Video Introduction




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So now there are four of us. There are four people in the house now. And I’m very happy.

And Jane?

Well, we all like her.

Jane: “Morning everybody!”
Helen: “What’s this?”
Jane: “It’s a video film about my new house, and my new house mate — it’s for my sister Allison.”
Helen: “Oh right.”
Jane: “Is it okay?”
Helen: “Yeah sure.

Jane: “Okay Ali: this is the kitchen. And who is this? . . . Say something.”
David: “Say what? It’s half-past seven in the morning.”
Jane: “Talk to my sister. Introduce yourself.”
Helen: “Go on, David.”

David: “Hello, I’m David. I come from Manchester. I’m a lawyer. I work in Oxford. That’s it.”
Jane: “What things do you like?”
David: “I like my job. I like football, swimming. I like a quiet breakfast — and I don’t like video cameras. And I start work at 8 o’clock, so bye.”
Jane: “Bye.”
Jane: “David’s nice really.”

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Jane: “Ready?”
Helen: “Just a minute . . . Ready.

Hello my name is Helen. I come from London, but I live in Oxford. What else?” Jane: “What do you do?”
Helen: “I’m a marketing assistant for a publishing company. I work in Oxford, but I sometimes go to the London office. I usually go to work at 8 o’clock, and I get home at half-past six.”
Jane: “Is it a good job?”
Helen: “It’s a very good job. I really like it. What else do I like? I also like good food, films. I go to the gym at the weekend.

Oh and I like travel. I love France and Spain. I speak a little French and Spanish.”
Jane: “What things DON’T you like?”
Helen: “Well I don’t like noise. Oh and I don’t like cigarettes.”
Jane: “Great.”
Helen: “You’re welcome.”
Jane: “Where’s Matt?”
Helen: “I think Matthew is still in bed.”

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Jane: “Matt? Matt?”
Matt: “Mmmm.”
Jane: “It’s Jane. Can I come in?”
Matt: “Mmmm.”

Jane: “Matt, do you want to be in a film for my sister? . . . Just say something. Where are you from?

Matt! Where are you from?”
Matt: “Birmingham.”
Jane: “He’s from Birmingham. What about your job?”
Matt: “Shop manager.”
Jane: “He’s a shop manager. He works in a computer game store. He likes computer games. Matt!”
Matt: “Hmm.”
Jane: “Do you like computer games?”
Matt: “Hmm.”
Jane: “And he likes rock music. And he LOVES his bed. Matt! What time do you usually get up?”
Matt: “At half past seven.”
Jane: “It’s 8 o’clock!”
Matt: “It’s Wednesday; I start work at 1 o’clock on Wednesdays.”
Jane: “Matt . . . it’s Tuesday.”

A perfect start to a perfect day for Matthew.

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Work, Job, Profession, Occupation. Helen, David, Jane and Matt are a family: Mother, Father, Sister and Brother. True or false?

Truck Driver, Delivery Person. Were David and Helen watching TV in the living room?

Cook, Chef, Waiter, Waitress.
Jane was making a video to post on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for everyone to see. Is this right or wrong?

Lawyer, Attorney. Does David come from Liverpool? Is he a software engineer? Does he love basketball?

Doctor, Physician, Nurse. Helen is from Bristol. Is this correct or incorrect? Is she a web designer? Does she like discos, bars and nightclubs? Does she go to McDonald’s?

Engineer, Architect. Are Helen’s favorite places New York and Los Angeles? Is she fluent in Turkish and Persian?

Technician, Mechanic, Plumber, Electrician. Do David and Helen have similar or different personalities, characters and behaviors? Describe their behaviors.

Electronics Technician, Computer Hardware Technician. Was Matt eating breakfast with Helen and David? What was Matt doing?

Programmer, Computer Scientist, Software Engineer. Is Matt a professional photographer?

Store Keeper, Store Clerk, Salesperson. Does Matt like bicycling and hiking in mountains?
Manager. I live with housemates. Yes or no? Do you know anyone who lives with housemates?

Contractor, Construction Worker, Builder. I know some people who are like David. Is this right or wrong?

Officer Clerk, Secretary. Describe yourself: Where are you from? Where do you live? What is your job? What are your hobbies or interests?

Accountant, Bookkeeper, Finance Manager. What do you like? What things do you like? What do you dislike?

Retired, Pensioner. What time do you start work or school? When do you finish work or school?

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