1) Listen to their conversation and recognise the officer’s attitude, (listening for the main idea)
Does the customs officer sound ...
• friendly? • unfriendly? • reserved?
Customs officer: Your passport, please.
Tanya: Here you are.
Customs officer: Miss Tatyana Smirnov.
Tanya: Yes, that’s right.
Customs officer: How long are you going to stay in Britain?
Tanya: For three weeks.
Customs officer: And what’s the reason for your visit?
Tanya: I am going to do an English course in Oxford. I want to learn some more English. But first I’m planning to stay in London for three days to meet my friend.
Customs officer: Have you got any documents from your school?
Tanya: Yes. Here is a copy of all the documents from the school. And this is the address of the family I’ll be staying with.
Customs officer: Your English sounds very good.
Tanya: Thanks. Actually, this will be my second language course in Britain.
Customs officer: OK. Here is your passport and your school documents. Enjoy your stay.
Tanya: Thank you. Goodbye.
Customs officer: Goodbye.
2) Listen to the conversation one more time and take short notes about Tanya, (listening for specific information/note taking)
• How long is she planning to stay in Britain?
• What is the reason for Tanya’s visit?
• What cities is Tanya planning to visit in Britain?
• How long is she planning to stay in London?
• Where is she going to stay in London?
• Has Tanya travelled to Britain before? If so, how many times?