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Unformatted text preview: LearnEnglish Professionals FAIRTRADE AUDIOSCRIPT Listen to these interviews with people outside a supermarket, being asked about what they have bought. Optional exercise: Decide if these sentences are true or f alse. In interview 1... 1. The person thinks f air trade is a brand. 2. The person would not consider buying f air trade. 3. The person takes price into consideration. In interview 2... 4. The person has bought junk f ood. 5. The person thinks “organic” and “f air trade” are the same thing. In interview 3 6. The person thinks f air trade is only for f ood products. 7. The person tried to buy f air trade clothes, but f ound none av ailable. 8. The person worries about the quality of the clothing bought. In interview 4 9. The person has got bad teeth. 10.The person doesn’t care how the chocolate is produced. Interview 1 Q: Hi! Good morning! A: Morning! Q: I’m doing some market research about f air trade. I’d like to ask you a f ew questions about your shopping, if that’s ok... A: Sure... Q: OK...so, first, can I ask what you’v e got in your bag? A: Just doing the week’s shopping – some f ruit and veg, a f ew tins of beans, loaf of bread and a pint of milk. Tea bags and some coff ee. Q: Is the coffee f air trade? A: W hat? Q: Fair trade? A: No, it’s Nescaf e. W hat’s f air trade? Q: It’s a range of goods that are produced making sure that people in Africa or South America are paid f airly f or their work and produce. A: Sounds alright. Never seen it though. Q: It’s more expensive than ordinary coffee. A: Oh well, then. This stuff ’s already expensive. Not sure I could aff ord that... Interview 2 Q: Can I ask what you’v e got in your bag? A: Fruit and nuts, snacks. Q: All good healthy stuff then? A: Yep, dried apricots, raisins, cashew nuts, and some pistachios. All organic, all f air trade. Q: Do you always buy f air trade? A: W henev er possible, yeah. Interview 3 Q: Can I ask what you’v e got in your bag? A: A new top and a pair of jeans. I’v e been clothes shopping. Q: Are they f air trade?
www.br itishc ouncil.or g/pr of essionals.htm © The British Council, 2008 The United Kingdom’s in ternational orga nisation for educational opportunities and cu ltural relations. W e are registered in England as a charity. LearnEnglish Professionals FAIRTRADE AUDIOSCRIPT A: W hat? Q: Fair trade? A: I thought that was just f or coffee and stuff... Q: No, there are also f air trade clothes. A: I don’t know about that. Let’s hav e a look. Ok...well, the jeans were made in Bulgaria, and the top in China. Q: Do you know if the people who made them were paid f airly for their work? A: No, I guess I don’t. They were very cheap...I’m not so sure now. W here can you buy f air trade clothes? Q: A lot of shops carry f air trade lines. You hav e to check the labels caref ully! A: Next time, I will do... Interview 4 Q: Can I ask what you’v e got in your bag? A: The week’s shopping.... Q: You’v e got lots of chocolate in there! A: Yeah...well, got a sweet tooth, haven’t I? Q: Is it fair trade chocolate? A: Yes, of course it is. I always buy f air trade stuff, whenev er I can. ANSWERS: 1T, 2F, 3T, 4F, 5F, 6T, 7F, 8F, 9F, 10F www.br itishc ouncil.or g/pr of essionals.htm © The British Council, 2008 The United Kingdom’s in ternational orga nisation for educational opportunities and cu ltural relations. W e are registered in England as a charity. ...
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