M: Hi Beth! How was your holiday at the beach?
W: We had a great time, but it was cloudier than it usually is in July. I prefer it when it's really sunny.But that was OK. At least it didn't rain.
W: We're having a small lunch party next Friday. Would you like to come?
M: I'd love to, but I'm afraid I'll be away at a meeting in Brussels. And please e-mail me a copy of the report we just talked about.
W: Hey, Nick. I heard you no longer teach at school. How is your new job?
M: Not bad, Nancy. But I have to work late a lot.
W: What do you do now?
M: I design websites at Central Computers.
W: Would you like to have some drinks first?
M: No, thank you. I think we'll just be having a main course.
W: Are you ready to order now?
M: I think we're ready.
W: Paul, did you find a summer job yet?
M: Yeah, I'm working at a restaurant.
W: Oh, how is it going?
M: The money is not bad. But it's pretty hard work. I didn't realize it until I took this job.
M: I love these T-shirts! But they're pretty expensive. I only have ＄20.
W: Hey, these T-shirts are only ＄12.
M: So, what color? Do you like the red one or the yellow one?
W: Not really. Hey, all these T-shirts are red and yellow. Awful colors, you know. I think that's why they're on sale.
M: So do you want one?
W: No, let's go. I'm hungry. Let's find a place to have lunch.
W: Where did you go on vacation?
M: I went to San Francisco. It's a really pretty city.
W: Why San Francisco?
M: Oh, my sister works there. I stayed with her. She loves shopping, so we went shopping every day. Look, I got this sweater.
W: Nice! I didn't go anywhere on my last vacation. I didn't have enough money to go anywhere.
M: Oh, that's too bad.
W: Oh, not really. I actually enjoyed my vacation a lot. A friend from college stayed with me for a week. We just talked and watched a lot of old movies.
M: That sounds fun.
M: Well, hello. Please come in and sit down. Your name is Mary North, I see.
M: So why don't you tell me about yourself?
W: Uh, well, certainly. I come from Japan, but now I live here in London. I received a degree in Business English at the University of Chicago in America. And I organized many activities at university. These are all in my application.
M: Well, how about your office skills? Can you type fast?
W: I can type, but not very fast.
M: Can you do word processing and financial reports?
W: No, I can't, but I'd like to learn about computers.
M: What about languages?
W: Well, I speak Japanese. My French is good, and I can speak English very well.
M: Oh, yes. I think we'll send you a letter next week.
W: Carl, how long do you spend on your computer each evening?
M: Well, my college work usually takes at least two hours.
W: Is that all? Then I think maybe I spend too much time looking for information every day — I start off by researching one topic on a website and then I follow a link to something else. Suddenly I realize how late it is and I'm on a completely different subject, and I still haven't finished the work I was supposed to do.
M: It's a waste of time. And you know you can't believe everything you read on the Internet.
W: Oh yes, that's why I never go into chat rooms — you have no idea who you're talking to and what they might find out about you.
M: What I really like are online games. Sometimes I stay up really late playing.
W: I find them boring and it's not good for you to sit in front of a screen for too long.
M: You're right. So I'm trying to limit my time playing online games. And you can stop visiting websites that aren't going to be useful for your work.
W: OK, and then let's go to the cinema this evening with the time that we've saved.
W:Good morning. This is Lydia speaking. Now I have no other choice but to call you to complain about the recent purchase of a woolen sweater from your department store on Philip Street, on September 25th. I recently washed the sweater in cool water, following the instructions. However, when I moved it from the machine, the sweater became too large and wrinkled and no longer fit me well. I phoned the store last Tuesday, which was October 12th, and spoke to the shop assistant, a Mr. Morris, who was rather rude on the phone and informed me that I could not get a replacement sweater as it was purchased at a reduced price. Later I phoned again but once more received a cold answer from one of your helpline staff that she could do nothing to help. I felt really upset, for I have been a regular customer of your store for many years and until this incident, I've never had any complaints. I must tell you, I feel disappointed to be treated in such a manner. I demand an apology for this manner. And I think you should have a talk with your workers. I'm expecting you to ring me back as soon as possible.