Laura talks about what it’s really like to be a self-employed domestic cleaner in the UK. She talks about her job, what is involved and why she is a self-employed cleaner.
▶Task 1 - first listening
Here is a summary of what Laura says but there are some mistakes! Rewrite the correct sentence in the white box. You must use the correct punctuation and spacing between words.
▶Task 2 - second listening
Here are some of the questions the interviewer asks Laura. Match the two halves of the question.
T So hello and thank you very much for agreeing to this interview. So can I start by asking your name?
L Yeah, my name is Laura.
T Laura- and where are you from, Laura?
L I am from Ecuador.
T Ecuador - And how long have you been in the UK?
L I’ve been in this country nearly three years.
T Three years – and what do you do in the UK?
L I’m working as a cleaner.
T OK – and did you do the same job in your home country in Ecuador?
L No, I left my country 13 years ago – I was living in Spain. I did the same job in Spain.
T Ah, OK – and it’s the same language?
T So, that’s good. Mm, so you’re a self-employed cleaner?
L Yeah, I’m self-employed.
T So how long have you been self-employed?
L Two years.
T And why did you want to be self-employed?
L Um, I can own my hours and can share my time with my family, my kids, my husband.
T Ah, that’s good. So you can do your hours around your family?
T Yeah, that’s really good. So did you receive any advice or help before becoming self-employed?
L Um, in this country no – but I received in Spain, I know how this working, and…