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James : Hello. 	
Lisa : 	Hi. 	
James : How are you? 	
Lisa : 	I'm good. How are you? 	
James : Good. Do you speak English? 	
Lisa : 	A little. Are you American? 	
James : Yes. 	
Lisa : 	Where are you from? 	
James : I'm from California. 	
Lisa : 	Nice to meet you. 	
James : Nice to meet you too.
Mary : 	Excuse me, are you American? 	
Robert : No. 	
Mary : 	Do you speak English? 	
Robert : A little, but not very well. 	
Mary : 	How long have you been here? 	
Robert : 2 months. 	
Mary : 	What do you do for work? 	
Robert : I'm a student. How about you? 	
Mary : 	I'm a student too.
John : Excuse me, what's your name? 	
Jessica : My name is Jessica. What's yours? 	
John : 	John. 	
Jessica : You speak English very well. 	
John : 	Thank you. 	
Jessica : Do you know what time it is? 	
John : 	Sure. It's 5:10PM. 	
Jessica : What did you say? 	
John : 	I said it's 5:10PM. 	
Jessica : Thanks. 	
John : 	You're welcome.
Amy : 	Hi Michael. 	
Michael : Hi Amy. What's up? 	
Amy : I'm looking for the airport. Can you tell me how to get there? 	
Michael : No, sorry. I don't know. 	
Amy : 	I think I can take the subway to the airport. Do you know where the subway is? 	
Michael : Sure, it's over there. 	
Amy : 	Where? I don't see it. 	
Michael : Across the street. 	
Amy : 	Oh, I see it now. Thanks. 	
Michael : No problem. 	
Amy : 	Do you know if there's a restroom around here? 	
Michael : Yes, there's one here. It's in the store. 	
Amy : 	Thank you. 	
Michael : Bye. 	
Amy : 	Bye bye.
Thomas : Hi Sarah, how are you? 	
Sarah : Fine, how are you doing? 	
Thomas : OK. 	
Sarah : What do you want to do? 	
Thomas : I'm hungry. I'd like to eat something. 	
Sarah : Where do you want to go? 	
Thomas : I'd like to go to an Italian restaurant. 	
Sarah : What kind of Italian food do you like? 	
Thomas : I like spaghetti. Do you like spaghetti? 	
Sarah : No, I don't, but I like pizza.
Susan : David, would you like something to eat? 	
David : No, I'm full. 	
Susan : Do you want something to drink? 	
David : Yes, I'd like some coffee. 	
Susan : Sorry, I don't have any coffee. 	
David : That's OK. I'll have a glass of water. 	
Susan : A small glass, or a big one? 	
David : Small please. 	
Susan : Here you go. 	
David : Thanks. 	
Susan : You're welcome.
Richard : Mary, would you like to get something to eat with me? 	
Mary : 	OK. When? 	
Richard : 	At 10 O'clock. 	
Mary : 	10 in the morning? 	
Richard : 	No, at night. 	
Mary : 	Sorry, that's too late. I usually go to bed around 10:00PM. 	
Richard : 	OK, how about 1:30 PM? 	
Mary : 	No, that's too early. I'll still be at work then. 	
Richard : 	How about 5:00PM? 	
Mary : 	That's fine. 	
Richard : 	OK, see you then. 	
Mary : 	Alright. Bye.
Charles : 	Jennifer, would you like to have dinner with me? 	
Jennifer : 	Yes. That would be nice. When do you want to go? 	
Charles : 	Is today OK? 	
Jennifer : 	Sorry, I can't go today. 	
Charles : 	How about tomorrow night? 	
Jennifer : 	Ok. What time? 	
Charles : 	Is 9:00PM all right? 	
Jennifer : 	I think that's too late. 	
Charles : 	Is 6:00PM OK? 	
Jennifer : 	Yes, that's good. Where would you like to go? 	
Charles : 	The Italian restaurant on 5th street. 	
Jennifer : 	Oh, I don't like that Restaurant. I don't want to go there. 	
Charles : 	How about the Korean restaurant next to it? 	
Jennifer : 	OK, I like that place.
Linda : 	Hi Mark. 	
Mark : 	Hi. 	
Linda : 	What are you planning to do today? 	
Mark : 	I'm not sure yet. 	
Linda : 	Would you like to have lunch with me? 	
Mark : 	Yes. When? 	
Linda : 	Is 11:30AM OK? 	
Mark : 	Sorry, I didn't hear you. Can you say that again please? 	
Linda : 	I said, 11:30AM. 	
Mark : 	Oh, I'm busy then. Can we meet a little later? 	
Linda : 	OK, how about 12:30PM? 	
Mark : 	OK. Where? 	
Linda : 	How about Bill's Seafood Restaurant? 	
Mark : 	Oh, Where is that? 	
Linda : 	It's on 7th Street. 	
Mark : 	OK, I'll meet you there.
Host : 	Hello sir, welcome to the French Garden Restaurant. How many? 	
Charles : 	One. 	
Host : 	Right this way. Please have a seat. Your waitress will be with you in a moment. 	
Waitress : 	Hello sir, would you like to order now? 	
Charles : 	Yes please. 	
Waitress : 	What would you like to drink? 	
Charles : 	What do you have? 	
Waitress : 	We have bottled water, juice, and Coke. 	
Charles : 	I'll have a bottle of water please. 	
Waitress : 	What would you like to eat? 	
Charles : 	I'll have a tuna fish sandwich and a bowl of vegetable soup.
Elizabeth : 	Chris, where are you going? 	
Chris : 	I'm going to the store. I need to buy something. 	
Elizabeth : 	Really? I need to go to the store too. 	
Chris : 	Would you like to come with me? 	
Elizabeth : 	Yeah, let's go together. 	
Chris : 	Would you like to go now or later? 	
Elizabeth : 	Now. 	
Chris : 	What? 	
Elizabeth : 	Now would be better. 	
Chris : 	OK, let's go. 	
Elizabeth : 	Should we walk? 	
Chris : 	No, it's too far. Let's drive.
Joe : 	Laura, what are you going to do today? 	
Laura : 	I'm going shopping. 	
Joe : 	What time are you leaving? 	
Laura : 	I'm going to leave around 4 O'clock. 	
Joe : 	Will you buy a ham sandwich for me at the store? 	
Laura : 	OK. 	
Joe : 	Do you have enough money? 	
Laura : 	I'm not sure. 	
Joe : 	How much do you have? 	
Laura : 	25 dollars. Do you think that's enough? 	
Joe : 	That's not very much. 	
Laura : 	I think it's OK. I also have two credit cards. 	
Joe : 	Let me give you another ten dollars. 	
Laura : 	Thanks. See you later. 	
Joe : 	Bye.
Karen : 	Hello Richard. 	
Richard : 	Hi Karen. 	
Karen : 	How have you been? 	
Richard : 	Not too good. 	
Karen : 	Why? 	
Richard : 	I'm sick. 	
Karen : 	Sorry to hear that. 	
Richard : 	Its OK. Its not serious. 	
Karen : 	That's good. How's your wife? 	
Richard : 	She's good. 	
Karen : 	Is she in America now? 	
Richard : 	No, she's not here yet. 	
Karen : 	Where is she? 	
Richard : 	She's in Canada with our kids. 	
Karen : 	I see. I have to go now. Please tell your wife I said hi. 	
Richard : 	OK, I'll talk to you later. 	
Karen : 	I hope you feel better. 	
Richard : 	Thanks.
Michael : 	Robert, this is my friend, Mrs. Smith. 	
Robert : 	Hi, Nice to meet you. 	
Mrs. Smith : 	Nice to meet you too. 	
Robert : 	Mrs. Smith, what do you do for work? 	
Mrs. Smith : 	I'm a doctor. 	
Robert : 	Oh. Where do you work? 	
Mrs. Smith : 	New York University hospital in New York City. What do you do? 	
Robert : 	I'm a teacher. 	
Mrs. Smith : 	What do you teach? 	
Robert : 	I teach English. 	
Mrs. Smith : 	Where? 	
Robert : 	At a high school in New Jersey. 	
Mrs. Smith : 	That's nice. How old are you? 	
Robert : 	I'm 32.
Dan : 	Excuse me. 	
Maria : 	Hello sir, may I help you? 	
Dan : 	Yes. Can I see that shirt on the top shelf please? 	
Maria : 	Sure. Here it is. 	
Dan : 	How much does it cost? 	
Maria : 	50 dollars. 	
Dan : 	50 dollars. That's too much. 	
Maria : 	How about this one? It's on sale for only 35 dollars. 	
Dan : 	I don't like that one. 	
Maria : 	How about the one next to the black gloves? It's very similar to the one you like. 	
Dan : 	That's nice. How much is it? 	
Maria : 	30 dollars. 	
Dan : 	That'll be fine. 	
Maria : 	Is this color OK, or would you like a different color? 	
Dan : 	That blue one's fine. 	
Maria : 	Do you need any more of these shirts? 	
Dan : 	Yes. 	
Maria : 	How many do you want? 	
Dan : 	I'll take two more, a red one and a white one.
Paul : 	Excuse me, I'm looking for the Holiday Inn. Do you know where it is? 	
Nancy : 	Sure. It's down this street on the left. 	
Paul : 	Is it far from here? 	
Nancy : 	No, it's not far. 	
Paul : 	How far is it? 	
Nancy : 	About a mile and a half. 	
Paul : 	How long does it take to get there? 	
Nancy : 	5 minutes or so. 	
Paul : 	Is it close to the subway station? 	
Nancy : 	Yes, it's very close. The subway station is next to the hotel. You can walk there. 	
Paul : 	Thanks a lot.
Mark : 	Excuse me. Do you know how to get to the mall? 	
Betty : 	Sure, I used to work there. Go straight for about a mile, then turn left at the light. The mall will be on the right. 	
Mark : 	Do you know the address? 	
Betty : 	Yes, the address is 541 Main street. 	
Mark : 	Can you write it down for me please? 	
Betty : 	No problem. 	
Mark : 	Is it faster if I take Highland avenue? 	
Betty : 	No, that way is longer. There are more stop lights on that street. 	
Mark : 	I think you're right. Thank you.
George : 	What's today's date? 	
Sandra : 	It's July 5th. 	
George : 	When are you going on vacation? 	
Sandra : 	I'm leaving on Sunday. We're going to Canada. 	
George : 	Really? The day after tomorrow? That's very soon. 	
Sandra : 	Yeah I know. 	
George : 	How long are you going to stay there? 	
Sandra : 	About 2 weeks. 	
George : 	When are you coming back? 		
Sandra : 	I'm coming back on the 17th. 	
George : 	Alright. Have a nice trip.
Donna : 	Joseph, who is that woman? 	
Joseph : 	That's Susan. 	
Donna : 	What does she do for work? 	
Joseph : 	She's a lawyer. 	
Donna : 	Is she American? 	
Joseph : 	No, but she speaks English fluently. 	
Donna : 	She's really tall. Do you know her? 	
Joseph : 	Yes, I know her. We're friends. 	
Donna : 	Who's that man standing next to her? 	
Joseph : 	Which man? 	
Donna : 	That short guy on her right. What's his name? 	
Joseph : 	Oh, that's Matt. 	
Donna : 	He's really good looking. 	
Joseph : 	Yeah. 	
Donna : 	Do you know him? 	
Joseph : 	I don't know him, but I think my sister does. 	
Donna : 	Is he married? 	
Joseph : 	Yes, he's married. 	
Donna : 	I remember now. I met him before.
Carol : 	Brian, do you know how to speak English? 	
Brian : 	Yes. 	
Carol : 	Where did you learn? 	
Brian : 	I learned in college. 	
Carol : 	You speak really well. 	
Brian : 	Thank you. 	
Carol : 	How long have you been in the U.S.? 	
Brian : 	3 weeks. 	
Carol : 	Is your wife with you? 	
Brian : 	Yes, she just got here yesterday. 	
Carol : 	Have you been to California before? 	
Brian : 	No. I've never been there. 	
Carol : 	Have you ever been to Las Vegas? 	
Brian : 	Yes. I went there once on a business trip.
Sharon : 	Jeff, I'm going to the supermarket. Do you want to come with me? 	
Jeff : 	I think the supermarket is closed now. 	
Sharon : 	Oh, When does it close? 	
Jeff : 	It closes at 7:00 on Sundays. 	
Sharon : 	That's too bad. 	
Jeff : 	Don't worry, we can go tomorrow morning. It opens at 8:00. 	
Sharon : 	Alright. What do you want to do now? 	
Jeff : 	Lets take a walk for a half an hour. My sister will get here at about 8:30PM and then we can all go out to dinner. 	
Sharon : 	Where does she live? 	
Jeff : 	She lives in San Francisco. 	
Sharon : 	How long has she lived there? 	
Jeff : 	I think she's lived there for about 10 years. 	
Sharon : 	That's a long time. Where did she live before that? 	
Jeff : 	San Diego.
Michelle : 	Charles, do you have any children? 	
Charles : 	Yes. 	
Michelle : 	How many children do you have? 	
Charles : 	I have two kids. A boy and a girl. 	
Michelle : 	What are their names? 	
Charles : 	Jack and Stephanie. 	
Michelle : 	How old are they? 	
Charles : 	Stephanie is 18 and Jack is 24. 	
Michelle : 	Are they in school? 	
Charles : 	Stephanie is. She goes to college in Washington and Jack works in Florida. 	
Michelle : 	What does Stephanie study? 	
Charles : 	She studies English. 	
Michelle : 	Is she here now? 	
Charles : 	No, she's at school.
Kim : 	William, do you like studying English? 	
William : 	I like studying English, and I can read well, but speaking can be difficult. 	
Kim : 	It's not that bad. If you talk to your American friends every day, you'll learn quickly. 	
William : 	Can I ask you a question? 	
Kim : 	Sure, what do you want to know? 	
William : 	I have my book from class here. How do you say this word? 	
Kim : 	Laptop 	
William : 	Sorry, I don't understand. What does that mean? 	
Kim : 	A laptop is a type of computer that you can carry with you. Do you understand? 	
William : 	Yes, I think so. Can you say it again? 	
Kim : 	Laptop. 	
William : 	Laptop. Did I pronounce that correctly? 	
Kim : 	Yes, that's right. That's very good. 	
William : 	Thanks. And this word? How do you pronounce this? 	
Kim : 	That word is pronounced kitchen. 	
William : 	Thanks so much. You're a good teacher. 	
Kim : 	Thanks.
Steve : 	Hey, How's it going? 	
Jessica : 	Not good. I lost my wallet. 	
Steve : 	Oh, that's too bad. Was it stolen? 	
Jessica : 	No, I think it came out of my pocket when I was in the taxi. 	
Steve : 	Is there anything I can do? 	
Jessica : 	Can I borrow some money? 	
Steve : 	Sure, how much do you need? 	
Jessica : 	About 50 dollars. 	
Steve : 	That's no problem. 	
Jessica : 	Thanks. I'll pay you back on Friday. 	
Steve : 	That'll be fine. Here you are. 	
Jessica : 	What are you going to do now? 	
Steve : 	I'm going to buy some books and then I'm going to the gas station. 	
Jessica : 	If you wait a minute I can go with you. 	
Steve : 	OK. I'll wait for you.
James : 	Hello? 	
Linda : 	Hi, is James there please? 	
James : 	Yes. Who's calling? 	
Linda : 	Linda. 	
James : 	One moment please. 	
Linda : 	OK. 	
James : 	Hello? 	
Linda : 	Hi James, it's Linda. 	
James : 	Hi Linda. 	
Linda : 	What are you doing now? 	
James : 	I'm working. 	
Linda : 	Are you busy? 	
James : 	Yes. It's been really busy here all day. 	
Linda : 	What time do you get off of work? 	
James : 	8:30PM 	
Linda : 	I'll call you back after 8:30PM 	
James : 	OK. Talk to you later. 	
Linda : 	Bye bye.
Angela : 	David, what have you been up to lately? 	
David : 	I went on a trip with my family last week. 	
Angela : 	Really? Where did you go? 	
David : 	We went to Europe. 	
Angela : 	What cities did you go to? 	
David : 	London, Paris and a few other smaller cities. 	
Angela : 	Did you go to Berlin? 	
David : 	No, We didn't go there. I'd like to go there next time. 	
Angela : 	I think the summer is a good time to visit Berlin. It's a beautiful place and the people there are very nice. 		
David : 	That's what I've heard. 	
Angela : 	I went there last year. If you want, I can give you some information I have about the city. 	
David : 	Thanks.
Tom : 	Sarah, what did you do today? 	
Sarah : 	I went shopping. 	
Tom : 	Did you buy anything? 	
Sarah : 	Yes, I bought a few things. 	
Tom : 	What did you buy? 	
Sarah : 	I bought this coat. Do you like it? 	
Tom : 	Yeah, I like it a lot. It's very pretty. Where did you buy it? 	
Sarah : 	At the mall on 5th street. 	
Tom : 	Was it expensive? 	
Sarah : 	No, it wasn't expensive. It was on sale for 20 dollars. 	
Tom : 	That's cheap. 	
Sarah : 	I know. It was a really good deal. 	
Tom : 	I don't think you'll need to wear it for a while. It's been really hot lately.
Amy : 	Paul, what kind of music do you like to listen to? 	
Paul : 	All kinds, but mostly Pop, rock and classical. Why? 	
Amy : 	I have tickets to a show. Do you want to go with me? 	
Paul : 	What kind of music is it? 	
Amy : 	Pop. It's Mariah Carey. 	
Paul : 	When is it? 	
Amy : 	At 8PM tomorrow night. 	
Paul : 	Yeah, I'd like to go. Do you think we should have dinner first? 	
Amy : 	Yes, that's a good idea. 	
Paul : 	Let's eat at the restaurant across the street from my apartment. 	
Amy : 	Oh, I think I know the place you mean. We ate there last month, right? 	
Paul : 	Yes, that's right. You have a good memory.
Kevin : 	Lisa, would you like to go to the library with me? 	
Lisa : 	OK. Do you think we can go buy a newspaper first? 	
Kevin : 	Sure. First we'll go buy a newspaper and then we'll go to the library. 	
Lisa : 	Are we going to walk or drive? 	
Kevin : 	The weather is really nice today. Let's walk. 	
Lisa : 	The weather is good now, but I think it's suppose to rain this afternoon. 	
Kevin : 	Alright, then let's take an umbrella. Is your brother coming with us? 	
Lisa : 	No, he's still sleeping. 	
Kevin : 	Wow, it's already 10:00AM. He must have been up late last night. 	
Lisa : 	Yeah, he didn't come home until 12:00AM. 	
Kevin : 	I hope he can come later. 	
Lisa : 	I hope so too. I'll give him a call when we get there. 	
Kevin : 	How do we get to the library from here? 	
Lisa : 	It's straight down this road on the left, next to the museum. It takes about 10 minutes.
Jason : 	Hi Melissa, are you going home this weekend? 	
Melissa : 	No, not this weekend. I have too much work to do. 	
Jason : 	Where do your parents live? 	
Melissa : 	My father lives in Washington DC. 	
Jason : 	How about your mother? 	
Melissa : 	My mother died two years ago. 	
Jason : 	Oh, I am sorry to hear that. Is your father still working? 	
Melissa : 	No, he's retired. 	
Jason : 	Do you have any family here? 	
Melissa : 	Yes, two of my cousins live here and my aunt and uncle live about 30 miles from here. 	
Jason : 	Do you have any brothers or sisters? 	
Melissa : 	Yes, I have two brothers who live in New York and a sister who lives in Boston. 	
Jason : 	Do you see them a lot? 	
Melissa : 	Not as much as I'd like to. Usually just on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Matt : 	I can't find my glasses and I can't see anything. Can you help me find a few things? 	
Anna : 	No problem. What are you looking for? 	
Matt : 	My laptop, do you see it? 	
Anna : 	Yes, your laptop is on the chair. 	
Matt : 	Where's my book? 	
Anna : 	Which one? 	
Matt : 	The dictionary. 	
Anna : 	It's under the table. 	
Matt : 	Where's my pencil? 	
Anna : 	There's a pencil in front of the lamp. 	
Matt : 	That's not a pencil. That's a pen. 	
Anna : 	Oh, sorry. There is a pencil behind the cup. 	
Matt : 	How about my backpack? Do you know where that is? 	
Anna : 	It's in between the wall and the bed. 	
Matt : 	Where are my shoes? 	
Anna : 	They're on the left side of the TV. 	
Matt : 	I don't see them. 	
Anna : 	Sorry, I made a mistake. They're on the right side of the TV. 		
Matt : 	Thanks. 	
Anna : 	Oh, and here are your glasses. They were next to your cell phone.
Tim : 	Excuse me. Check please. 	
Waitress : 	OK, how was everything? 	
Tim : 	Very nice. Thank you. 	
Waitress : 	Would you like this to-go? 	
Tim : 	Yes, can you put it in a plastic bag? 	
Waitress : 	Sure, no problem. Here you are. That'll be 25 dollars. 	
Tim : 	Do you take credit cards? 	
Waitress : 	Yes, we accept Visa and MasterCard. 	
Tim : 	OK, here you are. 	
Waitress : 	Thanks. I'll be right back. 	
Tim : 	OK. 	
Waitress : 	Here's your receipt. 	
Tim : 	Thank you. 	
Waitress : 	You're welcome. Please come again.
Ticket clerk : 	Next please. Hello. How can I help you? 	
Larry : 	I'd like to buy a ticket to New York.
Ticket clerk : 	Would you like one way or round trip?
Larry : 	Round trip. 	
Ticket clerk : 	When will you be leaving? 	
Larry : 	When does the next plane leave? 	
Ticket clerk : 	In about 2 hours. 	
Larry : 	I'd like a ticket for that flight please. 	
Ticket clerk : 	First class or coach? 	
Larry : 	Coach. 	
Ticket clerk : 	OK, let me check availability. I'm sorry. Tickets for that flight are sold out. 	
Larry : 	How about the one after that? 	
Ticket clerk : 	Let me see. Yes, that one still has seats available. Would you like me to reserve a seat for you? 	
Larry : 	Yes, please. 	
Ticket clerk : 	That'll be 120 dollars. 	
Larry : 	OK. 	
Ticket clerk : 	Thank you, here's your change.
Frank : 	Michelle, Can you help me clean things up before we go? 	
Michelle : 	Sure. Where should I put this cup? 	
Frank : 	Which cup? 	
Michelle : 	The red one. 	
Frank : 	Put it on top of the table. 	
Michelle : 	How about this fruit? 	
Frank : 	Oh, that goes in the refrigerator. 	
Michelle : 	And those pencils? What should I do with them? 	
Frank : 	Bring those upstairs and put them in the bedroom. 	
Michelle : 	How about this pen? 	
Frank : 	Give it to me. I need to use it. 	
Michelle : 	What do you want me to do with that paper over there? 	
Frank : 	You can throw that away. I don't need it anymore. 	
Michelle : 	The trash is full. 	
Frank : 	Alright, then please put it in a bag and take it outside. 	
Michelle : 	OK. Now what? 	
Frank : 	I think we're finished. Can you please turn off the lights and shut the door? 	
Michelle : 	Sure.

35------------------------------------- Rebecca : This looks like a nice restaurant. Scott : Yeah, it is. I come here all the time. Rebecca : Let's sit over there. Scott : OK. Rebecca : Can you pass me a menu please. Scott : Sure. What are you going to have to drink? Rebecca : I'm going to have a glass of beer. How about you? Scott : I think I'll have a glass of wine. Rebecca : Do you want to order an appetizer first? Scott : Not really, maybe we can just order some bread. Rebecca : OK. What are you going to have to eat? Scott : I'm not sure. I haven't decided yet. Can you recommend something? Rebecca : Sure, I've had the steak and the lobster before. They're both very good. Scott : I think I'll have the lobster. What are you going to have? Rebecca : I'm not that hungry. I think I'm just going to have a salad. Scott : I'm gonna go to the bathroom. When the waitress comes back, will you order for me? Rebecca : Sure. No problem. 36------------------------------------- Eric : Hi Anna, come in. Ana : Wow, your apartment is a mess. Eric : I know, I didn't have time to put things away before you got here. Ana : Look! Are those all your clothes on the couch? Eric : Yes. Ana : Are they clean? Eric : Actually most of them are dirty. I haven't done laundry in a while. I usually wait until I can do it at my parent's house. Ana : My sister and I usually go to the laundromat down the street. Why don't you go there? Eric : I know I should, but that place isn't very convenient. You have to wait for a long time. Ana : Yes I know. I have to do it every week. Anyway, are you ready to go? Eric : No I'm not ready yet. I still have to brush my teeth and wash my face. Can you wait for a few minutes? Ana : OK, but please hurry. I think the restaurant is closing soon. 37------------------------------------- Andrew : Pam, where's the closest ATM? Pam : It's not that far. Do you see that Yellow building over there? Andrew : The big one or the small one? Pam : The big one. Andrew : Yes. Pam : It's right next to it, on the right. Andrew : Do you know if there's a convenience store around here? Pam : I don't think there's one around here. The closest one is on 3rd street, but that's probably closed now. Andrew : I really need to get some things before I leave. Pam : Well, you could go down to 22nd street. There are lot of stores down there that are open 24 hours a day. Andrew : Can I take the subway to get there? Pam : Yes, but that'll probably take about half an hour. You should just take a cab. Andrew : Won't that be expensive? Pam : No, from here I think it's only about 5 dollars. 38------------------------------------- Mandy : Professor, where's Canada? Professor : Canada is north of here. Mandy : Can you show me on the map? Professor : Sure. Look here. Canada is north of the United States. Mandy : Oh, I see. Where's Mexico? Professor : Mexico is south of the United States. Mandy : How about Connecticut? Where's that? Professor : Connecticut is east of New York. Mandy : What state is west of Pennsylvania? Professor : Ohio. Mandy : OK, Where's Los Angeles? Professor : Los Angeles is in California. It's southeast of San Francisco. Mandy : Where's Boston. Professor : Boston is in the northeast part of the country. Mandy : Where is Las Vegas? Professor : Las Vegas is in the southwest. 39------------------------------------- Ray : Hi Maria, did you have breakfast yet? Maria : Yes, I ate at the hotel with my son and my husband. Ray : Oh, they have good food there. What did you have? Maria : I had some cereal, fried eggs and orange juice. Ray : How was it? Maria : The food didn't taste very good, and actually I don't feel very well now. Ray : That's too bad. Do you want to take a break? Maria : No, I'm going to go back to the hotel at lunch time to lie down. Ray : OK. I'm going to the drug store later. Is there anything I can get for you? Maria : No, that's OK. I think if I rest for a little while I'll feel better. 40------------------------------------- Jerry : Ann what do you want to do tonight? Ann : I'd like to go see a movie. Jerry : I heard Titanic is playing at the movie theater. Ann : Oh, I've heard that's a good movie. What time does it start? Jerry : 6:30PM. It's a long movie. I think it lasts for about 3 hours. Ann : Will you come and pick me up? Jerry : What time? Ann : I think we should get there early because they might be sold out. Is 5:00PM OK? Jerry : Yes, that'll be fine. I'll meet you at your house at 5:00PM. Ann : Do you want to get something to eat before the movie? Jerry : I'm not sure there will be enough time for that. We can have popcorn and hot dogs at the theater if you want. Ann : I don't like the popcorn they have there. I think they put too much salt on it. Jerry : OK then, I'll pick you up a little earlier and we can go to the Thai restaurant next to the theater, is that OK? Ann : Yes, I like that place. 41------------------------------------- Patrick : How do you like the food? Diane : It tastes really great. Did you cook it? Patrick : Yes. I made it this afternoon. Would you like some more? Diane : OK, just a little though. I'm really full. Patrick : Oh. Would you like some soup instead? Diane : What kind is it? Patrick : Tomato and rice. Have you had that before? Diane : No. This is my first time. How does it taste? Patrick : It's good, try it. What do you think? Diane : Wow. It is good. Did you make that also? Patrick : Yes. Diane : You're a really good cook. Patrick : Thanks, next time I'll make chicken soup for us. Diane : That sounds good. Did you study cooking in school? Patrick : No, I learned by myself. I have a good cook book that I read when I have time. 42------------------------------------- Peter : Kelly, will you help me take these things to the car? Kelly : OK, which car do you want me to put them in? Peter : Bring them to my wife's car. Kelly : Which one is hers'? Peter : The blue SUV in front of the Honda. Kelly : What should I take first? Peter : That chair over there, but please be careful with it. It was a gift from my mother-in-law. Kelly : Don't worry, I won't drop it. Wow, it's really heavy. I don't think I can move it by myself. Peter : Let me help you with that. I don't want you to hurt your back. Kelly : Where are you taking all this stuff? Peter : Didn't I tell you? We're moving to Florida? Kelly : You're moving now? I knew you were moving, but I thought you said you were moving next month. Peter : Yes, that's true, but my wife found a new apartment on the Internet the other day and she wants to move right away. 43------------------------------------- Henry : Judy, your husband has a really nice car. Judy : Thanks. It's a lot better than mine, and it's new. Henry : Where are you going? Judy : We're going to visit my sister in the city. Henry : I didn't know your sister lives in the city, when did she move there? Judy : About a year ago. She lives in an apartment on 3rd street, across from the public library. Henry : I see. It's almost 5:00 PM now, don't you think there will be a lot of traffic? Judy : Oh, we're not driving. We're going to take the subway. The subway only takes about 20 minutes. Henry : Yes, but it can be very crowded around this time. I always feel uncomfortable taking the subway. Judy : I take the subway to work everyday, so I'm used to it now. Henry : Doesn't your mother live in the city? Judy : Yes, she's lived there for about ten years. Henry : I remember when she moved there. Apartments were a lot cheaper then. Judy : I know what you mean. It's hard to find anything that's reasonable now. Henry : Have a good time. Next time you're free, give me a call and we'll go play poker. Judy : See you later. 44------------------------------------- Kathy : Jim, I heard you took a trip to San Diego. Is that right? Jim : Yeah, I just got back this morning. Kathy : That sounds really nice. What did you do there? Jim : Well, we were only there for three days, so we didn't do too much. We went shopping and went out to dinner a few times. At night we walked around the city with some friends. Kathy : Did you take any pictures? Jim : Yes, I have them with me. Do you want to look at them? Kathy : Sure, I love looking at photos. Jim : This one is of my wife and me on the beach, and this one is our daughter Emily standing next to my wife. Kathy : Your daughter looks like her mother. Jim : I know, they look very similar. Kathy : Where was this picture taken? Jim : That was taken at the train station before we left. Kathy : Did you have time to go to the zoo? Jim : No, not this time. We went there last time. Kathy : It looks like you all had a nice time. Jim : Yeah, it was a lot of fun. 45------------------------------------- Receptionist : Good afternoon, how may I help you? Ryan : Hi, I'd like to order some flowers. Receptionist : Who are they for? Ryan : They're for my Wife. Her name is Samantha. Receptionist : What kind of flowers would you like? Ryan : I don't know. I don't know too much about flowers. Can you recommend something? Receptionist : OK. What's the reason you are sending her flowers? Ryan : Today's her birthday and she told me she wants me to buy her flowers. Receptionist : Do you know what kind of flowers she likes? Ryan : I'm not sure. I know I should know that, but I can't remember right now. Receptionist : Well, they're for your wife, so I think you should give her roses. Ryan : Roses will be fine. Receptionist : What color? Ryan : I think red would be nice. Receptionist : Do you want to pick them up or should we deliver them? Ryan : Can you deliver them please. Receptionist : What's the address? Ryan : 241 Main street. 46------------------------------------- Laura : Hello? Jack : Hi, is Heather there please? Laura : Sorry, I think you have the wrong number. Jack : Is this 617-228-2289? Laura : Yes. Who are you looking for again? Jack : Heather Johnson. Laura : Oh, I thought you said Laura. Sorry about that. This is the right number, but Heather's not here right now. Jack : Do you know where she went? Laura : She went to the store to buy some groceries. Would you like to leave a message? Jack : Yes, would you please tell her Eric Martin called? Laura : Hi Eric, this is her roommate Kathy. I met you a couple months ago at the Christmas party. Jack : Oh, yes. How are you? Laura : Good. Heather will be back in about 20 minutes. I'll tell her you called. Jack : OK. Thanks. Laura : Bye bye. 47------------------------------------- Tina : Hello? Joe : Hi Tina, It's Joe. Tina : Hi Joe. Joe : How's the weather there today? Tina : It's really cold. It snowed all day and the schools closed early. Joe : What's the temperature? Tina : It's 30 degrees now. It was even colder this morning. Joe : Have you heard what the weather is going to be like tomorrow? Tina : I was watching the news a little earlier. They said it's probably going to snow tomorrow. Joe : I really don't like the winter. I wish it were summer. Tina : Me too. How's the weather where you are? Joe : It's not too bad, but it's pretty cold here too. It was about 45 today and it rained this afternoon. I heard it's going to be a little warmer tomorrow. 48------------------------------------- Tom : It's almost Christmas. What are you doing this weekend? Sara : Nothing special, just working. Why do you ask? Tom : Well, I still haven't finished my Christmas shopping. Do you want to go shopping with me this weekend? Sara : I'd like to, but I'm not sure if I can. Work has been really busy lately. Why don't we go on Friday instead? Tom : Friday's not good. I think the stores will be very crowded and I have to work. Sara : OK, then let's try to go this weekend. I should know if I can go by Friday. Is it OK if I call you then? Tom : Yeah, that's fine. Sara : What's your number? Tom : 233-331-8828. Let me give you my email address too. It's sara@gmail.com Sara : OK, I'll talk to you soon. Tom : OK. 49------------------------------------- Vicky : Hello? Ben : Hi Vicky. Vicky : Are you there yet? Ben : Yes. Vicky : I just got off the subway. I'm almost there. Sorry I'm late. Ben : That's no problem. I just wanted to tell you I'm inside. Vicky : Where are you? Ben : On the second floor. Vicky : Should I come to the second floor or do you want to come to the first floor? Ben : Come upstairs. Vicky : What? Ben : Oh, Can you hear me OK? I said, come to the second floor. Vicky : Oh, OK. What are you doing there? Ben : Just looking at some books on how to learn English. Vicky : Do you want to get something to eat later? Ben : No, I'm still full from dinner. Vicky : What do you want to do? Ben : I don't know for sure. When you get here we'll talk about it. Vicky : OK, see you soon. Ben : Bye. 50------------------------------------- Rachel : Craig, what do you do for work? Craig : I'm still a student. Rachel : What school do you go to? Craig : Boston University. Rachel : That's a good school. What do you study? Craig : I'm studying English, math, and history. My major is English. Rachel : How long have you been studying English? Craig : More than six years. Rachel : That's a long time. Craig : Yeah, I started to learn English when I was in high school. Rachel : No wonder your English is so good. Craig : Actually, it's not that good. I can read but I can't speak very well. I haven't had a lot of chance to practice. Rachel : I see. Talking with other people is very important. Craig : Yes, but I still don't have many friends here yet. Rachel : I'm having a party tonight at my apartment. You should come. Craig : Oh thanks for inviting me. I'd love to come. 51------------------------------------- Shawn : Hi Kim. Kim : Hey Shawn, good to see you again. Shawn : How have you been? Kim : OK, I didn't sleep much last night though. I stayed up until 2AM studying for an exam. Shawn : I was up late last night too. The semester is almost over. I've had exams all week. Kim : Are you going back to California after you graduate? Shawn : I think so. After I graduate I'll probably go back home and try to get a job. Kim : Do you know where you'd like to work? Shawn : Not yet, but I want to be an English translator. Kim : That'd be really cool. I'd like to be a translator too, but I don't think my English is good enough. Shawn : Don't worry about that. Your English is better than most of my classmates. Kim : Thanks. Where are you going now? Shawn : I'm going to study at the library. I have to take an exam tomorrow. Kim : Me too. How late does the library stay open? Shawn : I think it's open until 11:30PM. Kim : OK, Good luck. Shawn : You too. 52------------------------------------- Angela : Hello? Dan : Hi Angela, it's Dan. Angela : Hi Dan. How are you? Dan : Good. Angela : I called you yesterday. Did you get my message? Dan : Yes, I was taking a shower when you called. I saw that you called and I tried to call you back, but I think your phone was off. Angela : No problem. I wanted to remind you that my friend is getting married next week. You're still coming to the wedding with me, right? Dan : Oh, is that next week? Angela : Yes. Did you forget? Dan : No, of course not. I already bought them a present. Angela : That's good. I want to invite Megan also. Next time you see her, can you tell her for me. Dan : Sure. Does she know your friend? Angela : Yes, I think they might have gone to the same college or something like that. I'm not exactly sure how they know each other. Dan : Are we all going to drive together? Angela : Yes. I'll pick you up first, and then we'll go get Megan. 53------------------------------------- Adam : Hi, I'd like to see the doctor, please. Receptionist : Do you have an appointment? Adam : No. Receptionist : When would you like an appointment? Adam : Is today possible? Receptionist : Yes. Today is fine. What time would you like? Adam : As soon as possible. My stomach really hurts. Receptionist : Please wait a moment. I'll see if the doctor is available. Adam : OK. Receptionist : Sorry, he's with a patient right now. It's probably going to be about another 30 minutes. Would you mind waiting a little longer? Adam : No problem. Receptionist : May I see your insurance card please. Adam : Here you are. Receptionist : Thanks. That's going to be 25 dollars for today's visit. Adam : Really? I didn't think it would be that much. Receptionist : I know how you feel. Adam : I'll pay with cash. Receptionist : Thank you. Adam : Would you please turn on the heat? It's really cold in here. 54------------------------------------- Bill : Hey Jane, did you get the mail yet? Jane : Yes. I picked it up this morning. There were a few bills and a letter from my mother. There was also a lot of junk mail. Bill : Was there anything for me? Jane : I don't remember, let me check. Yes, it looks like there's something here for you. Bill : Who's it from? Jane : The American Embassy. Bill : My hands are dirty. Will you open it for me? Jane : Sure. Bill : What does it say? Jane : It says your passport is ready. You can pick it up anytime. Bill : Do you think you can drive me there? Jane : Sure, when? Bill : I think we should go get it now. I'm going to wash my hands and then we'll go. Is that OK? Jane : That's fine. 55------------------------------------- Tracy : How are you feeling? Alan : I still have a cold. Tracy : Still? It's been over a week now, hasn't it? Alan : Yeah, its been a while. I started feeling this way last Monday. Tracy : Are you feeling any better? Alan : A little. I took some medicine this morning and I feel a little better now. Tracy : What's wrong? Alan : I have a bad cough. Tracy : Did you go see the doctor yet? Alan : Not yet, I might go tomorrow. Tracy : I'm going to the drug store now, can I get you anything? Alan : Yes, if it's not too much trouble, would you get me some tissues. Tracy : Sure. Anything else? Alan : No, that's it. Tracy : OK, I'll be back in about an hour. If you think of anything else you need, give me a call. Alan : Thanks. 56------------------------------------- Barbara : Hi James, it's good to see you again. James : Hi Barbara. Barbara : Are you here for work? James : Yes. Barbara : Is Steve with you? James : No I'm here alone. Steve couldn't come this time. Barbara : How long will you be staying? James : 4 days. I'm going back on Friday. Barbara : My brother and I are getting together for dinner. Do you want to come with us? James : Yeah, that would be nice. I have a meeting in an hour. I can meet you afterwards, if that's OK. The meeting shouldn't last long. Barbara : That's fine. Who is your meeting with? James : The Boston Insurance Company. I'll call you when it's over. Barbara : OK. James : Can I use your phone? I left mine in the car and I want to call them to get directions. Barbara : Sure, here you go. 57------------------------------------- Frank : Hello? Pam : Hi Frank, it's Pam. Frank : Hey Pam, what's up? Pam : Not much. Where are you? Frank : I'm in the car driving home. Pam : When you get home will you send me an email with directions to the party tonight? Frank : Sure, no problem. Pam : When do you think you'll get home? Frank : I don't know, maybe in about 30 minutes or so. There's a lot of traffic. Pam : I have to go out soon. Can you just send me a text message with the address instead. Frank : OK, I'll do that as soon as I get home. Pam : Thanks a lot. Drive carefully. Frank : OK, I'll see you tonight. Pam : Bye. 58------------------------------------- Sharon : Hello? George : Hi Sharon it's George again. What time do you think you'll get to the party tonight? Sharon : Sorry, what did you say? George : Hello, can you hear me? I said what time do you think you'll be getting to the party? Sharon : Sorry, I can't hear you. George : Can you hear me now? Sharon : No, not very clearly. It's really noisy here. George : It might be my cell phone, I don't think I have very good reception. Sharon : Oh, that's OK. George : Can I call you right back? Sharon : OK. 59------------------------------------- Tiffany : Ed, what should we do today? Ed : I have been studying all week. I'd like to exercise. Tiffany : Me too. Let's go to the gym. Ed : Good idea. What are we going to do there? Tiffany : We can lift weights or play basketball. Ed : I like to play basketball. Are you good at it? Tiffany : Not really, but I like to play. I use to play a lot when I was in school, but now there's no time. Ed : I know what you mean. I use to play soccer a lot. Do you think we can play soccer there? Tiffany : No, there's not enough room. I think it's better if we play outside. Ed : OK, maybe we can go play soccer later this afternoon. Tiffany : It's too cold outside today. Let's wait until the weather gets a little warmer. Ed : OK. 60------------------------------------- Shannon : Anthony, are you OK? Anthony : I'm OK now, but I got into an car accident this morning. Shannon : Were you hurt? Anthony : No, but my neck is still a little sore. Shannon : What happened? Anthony : I wasn't paying attention and I hit a car that stopped in front of me. Shannon : Were the people in the other car all right? Anthony : Yes, they're fine. I wasn't going very fast. Shannon : Were you wearing a seatbelt? Anthony : Yes. Shannon : Did the police come? Anthony : Yeah, I called them on my cell phone right after it happened. Shannon : Do you want me to drive you home? Anthony : No, I need to go get my car fixed this afternoon. 61------------------------------------- Doctor : Hello Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. Wilson : Hi Doctor. Doctor : How are you feeling? Mrs. Wilson : I don't feel good. Doctor : What's bothering you? Mrs. Wilson : I have a stomachache and a headache. Doctor : Where does it hurt? Mrs. Wilson : Here. Doctor : Do you have a fever? Mrs. Wilson : No, I don't think so. Doctor : OK. Let me look at your throat. Open your mouth. Your throat's red. Does it hurt? Mrs. Wilson : Yes. It's sore. Doctor : When did it start to feel this way? Mrs. Wilson : Last week. Doctor : I think you have a virus. It might be the flu. I'm going to give you a prescription for some medicine. Mrs. Wilson : Thank you. Doctor : Try to get some rest, and be sure to drink lots of water and orange juice. 62------------------------------------- Receptionist : Hello, Marriott Hotel, how may I help you? Nancy : Hi. I'd like to make a reservation. Receptionist : Just a moment. OK, for what date? Nancy : July 25th. Receptionist : How many nights will you be staying? Nancy : 2 nights. What's the room rate? Receptionist : 75 dollars a night plus tax. Would you like me to reserve a room for you? Nancy : Yes please. Receptionist : Your name? Nancy : Nancy Anderson. Receptionist : Miss Anderson, how will you be paying? Nancy : Visa. Receptionist : Card number please. Nancy : 4198 2289 3388 228. Receptionist : Expiration date? Nancy : 1/9/2012 Receptionist : OK, You're all set. We'll see you on the 25th. 63------------------------------------- Ellen : Kevin, what would you like to do? Kevin : I don't know. Maybe watch TV. Ellen : That's a good idea. We're going shopping later so I think you should rest for a while. Kevin : I don't think I want to go anymore. Ellen : What do you mean? I thought you said we were going shopping. Kevin : I know, but I changed my mind. I'm too tired. Ellen : Well, I still have a lot of stuff to buy. When do you think we'll go? Kevin : Maybe tonight. Ellen : OK, would you mind if I use your phone? Kevin : Sorry I don't have signal. Ellen : Are you kidding? I usually have really good reception here. Kevin : My phone is very old and it doesn't work very well. Ellen : What if I take it outside? Kevin : Yes, that's fine. It works well outside. 64------------------------------------- Erica : Andrew, would you like to play a game? Andrew : OK, what kind of game? Erica : Lets play cards? Do you know how to play Blackjack? Andrew : Yes, that's an easy game. I don't want to play that right now. Erica : OK, Do you remember how to play poker? Andrew : I think so, but you're going to have to explain the rules to me again. Erica : OK. Look at this piece of paper. It has all the rules on it. Andrew : OK, yes. I remember now. I think the last time we played this game, you won and I lost. Erica : Yes, that was fun. Andrew : OK, let's play, but this time I don't want to bet money. Erica : OK, we won't bet. We'll just play for fun. 65------------------------------------- Jimmy : Angela, come in. Angela : Happy Birthday! Jimmy : Thanks. I can't believe you remembered that. Angela : Well, I have a calendar in my computer. It helps me remember things like that. What are you up to? Jimmy : I'm reading a book my cousin gave me for my birthday. Angela : Let me see. Oh, I have this book at home. I want to give you a present too. Jimmy : Wow, it's a guitar. I already have one, but I like this one better. Thank you. Angela : You're welcome. Do you know how to play the guitar? Jimmy : Yeah, I know how to play. My father taught me when I was young. Angela : Will you play it now? I want to listen to some music. Jimmy : OK. Do you know this one? Angela : Yeah, I've heard that one. I could sing that song when I was in middle school. Jimmy : It's an old one. It makes me feel old. When I was in college they use to play it on the radio all the time. 66------------------------------------- Receptionist : Good evening. Jim : Hi. Do you have any vacancies tonight? Receptionist : Yes. The rate is 55 dollars. Jim : Do the rooms have internet access? Receptionist : We have wireless. If you have a computer you can use the wireless network for an additional 5 dollars. Jim : OK, I'd like a room please. Receptionist : Would you like a smoking or a non-smoking room? Jim : Non-smoking. Receptionist : How will you be paying? Jim : Visa. Here you are. Receptionist : How many people? Jim : Two. Receptionist : Would you like a king size bed or two double beds? Jim : King size please. Receptionist : You're in room 237. It's on the second floor. Here's your key. Sign here please. Jim : What time is checkout? Receptionist : 11:30AM 67------------------------------------- Cathy : Hello, how may I help you? Alex : I'd like to send this package to California. Cathy : Would you like to send it overnight or by regular mail? Alex : How much is it to send it overnight? Cathy : 20 dollars Alex : And by regular mail? Cathy : 12 dollars. Alex : I'd like it to get there tomorrow. Cathy : Please fill out this form. When you're finished, come back to this window. Alex : OK, I think I'm done, is this correct? Cathy : Yes, that's right. Alex : I'd also like to mail this letter. Cathy : Do you need to buy stamps? Alex : Yes. Cathy : A book of stamps costs 3 dollars. So that'll be 23 dollars for everything. Alex : Oh, I forgot my wallet in the car. I'll be right back. 68------------------------------------- Beth : Patrick, why didn't you call me last night? I was worried about you. Patrick : Sorry, I was sick. I went to bed early. Beth : What's wrong? Patrick : I had a cough and my eyes were really dry. Beth : Are you better now? Patrick : Yes, I'm feeling a lot better. Much better than yesterday. Beth : Do you have allergies? Patrick : Yes. Last time I went to the doctor, he did some tests and told me I have allergies. It gets worse in the spring. Beth : What time did you wake up this morning? Patrick : Around 9:30AM. Beth : Are you going to work today? Patrick : No. I think I'll just stay home and watch TV. I can work from home today. Beth : Good. Get some rest and I'll bring over some food later. Patrick : Thanks. 69------------------------------------- Josh : Hi Rachel! Rachel : Hi Josh! It's been a long time. Where are you working now? Josh : I work at a software company downtown. I'm an engineer. Rachel : That's interesting. What kind of software do you write? Josh : It's a database for small businesses. Rachel : Does your company have a website? Josh : Yes. Rachel : What's the website address? Josh : www.sun.com Rachel : How can I get the software? Josh : You can download it from the website. It's very popular and it's free. Rachel : OK, I'll do that. I have to go now. It was really nice seeing you again. Josh : It was nice seeing you too. Email me next week and we'll get together for coffee. Rachel : My computer is broken so I can't send email right now. Can I call you? Josh : Sure, my number is 233-288-2328. 70------------------------------------- Bill : What are you listening to? Lucy : I'm listening to the radio. Bill : I know that. Who are they playing? Lucy : Guess. Bill : I think that's the Beatles, right? Lucy : That's right. How did you know that? Bill : In my country everyone knows who they are. They're famous. Lucy : Really? Bill : Of course. My parents saw them at a concert a long time ago. Lucy : Did you know that they're from England? Bill : Yes, of course. Lucy : What kind of music do you usually listen to? Bill : I listen to everything, but my favorite is Pop. Lucy : I see. Who's your favorite singer? Bill : Celine Dion. Lucy : I like her too. She's got a great voice. 71------------------------------------- Taxi driver : Hello Miss, do you need a taxi? Mary : Yes. Taxi driver : Do you have any luggage? Mary : Just these two suitcases. Taxi driver : OK, I'll put them in the back for you. Where are you going? Mary : The Comfort Inn. Taxi driver : I think there are two in Boston. Which one are you going to? Mary : The one downtown. Taxi driver : Is this your first time in Boston? Mary : No. I've been here many times. I come here for work all the time. Do you know how long it'll take? Taxi driver : It shouldn't take long. Probably about 15 minutes. Mary : Wow, it looks like the traffic is really bad. Taxi driver : Yeah, there might be an accident up ahead. Mary : OK, then stop at the next intersection. I'm gonna get out there and take the subway. 72------------------------------------- Linda : Are you hungry? Robert : No, why? Linda : We've been driving for a long time. I think we'd better find some place to eat soon. Robert : No, I'm OK. We're late so we'd better not stop. Linda : We've passed that same store three times already. I think we're lost. We should ask someone for directions. Robert : We're not lost. Linda : I've never gone this way before. Do you know where you're going? Robert : Yes, this road goes through town. It's faster than the highway. Linda : OK. Would you mind driving a little slower please? Robert : Sure, no problem. Linda : Did you see that sign back there? I think this is a one way street. Robert : No, I didn't see it. I'm going to have to turn around. Linda : You can't turn around here. I think you should let me drive. Robert : I think you're right. I'm getting tired. 73------------------------------------- Barbara : Adam, can you do me a favor? Adam : Sure. Barbara : I can't find my purse. Can you help me? Adam : No problem, I'll help you look for it. Barbara : Thanks. Adam : What color is it? Barbara : It's black. Adam : Did you look in the kitchen? Barbara : Yes, I already looked there. Adam : I'll look in the living room. Barbara : Did you find it? Adam : No. It's not in there. When was the last time you saw it? Barbara : I had it when I went to the library this morning. Adam : Do you think you might have left it there? Barbara : Maybe. I'll call the library and ask them if anyone found it. Adam : Wait! Is this it? Barbara : Yes, That's it. That's my purse. Thanks for helping me find it. 74------------------------------------- William : Excuse me, sir, will you take a picture of us? Susan : Sure. This is a really nice camera. William : Thanks, my parents gave it to me. Susan : How do you use it? William : You press this button here. Susan : Come a little closer. Wait, that's too close. Move a little to the left. Move back a little farther. OK, stay right there. William : Do you mean here? Susan : Yes, that's good. Oh, I can't get it to work. William : You need to hold down the button for about 3 seconds. Susan : OK I got it, are you ready? William : Yes. Susan : Smile. 75------------------------------------- Thomas : Hi Tracy. What's going on? Tracy : Hi Thomas. I'm waiting in line to buy a DVD player. Thomas : The line is too long. Why don't you come back tomorrow. Tracy : I think you're right. They're going to close soon. Thomas : Let's go get some coffee. Tracy : OK. Wait a minute, I have to get something out of my purse. Will you hold this for me? Thomas : Sure. Oops. Tracy : What happened? Thomas : I dropped your calculator. Is it broken? Tracy : I'm not sure. Let me have a look. No, I don't think it's broken. The button came off though. I can fix it. Thomas : Sorry about that. Tracy : Don't worry about it. I do that all the time. If it is broken, I have another one in my car. 76------------------------------------- Richard : Hey, how did you get here? Jennifer : I rode my bike. Richard : Are you serious? Why did you do that? I could have picked you up. Jennifer : That's OK, I didn't want to bother you. I know you don't like to wake up early. Richard : That's so nice of you. Aren't you cold? Jennifer : No, not really. I wore a coat. Richard : What's in the bag? Jennifer : It's a special type of apple. Richard : Oh. Can I try one? It's very sweet. Jennifer : I put sugar on it. These apples are really good. They were only 30 cents each. Richard : Aren't those more expensive than the ones at the supermarket? Jennifer : Yeah, they're more expensive, but they taste better. Richard : Did you buy any other fruit? Jennifer : Well, besides the apples, I bought oranges and bananas. 77------------------------------------- Lisa : Hello? James : Hi. Are you still up? Lisa : Yes. James : You sound tired, is everything OK? Lisa : Yeah, everything's fine. I'm just getting ready to go to bed. It's been a really long day. James : Do you have time to get some coffee with me later? I have something I want to talk to you about. Lisa : No, sorry. Not today. I have to get up early tomorrow. James : Oh, What are you going to do tomorrow? Lisa : My mother-in-law is coming over so I have to get up early and clean the house. James : I see. Lisa : Are you free tomorrow? James : Yes, in the afternoon. I have to finish something I'm working on, but I'll be free after 3:30. Lisa : Do you want to get together after you finish work? James : Do you think you'll have time? Lisa : Yeah, my mother-in-law will be leaving here around 2PM. 78------------------------------------- Jessica : Hey, I just talked to Jim. Mark : What did he say? Jessica : He said he had to cancel the meeting this afternoon. Mark : Oh, I see. Jessica : Is there a problem? Mark : No, It's not a big deal. He and I were supposed to talk to some new customers today. Jessica : Sorry to hear that. Mark : It's OK. This has been happening quite a bit recently. Jessica : That's strange. I wonder why? Mark : His wife has been sick, so sometimes he has to go home early to take care of her. Jessica : I see. How's work been going? Mark : Things are slow right now. Would you mind if I borrow your phone, mine's out of batteries and I have to call my boss to tell him about this. Jessica : OK, let me go get it. Its in the car. 79------------------------------------- John : Hello? Ann : Hi John, sorry for calling so late, I hope I didn't wake you up. John : Actually, I was just finishing some work. I haven't gone to bed yet. Ann : Did you hear Bill got fired yesterday? John : No. I didn't hear that. Are you sure? Ann : Yeah, Sarah told me this afternoon. She was pretty upset about it. John : That's too bad. Bill's a nice guy. Ann : Yeah, I know. John : Why did they fire him? Ann : She didn't say. John : I see. Well, if you talk to Sara again, tell her there's a job opening at my company. Bill can have an interview this week if he wants. Ann : Oh, thank you so much. I'll call her and tell her. 80------------------------------------- Karen : Hi Jim. Jim : Hi Karen. You look upset, what's wrong? Karen : It's nothing. I'm just a little nervous. Jim : Is everything all right? Karen : Well, I'm having surgery tomorrow on my finger. Jim : What's wrong with your finger? Karen : I broke it the other day playing basketball. Jim : Oh, that's terrible. Karen : Yeah, it's been bothering me since that day. Jim : Are you afraid of having surgery? Karen : Yes. I've never had surgery before. Jim : I wouldn't worry. I had to have surgery on my leg last year. Everything went fine. Karen : Were you nervous before the surgery? Jim : A little. Who's your doctor? Karen : Dr. Allen. Jim : Oh, I've heard he's really good. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Karen : Good. That makes me feel much better. 81------------------------------------- Paul : Betty, are you and John still dating? Betty : Yeah, things are going really good. Paul : Where did you meet him? Betty : I met him at the library a couple of weeks ago. We were sitting at the same table and he asked to borrow my pen. Paul : Wow, that's a nice story. Betty : I was telling Jim about it the other day. He thought it was pretty romantic. Paul : Do you two have plans for tonight? Betty : Yes, I think we're going to rent a movie. Have you seen anything good lately? Paul : I saw Spider-Man the other day. Betty : I've heard that's a really funny movie. Paul : Are you kidding? That movie's not funny. It's sad. I was crying at the end. Betty : You're really sensitive, aren't you? Paul : I guess so. Maybe that's why I can't find a girlfriend. 82------------------------------------- Kim : Hi Peter, can I talk to you for a moment. I just heard the cookie factory downtown is going out of business. Peter : Where did you hear that? Kim : Sara told me. Peter : I'm not sure that's true. I haven't heard anything about it. Kim : She said that they have already started to lay people off. Peter : Doesn't your father work there? Kim : Yes, I'm really worried he might get laid off, he just started to work there about three months ago. What do you think I should do? Peter : I'd talk to your father. Kim : Yeah, but if there was something wrong I don't think he'd tell me. He doesn't like to upset me, but I really would like to know what's going on. Peter : So what are you gonna do? Kim : Aren't you good friends with the president of that company? Peter : Yes, we use to work together at a different company about five years ago. Kim : Maybe you could call him and see what's going on. Peter : Well, I don't know. I guess I could. It's pretty late now, but I'll call him in the morning. Kim : OK, thanks so much. 83------------------------------------- Dan : Wow, I'm really getting fat. Melissa : You don't look fat. Dan : Yes, but I am. I've gained 10 pounds in the last two months. Look at my stomach. Melissa : How much do you weigh? Dan : I think about 170 pounds. Melissa : What kind of foods do you eat? Dan : I usually have pasta for dinner. Sometimes I get take-out or fast food if I don't have enough time to cook. Melissa : I was reading a diet book the other day. It said that if you eat meat and nothing else, you'll lose weight quickly. Dan : Wow, does that work? Melissa : I don't know, but someone told me they tried it and lost 20 pounds. Dan : That sounds good, but I'm not sure how long I could do that. Melissa : I know, once you start eating vegetables and bread again you'll probably start gaining weight. Dan : Well, I think I'm going to try it anyway. Who's the author? Melissa : I can't remember. It's not that popular anymore. When I get home I'll check and give you a call. 84------------------------------------- Angela : Hello? James : Hi Sarah, it's James. Angela : Hey James, I can't talk now. Can I call you back later? James : Sure. Is there a problem? Angela : I'm late for work and my car isn't working, so I need to find someone to take me to work. James : I can take you. Angela : Oh, really? Thank you. That would help a lot. James : Do you need me to pick you up after work also? Angela : Yes, if it's not too much trouble. James : It's no problem. I'm leaving my house now. I'll be right there. Angela : OK. I'll wait for you in front of my apartment building. James : Do you know what's wrong with your car? Angela : I'm not exactly sure. I think there's a problem with the engine. James : OK, I'll have a look when I get there. I know a lot about cars. When I was younger my father and I use to fix old cars. 85------------------------------------- Donna : Hey, what have you been doing today? Robert : Nothing, just watching TV. I'm really bored. I don't have anything to do. Donna : I don't have anything to do either. I didn't do anything today except clean my house. Robert : I know. I was planning to go to the mall today with one of my friends, but it snowed so much we couldn't go anywhere. Donna : I hope it snows all night because I don't want to go to school tomorrow. Robert : Do you know anyone who has a camera? I want to take a picture of all this snow. Donna : No, I don't know anyone who has a camera. Robert : Have you seen Sara today? I think she might have one. Donna : No, she hasn't been around all day. She said she had something important to do today? Robert : Oh, where did she go? Donna : Nobody knows. I called her roommate and she doesn't know either. 86------------------------------------- Anthony : Mandy, did you know Heather called you? Mandy : No. When did she call? Anthony : Two hours ago, I think. Mandy : Two hours ago? Why didn't you tell me earlier? Anthony : Sorry, I forgot. Mandy : What did she say? Anthony : She said she's waiting for you at her sister's place. Mandy : OK, I was going to cook dinner first, but I don't think I have enough time now. I'll just warm up some leftovers in the microwave. Anthony : OK. Mandy : If she calls again tell her I'm gonna to be late. Anthony : OK, no problem. Mandy : This is very important. Don't forget. Anthony : Don't worry. I won't forget. Mandy : Actually, would you please hand me my phone? I think I should give her a call now. She's probably wondering where I am. Anthony : Sure, I'll get it for you. 87------------------------------------- Karen : I'm going shopping. Do you want to come? Jason : I thought you went shopping yesterday. Karen : I did, but an old friend called me last night and invited me to his birthday party. I need to buy a gift for him. Jason : I see. What are you going to get him? Karen : I really have no idea what he likes. I haven't seen him in a long time. What do you think? Jason : Maybe a cake? Karen : Well, that's a good idea, but I think I should probably get him something else, like something he can wear. Jason : How about a sweater? I saw a really nice one in the mall the other day. Maybe we can go there and take a look. Karen : OK, what store was it in? Jason : It was at Macy's. I think they're having a sale this weekend. Karen : Oh, that's a really nice store. I like the clothes there. 88------------------------------------- Tim : Hey Diane, what are you doing here? Diane : Hi, Tim, how are you? I'm waiting for a friend. Tim : I heard you're going to graduate this summer. Is that true? Diane : Yes. If everything goes alright, I'll be getting my bachelors degree in August. Then I need to start looking for a job. Tim : I had to do that last year. It wasn't easy. Do you have any job offers? Diane : No, not yet. I sent out a lot of resumes, but I didn't receive many responses. It's pretty hard to find a job right now. Tim : What's your major? Diane : Psychology. Tim : That was my major when I started college, but I switched to engineering after the first year. Diane : I think it's easier for engineers to find a job. Tim : I'm not sure about that. It took me about 3 months to find a job. I finally was able to get a job after I put my resume on one of those job websites. Diane : Anyway, it really doesn't matter. If I can't find a job I'll probably go back to school to get my Masters degree. 89------------------------------------ Gary : Hello? Nancy : Hey Gary. What's up? Gary : I haven't talked to you in a long time, what's been happening? Nancy : Well, I don't know if you heard, I just moved into a new apartment in LA. Gary : No, I heard you were thinking about moving but I didn't know you'd already found a place. That's cool. Nancy : Yeah, I'm really happy about it. Gary : Do you have any roommates? Nancy : No, not this time. It's a big change for me 'cause I've never lived alone. Gary : Don't you think you'll be lonely? Nancy : Not really, I have two friends who live in the same building. We all had dinner together last night. Gary : Are they students also? Nancy : No, they're not students, but there are a lot of students living in the building. Gary : Sounds like a nice place. Nancy : Yeah, I think it's a good environment for learning English. Gary : Well, I'm glad to hear everything worked out. Nancy : You should come out here and visit me sometime. There's even a pool. Gary : That would be nice. I'll think about it. 90------------------------------------- Amy : Justin, have you found a girlfriend yet? Justin : No, not yet. Amy : What about Jenny? Justin : She has a boyfriend. Amy : Oh, I thought they broke up. Justin : No, they're still together. Amy : How about that girl from work you were telling me about last year? Justin : Who, Emily? She's married now. She got married last month. Amy : I see. It seems like everyone our age is married. Justin : Yeah, it's not easy. Amy : Is there anyone you're interested in? Justin : There is one girl I like who lives in my building. I talk to her a lot because she's also studying English. Amy : What's she like? Justin : She's really nice. She moved here from Texas about 3 months ago. Amy : What does she do? Justin : She's an accountant. Amy : That's a good job. She must be really smart. Have you asked her out yet? Justin : Actually we're going to dinner on Friday. Amy : Good luck. 91------------------------------------- Anna : Hi Jason, Sorry to bother you. I have a question for you. Jason : OK, what's up? Anna : I've been having a problem with my computer. I know you're an engineer so I thought you might be able to help me. Jason : I see. What's the problem? Anna : I have a file that I can't open for some reason. Jason : What type of file is it? Anna : It's a Word document I've been working on. I need to finish it by tomorrow. Jason : Were you able to open it before, on the computer you're using now? Anna : Yes, I was working on it last night and everything was fine, but this morning I couldn't open the file. Jason : Do you think your computer might have a virus? Anna : No, I checked and there weren't any. Jason : OK. I'm not sure what's wrong. If it's possible, email the file to me and I'll see if I can get it to open. Anna : OK, I'll do that when I get home. Are you going to be around tonight? Jason : Yeah, I'll be home after 8PM. Send it to me when you get a chance and I'll call you later. 92------------------------------------- Sharon : Hi George, do you know how to get downtown? George : Sure. Why are you going there? Sharon : I want to buy a new computer. George : OK, are you driving? Sharon : Yes. George : Go straight down this road. When you get to the second light, take a left. Then get on the highway and take exit 52. Sharon : That sounds really complicated. Can you tell me again? Which road do I take first? George : You go down this road, then at the second light turn left. That road is Main street. Sharon : OK, I think I've got it now. George : Why are you buying a new computer anyway? Didn't you just get one a few months ago? Sharon : Yes, but it doesn't work anymore. George : Where did you buy it? Sharon : At Wal-Mart. George : I think you're computer should still be under warranty. You can bring it back to them and they'll fix it for free. Sharon : I think you're right. I didn't think about that. I should go talk to them about it. Where is the closest Wal-Mart? George : It's about 2 blocks from here. I have to go there to get some stuff now anyway. Do you want to follow me? Sharon : Sure. 93------------------------------------- Amanda : John, did you see the news today? John : No, what happened? Amanda : There was a big earthquake in San Diego. John : Oh my goodness. Amanda : The president was on the news talking about it earlier. John : Was anyone hurt? Amanda : I think they said two people were killed. John : Oh, that's terrible. Amanda : Yeah, I can't believe you hadn't heard about it. They were talking about it on CNN all day. John : Oh, I don't watch TV that often. Amanda : Don't you watch the news? John : No, I usually read the news online, but I haven't had time to turn on my computer today. 94------------------------------------- Stephanie : What's your favorite sport? Frank : I like basketball. I watch the games on TV all the time. Stephanie : Who's your favorite team? Frank : The Boston Celtics. Stephanie : They're really good this year, aren't they? Frank : Yes. Do you like them? Stephanie : Yes. Everyone around here does. Frank : Do you think they'll win the championship this year? Stephanie : It's possible. They have some really good players. Frank : Did you watch the game last night? Stephanie : A little, not the whole thing. I watched the second half though and I saw some of the highlights online. Frank : It was a great game, wasn't it? Stephanie : Yeah. Do you know who they're playing tomorrow night? Frank : I think their playing LA. Stephanie : That's going to be a tough game. LA has a good team. 95------------------------------------- Peter : Hi Liz. Are you working on your webpage now? Liz : No, I'm still waiting for you to send me that image file for the homepage? Peter : You mean you didn't get it? I sent it to you over an hour ago. Liz : Let me check. It's going to take a second 'cause I have to start up my computer. Peter : OK. Did you get it? Liz : One second. I just have to open my web browser and check my hotmail account. Peter : OK. Liz : OK, here it is. I got it. Peter : How do I find the webpage? I tried to search for it on Yahoo but I couldn't find it. Liz : Don't use Yahoo, use Google. Peter : I tried that also and it didn't work. Liz : If you go to Google and search for my name, you should be able to find it. Peter : OK. Let me try that. I see it now. 96------------------------------------- Julie : Hey Michael, I'm tired. Would you mind driving for a while? Michael : Sorry. I would like to, but I don't know how to drive. Julie : Really? You don't have a license? I thought everyone had a license. Michael : No, I've lived in cities all my life and when I'm at home I usually take the subway or bus. Julie : I see. Do you think you'll learn to drive in the future? Michael : Yes. I plan to buy a car next year. I think you need one in the U.S. Julie : Actually, now that I think about it, a lot of people in cities here take the bus also. Michael : Well, I'd like to travel more. I've been here for a few months already and I feel like I haven't seen anything yet. Julie : How are you going to learn to drive? Do you want me to teach you? Michael : No, I wouldn't want to trouble you. I've already signed up for a class near my house. It starts next month. 97------------------------------------- Sara : Thomas your English is so good. How did you learn it? Thomas : Well, in my country everyone has to take English starting in the first grade. I've been taking English courses for 12 years now. Sara : Wow, that's interesting. I remember when we took that trip last year and visited your family. It seemed like there weren't many people that could speak with me in English. Thomas : Oh, that's because they don't speak English that much. Sara : But they speak it in school, right? Maybe they just didn't like me so they didn't want to talk to me. Thomas : No, actually they liked you a lot. They told me they thought you were very nice. They are just shy. They're not use to talking with foreigners. I remember when I first came to the U.S. I was really nervous about speaking with people. Sara : I see. I thought there were lots of Americans teaching English in your country. Thomas : Yes, that's true. There are probably twice as many now as there were five years ago, but they are mostly in the cities. My family lives in the country. Sara : I wonder why. Personally I prefer the country to the city. It's so quiet and peaceful. If I were to teach, I would want to teach in the country. Thomas : Do you think you would want to teach someday? I know the schools around my town are looking for teachers, so if you want I can call them and get more information. Sara : No, I don't think so. I would need to stay there for a year, and I don't think I can take that much time off work. Thomas : Well, if you change your mind, let me know. I think you would be a really great teacher. 98------------------------------------- Jonathan : Dorothy what are your plans for Christmas? Dorothy : Oh yes, it's almost Christmas, isn't it. I'm not sure what I'll be doing then. Jonathan : Well, if you don't have any plans, you family could have dinner at my house. Dorothy : That's very nice of you, thanks. Have you finished your shopping yet? Jonathan : No, I still have to do that. I think I'll go to the mall this weekend. Dorothy : It's going to be really crowded at the mall. You should shop online. Jonathan : You're right. My family loves to read, so I can probably get them all presents from Amazon.com. Dorothy : What do you think you'll get for your wife? Jonathan : Probably a romance novel. It seems like she's always reading one of those. Dorothy : Don't you think you should get her something a little more expensive, like jewelry or maybe a new computer? Jonathan : Maybe you're right. It's hard buying gifts. I think my wife has everything she wants. Maybe I should just ask her. 99------------------------------------- Karen : Martin, who are you going to vote for? Martin : You mean for president? Karen : Yes. Martin : I'm not sure yet. Karen : You should make up your mind soon. The election is next month. Martin : Yes, I know. I hear about it every day on the news. Karen : I'm going to vote for Obama. Martin : I think he is a good choice, but I think McCain would make a good president also. Karen : I know. They're both good. It's hard to decide. McCain is older but he has more experience. Obama seems to have a lot of good ideas, but some people say he wants to raise taxes. Martin : I heard he wants to lower taxes. It's hard to know what the truth is. That's the reason I really don't pay attention to politics. Karen : Yes, it can be frustrating, but it's important and it's interesting to watch. 100------------------------------------- Sharon : Hey John, can I talk to you for a minute? John : Sure, what's up? Sharon : I wanted to let you know about a book club I joined a couple months ago. I know you do a lot of reading so I thought you might want to come with me next month. John : Oh, that sounds like fun. When does the group meet? Sharon : Usually the last Saturday of the month at 9:30 in the evening. Is that too late for you? John : No, I think that's ok. What do you talk about in the group? Sharon : Well, every month we choose a new book and then during the next meeting we discuss it. John : What book are you reading now? Sharon : The Kite Runner. John : I've heard that's a good book. What's it about? Sharon : It is a good book. I'm almost finished. The book is about a boy who grows up in Afghanistan during the 1980s. It's called the Kite Runner because the main character takes part in a kite flying competition. John : That sounds really interesting. I'd love to come. Sharon : Ok, great. The next meeting isn't for another two weeks, so you still have time to read the book. ----------------------------------------