W: We're forming a study group. Do you want to join us?
M: I'd love to. But how often do you meet?
W: We plan to get together once a week. On Wednesday evenings at the library.
M: Okay, count me in.
M: Sarah, glad to meet you here.
W: So am I.
M: By the way, did Jim borrow your book the day before yesterday?
W: No, but Bob did.
M: So, Emily, what do you like to do for fun?
W: I like to go to the movies. What do you do in your free time?
M: I also like going to the movies.
W: Well, that's great! It's nice that we have something in common.
M: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a gate change for Flight 566 to St. Paul. Flight 566 has been moved from Gate B5 to Gate C34.
W: Another gate change? I hope we can make it in time.
W: Hey, John, it's fine today, isn't it?
M: Yeah. I wish it would be like this every day.
W: Did you see the weather forecast?
M: Yes. Unfortunately, it's supposed to start raining tomorrow night.
W: Could I have a word with you, sir?
M: Just speaking.
W: I have to tell you that I can't be in today and tomorrow.
M: So sorry to hear that. What's wrong with you?
W: I feel sick and coughed a lot last night.
M: Is that serious? You ought to see a doctor.
W: Yes, I did this in the morning. And my doctor wanted me to have a rest these two days.
M: That's good. Do you suppose you will be back to the company the day after tomorrow?
W: I hope so. And I will definitely tell you if I cannot.
M: Well, take care of yourself. And I hope you will be better as soon as possible.
M: Hello, Sarah. Haven't seen you for ages. How is everything?
W: Never could have been worse.
M: What do you mean?
W: You told me to give up smoking. I made it. But during that period I became angry easily, and my husband got fed up with me. He never stayed at home. I'd rather I hadn't given up smoking.
M: Things will improve.
W: I hope so. What's in your hand? Cigarettes? May I borrow a cigarette, Bill?
M: Sarah, smoking is bad for your health. You just gave it up.
W: Then why do you have cigarettes?
M: I'm taking them home to my wife.
W: You mean, your wife is still smoking while you advise me to give it up?
M: I simply couldn't stand her bad temper when she tried to give it up.
M: Oh, when is your flight to Athens?
M: Would you be able to come over on Saturday night?
W: Yes. I should have finished packing by then.
M: My friends will give me a graduation party.
M: I'll pick you up.
W: That isn't necessary.
M: My dad will let me borrow the car.
W: Oh, well, that would be very nice.
M: About eight o'clock?
W: Eight o'clock is fine.
M: Great! It's a date.
W: Who's going to be there?
M: Just my friend Peter and a few kids from school.
W: I'm going to miss all of you. You've been like a second family to me while in New York.
M: We're going to miss you.
W: Maybe you could come to visit me in Greece.
M: I'm counting on it.
W: Oh, hi!
M: Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tom.
W: Pleased to meet you. My name is Alice. Did you just move in next door?
M: I did. Have you lived here long?
W: Me? I guess so. I've lived here for six years. Have you lived in America very long?
M: No, not really. When I left Vietnam, I came to America and I lived with a cousin in Dallas for two years. Where do you work, Alice?
W: I teach mathematics at a college. What do you do?
M: I am an accountant in a company.
W: Well, Tom. It's good to meet you. I have to go now. I will teach a class this evening, and I need to get to the college.
M: It's nice to meet you too, Alice.
W: See you around!
M: Goodbye, Alice.
Beijing is our capital city which is famous for its long history. Now we have one-day tour plan for you. In the morning, you can start the day at the Great Wall. It's one of the greatest wonders in the world. It's so magnificent that you can't miss it. At noon, you can go to the Summer Palace. There are so many interesting sites, such as Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, Suzhou Street, and some other ancient palaces. So you can climb Longevity Hill first. The view on the top is so wonderful. Next, you can go boating in Kunming Lake, and then, walk on Suzhou Street to enjoy the life of south regions of the Yangtze River. In the afternoon, you can go to have a long walk on Tian'anmen Square, and then you can visit the Palace Museum. There you can see different objects of different periods. They are of great value. In the evening, Qianmen Street is a good place to go where you can buy various kinds of souvenirs and clothes. Most buildings there have the traditional Chinese styles. Maybe you can know some history of ancient Beijing.
Wish you a nice trip.