M: Good morning.I'm here for an interview.Can you tell me where the manager office is?
W: The manager's office is down the passage, to the left.
M: Thank you.
M: Every boy and girl is going to climb the mountain tomorrow.Can I go with them, Mom?
W: I'm afraid not.Wait till you have finished reading the book, dear.
M: Was John sorry for what he'd done?
W: Not really.He never thought it was he who had broken the coffee cup, though it was true.
W: Can I help you?Are you looking for anything in particular to read?
M: No, thank you.I'm just looking.
M: Will you be able to finish the report today?
W: I hope so.But you have to promise that your computer will not break down again.
M: The summer vacation is just around the corner.When does it begin, Michelle?
W: It starts on 15th.What are you going to do during this vacation?
M: I'm going to London for a week.What are you planning?
W: I have to look after the house.My parents are planning to visit Europe.
M: That's too bad.Most importantly, we should be careful about our health.
M: Hi, Sandra.
M: Are you working on something?
W: Yeah.I'm preparing a presentation for my history class.
M: What's it about?
W: It's about the different people that "discovered" America.
M: I thought Christopher Columbus discovered America.
W: Well, not...
M: In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
W: Yeah, well, he did.But it turns out that Columbus wasn't the first person to get to the New World at all.
M: Was he the first European?
W: Simon, you look worried.What's wrong with you?
M: I'm all right.But it's my son, Roger.
W: What has happened to him?Can I do something for you?
M: Well, I'm going to New York in three days.And my wife is in London, and she will not return until the end of this month.
W: Oh, I see.You want someone to take care of Roger, don't you?
M: Yes.But it's hard work.He is too naughty.
W: Please don't worry.I'll look after him during your stay in New York.
M: I'll be away for nearly a week.I think there will be too much trouble for you.
W: It doesn't matter.You see, I was a teacher before I retired.I like children very much.
M: Thank you very much.
M: Helen, will you be free next weekend?
W: Next weekend I will be busy.Jane is going to do some holiday shopping and she wants me to come with her, but the week after next is good for me.
M: Okay, I am free both weekends.I fancy going hiking in the mountains.What do you think?
W: I haven't been to the mountains for almost two years so it will be nice to go there again.
M: Good.I have some friends we could stay with overnight.
W: I see you have things well organized, John.I will follow your arrangement.
M: Do you think Jane would like to come as well?
W: I'm not sure.I can ask.
M: You see, Susan is thinking of coming, so it would be nice to have Jane as well.
W: Is Susan the new girlfriend you told me about?
M: That's right.
W: No problem.I will try to convince Jane to come with us.
Now, back to the news!An early morning fire damaged the historic Geller House today.It destroyed the third floor of the building, but firefighters saved the first and second floors.There were only a few elderly people living in the building.And they were transferred to safety, so no one was hurt.The Geller House was built in 1718 and was used as a hotel for over 150 years.George Washington stayed here in 1782.The Geller family owned the building until the 1930s.Then they sold it to the Mills family.Five years ago, it was made into a building for the old.All the electric wires in the building were checked and most of them were changed then.Several fire departments were called to the scene.When we asked Fire Chief Andrew Barnes how the fire started, he answered that a burning cigarette most likely caused it.