M:Wow! What a beautiful city! Why don't we first visit the art gallery and then go to the zoo?
W:To tell you the truth, I'm not really interested in going there. You know, there are some nice places to buy souvenirs.
M:I'd like to make an appointment to see Dr. Carter. Is it possible to make it early, like 7:30 am?
W:No, I am sorry. Um... how about Tuesday at 8:00 am or Thursday at 8:15 am?
M:Well, in that case, Thursday would be fine.
M:Linda, do you have everything ready for college? Did you pay housing fees, sign up for the meal plan and meet with your academic teachers?
W:Yeah, I did that a few days ago.
M:Hi, Joanne. It is not easy for a newcomer like me to find a book here.
W:Don't worry. At the beginning of every term, introductory tours will be given by the librarians.
M:Oh, really? They are considerate.
W:Oh, hi. What is your name again? I can't remember all the students' names in our medical school.
M:It's okay, Miss Smith. I also have difficulty remembering names.
W:Hi, Steven. What are you up to?
M:I was just concerned about Jack. He hasn't been himself lately. He took the civil service exam and failed.
W:He must feel depressed.
M:Yeah. He's been sitting in his room every day for the last 4 days.
W:Why don't we take him out? We can try to take his mind off it. At least show him that we're there for him.
M:That's a great idea. Why don't you call him, Alice? I have already talked to him a couple of times and it might be good for him to hear from somebody else.
W:OK. I'll call you back after I'm done.
W:Hey, Frank, I have just got a working holiday visa for the UK, and I wonder what I can do there.
M:The working holiday visa lasts six months, and you can work for three months. If your English is good, you shouldn't have a problem getting work in a bar. But if you don't like the noisy, smoky and no tipping bar, you can work in a restaurant. That's another way to use your English, meet some different people and more importantly, you can get some tips.
W:OK, I prefer to work in a restaurant. My visa is for 6 months, so I'll study for the first 3 months and work for the second 3 months.
M:But remember, it's a holiday. It's not for studying. You travel from place to place and you pick up jobs on the way. You can work for a maximum of three months, but no more.
W:Oh, that's interesting. Thanks a lot.
M:If you have more questions, I'll be there.
M:Dear listeners, for today's show, I have Abigail Harrison with me. The girl wants to be the first astronaut on Mars. Abigail, welcome to our show.
W:It is a pleasure to be here.
M:Would you please tell our listeners when you got the idea of going to space?
W:When I was 5 years old, standing in my backyard on a cold winter night. My mind filled up with questions. To find more, I wanted to go to space.
M:Do your family members support you?
W:Both my mum and sister didn't believe it until they found I was serious. My mum told me making a specific plan was the first step towards making my big dream a reality, and it worked.
M:From then on, you founded a non-profit organization, got a private pilot's license, ran a marathon, worked at the Kennedy Space Center, spoke at conferences around the world... Wow, you have done so much!
W:Well, that is my mum's influence. My teacher helped me in a different way.
M:Well, you know, I enjoy staying in shape. I generally get up at 5:30 am, and exercise indoors.
W:Hey, jogging to the refrigerator for a glass of milk doesn't count.
M:Yes, I usually lift weights. This helps me build muscle strength. Besides, I am fond of boxing because it helps me burn off fat and reduce anxiety.
W:Oh yeah? Those are lies. I'll never buy those. Actually, a study suggests that using a fitness tracker can record your exercise and encourage you to take 10,000 steps a day. Your immediate action matters, not your words!
M:10,000 steps? That is too much. Will a quarter as much as that help?
W:Of course. Clay Marsh from the Ohio State University says, "Any amount of activity will do. As long as you stick to it, you will benefit."
M:OK. I will start walking tomorrow.
Here is a piece of news for deer lovers. Mary, an 18-year-old senior at Nixon High School, worked out a noise to drive the deer away. A deer jumped into the road and hit her uncle's truck. The accident inspired her to look for a deer-defensive measure.
According to the data from a science project, deer and humans hear the world differently. People sense sounds in the range of 20 to 20,000 hertz. Deer can hear between about 250 and 30,000 hertz. That means deer can hear sounds well above what people can sense.
For her experiments, Mary found a clearing, a small field where she set up a speaker and a remote control. When it sent out a 14,000-hertz sound, it didn't send the deer fleeing. She increased the sound gradually, and when the speaker broadcast a 25,000-hertz sound, the deer just walked away.
The teen expects her warning "whistle" to be broadcast from speakers along the sides of a highway. These will warn the deer to stay away — even when there is no car in sight. "It's like a stoplight for animals," she says. That way it may keep deer off the road.