M:That radio is pretty loud. Could you turn it down, please?
W:Sorry. Was I disturbing you?
M:Yes. And another thing, please don't borrow my bike without asking.
M:We have daily specials:carrot soup, a chicken sandwich, and chocolate cake. You definitely shouldn't miss the carrot soup.
W:My doctor advised me to avoid chocolate. I would like the chicken sandwich, though.
M:Can you come early tomorrow? Sherry is sick, and I don't have anyone else in the sales department that can replace her on the schedule.
W:No problem, Mr. Johnson. Let me just cancel my doctor's appointment.
W:I heard the manager made a notice this morning. Do you know what it was about?
M:It's about Tom. He's being switched to the research center.
W:Oh, no. The lights went out again. I wish we had a flashlight or a candle.
M:The flashlight is out of batteries, but I have a candle and matches right here.
W:Great! Now I can finish reading this book.
W:How was the exam, Richard?
M:Not too bad. I think I passed English and mathematics exams. The questions were very easy.
W:How about Gary?
M:He said that the English and math papers weren't easy enough for him. And he probably failed the French paper, too. He could answer 16 of the questions. To me French tests are awful, aren't they?
W:Oh, cheer up!
M:Perhaps we didn't do too badly. The guy next to me wrote his name at the top of the paper.
M:Then he sat there and looked at it for 3 hours! He didn't write a word!
W:What will you two do to make up for it if you fail?
M:I will cancel my holiday plan, but Gary will continue to take a part-time job.
M:I'm so nervous about my job interview next week. I haven't worked for three months! I really need to get this job.
W:I understand. Being unemployed is so stressful. Remember when I lost my job two years ago? The company I worked for had to fire a hundred people because of bad management. I was out of work for six months!
M:What did you do for money?
W:My parents helped me out, and I had a little money saved up. But it was difficult to make ends meet.
M:It's great that your parents helped you. My brother gave me some money to cover my basic expenses. But I can't rely on his help forever.
W:Well, I'm sure that you'll get this job! Good luck!
W:I think we should get a new dog. We should get a puppy. I want a sweet little puppy that I can name Happy.
M:But we already have two dogs. Do you think we should get one more? Three dogs is a lot of animals to have. And taking care of a puppy is a lot of work. Remember when we got Spot as a puppy? It was tiring to teach him to go to the bathroom outside and walk him every day. Because Spot and Lucky are older, looking after them are not as much work.
W:I know all of that. But I read an article in the newspaper today about dogs. It said that if you get a new puppy and you have older dogs, the older dogs will often live longer than usual. The puppy makes them lively and excited. They will live longer than expected. And the older dogs will help train the young dog.
M:Hmm, that's interesting! I've never heard that before. Well, those are very good reasons. I'm okay with it. Let's go to get a puppy!
W:How can I help you, sir?
M:I need to buy a diamond ring for my girlfriend. We're getting married soon.
W:Congratulations! We have classic styles over there in the corner. There are also modern black ones under this table here.
M:Well, that modern black one is nice, but it's a little expensive.
W:The classic ones are much cheaper. But I don't like the look of them as much.
M:I think I agree with you! Do you have any others?
W:Well, we just got some new diamond rings from Australia. They are displayed at the window.
W:Yes!The price is already very low. But we were able to get the highest-quality stones we could find. And you won't find these rings anywhere else. They're truly one-of-a-kind.
M:Mm, I like this one. But is there any way to get a discount?
W:Yes. If you're willing to pay either cash or by check, we don't need to charge you tax.
M:I was going to use my credit card, but I'm happy to save a few dollars instead.
Mr. Mora is a famous university president. He is remembered as a humorous man because his lectures cause laughter from time to time. He is also remembered by his family and friends for being absent-minded. There are many interesting stories about Mr. Mora, which amuse people.
Once on a train, a conductor came to Mr. Mora, asking for his ticket. He began to search his pockets. No ticket appeared. Mr. Mora began searching his suitcase. " Never mind, sir, " said the conductor, seeing how anxious Mr. Mora was becoming and trying to comfort him. " When you find your ticket, just post it to the station. I'm sure you have it somewhere. " " I'm sure, too, " said the president as he continued searching. " But I must find it. I need to know where I'm going. "
Mr. Mora got off the train in New York and hurried to the post office to make a telephone call to his secretary." I'm in New York now but I don't know why, " said Mr. Mora, feeling like a small boy who had got lost. Within minutes came the short reply, " You are not supposed to be in New York. You should be in Princeton to give a lecture. "