M: I feel so stressed out right now! Work has been crazy lately. I need to relax.
W: Just sit down, and I’ll get you a Coke and a sandwich, OK?
M: Hey, there. I’m looking for a Christmas gift for my aunt. Do you have any ideas about what I should get her? Last year, I bought her a leather jacket and she loved it.
W: Why don’t you buy her a purse? There are some very pretty ones at the clothing store near my house.
W: I need to return these library books today. Do you want to come with me?
M: No. The downtown library doesn’t even open on Sundays. I’d rather go tomorrow so I can check out some new books for myself.
M: Good morning, ma’am. Can I help you?
W: Yes. I have some wool pants that need to be cleaned. I spilled wine on them at a restaurant. I really hope they are not ruined.
W: That is a beautiful painting, Jerry! Where did you buy it?
M: Actually, I made it. I’ve been taking art classes for the past year.
W: Really? That’s amazing! I had no idea that you were so talented. This looks as if it was painted by a professional.
M: Hey, is your sister coming to dinner tonight?
W: No, she isn’t. She has to work late on Fridays.
M: Well, did you invite our neighbor Don?
W: Nope. He’s out of town this week.
M: So does that mean it’s just us for dinner?
W: Yeah. Is that a problem?
M: No...It’s just that we always have dinner together. I was hoping that we could have some other company for once.
W: Well, I’m sorry to let you down. But I did make pizza, so I hope you can at least appreciate that.
W: Hey, do you know if it’s possible to get to Los Angeles from San Francisco by train?
M: Yeah, it is. But why don’t you fly? It’s much faster and costs about the same.
W: No way! I hate flying. Do you know how long the train takes?
M: Well, the quickest route is through the center of California. You can start in Sacramento. But it’s not a very good route. If you take the train along the coast, it is much more beautiful. It’s a great way to see California.
W: Well, I don’t care about that. I just need to get to Los Angeles and back. My cousin’s wedding is next month.
W: How was your economics class?
M: Well, to be honest with you, I fell asleep during the lecture.
W: Was it that boring?
M: No, it wasn’t the teacher’s fault. The problem is that I can’t stay awake for a two-hour lecture. I have been working in the evening at the hospital.
W: Isn’t that going to affect your grades?
M: Probably. But I need to work to pay my school fees.
W: Maybe you should talk to the financial aid office. There’s no point in working so hard to make money if you are just going to fail your classes.
M: But they are going to try to offer me a bunch of loans. I am trying to avoid going into debt. That’s why I’ve been working!
W: OK, then I have a better idea. Why don’t you go to the student employment office and see if they can help you find another job? Even if you have to work, there’s no reason why you should work at night.
M: That’s a great idea. I actually have a break before my next class, so I’ll go there now.
M: Is that a new computer?
W: Yeah. My grandpa gave it to me as a graduation gift. Isn’t it nice?
M: It is. I can’t believe it’s so thin! What kind of computer is it?
W: It’s an Apple MacBook Air. It’s very lightweight and has a bunch of built-in apps. I couldn’t be happier with it.
M: Do they have any other colors besides that one?
W: I don’t know. I like this color. I’ve ordered a pink cover for it, but it won’t arrive for a couple of weeks.
M: Does the computer have a disk drive?
W: No, it doesn’t, but I don’t need one. All of my documents are online.
M: Well, you’re very lucky. It will be great to have this when you start looking for jobs.
W: I already have. Today, I spent the day at the café working on my résumé. This computer has a great battery life.
M: Well, that’s good.But the café near here is always so crowded.
W: I know. But I like to work in busy cafés. The noise reminds me that everyone else is working hard, so I work hard, too.
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