M: Can I borrow your car for a few hours?
W: OK, but I need it back by 5:00 this afternoon.
M: I'll give it back 30 minutes earlier with a full tank.
W: Fair enough.
M: Father's sixtieth birthday is coming.
W: How should we celebrate it for him?
M: I plan to take the whole family for a big meal in a fancy restaurant. I'll also invite some relatives.
M: My computer broke down last night.
W: Again? You repaired it last week! Why not replace it with a new one?
M: I can't afford it. I prefer to choose a second-hand one from my friend's store.
M: I would like to meet the police chief.
W: He is not in the office. Do you have an appointment?
M: No. I am here to thank you all for getting my car back. I really appreciate it.
M: I'm feeling sick, Jenny.
W: Oh, dear. Is your tooth bothering you again?
M: Yes, I'm in terrible pain. What should I do?
W: Give it a day or so. And if it still hurts, maybe you should go to a dentist.
M: I'm looking for information on courses in computer programming.
W: Oh, well, data processing is a course you have to take before you can take computer programming and hardware management.
M: I see. I will have to learn data processing first. When is it given and how much?
W: We offer 3 choices. There is a class on Monday evenings at 6:30, a class on Tuesday evenings at 7:00, and a class on Thursday evenings at 7:30. It lasts 2 hours, once per week, 12 weeks in total. And the cost is 300 dollars.
M: OK, the last one suits me! Thank you!
W: So what is the winter like there in Sweden?
M: Well, it is cold, very cold in winter outside. But inside the houses it's always very warm, much warmer than at home. Swedish people always complain that when they visit England, the houses are cold, even in winter.
W: And what about the darkness?
M: Well, yeah, in December there's only one hour of daylight. It is sometimes a bit depressing. So you really look forward to the spring. But I think the summer is amazing. From May to July in the north of Sweden, the sun never sets. It's still light at midnight. You can walk in the mountains and read a newspaper.
W: Oh, yeah, the land of the midnight sun.
W: Good morning. I'm Eva Forsett. I'm calling about the job that was in the paper yesterday evening.
M: Oh, yes. Could you tell me something about yourself?
W: Well, I majored in French at the University of Manchester. And I can speak fluent Italian. After graduation I became a secretary in Geneva.
M: Geneva. Do you have any special reason for wanting to come back?
W: I thought it would be nice to near the family.
M: I see. You have to send us an application form first.
W: Can't I arrange for an interview now?
M: Well, I'm afraid we must wait until all the applications are in, in writing. And we'll decide if we should see you.
W: Oh, I see. Thank you very much. Goodbye.
M: Anna, have you ever thought about what you want to do in the future?
W: Certainly. Ever since I was little I've been wanting to do something in nursing and helping others. So I dream of becoming a nurse one day.
M: I think it necessary for you to get some hands-on experience to make your dream come true. There is a program I think you might be interested in. It's called the CNA program.It's mainly for high school students in our city. Those in the program can study nursing, including training in a real medical environment.
W: That's really great. But when does the coursework take place?
M: It takes place after school every day except Wednesday on school days. Students spend 88 hours in the classroom and train in the field for 60 hours. They learn at least 20 skills that nursing assistants depend on daily.
W: I really want to go. Where does the training program take place?
M: It takes place inside Ingleside at King Farm, a community for retired people. You can ask my aunt Linda for more information if you want to go.
W: Does she work there? I remember your aunt teaches at a college.
M: That's true. But she also leads the CNA program. She can tell you everything about the program. She'll come and visit my family tonight. Why not come too?
W: That's a brilliant idea.
Thank you for attending this public hearing on our new Severe Weather Warning System. I'm Mayor Dunley. First, I'd like to remind everyone that the main purpose of a weather warning system is to tell people outdoors to move inside. Now, it's important to remember that we will test the system every Saturday at noon, so don't worry about the noise at that time. It's a good idea to go outside and listen when we test the system and make sure you can hear it in your neighborhood. Remember that the loud noise is only one part of the warning system. The loud noises are activated by city officials after we receive alerts from the national weather service. In other words, you might hear an alert on the national news before you hear the warning here. If you do hear one, what should you do? First, take cover. Our city doesn't have public shelters, so go to the inside of any building, away from windows. Second, wait for reports on local media. Finally, stay indoors until you hear the all-clear signal.