[02:23.83]ADVISER: Good morning, how can I help you?
[02:26.71] Umm, I understand you help fix up students with host families.
[02:33.13] are you interested in ...?
[02:36.68]ADVISER:Well please sit down and I'll just take a few details.
[02:41.39]ADVISER:Right now ...
[02:42.26]what name is it?
[02:45.90]ADVISER:Can you spell that please?
[02:55.20]ADVISER:Right… and what is your present address?
[02:58.53]STUDENT:Sea View Guest House, 14 Hill Road.
[03:02.60]ADVISER:OK, and do you know the phone number there?
[03:06.87] I have it here, ummm ...
[03:11.26]2237676, but I'm only there after about 7 pm.
[03:19.50]ADVISER:So when would be the best time to catch you?
[03:22.22]STUDENT:I suppose between 9 and, let me see, half-past, before I leave for the college.
[03:30.90]ADVISER:Great… and can I ask you your age?
[03:34.38]STUDENT:I've just had my nineteenth birthday.
[03:37.34]ADVISER:And how long would you want to stay with the host family?
[03:40.89]STUDENT:I'm planning on staying a year but at the moment I'm definitely here for four months only.
[03:47.62]I have to get an extension to my permit.
[03:51.78]ADVISER:You're working on it?
[03:53.32] and what will be your occupation while you're in the UK?
[03:59.66]ADVISER:And what would you say your level of English is?
[04:03.56] Good, I think I'd like to say 'advanced' but my written work is below the level of my spoken, so I suppose it's intermediate.
[04:15.42]ADVISER:Certainly your spoken English is advanced.
[04:18.71]Anyway, which area do you think you would prefer?
[04:21.98]STUDENT:Ummm, well I'm studying right in the centre but I'd really like to live in the north-west.
[04:29.85]ADVISER:That shouldn't be a great problem ...
[04:31.70] we usually have lots of families up there.
[05:13.74]ADVISER:And do you have any particular requirements for diet?
[05:15.24]STUDENT:Well, I'm nearly a vegetarian ...
[05:18.57] not quite.
[05:20.70]ADVISER:Shall I say you are?
[05:21.61] It's probably easier that way.
[05:23.65]STUDENT:That would be best.
[05:25.38]ADVISER:Anything about your actual room?
[05:28.13]STUDENT:I would prefer my own facilities - 'en suite', is that right?
[05:33.71]And also if it's possible a TV and I'd also like the house to have a real garden rather than just a yard, somewhere I could sit and be peaceful.
[05:46.29]ADVISER:Is that all?
[05:48.63] I'm really serious about improving my English so I'd prefer to be the only guest if that's possible?
[05:57.70]ADVISER:No other guests ...
[05:58.77] Yes, you get more practice that way.
[06:01.85]Anyway, obviously all this is partly dependent on how much you're willing to pay.
[06:07.30]What did you have in mind?
[06:07.98]STUDENT:I was thinking in terms of about £60-£80 a week, but I'd go up to a hundred if it was something special.
[06:17.78]ADVISER:Well I don't think we'd have any problems finding something for you.
[06:21.67]ADVISER: And when would you want it for?
[06:24.19]STUDENT:I'd like to move in approximately two weeks.
[06:27.80]ADVISER:Let me see, it's the 10th today ...
[06:30.79] so if we go for the Monday it's the 23rd March.
[06:38.30] good, and if I could ask one last question…
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HOST FAMILY APPLICANT
Name: Jenny Chan
Present address: Sea View Guest House,
Daytime phone number: 2237676
(NB Best time to contact is )
Intended length of stay:
Occupation while in UK: student
General level of English:
Preferred location: in the
Other requirements: own facilities
Maximum price:£ a week
Preferred starting date: