people in a day so I think it's important
to say hello and be friendly. And after lunch I'm free.
I don't work in the afternoon, so I can go shopping or go
cycling when other people are at work. And that's great!
Example: What does Peter do?
1 What time does Peter get up? 2 Where does Peter live? 3 What does Peter eat and drink for breakfast? 4 Who does Peter work with? 5 What time does Peter leave the office to start
his walk? 6 Does Peter like working on Saturday? 7 What does Peter do in the afternoon?
2 Read the text again and tick (v)
True or False.
Example: Peter Simpson is a milkman.
1 Peter lives in the north of England.
2 Peter doesn't have a shower in the morning.
3 Peter thinks it's difficult to get up in the morning.
4 Peter goes to the office in his car.
5 Peter lives 20 minutes from the delivery office.
6 Peter works in the office for five hours every
7 Peter often delivers letters to six hundred houses
in a day.
8 Peter doesn't meet many old people in his job.
Answer the questions and write about
What time do you get up on a typical day?
What do you have for breakfast?
What do you do in the morning before you go to work / university?
What do you do?
Do you have a job or are you a student?
What time do you start work or start your studies?
What do you do on a typical day?
What time do you go home?
Do you like your job or your life as a student?
What do you like about it?