M: Are you going to spend the summer in Australia?
W: No, I planned to go to Canada, but my children begged me to take them to Japan.I agreed.
M: Excuse me.Do you have any tickets left for tomorrow's concert?
W: Yes. Each is $16. Um, how many would you like?
M: Two, please.
W: What's the matter with you, Jack?
M: Brian phoned me today.He was wondering whether I could help him move house on Saturday.
W: I'd rather you didn't.It's mum's birthday and I thought we could take her out for the day.
M: Have you decided to take that summer job you were offered?
W: Well, I want more information before I accept it.
M: God, I'm glad that's over.
W: So you don't like it? It's based on a novel written by a famous writer.
M: No , I think the story, the dialogue and the whole thing about the war are hard to understand.
W: But the leading actor is my favorite.
W: Hi, I'm looking for a dress for Jane's party this evening.Can you give me some advice?
M: How do you like this skirt? It goes well with your skin.
W: Really? OK, I would try it.
M: And I believe this necklace would make you more attractive.
W: OK.Should I take a bag with me?
M: Of course.
W: How about the brown bag you and I bought last week?
M: I can't agree more.And hurry up, grandma is waiting for us.
W: Hi, I just arrived on Flight 245 from London.I waited until all the luggage came out, but my suitcase wasn't there.
M: Well, I guess it might have been put on the wrong flight.There's a chance it won't arrive until tomorrow.
M: I'm very sorry about this.Leave us a phone number so that we can reach you, and the airline will call you as soon as we get your suitcase.
M: Hi, Jean.You look worried.Is everything OK?
W: Well, my new boss is expecting us to start work at 8 o'clock in the morning.But I have to take our children to school.That means I'll be late for work.And you can't spare any time to do it.
M: Oh, dear...er...but not a surprise. My friend Alice had a similar problem last year.
W: How did she settle it?
M: She didn't do anything at first.But in the end she told it to her boss.He said he hadn't realized the early start would present a problem and he agreed to let them start half an hour late.
W: That's great.Perhaps I should deal with it the same way.
M: Hello, everyone.We are lucky to have Molly Taylor here today.Molly is organizing an activity course for the summer holidays.Molly, this is the second year of the course, isn't it?
W: Yes.The summer course operated for the first time last year for a six-week period.We did think about making it longer this year and have a seven-week course.But in the end we decided to keep to the same plan as last year.
M: But, as I understand, last year's course wasn't a complete success, was it?
W: Well, we were actually very surprised by the number of people interested in the course. We didn't actually have enough assistants to look after all the children.Besides, there was such a lot of rain that we couldn't go outside as often as we wanted to.
M: So, what activities can the children look forward to this year?
W: Well, once again there'll be artists and musicians who will lead creative classes.We also considered providing some more exciting adventure sports.But we decided not in the end.Instead we're introducing some fun programs.I think it'll be good fun for the children.
Pleased to be here today.My name's Joan, and I'd like to share something about my French learning with you.I still remember when I first started to learn the language I didn't really have a problem with the pronunciation.I just had a hard time memorizing words.But I made a great effort and soon I was scoring ten out of ten in all of the tests.By the time I got to university, I could do some writing and translations without much difficulty, and I actually enjoyed learning the grammar rules.Then as part of my university course I had to go and live in France for a year.As soon as I arrived , I realized I didn't know how to order the type of coffee I liked, and trying to find somewhere to live or stay was something difficult to deal with.I called people about information in the paper, but I had to keep putting the phone down because I couldn't understand a word they were saying — they all spoke so quickly! I could see then that there's no point in just knowing words if you can't hold a conversation with a native speaker.The ability to speak freely is what helps you get a job, hold a conversation or just buy the things you need.