HOST FAMILY APPLICATION
ADVISER: Good morning, how can I help you?
STUDENT: Good morning. Umm, I understand you help fix up students with host families.
ADVISER: That’s right … are you interested in …?
STUDENT: Yes …
ADVISER: Well please sit down and I’ll just take a few details.
STUDENT: Thank you.
ADVISER: Right now … what name is it?
STUDENT: Jenny Chan.
ADVISER: Can you spell that, please?
STUDENT: Yes … Example J-E-N-N-Y C-H-A-N.
ADVISER: Right … and what is your present address?
STUDENT: Sea View Guest House, Q1 14 Hill Road.
ADVISER: OK, and do you know the phone number there?
STUDENT: Yes … I have it here, Ummm … 2237676, but I’m only there after about 7 pm.
ADVISER: So when would be the best time to catch you?
STUDENT: I suppose Q2 between 9 and, let me see, half past before I leave for the college.
ADVISER: Great … and can I ask you your age?
STUDENT: I’ve just had my nineteenth birthday.
ADVISER: And how long would you want to stay with the host family?
STUDENT: I’m planning on staying Q3 a year but at the moment I’m definitely here for four months only. I have to get an extension to my permit.
ADVISER: You’re working on it? Fine … and what will be your occupation while you’re in the UK?
STUDENT: Studying English?
ADVISER: And what would you say your level of English is?
STUDENT: Umm. Good, I think I’d like to say ‘advanced’ but my written work is below the level of my spoken, so I suppose it’s Q4 intermediate.
ADVISER: Certainly your spoken English is advanced. Anyway, which area do you think you would prefer?
STUDENT: Ummm, well I’m studying right in the centre but I’d really like to live in the Q5 north-west.
ADVISER: That shouldn’t be a great problem … we usually have lots of families up there.
ADVISER: And do you have any particular requirements for diet?
STUDENT: Well, I’m nearly a Q6 vegetarian … not quite.
ADVISER: Shall I say you are? It’s probably easier that way.
STUDENT: That would be best.
ADVISER: Anything about your actual room?
STUDENT: I would prefer my own facilities – ‘en suite’, is that right? And also if it’s possible a TV and I’d also like the house to have Q7 a real garden rather than just a yard, somewhere I could sit and be peaceful.
ADVISER: Is that all?
STUDENT: Well … I’m really serious about improving my English so I’d prefer to be Q8 the only guest if that’s possible?
ADVISER: No other guests … Yes, you get more practice that way. Anyway, obviously all this is partly dependent on how much you’re willing to pay. What did you have in mind?
STUDENT: I was thinking in terms of about £60-£80 a week, but I’d go up to Q9 a hundred if it was something special.
ADVISER: Well I don’t think we’d have any problems finding something for you.
STUDENT: Oh, good.
ADVISER: And when would you want it for?
STUDENT: I’d like to move in approximately two weeks.
ADVISER: Let me see, it’s the 10th today … so if we go for the Q10 Monday it’s the 23rd March…
ADVISER: Right … good, and if I could ask one last question …