W: Hi, Ted, our meeting will start in 30 minutes. I need to copy your report. Can I get it now?
M: I am working on the last sentence; just give me 10 more minutes.
W: Dad, how about giving mom a surprise birthday party this year?
M: That is a great idea. I'll be in charge of inviting people and you can call your brother to prepare the party together.
W: How is everything going? Do you like your new boss?
M: At the beginning, I thought it would be tough, since everybody said he is very strict. But after working with him, I think he is a smart guy.
W: We just need a cowboy shirt for our son's school show. Why did you also buy a hat?
M: The shirt is only $25, and the website said you will get free delivery if you purchase more than $40, so I added the hat to make it exactly $40.
W: I lost my passport, sir. I'll travel to Greece tomorrow. What should I do?
M: I'm sorry to hear that. But you should go to the embassy instead of the police station.
W: Where are you, Darryl? Is it sunny there as it is here today?
M: No, it is pretty wet. I'm going to meet my doctor.
W: Are you not working today?
M: No, not today. I work every day except Tuesday and Friday.
W: What do you do?
M: I work at a golf course. I'm a groundsman.
W: OK. So what does a groundsman do?
M: We look after the golf course — make sure the grass is OK and all of that. It's like being a gardener.
W: Hello, customer service. How may I help you today?
M: Hello. I noticed something strange on my account.
W: Let me take a look. Your account history shows purchases nearly every day beginning two weeks ago.
M: That's the problem. I haven't made any purchases.
W: Do you have a shared account, by any chance?
M: Yes, that's shared by my entire family. My wife and both of my children wouldn't buy things without asking me first.
W: Are you sure, sir? In fact, both of your children are logging on right now.
M: Thanks. I got it. They're at home now and I will have a talk with them.
W: John, I've decided I'm going to take a year off. I have spoken to the head of the department and I have got permission to stop studying at the end of this semester.
M: Where are you going? What are you going to do, Cherry?
W: I'm going to Australia. I want to travel around Australia. But first I'm going to study English at a language school.
M: What a great idea! How long are you going to be there?
W: I'm going to be there for a whole year. When I get there, I'm only going to study in a language school for a month. Then I'll go traveling.
M: Are you going to travel for whole eleven months?
W: I don't know. I might travel for a bit， then stop and work for a bit.
M: Do you have enough money?
W: Money is a problem but I'm going to be able to work. I think I'll get a working holiday visa and I'm going to be able to work legally.
W: I'd like to talk about this watch. It's quite old, nearly sixty years old. It's got a black leather band. The face of the watch is white and it's square — well it isn't telling the right time.
M: Why is this watch special, Helen?
W: It was my grandfather's watch. He came to England more than fifty years ago and this is the watch he was wearing when he arrived here. When he came over here he didn't have much — just a few pounds in his pocket, you know. But this watch was a present to him from his grandfather — his twenty\|first birthday present — so it was really special to him and now it's special to me.
M: Is it very valuable? I mean, I know you don't want to sell it or anything but is it worth a lot of money?
W: No, not at all. It doesn't even tell the right time! It's just an ordinary watch but it's special to me because it really reminds me of my grandfather.
M: Is your grandfather still alive?
W: No, he isn't. He died 2 years ago. He left the watch to me in his will.
Welcome to Ocean Life. It's wonderful to see so many people here today. Since some of you haven't been here before, let me tell you something about our sea park. Ocean Life is set in fantastic grounds and we advise you to spend several hours wandering around. There are over forty shows, as well as plenty of other activities for all the family. We feel that it is better that some sea creatures such as whales and sharks aren't kept in a sea park, because they have better lives in their natural homes. However, although you won't see these creatures here, you will learn about them in many of our interesting and educational shows. Education is important, but we know that being interested while finding things out is more important, especially for our younger visitors. Our specially trained staff can answer any of your questions about the sea, sea life, pollution and protection. We also encourage school visits, and help teachers by providing information and ideas for use in the classroom. Ocean Life is also known for saving sea creatures. We offer care for injured creatures sent to us and we return them to their natural homes when they are strong enough. We also take part in many projects throughout the world, and it is our aim to make sure that our visitors become aware of the problems and dangers that affect sea life. OK, thanks for listening to me.