I have a new listening activity for you. It is number 6 on this page
I heard last week that my younger daughter was coming to Barcelona with her work. As some of you may know, she is cabin crew working for an airline in Dubai. So I booked a room in the same hotel she was due to stay in and set off early on Sunday morning to go and see her. This involved driving for two hours over the border into Spain. Then I took the fast train from Figueras to Barcelona. This train is based upon the French TGV and hurtles through the Spanish countryside at 240 kms/hour. That is 150 miles an hour. After fifty minutes, I got to Barcelona and took the metro to the hotel. All went really well. It took about 5 hours door-to-door.
But when I got to the hotel, my daughter wasn’t there. She had been transferred to a flight to London. I was very sad. I haven’t seen her since October. Still I had an excellent meal of tapas and paella, which cheered me up.