ADVANCED UNIT 11 (B3)

Were you at the trade fair last year? Yes, there were lots of companies there. 9. There was an excellent seminar last year. 9. No, there wasn't time last year. 9. 9.
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ADVANCED UNIT 11 (B3)

Activity group(s): 1 Number of exercises: 120

Advanced Unit 11 (16 activity (ies) 01:34:21) Keywords [18 word(s)] agency apartment available classified ad condo deposit equipped for sale housing landlord loan location monthly to move in (v.) owner to purchase (v.) realtor to rent (v.)

Phonetics Exercise [6 phoneme(s)]

z

uw

ads exactly housing magazine buildings deposit

through two New do few

soon commuting

U

bedrooms look would took good

B

small already calling

r

word relatives prefer tomorrow rather cellar price far

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p

newspaper apartment possible important planning payments

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

You want to rent a place to live. How do you think you'll find what you need? Through an agency. Newspaper ads. By word of mouth.

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2 2 3

What are you looking for exactly? 4 4 4

A house. An apartment. I don't know exactly.

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What do you mean by word of mouth? 2 2 2

Building managers. Friends and relatives. Neighborhood associations.

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How many rooms do you need? 6 5 5

Two. Three or four. Five, at least.

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And how many bedrooms? 6 6 6

Only one. Two bedrooms. I need three of them.

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You call an owner who seems to have something interesting available: "Mr. Smith speaking, may I help you?" I'm looking for housing. Do you have any places to rent? I'm calling about the ad.

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I do have an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I'd prefer a house. Yes, it might interest me. I would like more details.

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No, I don't have any. 9 9

What ad are you talking about? For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. The one in the New York magazine.

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It is a nice, well-equipped, four-room apartment in a big building. I don't like big buildings. What is the rent? What floor is it on?

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Too bad. Goodbye. $800 a month. Third floor.

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Yes, of course.

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Come and visit it.

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It's a good deal, you know. Can I visit it? I'm not interested. How does it look?

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9 9

Which day is convenient for you? Is today possible? Tomorrow would do. Wednesday.

Yes, of course.

Sentence Pronunciation [25 sentence(s)] Through an agency. Newspaper ads. By word of mouth. I don't know exactly. Building managers. Friends and relatives. Neighborhood associations. Five, at least. Only one. I need three of them. I'm looking for housing. Do you have any places to rent? I'm calling about the ad.

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I'd prefer a house. Yes, it might interest me. I would like more details. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I don't like big buildings. What is the rent? What floor is it on? Can I visit it? I'm not interested. How does it look? Is today possible? Tomorrow would do.

Key grammar explanations [4 grammar point(s)] 1

'May' - 'Might'

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Relative pronouns and adverbs

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Regular comparatives

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Order of adjectives

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Grammar Practice [2 exercises] 1

Put the following phrases in the right order. Example: sunny room big living building old nice manager

nice old building manager

newspaper helpful daily

helpful daily newspaper

dining small room

small dining room

interesting apartment two-bedroom

interesting two-bedroom apartment

brick big building

big brick building

ad small classified

small classified ad

Order of adjectives

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big sunny living room

Placing the adjective

Put the following phrases in the right order. Example: sunny room big living

big sunny living room

monthly rent high payments

high monthly rent payments

bedrooms small three dark

three small dark bedrooms

backyard grassy large

large grassy backyard

main entrance imposing

imposing main entrance

financial important details

important financial details

bad traffic suburban

bad suburban traffic

Order of adjectives

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Sentence Practice [9 exercises] 1

Form a question based on the final part of the sentence. Example: I'm looking for an apartment. I wrote to the agency.

Who did you write to? Whom did you write to? To whom did you write?

I spoke to the landlord.

Who did you speak to? Whom did you speak to? To whom did you speak?

I went with my mother.

Who did you go with? Whom did you go with? With whom did you go?

Interrogative words

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What are you looking for?

Final prepositions

Past interrogatives

Form a question based on the final part of the sentence. Example: I'm looking for an apartment.

What are you looking for?

The apartment is in that building.

Which building is it in? What building is it in? Which building is the apartment in? What building is the apartment in? In what building is it? In which building is it? In what building is the apartment? In which building is the apartment?

It's on Ninth Street.

What street is it on? Which street is it on? On which street is it? On what street is it?

I found it in Saint Louis Magazine.

What magazine did you find it in? Which magazine did you find it in? In what magazine did you find it? In which magazine did you find it?

Final prepositions

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Interrogative words

Past interrogatives

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Form a question based on the final part of the sentence. Example: I'm looking for an apartment.

What are you looking for?

I got my loan through my local bank.

What bank did you get your loan through? Which bank did you get your loan through? Through what bank did you get your loan? Through which bank did you get your loan?

My decision depends on the rent.

What does your decision depend on? On what does your decision depend? What does it depend on? On what does it depend?

I'm negotiating with the agent.

Who are you negotiating with? Whom are you negotiating with? With whom are you negotiating?

Interrogative words

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Final prepositions

Past interrogatives

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: I looked at a house. The house is big.

I looked at a house that is big.

I talked to an agent. The agent is tall.

I talked to an agent who is tall. I talked to an agent who's tall. I talked to an agent that's tall. The agent whom I talked to is tall. The agent who I talked to is tall. The agent that I talked to is tall. The agent I talked to is tall. The agent, whom I talked to, is tall. The agent, who I talked to, is tall. I talked to an agent that is tall.

I called the owner at his office. His office is on Clemente Street.

I called the owner at his office, which is on Clemente Street. I called the owner at his office which is on Clemente Street. The owner's office, where I called him, is on Clemente Street. The office where I called the owner is on Clemente Street. The office, where I called the owner, is on Clemente Street.

The house is on Wagner Avenue. The house interests me.

The house, which is on Wagner Avenue, interests me. The house which is on Wagner Avenue interests me. The house that is on Wagner Avenue interests me. The house that's on Wagner Avenue interests me. The house, which interests me, is on Wagner Avenue. The house that interests me is on Wagner Avenue. The house which interests me is on Wagner Avenue.

Relative pronouns and adverbs

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: I looked at a house. The house is big.

I looked at a house that is big.

The house is beautiful. The house's owners are on vacation.

The house whose owners are on vacation is beautiful.

The apartment was empty that day. I went there that day.

The day when I went there, the apartment was empty. The apartment was empty the day when I went there. The day when I went there the apartment was empty. The day I went there, the apartment was empty. The day I went there the apartment was empty. The apartment was empty the day I went there. I went there the day when the apartment was empty. I went there the day the apartment was empty.

The bathroom is big. The bathroom is in the back.

The bathroom, which is in the back, is big. The bathroom that is in the back is big. The bathroom which is in the back is big. The bathroom, which is big, is in the back. The bathroom that is big is in the back. The bathroom that's big is in the back. The bathroom which is big is in the back. The bathroom that's in the back is big.

Relative pronouns and adverbs

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: I looked at a house. The house is big.

I looked at a house that is big.

I asked the woman about the rent. The woman was wearing brown pants.

The woman whom I asked about the rent was wearing brown pants. The woman who I asked about the rent was wearing brown pants. The woman I asked about the rent was wearing brown pants. I asked the woman who was wearing brown pants about the rent. I asked the woman, who was wearing brown pants, about the rent.

I'll find a place. I'll like the place.

I'll find a place that I like. I'll like the place that I find. I'll find a place I like.

The bank gave me a loan. The bank is closed today.

The bank that gave me a loan is closed today. The bank that is closed today gave me a loan. The bank, which gave me a loan, is closed today. The bank which gave me a loan is closed today. The bank, which is closed today, gave me a loan. The bank which is closed today gave me a loan.

Relative pronouns and adverbs

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: Maybe I'll take out a loan.

I might take out a loan.

Maybe the payments will be high.

The payments might be high. The payments may be high.

Maybe I'll spend my savings.

I might spend my savings. I may spend my savings.

Maybe I'll need to commute.

I might need to commute. I may need to commute.

'May' - 'Might'

Modal auxiliaries

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Reformulate as in the example. Example: Maybe I'll take out a loan. Maybe the rent will be high.

The rent might be high. The rent may be high.

Maybe the apartment will be too small.

The apartment might be too small. The apartment may be too small.

Maybe it's already been rented.

It might already have been rented. It might have already been rented. It might have been rented already. It may already have been rented. It may have already been rented. It may have been rented already.

'May' - 'Might'

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I might take out a loan.

Modal auxiliaries

Reformulate as in the example. Example: Maybe I'll take out a loan.

I might take out a loan.

Maybe the landlord didn't have my number.

The landlord might not have had my number. The landlord may not have had my number.

Maybe the house was taken.

The house might have been taken. The house may have been taken.

Maybe I'll look elsewhere.

I might look elsewhere. I may look elsewhere.

'May' - 'Might'

Modal auxiliaries

The Right Word with speech recognition [2 exercises] 1

By word of mouth means that you heard about it from other people. Hand in hand As a matter of fact It's a mouthful To beat around the bush The notion of means

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An owner is the proprietor of a place or thing. anaconda businessman handler impropriety

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Word Order with speech recognition [9 exercises] 1

What do you look What do you look for in

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the bedroom is too the bedroom is too small

for in your ideal your ideal spouse?

small to fit

to fit a a double bed.

Construction of compound nouns

spouse?

double

bed.

'Too' - 'Too much'

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Friends and relatives were invited to my Friends and relatives were invited to my wedding

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Philosophical Philosophical

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give me all the details on the embassy bombing give me all the details on the embassy bombing!

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the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a peculiar building the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a peculiar building in Italy.

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an archaeologist doesn't forget his chisel and an archaeologist doesn't forget his chisel and brush!

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Dinner is Dinner is a

conversations conversations

wedding

are of great interest. are of great interest

a convenient time convenient time to talk

to talk about about business

!

in

Italy.

brush!

business

'It's time to' - 'It's time for'

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Wednesday is the middle of the working Wednesday is the middle of the working week

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Words and Functions [2 exercises] 1

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. We would like to purchase a home in a residential neighborhood. We need three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We want a spacious kitchen. We would also prefer to have a sunny backyard. Indefinite articles a a a a

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Nouns neighborhood home

bedrooms

Descriptive adjectives spacious residential

sunny

bathrooms

kitchen

backyard

Put the words from the text in the corresponding categories. If you are a student looking for inexpensive housing, you don't usually have very many options. You either have to search the classified ads, or you have to know somebody who needs a roommate. Students often share apartments, which is sometimes fun, but can also turn out to be a nightmare. Either you get along with your roommate, or you would rather live alone. Conjunctions If either or

but

Either

or

Adverbs of frequency often sometimes usually

Dialogue: Comprehension [1 exercises] 1

You want to rent a place to live. How do you think you'll find what you need? Through an agency. Newspaper ads. By word of mouth. Where is the entrance? I would like more details. Quite big, yes. I need three of them. I'm not interested.

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2 2 3 Through the kitchen.

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What are you looking for exactly? A house. An apartment. I don't know exactly. Are you sure? Maybe later. The kitchen. I'm calling about the ad. Is today possible?

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2 2

Here they are.

How many rooms do you need? Two. Three or four. Five, at least. Can I visit it? No more than eight hundred. I haven't seen everything yet. Yes, please. I would like more details.

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Yes, of course.

What do you mean by word of mouth? Friends and relatives. Neighborhood associations. Building managers. It would mean a lot of commuting. That's a good idea. The bedrooms again. No, I hadn't. I still can stay here for a while.

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4 4 4

6 5 5 Yes, of course. You won't get much for that.

And how many bedrooms? Only one. Two bedrooms. I need three of them. I don't want to be too far from downtown. As soon as possible. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I already took a peek. Through an agency.

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6 6 6 10 miles isn't too far.

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You call an owner who seems to have something interesting available: "Mr. Smith speaking, may I help you?" I'm looking for housing. Do you have any places to rent? I'm calling about the ad. You're right. I'm not interested. Where is the washing machine? I don't like driving. Yes, it looks great.

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Think it over and good luck. There isn't any. Think it over and good luck.

I do have an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I'd prefer a house. Yes, it might interest me. I would like more details. Yes, probably. There aren't many cabinets! I don't like the idea. Maybe later. Where is the washing machine?

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No, I don't have any. 9 9 You can add some.

There isn't any.

What ad are you talking about? For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. The one in the New York magazine. I'm not interested. Neighborhood associations. Five, at least. Yes, please. Next month.

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9 9

It is a nice, well-equipped, four-room apartment in a big building. I don't like big buildings. What is the rent? What floor is it on? One month at most. Three or four. I'm looking for housing. How much for a house? A few weeks.

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Too bad. Goodbye. $800 a month. Third floor.

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Twice as much as the rent.

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It's a good deal, you know. Can I visit it? I'm not interested. How does it look? There aren't many cabinets! As soon as possible. Newspaper ads. Quite big, yes. With a wine cellar?

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Yes, of course.

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Come and visit it. You can add some.

No, unfortunately.

Which day is convenient for you? Is today possible? Tomorrow would do. Wednesday. What about traffic? Newspaper ads. Where is the entrance? One month at most. Friends and relatives.

Yes, of course.

Think it over and good luck. Through the kitchen.

Keywords [15 word(s)] additional arrangement to be back charge to confirm (v.) event to fax (v.) to organize (v.) presentation to register (v.) registration to represent seminar stand trade fair

Dialogue: Explore [1 exercises] 1

Hello, Karl Sinclair speaking. Hello, are you organizing the trade fair in Dallas? Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas? Are you in charge of the arrangements for the trade fair in Dallas?

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Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

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Yes, I am.

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How can I help you, ma'am? I would like to reserve 4 stands for the event. Can I register for 5 stands for the fair? Yes, I'd like to reserve a stand, please.

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3 3 3

O.K. O.K. O.K.

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Which company do you represent? Powervex in Great Britain. Catona Computers in Germany. I represent Quickyear in China.

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Of course. Of course. Of course.

How many people will be in your group? Altogether there will be 15 of us. I think there'll be 12 of us. There are currently 10 in our group.

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There is an additional charge for groups over 10. O.K., there will just be 10 of us, then! There will be only 10 of us, then! No additional charge for groups of 10, then?

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5 5 5

6 6 6

No, just over 10.

The fair starts at 9:30 on the 26th of April. 7 7 7

We will arrive at a quarter after nine. O.K., we'll arrive at 9:15. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine.

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It will finish at 6 o'clock. 8 8 8

I'll be back at the hotel by 6:15, then. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then.

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Were you at the trade fair last year? 9 9 9

Yes, there were lots of companies there. There was an excellent seminar last year. No, there wasn't time last year.

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Do you have any questions, ma'am? Yes, will there be a design seminar this year? Who will make a presentation this year? How many stands are there this year?

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Yes, in the afternoon. Simon Taylor will make a financial presentation. About 100.

Could you fax me to confirm your registration? Yes, I'll fax to confirm. I will fax to confirm the registration. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon.

Sentence Pronunciation [22 sentence(s)] Hello, are you organizing the trade fair in Dallas? Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas? Are you in charge of the arrangements for the trade fair in Dallas? I would like to reserve 4 stands for the event. Can I register for 5 stands for the fair? Yes, I'd like to reserve a stand, please. I represent Quickyear in China. Altogether there will be 15 of us. There are currently 10 in our group. No additional charge for groups of 10, then? We will arrive at a quarter after nine. I'll be back at the hotel by 6:15, then. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then. Yes, there were lots of companies there. There was an excellent seminar last year. No, there wasn't time last year. Yes, will there be a design seminar this year? Who will make a presentation this year? How many stands are there this year? I will fax to confirm the registration. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon.

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Key grammar explanations [2 grammar point(s)] 1

Irregular verbs

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Anaphoric 'to'

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

Hello, Karl Sinclair speaking. Hello, are you organizing the trade fair in Dallas? Good morning, are you responsible for the trade fair in Dallas? Are you in charge of the arrangements for the trade fair in Dallas?

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Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

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Yes, I am.

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How can I help you, ma'am? I would like to reserve 4 stands for the event. Can I register for 5 stands for the fair? Yes, I'd like to reserve a stand, please.

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3 3 3

O.K. O.K. O.K.

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Which company do you represent? Powervex in Great Britain. Catona Computers in Germany. I represent Quickyear in China.

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Of course. Of course. Of course.

How many people will be in your group? Altogether there will be 15 of us. I think there'll be 12 of us. There are currently 10 in our group.

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There is an additional charge for groups over 10. O.K., there will just be 10 of us, then! There will be only 10 of us, then! No additional charge for groups of 10, then?

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5 5 5

6 6 6

No, just over 10.

The fair starts at 9:30 on the 26th of April. 7 7 7

We will arrive at a quarter after nine. O.K., we'll arrive at 9:15. Fine, we'll be there at a quarter to nine.

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It will finish at 6 o'clock. 8 8 8

I'll be back at the hotel by 6:15, then. Great, I'll be back at the hotel by quarter to seven. Fine, we'll leave at a quarter after six, then.

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Were you at the trade fair last year? 9 9 9

Yes, there were lots of companies there. There was an excellent seminar last year. No, there wasn't time last year.

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Do you have any questions, ma'am? Yes, will there be a design seminar this year? Who will make a presentation this year? How many stands are there this year?

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Yes, in the afternoon. Simon Taylor will make a financial presentation. About 100.

Could you fax me to confirm your registration? Yes, I'll fax to confirm. I will fax to confirm the registration. Sure, I will fax to confirm this afternoon.

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