Optional Listening 1
Toshi: Hi, Isabel. How are you?
Isabel: Okay, Toshi… well, actually, I’m missing Spain today-especially the food.
Toshi: You’re from Madrid, right?
Isabel: Not exactly. I go to school in Madrid.
Toshi: Oh, where do you live, then?
Isabel: Getafe. It’s small suburb near Madrid.
Toshi: I don’t know it.
Isabel: Well, only about 150,000 people live there. It’s kind of boring. But it’s very affordable.
Toshi: That’s good. The city I’m from is very expensive. You’re lucky.
Isabel: Yes, but we have a problem: the traffic. Sometimes I drive to school and the traffic is terrible.
Optional Listening 2
Singapore is a great city for a vacation. There are a lot of interesting things to see. You can visit Chinatown and little India, and go shopping on Orchard Road. Singapore also has many good restaurants. There are some great beaches for swimming near the city, and the parks are really beautiful. The city has very good public transportation---- you can take a bus, train, or subway. It’s a safe city, and there isn’t much crime. It’s also a clean city. There isn’t much pollution. The only problem is that Singapore is expensive. The population of Singapore is approximately 4.84 million. With a medley of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences and a tropical climate, tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.
Optional Listening 3