Listening task: The Truck Jeff talks about his journey before his journey down the Amazon river. Put the phrases in the spaces



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Listening task:

The Truck

Je talks about his journey before his journey down the Amazon river.
Put the PHRASES in the spaces (Some will be used more than once)

Todd: So, Jeff, we're talking about your trip across the Amazon. So you met this guy, this Russian guy, who was going to go with you across the Amazon, and you were in Lima, Peru, so how does your journey start?


Jeff: The beginning of the journey is Q1 we had to get truck. We had to get in a truck and the roads are terrible. They're not really roads. They're dirt tracks, and Q2 becouse use monsoon season, the roads were really bad - just muddy and deep mud and the rivers were overflowing across the road. There's no buses. There are no cars. So Q3 the back of a big truck, a logging truck, and the Russian guy and myself and say twenty peasants, Inca Indian peasants, rode in the back of the truck down through the Andes Mountains and then down the backside of the Andes Mountains for four days in the back of this truck.
Todd: That must have been so uncomfortable.
Jeff: Oh, it was terribly uncomfortable, and it was raining quite often during the day,Q4 ____a big piece of plastic over the back of the truck, so it was dark and wet and damp and hot and humid and the road was bumpy and the truck got stuck many times. It was a real adventure.

Todd: That was for four days?


Jeff: Four days, yeah. Yep. Yep. And you'd sleep in the truck overnight. Q5just every one bags of food with them so they could eat along the way ‘cause there's no restaurants. Yeah, it was interesting.
Todd: So, in this rough beginning to the trip, did you start to think maybe you wanted not do it, postpone it and go back?
Jeff: No, I never thought that. I like that kind of challenge and adventure Q6 you just wonder how difficult it's going to get because each day gets a little more difficult and then the truck gets in really deep mud and Q7 wonder can we get out of this? Are we going to have to start walking and maybe wait for another truck to come along and climb into that truck, so you never... I didn't want to go back, but you just.... it's great suspense ‘cause Q8 you never what's going to happen on a trip like that.
Todd: And then the truck took you all the way to the beginning of the Amazon.
Jeff: Yep. It was a transport truck Q9 addict supplies and it was going to a little town at the Amazon River and then from there Q10 which one a canoe, a wooden canoe and the canoe would take the supplies into the little villages along the Amazon River.

Todd: Amazing.


Main Points: Answer the following questions about the interview.

1) What does he say about the truck to the river?

a) It was the fastest way. b) It was the cheapest way. c) It was the only way.

2)What does Jeff describe?

a) The truck b) The conditions c) The people

3) What did Jeff think might happen?

a) He'd have to give up. b) He'd have to change trucks. c) He would get robbed.

4) What was the canoe for?

a) Search and rescue b) Transporting supplies c) River tours

1

2

3

4

C

A

B

B


Phrase Match: Match the phrases on the left with the example on the right.

1. dirt tracks

2. overflowing

3. come along

4. bumpy

5. suspense

a) the opposite of smooth

b) pass by

c) too much liquid

d) an unpaved road

e) tension; don’t know what is coming

1

2

3

4

5

D

C

B

A

E


Unscramble: Put the mixed up sentences in the correct order.

1. did/ how/ your/ journey/ start/ ?

How did journey start
2. riding/ in the truck / uncomfortable/ was it/ ?

Was it riding uncomfortable in the truck

3. you wanted to / did you / that maybe/ start to think / postpone it ?

Did you start to think that maybe you wanted to that maybe


4. take you / all the way / the truck / to the beginning / did / of the Amazon ?

Did the truck take you all the way to the beginning of the Amazon
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