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9.1 The Concert Includes sound files!

Click here to listen to the conversation!Sophie Gerland rings up Barbara Zacharias at work to see if she would like to go out to a concert at Charlottenburg Palace. They then arrange when and where they should meet. How does Barbara ask "Where shall we meet?" What is the other meaning that we have encountered of the word "der Platz"?

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Sophie Gerland    Charlottenburg Palace    Barbara Zacharias

Secretary The Aksoy company, a very good day to you.
Sophie Gerland My name is Gerland, could I please have a quick word with Ms. Zacharias on extension 2467?
Secretary One moment, I'll put you through.
Barbara Zacharias Zacharias.
Sophie Gerland Hello, Barbara, it's Sophie.
Barbara Zacharias Hello, Sophie. How are things?
Sophie Gerland Things are OK. Listen, I've got the following suggestion for you. On Saturday the eleventh of October there's a nice concert of Händel's music at Charlottenburg Palace. I particularly like listening to Händel and Charlottenburg Palace is certainly worth seeing. So I'd like to go to the concert - but I'd prefer not to go on my own. Would you like to come with me?
Barbara Zacharias Of course, I'd love to come! That's a great idea.
Sophie Gerland Would you like me to get a ticket for you as well?
Barbara Zacharias Yes, that's nice of you.
Sophie Gerland Where is the Palace?
Barbara Zacharias On the Spandauer Damm. Behind the Egyptian Museum, I think.
Sophie Gerland The Egyptian Museum is opposite the Berggruen collection, isn't it?
Barbara Zacharias Could be. Where shall we meet? In front of the underground station at Sophie-Charlotte-Platz? Or perhaps at the entrance to the Palace?
Sophie Gerland Shall we say at the entrance to the Palace at a quarter to seven?
Barbara Zacharias Agreed! Shall we go to the disco tonight?
Sophie Gerland Oh no, I don't feel like doing that. I don't want to go out dancing today.

Georg Friedrich Händel

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