In this section of the interview, Habib talks about his everyday working life.
Before listening, think about these questions:
- What kind of hours does a taxi driver work?
- How wide an area would a taxi driver typically cover?
- How does a taxi driver get customers?
Listen to the recording of Habib. Does he mention anything you thought of?
▶Task 1 - listening: true or false
▶Task 2 - key vocabulary
Trudie: So, what area, so you’re in London, but what area do you cover? How wide an area?
Habib: Yes, the area that we’re covering is Archway, Holloway, Camden, Kentish Town, Highgate.
Trudie: So what’s that a radius of, do you think? 10 miles, is it?
Habib: It’s about…no, it’s about 6 miles all round.
Trudie: OK What’s the longest journey you’ve been on?
Habib: Well we do a lot. Airports I’ve been once Birmingham.
Trudie: That’s a long way. That person must have been very rich!
Habib: Oh yeah.
Trudie: Can you tell me about what happens in a typical day? Do you work in the day?
Habib: I’m doing night.
Trudie: Ah, so could you run me through, talk me through what happens in a shift? You do a shift, yeah?
Habib: Yeah. You meet different kind of people, a (lot) drunk people, especially weekend.
Trudie: Oh, drunk people.
Habib: Yeah. It’s OK.
Trudie: It’s OK?