M: Hurry up, Jenny.It's already 7：00.We'll be late for the film.
W:Don't worry, dear.We still have 20 minutes.And it takes us only 15 minutes to get there.
M: Are you going on holiday with your brother again this year?
W:Yes, he is coming home from Canada tomorrow.
M:Where are you going?
W: I've already booked a hotel in Turkey.But my brother wants to go to Italy.I hope he won't mind.
M: I'd like to drive Thomas and Lily to the airport and see them off next Monday.Will you go with me?
W:Sure.I'm going to the hotel where they are living by subway or bus.And then let's go together, OK?
M: How about playing some of the records you bought this afternoon.
M:Well, what happened?
W: I put them on my bed and then went to the cafe for a drink.When I came back, I sat on them without care.
M:Does your mother like travelling?
W: Yes, she does.But she is an armchair traveller.She does it with books, magazines, TV and the Internet.She can go anywhere and still enjoy the comfort of home.
M: That's interesting.My mother prefers to travel with a tour group, while my father enjoys travelling alone.
W:What's your apartment like?
M:It is a flat with two bedrooms in a three-story building on campus.
W:What is it like living in campus housing?
M: It's not so bad as I thought it would be.The freshmen that live by are really noisy, especially on weekends.But the rent is much cheaper than private housing.So it's worth it.
W:Do you have to pay extra fees besides your monthly rent?
M: No, they are all included.Besides, students don't have to pay state tax.So we are saving quite a bit of money living here.
W:How long is your contract?
M: That's the bad thing.The contract ends in June.However, all the students will leave the city for the summer.So maybe I'll be able to find the cheap place then.
M: I'm really sorry, Madam.I missed your lecture because I was ill yesterday.
W: I'm not upset that you couldn't keep your appointment.But you didn't call me.When someone doesn't turn up and doesn't call, it makes someone else wait.
M: You're right.I apologize.I didn't feel well.And I guess I just wasn't thinking about calling you at the time.
W:OK.Apology accepted.Now, I suppose you need to set up another appointment.
M:Yes, I do.But I'm really worried about my project.Can you see me now if I wait?
W: No, but I can see you at 3：00 this afternoon or during my office hours on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
M: Great.Your office hours are best, at 2:00 Tuesday, OK?
W:OK, be there on time by then.
M:I promise I will, Madam.
M: How was your school today, Rosa?
W:It was fun.Our class went on a trip to the museum of modern art.
M:Oh, you went there?How did you get there?
W:We took the bus.It was crowded.
M:How was your trip to the museum?
W: It was great.It is so big that we only saw about half of the paintings.I have to go back another day to see them all.But I did see some great ones.
M:Did you have a favorite?
W: Yeah.My favorite was a painting by Diego Rivera.I stared at it for about 15 minutes.There were some nice ones by his wife Frida Kahlo, too.
M: My favorite paintings are actually by Henri Matisse.Did you see the ones?
W:No, I didn't.
M:Well, we should go to the museum together this summer, so I can show you.
M: Hello, Brian's speaking.
W:Hi, Brian.It's Mary here.Hope I haven't troubled you at such a time.
M:No, no.I was just watching TV.
W:Oh, good.Did you have a good weekend?
M:Yeah, it was good.I went to the cinema with some friends yesterday.What about you?
W: Not too bad.Hey, actually I'm calling because it's my birthday this Saturday.I was wondering if you would come.
M: That sounds good.What time?
W:Is 7:00 OK?David won't finish work until 6:30.
M:Oh, sorry, I'm afraid I can't make it.Is 7:30 alright?
W:Sure, 7:30 then.
M:Do you want me to bring something, like a cake or some drinks?
W:Oh no, I'll get the food and everything else.Just come and enjoy yourself.
M:Well, in that case, I'll invite you to a piano concert next Friday.
W:That would be great.Thanks.
M:OK.I'll book the tickets now.
M:Attention, please, ladies and gentlemen.Our bus's getting close to Cambridge.We'll be stopping to eat there.We'll have our lunch at a garden restaurant overlooking a small park that reminds people of the very famous tree.It's said the General George Washington took command of the army in 1775 under its very branches.It was almost 100 years later, in 1864, that the city of Cambridge celebrated the event and from that moment on, the tree was called the Washington Elm.Later, the tree was attacked by insects, and finally destroyed in a storm. The remains of the tree were cut down.Well, it seems that if Washington had accepted the command of his army under this tree, he must have done so on his knees.This particular elm couldn't have been over 3 or 4 years old in 1775.It is a well-known fact that Washington took command under an elm tree, but, unfortunately, it couldn't have been the famous Washington Elm.Well, enjoy your lunch, and watch the steps as you leave the bus.