W: The weather was terrible yesterday.Did you stay home the whole day, too?
M:No, I went to the supermarket.It was really scary and a lot of trees had fallen in the middle of the street.
W: I'll go to get changed as soon as I finish reading this chapter.
M: Take it easy, Sally.The reservation is at 1:30 pm.
M:Look, the curtain is going up slowly and all the lights over the stage are lit up.
W:Yeah, the play is starting.Oh, something caught my sleeve.Give me a hand please, Bill.
W:I don't like our son watching those films and reading those books.
M: I don't like it either, but he's old enough to read and watch what he likes.
M: Excuse me, could you tell me when the next train for Nanchang leaves?
W:Well, trains for Nanchang leave every 2 hours.You just missed the 9:30 train by 10 minutes, I'm afraid.
W:Excuse me, could you please tell me how to return to the Sunrise Hotel? I'm afraid I've lost my way.
M: Do you have a hotel card or something?
W:Let me see.Yes, I have the address and telephone number here.
M:Oh, you're staying at the downtown Sunrise Hotel.You can walk two blocks up this street and turn left.You'll find it on the right.
W:Well, I don't understand it very well.Will you draw me a quick map?
M:Sure.Just go this way...And this is the hotel you're looking for.Done! Here you are.
W: Wow, I can't thank you enough.
M: Don't mention it.
M: You're Susan, right? Alice asked me to look after you today.
W: Thanks.Dr.Lee.I'm not sure what to do the first day at work.
M: Don't worry.Now, Susan, let's get started right now.
W:Right, doctor.I've never had to look after such young babies before.I'm quite nervous really.
M:Nothing to it.Just pick up a baby and have a nice little chat, to make it feel comfortable.
W:Ah, hello there.Baby face! What have you been up to today?
M:See? You're a natural.I'm sure you'll make a lovely mother one day, Susan.
M:Being away from home for college can be stressful.Besides all the pressures of study, there's the pressure on your pocket.Today, let's go to a university to find out it.Excuse me, can I ask you a few questions?
W: Well, Okay.
M: How do you find the cost of living in this city?
W:Everything is expensive, including clothing, housing and traveling.
M: So, what do you spend most on?
W:Transport, I think.For food, if I cook myself, it's not expensive at all.For clothing, I bring my clothes here from my home country, where they're nice and cheap.But every week, I have to spend more than 100 pounds on the trains.
M: Then what's the social life like?
W:I'm a very social person.I love hanging out with my friends and meeting new people.Thankfully, I don't drink or smoke, so the only expense is maybe tickets to the cinemas, clubs, and so on.
M:Jennie and Matt have got lucky this weekend.The weather is perfect for an outdoor wedding.
W: Yeah, it really is.
M:Do you think there will be a lot of dancing at the celebration tonight?
W: I hope so! I'm also really hungry.When is the food going to be served?
M:Soon, I hope.Did you see those small pieces of cheese they had over at the table in the front? I ate a bunch of those when we first arrived.
W:No, I didn't see those! I missed them out.Cheese sounds really good right now.
M: Matt told me they would serve fish tonight.And rice.
W: I'm looking forward to the cake for dessert.
M: Me too! You know, I think Jennie looks really beautiful this afternoon.
W: She really does.That dress must have cost a lot of money.
M:I like the flowers in her hair.That is a nice detail.The color of the flowers matches Matt's tie!
W: Oh, look! The food is coming out! Let's head over there.
M: Hello, everyone.The Winter Carnival is coming soon.We prepare different kinds of activities for it.I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about our plan for the Winter Carnival this year.We plan to hold the event from January 10th to February 12th at the Lamar Site.We also suggest an entrance fee of $10.You can also bring your children.They are free.
The site will be divided into six areas.In the center, there will be a flower show.There will be two areas for amusement rides.We will set up 30 rides in these areas.
This year, there will be two new events — a fancy dress competition and an ice sculpture exhibition.We will set up a tent for the fancy dress competition.If you are good at designing clothes, bring your works to the competition.
Finally, next to the entrance, there will be four food shops where visitors can enjoy food from around the world, such as Italian food, Chinese food, Japanese food, Mexican food and so on.
I have attached a map for your reference.You can pick one up at the ticket office.That's all.Thank you.