W: You told me the report would be ready on Friday, but it's now Monday and you still haven't finished.
M: I'm sorry.It'll be on your desk first thing tomorrow. I promise.
W: Why shouldn't we buy this house? It has a beautiful garden and it's near my office.
M:The roof has a leak.
W: Two return tickets to London Road.
M: That's ￡4.50 each, please.
W: Here is 10 pounds. By the way, when's the last bus back?
M: 11：00. And your change.
W: Could you open your bags for me now?What's in this bottle?
M: Only water.
W: I'm afraid you can't take any liquid in.You must leave it here. You can buy drinks at the bar and collect it on your way out.
W: Did you watch that program about the Gobi Desert last night? I thought it'd be really interesting.
M: The photography was brilliant, wasn't it?
W: Yes, you could really feel what the life there was like.
W: Ms. Wilson will give me a lift tonight to go to Steve's housewarming party. What about you?
M: I was going to drive there, but my car broke down this morning. I ended up getting my car into a garage, and I had to take the bus to work. Do you think it's possible for me to get a ride with you tonight?
W: I'm sure that it will be fine, but I'll ask Ms. Wilson to make sure. I'll let you know during lunch. M： All right. I will see you at the cafe then.
M： Emergency services. Can I help you?
W： Yes, please help me!My brother fell down the stairs and he's unable to move!
M： Miss, please calm down. Is your brother breathing?
W： Yes, he's breathing, but he hit his head and he won't wake up.
M： Please give me your name and address.
W： I'm Linda Smith. We're at 254 Main Street. It's the green house near the corner of Pine Street.
M： OK, Miss Smith, the ambulance should be there within fifteen minutes.
W： What should I do now?
M： It's possible that your brother may have injured his neck, so it's very important that you do not try to move him. Other than that, just try to keep calm and wait for the ambulance to arrive. W： I'll do that.
M： Look, I know you're upset, but let's not ruin the whole evening over this.
W： That's easy for you to say. You're not the one who has failed the math test.
M： I know, but just try to forget it. Let's go for our meal just as we planned and try to enjoy ourselves. I have booked a table after all.
W： No, I just can't face it. Turn around and take me home. I'm really not in the mood.
M： Well, I'm hungry.
W： Go on your own, then. But drop me off first. I just want to be on my own.
M: OK, I'll drive you back then.
M： Now Linda. Let's talk about your first job.
W： Well, I was an assistant in an expensive cake shop in the small town where I lived. My boss was always polite, never shouted at us, even when we dropped things; and that was good for a young girl like me who wasn't very confident. He knew everything about the business. I had no proper training, but it was a good experience working for someone with so much knowledge. He didn't pay us well, but I didn't expect to earn much in my first job.
M： Did you do any of the baking yourself?
W： I loved watching the cooks making cakes, but I wasn't allowed to touch the ones on display in the windows. We sold sandwiches at lunchtime, very expensive ones, and the shop assistants had to make those.
M： How did you get on with the other shop assistants?
W： The full-time staff sometimes treated us like silly schoolgirls because we couldn't cook. But I was surprised that the full-time assistants couldn't add up in their heads. I was good at it, but they used calculators if there was anything difficult to work out.
OK, first of all, let me show you around the library. Now we're here at the main entrance. You can see the reception, which is where you bring back and take out books and we can order books and answer your questions there. Next to the reception, where you can see those old desks, is where we keep the magazines, so you can sit down and read there. Then, at the back of the library you can see the section for old books. OK, then in the corner, next to the reference section, is where we thought it was quietest, and away from the phones and printers and things, so we've put the study desks there. They all have Internet access, if you need it for your notebook computer.
Some of you are eager to know about the borrowing and the rules. Well, over the last two months we've been introducing a new system for this and you can now take books out for six weeks. That's generally enough for most people — we usually get books back within thirty days. You used to have to come in to renew the books because we don't like doing it over the phone as there's no record of it. But now you can do all that through e-mail.