W: John, would you mind leaving the room for a minute? There's something I need to discuss with Pete here.
M: Of course not. I'm feeling a bit hungry anyway. I just want to go out for something to eat.
W: How much are the tickets for the match?
M: The cheapest are ￡21 and the next ones are ￡24.
W: That's not bad. Last time I paid ￡28.We won't save much if we get two cheaper tickets.
M: That's true. Let's go for the more expensive ones then.
W: Hello? David? Thank goodness, you turned your cell phone on. I locked my keys in the car. Can you wait an hour? I called the repairman and he's on his way.
M: Don't worry, then. I'll just take a taxi.
W: I'm really sorry.
M: Pardon me, would it be possible to get a table by the window? My co-workers and I are celebrating a colleague's promotion, and we'd like the nicest view.
W: Let me check the reservation book to make sure that the table is free.
M: We're moving very slowly again now. I'm going to miss my meeting if we don't speed up soon.
W: Yes, we seem to be late most days at the moment.
M: How can I help you, Miss?
W: Could you break a 20 for me?
M: Sure. How do you want it?
W: Could I have two fives and the rest in ones?
M: Well, I have some fives, but I don't have enough ones. Are quarters fine with you?
W: Oh, that's even better! In that case, I won't have to worry about the small change for the laundry.
M: Here you go!
W: Thanks a million!
M: I have to hang up. I'm so sleepy.
W: It's not even ten o'clock.
M: I'm falling asleep.
W: You got up real early.
M: I had to take my friend to the airport.
W: Why didn't you take a nap when you got home?
M: I didn't get home until 30 minutes ago.
W: Why is that?
M: There was a bomb threat at the airport.
W: Only a threat?
M: Yes, but I was stuck there all day when they looked for the bomb.
W: Someday the bomb is going to be real.
W: Hey, John. It's me, Nancy.
M: Oh, hi, Nancy. What's happening?
W: I'm cooking. Do you want to come over to my place for dinner?
M: That sounds great. What are you making?
W: Korean food. Have you ever had Korean food?
M: No, I haven't. I've never tried it. What's it like?
W: Well, it's kind of spicy. It's like Japanese food, but it's pretty hot.
M: It sounds good. Japanese food can be a bit tasteless sometimes. I like hot food. What time do you want me to come over?
W: You can come anytime you like. You can come now if you like.
M: All right. I'll see you in about an hour.
W: Okay, see you then.
M: Oh, do you want me to bring anything?
W: No, just bring yourself.
W: I telephoned you yesterday afternoon but you didn't answer. Where were you?
M: I was in another room when you called. I didn't hear the phone ringing until it was too late.
W: What were you working on?
M: I was working on a report that I needed to send to a customer. What were you doing when you telephoned?
W: I was looking for Tom. Do you know where he was?
M: Tom was driving to a meeting.
W: Oh, I see. What did you do yesterday?
M: I met the representatives in the morning. In the afternoon, I worked on the report and was just finishing when you telephoned. What did you do?
W: Well, at 9:00 I had a meeting with Mr. Anderson. After that, I did some research.
M: Sounds like a boring day!
W: Tell me about the report. What do you think of it?
M: I think the report is good. Tom believes it's good, too.
W: I know that every report you write is excellent.
M: Every day, hundreds of people head for Queensland's national parks and protected areas. These are good places to enjoy the pleasure of a bush picnic, to see native birds and animals in the wild, or simply just to relax.
If you are looking for a close touch with nature, why not go bushwalking? Walking tracks can take you to places you won't reach in a car. They can also make walking easy.
Take a walk and get close to delicate grasses beside the track, look up through branches full of leaves to high tree tops, catch a glimpse of a yellow bird flying among branches or appreciate picture-perfect views. Connecting with nature will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired.
Before setting out, choose your park and track carefully. Plan to walk in the early morning to avoid the heat of the day or in midweek to avoid crowds. Pick a walk that suits your time and fitness level.
Remember you will walk in protected areas.
Remember to always walk safely and walk softly.