just for a gist
to Laura Doomer who is describing
a house. Choose the most appropriate title from the menu
and then, check the correct
answer. Don't worry if there are some
words you don't understand: you should be able to get the general
Listen to Laura again describing a house she
remembers from her childhood. Then make your own
deductions to answer the questions below in the blank spaces.
Finally check the alternative answers.
Whose house is Laura describing?
Who is living there now?
Now, mark if statements 1-to-8 are
TRUE or FALSE. If necessary, listen to Laura
again. Finally, check
When the speaker was a child, she
thought the house was very large.
She couldn't understand why they didn't
use the drawing room every day.
She liked the living room best.
She liked the kitchen because it was
warm and smelt nice.
Her grandmother used to get cross with
her for not helping to pick the vegetables and fruit.
The interior of the house is the same
now as it was when the speaker was young.
When she returned, she felt unhappy at
the size of the house.
She realised it is not a good idea to
revisit the past.
to listen to the audio all over again
while you check the transcription.