Exercises by John Millen. The voices on the clips are Karly Cox and Sara Yin.
A group of friends who work together in an office are having a night out. The conversation gets round to the topic of boyfriends. One of the girls says she has just dumped her boyfriend and this starts the rest of them off talking about recently-dumped boyfriends.
Listen to what the girls say and then write the boy's name under the box that shows why he was dumped. The boys are: Tom, Peter, Jimmy, Denis, Joe and Danny.
Listen again to what the girls say and then answer these questions.
1 When did Louise break up with Peter?
a. two weeks ago
b. eight weeks ago
2 How many cigarettes did Peter smoke a week?
3 What is Louise's attitude to smoking?
a. she tolerates it
b. she hates it
4 When did Jimmy ask Agatha to marry him?
a. December 31
b. January 1
5 When were Jimmy and Agatha going to announce their engagement?
a. on Jimmy's birthday
b. on Agatha's birthday
6 How often did Maggie see Tom before they broke up?
a. every day after work
b. at weekends
7 Who told Maggie that Tom was seeing another girl?
a. her brother
b. her best friend
8 Where is Joe's new job likely to be?
a. in London
b. in Sydney
9 How many people were at Betty's birthday dinner?
10 How much money does Danny spend on clothes?
a. most of his salary
b. hardly anything at all
Question 1: A. Tom, B. Danny, D. Peter, E. Jimmy, F. Denis, H. Joe
Question 2: 1. b, 2. b, 3. b, 4. a, 5. b, 6. a, 7. a, 8. b, 9. b, 10. b