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In Company Pre-intermediate Resource materials

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13a How was your trip?

Paul Emmerson.....................................................................
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Read these extracts from interviews with people about their business trips. Then look at the words in bold in
each extract and find six pairs of oppositephrases. The first one has been done as an example.

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6

1

2

The trip was a complete disaster.
Everything went wrong – my plane
was delayed on the way out and
then my meeting wascancelled
because the supplier was ill.

5
4

The trip out took three
hours, and I didn’t have to
get a taxi from the airport
because the supplier was
waiting for me to drive
me to his offices.7
I make frequent trips
to our supplier in
Poland. We do a lot of
business with them and
it means that I earn lots
of air miles to use on
flights for my family.

I’ve cancelled my trip toMadrid – I’m too busy dealing with
things here at the office. We’re
going to reschedule for next
spring when things are calmer.

2

I had to cut short my
trip – there was a crisis back
at theoffice. The clients
were very understanding
and have agreed to meet me
next month instead.

I’ve arranged my
trip to Milan for the
first week in April. I’m
really excited – it’s my
firsttrip for the
company and my first
time to Italy.

6
The trip was a great success.
I made a lot of useful contacts.
My boss was very pleased
when he read my report.

9

8

It was a one-waytrip
– from Paris I went to
visit another supplier
in Brussels instead
of coming straight
back to the office.

The trip back took much longer
than I expected – the flight was
delayed becauseof bad weather. My
husband came to meet me at the
airport but he had to wait for two
hours before my plane landed.

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11

10

3

I don’t go abroad often,
just an occasional trip to...
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