Listening: Mari Working Abroad

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Mari from Trondheim has found work as an au pair in England. We asked her if she could write a letter to tell us about her experiences. Listen to her letter (ignore the page reference, please).


 


Activity

On the basis of Mari’s letter, are the following statements true or false? If a statement is false, correct it.

a          Mari has lived in Oxford for seven months now.
b          Mari didn’t want to go to university straight after school.
c          Mari’s main responsibility is housekeeping.
d          Mari used to dislike ironing.
e          The Kendalls’ house is old, big and run-down.
f           The Kendalls have wall-to-wall carpets in every room.
g          Mari’s room is quite small but she has a bathroom of her own.
h          Mari wasn’t very pleased to hear that her au pair family live in the country.
i           Mari finds driving on the left very difficult.
j           Mari has all weekends free.
k          Mari’s hobby is horseback riding.
l           Most of Mari’s friends are Norwegian.
m         Mari’s boyfriend is a boy from the village.
n          Mari’s stay as an au pair has been a very educational and rewarding experience for her.

Listening

Mari Working abroad [06:36]
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