M:Let’s go for a nice walk into the country this afternoon.
W:I certainly could enjoy the exercise, but I’ve agreed to go with Alice to buy some clothes.
W:Hello, Mr. Smith, I’m afraid Dr. Brown won’t be able to see you today. He’s still waiting for a flight out of New York. He said he would meet you tomorrow afternoon. Is it okay?
M:Sounds good. Thank you for calling.
W:David, have you saved enough for the car?
M:I have 20, 000 dollars now and the car costs 25, 000. My parents said they would like to help, but I don’t want to use their money.
W:Dr. Block, I need to take a few days off because my father is coming over to visit, and I need to show him around the city.
M:OK, Jane, but be sure to come back to work next week.
M:Amy, my head is spinning. It must be a touch of the sun.
W:You’d better lie back still for a while. Take is easy for the rest of the day and stay in the shade. It’s too hot today.
M:Mom, this is going to take forever. Animal World will be on in 20 minutes. It’s my favorite program. You know I can’t miss it.
W:I know, honey. But we have to wait in line to pay for these things we need.
M:You promised we’d be home in time.
W:Be a little patient, Jack. We’ll get out of here soon.
M:Hi Samantha, do you have a minute?
W:Hi Richard, come in please.
M:I’ve been trying to get hold of you all afternoon.
W:I was at the weekly managers’ meeting. How are things?
M:Oh, splendid. I have some news.
M:Wonderful news — to me, anyway. I’ve been offered a job for three years as an assistant to Professor Hayes from Birmingham University. I’ll join him in Mexico City. What do you think about that?
W:Wonderful, Richard!Just what you’ve always wanted, isn’t it?Does it mean that you’ll leave soon?
M:Next week. But before I go, I’d like to invite you out for dinner, just to thank you for all the help you gave me during my three-month research work here. Would tomorrow evening be a good time for you? We can go to the Shanghai Restaurant in Chinatown.
W:Fine with me.
M:What’s that book you just picked up, Mary?
W:The one Professor Lee uses in his course.
M:Oh, I see. You’d better have it if you want to pass that course.
W:But it costs 30 dollars. I simply can’t afford it.
M:Did you check the used book section here?Maybe they have it.
W:No, they don’t. I asked.
M:Why don’t you get it from the library?
W:I’ve been trying for months and it’s always out. There are over 50 students in the course and every single one wants the book.
M:Listen, you know my roommate Henry, don’t you?He took the same course last year and I remember he owns a copy. I can borrow it from him for you.
W:Oh, that’ll be great!Thank you, Jim.
M:Hello, Stella. This is Peter.
W:Hi, Peter. Fancy hearing your voice!How are you?
M:Couldn ’t be better. I’m planning a trip to Memphis with my family this summer. W:Great!I’d love to host you here. When are you coming?
M:We’ll leave Boston on June 20th, stay in St Louis, Missouri for a week, and then fly to your city. We’d probably stay for five days with you and come back, for it ‘s a two-week vacation.
W:Is there anything special you’d like to do here?
M:We’d love to explore Beale Street, the official home of the blues, where we’d listen to live music. We’d also like to visit Graceland, the popular museum in memory of Elvis Presley. But above all, we want to spend some time with you and your family. W:Of course. It’s been ages since we met last time. Let’s have a dinner party in my garden.
M:Lovely!Oh, could you find for us a hotel near where you live?It doesn’t have to be big, but I can’t stand noise at bedtime.
M:Thank you. See you soon.
M:Hello, everyone! My name is John. I’m the teaching assistant for this lab session. Let me explain a little about it. As you may know already, it’s a required meeting once a week. I expect you to do all the experiments and keep the results in your lab notebook. I’ll collect the notebooks every two weeks. You’ll be graded on lab notebooks and quizzes. But the most important information I want to give you now is about safety.
First of all, you must wear shoes that cover your feet in the lab. Tennis shoes are okay. Also, don’t wear loose clothes, long scarves, big necklaces or loose belts. They get caught in something or fall into liquid.
Another thing to do for safety is cleaning up. Be sure to put the waste in the correct containers. We can’t mix liquid with paper. This is extremely important. I don’t want any fires in this room.
You are responsible for washing out your own lab equipment and putting it away. If you don’t do this, I will take away points from your grade. Nobody’s going to clean up after you. Okay, any questions?