M: Would you like to come to our party tonight? You'll enjoy some new rock music and meet some of your old friends.
W: That sounds great, but I'm afraid I can't manage it as I have to finish my report.
M: How about having a vacation in Paris this weekend?
W: Sorry. I need a rest, for I'll have another business trip there next Monday.
M: Another? You just had one in London last week.
M: I'm very tired. Let's have a rest and eat something. Would you like some orange juice?
W: Yes, thanks. I have some biscuits with me. Want to have a try?
M: No. Thank you anyway. I prefer a hamburger of my own.
M: How have things been going recently?
W: Horribly! I've always been down. It seems as if the whole world was against me!
M: That's how things go sometimes. Don't worry. Everything will get better.
M: Excuse me. Can I have a glass of water, please?
W: Certainly. Is there anything else that you need?
M: I wonder if you have anything for a headache. I'm feeling kind of airsick.
W: I'm sorry to hear that. I'll give you some pills.
M: What's your present position, please?
W: I've been a secretary for two years. Before that I taught at a university.
M: And how do you like working for IBM?
W: It's challenging. But I feel I will learn a lot here.
M: What strengths will you bring to the job?
W: I get along well with people. I enjoy working with others.
M: That's good. We always need team players here.
M: Can I see Dr. Craig?
W: Yes. Do you have an appointment? Dr. Craig sees nobody without an appointment.
M: No, but... I'm heading home on my way from work, and I have a stomachache and...
W: Oh, I see. We can fit you in at three.
M: I'd rather see him as soon as possible. I don't think I can wait for another 30 minutes, because I'm suffering from this unbearable pain in my stomach and...
W: Oh, why didn't you say it's an emergency? Here, fill this in and take a seat. I'll send you in soon.
M: Thanks. Must I pay cash? I have got little money with me. And can I pay by mobile phone?
W: Yes. Cash, Alipay, check, anything.
M: Is the car ready?
W: Yes. We have it all ready for you. Come and have a look.
M: Okay. Is it a Hyundai Accent or a Buick Excelle?
W: A Toyota Corolla. It's very popular this year!
M: Yeah, I have seen it advertised. This is really nice!
W: Now, make a note here if you find anything wrong.
M: Well, it all looks pretty good. Uh, there's a small scratch right here.
W: Okay, just mark that on the form, and that way, we know when you return the car that you didn't cause the damage.
M: Oh, good idea. Well, I can't find anything else.
W: Good. Now, here's the key — and take a look inside and make sure everything's working all right.
M: That's okay. It is done!
M: David speaking.
W: Hi. This is Julia. Is Alice there?
M: No. My sister is out.
W: Oh, it's five fifteen.
M: She is out. Her piano class starts at six.
W: Sure. She must have gone to her class. Please ask her if she has time this Sunday. Macy and I are going to a fair. It aims to raise money for a children's hospital.
M: OK. Today is the 18th of October, so this Sunday will be the 22nd of October. Would you like to leave her more information about the fair?
W: Yeah, please tell her the admission fee is twenty dollars. We can eat snacks, do crafts and play games. We can also watch a fashion show. Please ask if she's interested in it.
M: OK. When will you meet her?
W: The fair opens at ten thirty and closes at five in the afternoon. We want to be there fifteen minutes before the fair opens.
M: All right. I'll let her know when she gets back. Bye.
M: Good afternoon, everyone! It's my pleasure to share with you my colorful weekend.
I used to live a life in my screen and hardly noticed what was around me. I was always checking the time and thinking of "who's going to text me now?" My bedtime routine was usually centered on one thing — my mobile phone. I looked through news websites and checked my emails. When I woke up at midnight, I did the same thing. The problem with me was that I felt anxious every night.
So when my friends invited me to the weekend camping without cell service in the village, I thought this was exactly what I needed. Keeping away from my phone for 48 hours changed my way of life. Without my phone, I fell asleep listening to the songs of frogs and insects. In the morning, I woke up energetically. Sitting by the river, riding a bike, or singing old songs, I truly enjoy what I was doing. I felt free without my phone at the weekend camp, which changed me completely. I listened to what my body wanted instead of what my phone was telling me to do.