M:You can take out up to five books.
W:Here is my borrowing card.
M:These are due back in thirty days.
W:Hey, you look concerned. What's on your mind?
M:The final exam. I'm not well prepared yet.
W:You still have a week.
M:Yeah, but seven days will fly past soon.
W:Two return tickets to London Road.
M:That's £4.50 each, please.
W:Here is 10 pounds. By the way, when's the last bus back?
M:11:00. And your change.
M:My back hurts. I'm going to take some pills.
W:I don't think you need any, Henry. You need to get some exercise. Go out for a walk.
M:Hi, Feifei. Sorry I'm late — Peter and Dave are having an argument in the kitchen. I was trying to calm them down.
W:Oh, really? What are they arguing about?
W:Ms. Wilson will give me a lift tonight to go to Steve's housewarming party. What about you?
M:I was going to drive there, but my car broke down this morning. I ended up getting my car into a garage, and I had to take the bus to work. Do you think it's possible for me to get a ride with you tonight?
W:I'm sure that it will be fine, but I'll ask Ms. Wilson to make sure. I'll let you know during lunch.
M:All right. I will see you at the cafe then.
W:Hi, Billy. You look stronger than before. How do you make it?
M:In fact, this change occurred after I joined a health club and took a weight training course.
W:How about the course?
M:It is very interesting. The coach created a special training program for me.
W:Er, it seems effective as your muscles are trained well. I would suggest Zack join the class too, as he always feels weak.
M:Great! We can get our training together this evening.
W:OK. I'll call Zack right now and tell him about that. By the way, is there any equipment we need to prepare?
M:Jessie, you weren't at school yesterday. Were you sick?
W:No,sir. I was in a car crash.
M:Oh, my goodness. Are you OK? What happened?
W:I have some cuts on my arms but otherwise I'm fine. My mum was driving my sister and me to school, and at 8:10 a.m., we stopped at the traffic lights on River Lane. Then suddenly another car crashed into the side of us!
M:Oh dear! Was anyone else hurt?
W:Yes, sadly. My mum has broken her leg. My sister wasn't hurt though. The driver of the other car, called Mr. White was pretty badly injured. He hurt his back. A policeman took all of our words, and then Mr. White went to hospital in an ambulance.
M:Do you know why Mr. White crashed into your car, Jessie?
W:Yes. He explained he didn't see the traffic lights turn red, so he drove through instead of stopping.
W:Why is it that some children perform better than others at school?
M:Obviously, certain children are brighter than others. But it is not that simple. A lot of importance is attached to intelligence measured by tests.
W:The so-called IQ tests?
M:Yes. Basically they are intended to test the ability in language and numbers, so some children are sure to suffer. This is very unfortunate. A child with an average IQ may turn out to be successful when he grows up.
W:What you are saying is that some children have abilities that are not easy to measure.
M:Exactly. If these abilities are not discovered early, they cannot be developed. That's why there are so many unhappy parents in the world. They are not doing the things they are best at.
M:But at school, only those who are good with words and numbers will probably do well in exams.
W:Right. Is there anything a parent can do to help in this case?
M:Yes. In my opinion, a child should be judged on his personal talents. After all, being happy in life is putting your skills to good use, no matter what they are.
Attention please! Now I will give you a brief introduction of the Winter Festival. It is a free event for all people to enjoy, and is organized by a team of volunteers. The first Winter Festival was introduced the year before last. Sadly due to a lack of money, no festival was held last year. This year the government may provide $ 15,000 to the festival. They also persuaded the businessmen around the town to offer the rest $ 5,000.
There will be a free art exhibition on Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December in the Center Park of the town. The opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and there is an opening night only on Friday, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Different from other exhibitions, this art exhibition is really a special one because the public will have the chance to watch the paintings which are from the town's school. And all the paintings are created by the students.
It is great that the festival is going to host a wonderful sound of music in the Main Exhibition Hall this year. This program aims to show some of the musical talents that we have in town. Everyone watching the performance had better not wear formal clothes, but fancy dress. And in the program, you will hear classical music, pop music, rock music and operas.