W: I need to borrow some books for the class. I hope the library will be open this Saturday.
M: Here are the library opening hours. It is open from 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays, and it closes two hours earlier on weekends.
W: What is the weather like in Beijing?
M: It is snowing and the temperature is low. You'd better take more warm clothes with you when you come to Beijing on business. By the way, what's the weather like in Sydney?
W: As always, it rains a lot.
W: Hey, Kevin, where are you going?
M: I'm heading to the gym. I've been studying all day for the final exam and I feel an hour of exercise would do me good. What about you?
W: I'm going for a run in Smith Park.
M: Do you want something from the bakery? I'm going to get some milk.
W: Oh, I'd love a piece of chocolate cake, but I had one yesterday. Just a loaf of fresh bread, I suppose.
M: Bob is in hospital. Do you want to visit him with me this afternoon?
W: I'm afraid not. I will meet my uncle John at the train station at 4 this afternoon. How about tomorrow?
M: OK. Let's go to the hospital together tomorrow.
W: Hi, Tim, it's Linda. Are you still in the restaurant?
M: Yes. What's wrong?
W: I haven't left my notebook on the restaurant table, have I? The thing is, I've just got back to the office and it's not in my bag. My report to our boss is in the notebook.
M: Well, the waiter has just cleared the table. Hold on. I'll have a quick look around... I found it! It was on the floor near where you were sitting.
W: Oh,I remember now. I put it on the chair when I put my coat on. It probably fell off.
M: I'll take it back in about twenty minutes. Bye!
W: I'm so excited about my sister Laura's wedding next month.
M: I'm sure you can't wait.
W: Laura is going to try on her wedding dress on Sunday and I'm going with her. It's such a beautiful dress — she'll look amazing!
M: Oh! Tell me what her dress is like.
W: Well, she's not wearing a traditional white wedding dress because she wants to be different.
M: Oh, really? That's a great idea!
W: Yes, and white doesn't really suit her anyway. She couldn't decide between a red dress and a gold one. Finally she decided to wear gold because she's getting married in the summer. She thought red was a better color for a winter wedding.
M: Good morning! What can I do for you?
W: I've just been feeling really nervous lately. I'm shouting at my family, and I start crying for the smallest thing. Can you give me something to make me feel more relaxed?
M: Well. I'm not the kind of doctor who gives someone drugs for something that just requires a change in lifestyle. What do you do for pleasure these days?
W: Mostly I watch TV in the evenings, but once in a while I may do some reading.
M: Do you get much exercise?
W: No. But I watch my weight. I don't overeat.
M: That's not the point. Exercise isn't just about losing weight. It's about relaxation. Getting some fresh air in the park will help you clear your mind. Try to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. It doesn't matter what, just as long as you're getting your heart rate up.
W: I see. Thanks, Dr.White.
W: Hey, Jack! You look as if you slept badly. What's going on?
M: It's the finals week and I spent all night studying. I am so tired.
W: How many exams do you have? Are you ready for everything?
M: There are five exams and I have taken two. If I were ready, I wouldn't need to stay up all night.
W: Ha-ha! It looks as if you are in a hard week.
M: How about you?
W: I'm feeling relaxed because I finished my last exam this morning. But I have a report to do before this Friday. So I have many articles to read, I haven't started it yet, but it shouldn't be too difficult. If you need help, I can help you. I am good at chemistry, math and physics.
M: It will be great if you help me with my chemistry. I will take the chemistry test tomorrow. You don't know how much this means to me. Thanks a lot.
W: Don't mention it.
M: Good morning, everyone! Welcome to Centerville Zoo! Now, you all look pretty excited to visit us here today, but do you know that zoos weren't always considered a place for visitors?Interestingly, they were not originally meant for public education and amusement. They were first used for the scientific study of animals. In 1828, the world's first scientific zoo opened in London, England. At that time, visitors didn't pay a high entrance fee, but they needed a special invitation to get in — can you believe it? Nineteen years later, that zoo was open to the public, no invitation required. The Centerville Zoo opened in the 1920s. We started out with about three hundred different kinds of animals, but today we have over five hundred. I know most of you are probably here to see those hundreds of animals, but our purpose isn't just to educate and entertain people. Our main duty is conservation, or the protection of animals.Many of the species you can see here are threatened or endangered. We hope you enjoy your visit today. And remember, no invitation is necessary; come back anytime!