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Practical English: Jenny and Rob


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Rob and Jenny: meeting the parents

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J =Jenny, R = Rob
J My name's Jenny Zielinski. And New York is my city. I live here and I work for a magazine, NewYork24seven.
R My name's Rob Walker. I'm a writer on NewYork24seven. You can probably tell from my accent that I'm not actually from New York. I'm British, and I came over to the States a few months ago.
J I met Rob in London when I was visiting the UK on a work trip. He was writing for the London edition of 24seven. We got along well right away. I really liked him.
R So why am I in New York? Because of Jenny, of course. When t hey gave me the opportunity to work here for a month, I took it immediately. It gave us the chance to
get to know each other better. They offered me a permanent job I couldn't believe it!
J I helped Rob find an apartment. And now here we are. together in New York. I'm so happy. I just hope Rob's happy here, too.
R I really loved living in London. A lot of my frie nds and family are there, so of course I still miss it. But New York's a fantastic city. I've got a great job and Jenny's here too.
J Things are changing pretty fast in the office. We have a new boss, Don Taylor. And things are changing in my personal life, too. This evening's kind of important. I'm
taking Rob to meet my parents for the very first time. I just hope it goes well'

J = Jenny, R = Rob, H = Harry, S = Sally
J I can't believe we got here so late.
R I'm sorry, Jenny. I had to finish that article for Don.
J Don't forget the chocolates.
R OK ... Oh no!
J I don't believe it. Don't tell me you forgot them?
R I think they're still on my desk.
J You're kidding.
R You know what my desk's like.
J ... Yeah, it 's a complete mess. Why don't you ever tidy it?
R We could go and buy some more.
J How can we get some more? We're already late! ... Hi there I
H You made it!
J Sorry we're late. So, this is my mom and dad, Harry and
Sally. And this, of course, is Rob.
R Hello.
S It's so nice to meet you at last.
H Yes, Jenny's finally decided to introduce you to us.
S Come in, come in!
J Mom, I'm really sorry - we bought you some chocolates,
but we left them at the office.
S What a pity. Never mind.
H Yeah, don't worry about it. We know what a busy young
woman you are. And your mom has made way too much
food for this evening anyway.
S Oh, Harry!
J But I also have some good news.
S Really? What's that?
J Well, you know we have a new boss? He's still new to the
job and needs support, so today he made me the Managing
Editor of the magazine.
S So you've got a promotion? How fantasticl
H That's great news! Hey, does that mean Jenny's going to be
your boss, Rob?
R Er ... yes, I guess so.
J Well, not exact ly. I'm a manager, but I'm not Rob's manager.
S Let 's go and have dinner.
J What a great idea!

J =Jenny, R = Rob, H = Harry, 5 = Sally
H You know, our Jenny has done incredibly well, Rob. She"s
the first member of our family to study at Harvard. She's a
very capable and ambitious young woman.
J Oh, Dad.
R No, it's t rue, Jenny.
H But what about you, Rob? How do you see your career? Do
you see yourself going into management?
R Me? No. Not really. I'm more of a ... a writer.
H Really? What kind of things do you write?
R Umm, you know, intervievvs, reviews ... things like that. .. and
I'm doing a lot of work for the online magazine ...
J Rob's a very talented writer, Dad. He's very creative.
H That's great, but being creative doesn't always pay the bills.
J You know, my dad's a very keen photographer. He took all
of these photos.
H Oh, Rob won't be interested in those.
R But I am interested. I mean. I like photography. And I think I
recognize some of these people.
H That's because most of them are of Jenny.
R But there are some great jazz musicians, too ... That's Miles
Davis ... and isn't that John Coltrane? And that's Wynton
Marsalis.
H You know about Wynton Marsalis?
R Know about him? I've interviewed him!
H How incredible! I love that guy. He's a hero of mine.
R Well, he's a really nice guy. I spent a whole day with him,
chatting and watching him rehearse.
H Really? I want to hear all about it .
S Have a cookie, Rob.
H Go ahead, son! Sally makes the best cookies in New York!

R = Rob, K = Kerri, J = Jenny, D = Don
K (singing) You work hard, but your money's all spent
Haven't got enough to pay the rent
You know it's not right and it makes no sense
To go chasing, chasing those dollars and cents
Chasing, chasing those dollars and cents
R That was great, Kerri.
K Thanks.
R Kerri, you used to be in a band, now you play solo. Why did
you change?
K What happened with the band is private. I've already said
I don't want to talk about it in interviews. All I'll say is that
I have a lot more freedom this way. I can play - and say -
what I want R Did your relationship with the band's lead guitarist affect
the break up?
K No comment. I never talk about my private life.
R Your dad was in a famous punk band and your mum's a
classical pianist. Have they influenced your music?
K Of course they have - what do you think? Isn't everyone
influenced by their parents?
R When did you start playing?
K I started playing the guitar when I was about four.
R Four? That's pretty young.
K Yeah, the guitar was nearly as big as me!
R I think that your new album is your best yet. It's a lot
quieter and more experimental than your earlier albums.
K Thank you I think it's my best work.
R So, what have you been doing recently?
K Well, I've been writing and recording some new songs. And
I've played at some of the summer festivals in the UK.
K And what are you doing while you're in the States?
K I'm going to play at some clubs here in New York, then I'm
doing some small gigs in other places. I just want to get to
know the country and the people. It's all very new to me .
•••
J Good job, Rob. She isn't the easiest person to interview.
R She's OK. And this video clip will work great online.
•••
D Well, thank you for coming in today, Kerri. Now I suggest we
have some lunch. Rob, could you call a taxi?
R Er, sure.

D = Don, K = Kerri, J =Jenny, R = Rob, W = waitress
D So when will you be coming back to New York, Kerri?
K Oh, I don't know ...
W Hi guys, is everything OK?
D Yes, it's delicious, thank you.
W That 's great!
K New York waiters never leave you alone. I really don't like
all this 'Hi guys! Is everything OK?' stuff.
D What? You mean waiters aren't friendly in London?
R Oh, they're very friendly!
K Yes, they're friendly, but not too friendly. They don't bother
you all the time.
W Can I get you anything else? More drinks, maybe?
D No, thanks. We're fine.
W Fantastic.
K See what I mean? Personally, I think people in London are a lot
more easy-going. London's just not as hectic as New York.
D Sure, we all like peace and quiet. But in my opinion, New
York is possibly ... well, no, is definitely the greatest city in
the world. Don't you agree?
K To be honest, I definitely prefer London.
D Come on, Rob. You've lived in both. What do you think?
R Erm, well, I have to say, London's very special. It's more
relaxed, it's got great parks and you can cycle everywhere.
It 's dangerous to cycle in New York!
D Why would you cycle when you can drive a car?
K You can't be serious.
D OK, I agree, London has its own peculiar charm. But if you
ask me, nothing compares with a city like New York. The
whole world is here!
K But that's the problem. It's too big. There are too many
people. Everybody's so stressed out. And nobody has any
time for you.
J I don't think that's right, Kerri. New Yorkers are very friendly ...
K Oh sure, they can sound friendly with alt that 'Have a nice
day' stuff. But I always think it's a little bit. .. fake.
D You've got to be kidding me!
R I'm sorry. I'll just have to take this ... Hello? ... Yes ... You're
who? ... The taxi driver? ... What did she leave? ... Her cellphone
... right. OK. Yes, we're still at the restaurant. See you
in about five minutes.

D = Don, K = Kerri, J =Jenny, R =Rob, W =waitress,
T = taxi driver
K Thank you for a nice lunch, Don.
D You're welcome.
W Thanks for coming, guys! Have a nice day.
D See? Nice, friendly service.
K Maybe. But I think ... she sa1N the big tip you left on the table!
J Did you mean what you said in the restaurant, Rob?
R Did I mean what?
J About missing London.
R Sure, I miss it, Jenny.
J Really?
R But hey, not that much! It's just that moving to a new place
is always difficult.
J But you don't regret coming here, do you?
R No ... no ... not at all.
J It's just that ... you seemed homesick in there. For the
parks, the cycling ...
R Well, there are some things I miss but ... Oh, hang on a
... minute. Look over there. Our taxi's come back .
T Excuse me. Ma'am.
K Who me? What is it?
T I believe this is your cell phone. You left it in my cab.
K What? ... Oh, wow ... thank you!
T Have a nice day!
K That was so kind of him!
D See? New Yorkers are really friendly people.