M: Do you think we should paint our bedroom yellow or light blue?
W: How about pink?
W: Excuse me.Where can I find the nearest bank?
M: There is a bank on Park Street.It's across from the shopping center.
M: I wonder if you'd be interested in going to the cinema with me tonight.
W: Sorry, but I have to practice the piano tonight.
M: Could you pass me the salt, please?
W: Here you are.So how do you like the food?
M: I love most of the food, but the soup seems to have no salt.
W: Look — is that Tom over there, the boy reading a book?
M: That can't be Tom.That must be his brother Jim.
M: Because Tom flew to Beijing just last night.He couldn't have returned yet.
W: Good morning, sir. May I help you?
M: Oh, yes. I'm looking for a pair of sports shoes in size 8.
W: OK. Follow me, please... What do you think of this pair?
M: They look nice. How much are they?
W: They are 40 dollars, but I can give you a 10 percent discount.
W: Look at Tina.She looks like she's on top of the world.
M: Yes.She must have won the English competition.
W: If she has won it, then Mark must be really sad right now.He wanted to win it so much.
M: Yes, I'm afraid Mark couldn't even go.I met him yesterday.He told me he caught a cold.
W: I'm so sorry to hear that.Poor Mark.By the way, why didn't you take part in the competition?
M: I had no time.I had to prepare for an important exam.What about you? Why didn't you take part?
W: I'm just not interested in competitions.
W: What a surprise to see you here, Frank!
M: Jane? It's you, right? I can't believe it.It's been almost ten years since we last met.
W: Yeah, that was at Lisa's birthday party.You left for France the following day. So when did you come back to the States?
M: Five years ago.I worked in France, got married there, and then after my daughter was born, came back here with my family.So, what are you up to here?
W: Oh, I'm here to pick up my son.He's in the piano class.What about you?
M: I'm here to pick up my daughter.She's in the dance class.Do you live near here?
W: Yeah, just two blocks east.What about you?
M: About five blocks west.That's really shocking.We live just about seven blocks away from each other, and we haven't met for five years.
W: That's really something.Oh, there's the bell! Hey, let me get your phone number before all the kids come out.
W: Hi, Jack! How's your first day back at school going?
M: Oh...OK.The first class is French. It was awful.
W: Oh, yeah? Who is your teacher?
M: Madame Martin.
W: Oh, she's really good! I like Madame Martin.
M: Really? She makes us speak French all the time.I don't understand her.
W: Yeah! She's strict but you learn loads in her classes, Jack! And who's your math teacher?
M: Mr.Thomas.He's my favorite.
W: Really?!I've got Mr.Greenwood.He explains everything really well and he is really patient.
M: Yeah, Mr. Greenwood is OK, but he gives so much homework! I prefer Mr.Thomas.
W: OK, well, Mr. Greenwood's my favorite.
M: OK, let's agree to disagree. Who have you got for science?
W: Miss McCloud. She's a smart teacher, and she's so nice.
M: Yeah, I agree with you there.
W: I can't believe it! Finally you agree with me!
Now let me tell you something about our trip.We'll take a bus ride and then a boat to Paris.We will arrive at the hotel in the evening.The Ibis is a four-star hotel situated about two miles south of a famous place of interest.
Tomorrow, after breakfast, we will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city, during which you will see the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, the Louvre — in fact almost every famous building you have ever heard of.We then leave Paris and take a short drive to the Palace of Versailles, the home of Louis XIV.
Our tour ends in the mid-afternoon back in Paris where you will have the rest of the day to do some shopping, enjoy some local food or explore a bit on your own.In the evening there is a "Paris by Night" tour to show you some of Paris's most beautiful buildings with bright lights.