Hi all, I'm Harry. Pleased to meet you.
I'm from London, nowhere else, just London. It's strange, I've lived here all my life and now most of my friends are people who originally come from somewhere else. You don't often meet original Londoners any more. But that's not a problem for me though, I love it. The crowd I hang out with at Tony's for example, they're from all over the world really. But once you're in London, then you're a Londoner as far as I'm concerned.
Anyway, enough of that - what about me?
Well, I'm 23 years old. My friend Olivia keeps on telling me I'm still only a kid but sometimes I feel old, I tell you. Too much work! I quite like my job - I'm an IT systems consultant but sometimes I think I'd like to change. I'm not sure what else I could do though and IT is a good field to be in, even if you have to constantly keep up with all the changes. Being a consultant means that I'm always working on different projects which is good because it never gets boring but it also means that I never really know if I'm going to have any work when the project I'm working on finishes. So that's a bit of a downside.
Everyone thinks that I must have lots of money because I work with computers but unfortunately, that's not true. I'm just a technician really; I'm not like my friend Johnny, now he makes tons of money.
What else? Well, when I'm not working or spending too much time in Tony's café, I like to go to the gym. I try to work out there at least three times a week - keep myself in trim. Sometimes, I have a game of football with the boys too. I'm not a great player but I enjoy it. I ride my bike around London too. Partly because it helps me keep in shape, partly because it's more ecologically friendly and just because it's easier no worries about traffic jams or parking. I like music a lot - hip hop and R'n'B mostly - but I'll listen to anything really. And that's about it.
See you soon.
Meet Harry Wakefield - he is from London and is an IT systems consultant.
Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.
Do the vocabulary activity below before you watch the animation.
Now that you have watched and listened to Harry, try this exercise to see how much you understood.
The questions below are about Harry. If you don't remember the answers, you will have to go back and listen to the earlier episodes again.
Oh my god. I can't understand what he said.i'm trying to understand him,but he speaks very fast.By the way Harry,it's my problem,not you
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Actually Harry voice , it doesnt clear enough .But for several times try again , i can complete the task following without downside.
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well done harry!
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Same here .
good very usefull
I can"t solve task 2 all of questions I don"t hear about it
Look at the top of Task 2 - it says 'If you don't remember the answers, you will have to go back and listen to the earlier episodes again.'
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