This advanced-level story is about two writers who were once friends. Their lives have taken very different directions since they left university. One has become a successful novelist; the other is poor and out of work. An advertisement in the paper brings the two together in a new relationship, one that brings to light quite a few uncomfortable truths about the two men.The story is told in eight parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Ceri Jones, which includes teacher’s notes, student worksheets and a full transcript and glossary. 

In this lesson plan by Ceri Jones, the students will: recall the end of Part 6 and their predictions for this part; listen for gist and attitude; act out a short conversation; listen for key information; predict the end of the instalment; discuss the significance of a key event; study the relationship between punctuation and pronunciation; write a short first-person account of the final scene.