M: Who's been using my toothbrush?
W: Not me, Dad. I use the blue one every morning, and Mom uses the green one.
M: I knew it! Cassandra! Yours is red, not blue!
M: Is this airline safe? What's that clicking noise? Do you hear it?
W: Oh, the flight attendant is doing that. They count the passengers as passengers enter the plane with a little silver machine. The machine clicks every time they count someone.
M: This is ridiculous! I've been waiting for my meal for more than half an hour.
W: I know. But you see, the restaurant is full and we are short-handed today.
W: What time do you have to go to bed every night, Craig?
M: In the summer, I go to bed at 11:00. But when school starts, I'll have to be in bed by 9 o'clock.
W: I knew it! My 8:00 bedtime is unreasonable!
M: This pillow smells like strawberries. When did you wash it?
W: I didn't wash it. I think my little girl ate candy on that bed. I'm so sorry.
M: No problem. I think it smells good.
M: How's your week going, Jane?
W: So far, so good. But we may mess it up in the following four and a half days.
M: Don't be so negative. We're going to have a great week. Monday is just the opportunity for a new round of success.
W: I guess not，Mike. So far, I've just answered emails and avoided angry customers.
M: That sounds rough. Maybe we should switch desks. If they walk in and see me first, I'll get the complaints first.
W: Then you'll become negative. Why don't we trade desks every week?
M: Great idea!I'll take the sad desk after lunch, and then you move back next Monday.
W: Oh, Mike. I can't thank you enough! What a great team player you are!
M: I thought you cleaned this. My shirt still has red stains on it.
W: I'm sorry, sir. Our laundry service doesn't treat marks like that. You have to pay extra.
M: I already paid you ＄20 for this load. How much more for the stains?
W: Just ＄5. Cheaper than a new shirt，right?
M: Yep. Well, the stains were from an unfortunate attempt to cook noodles. I made the noodles out of carrots.
W: Vegetable noodles? Interesting. How'd that work for you?
M: Great, until I tried to eat them. They were really long, and they slipped right out of my chopsticks. Can you finish this tonight? I have a Sunday dinner to go to.
W: Sorry. We will close soon. And we're not open on Mondays.
M: OK. I guess I'll have to wait until the day after Monday...
W: Don't sit there! Don't you know what that is?
M: It's just a chair. Anyone can sit where they like, you know.
W: OK. Go ahead, then.
M: Ouch! Betty! This chair is made out of cardboard!
W: I tried to warn you, Chad. That's part of the set for the school play. It's just for show.
M: Well, thanks a lot. You could have tried harder to warn me.
W: Maybe next time, you'll listen to me the first time. Did you hurt yourself?
M: No, but look at my shirt. It'll never be the same.
W: Oh, no! I guess it touched our newly painted sky. Well, at least it's a pretty shade of blue.
M: Very funny. My mom will kill me! She just washed grass stains out of it last night. She told me to be more careful today. I can't wear this home.
W: Don't worry, I'll tell her what happened. I'm sure she'll understand.
M: No way. I'll have to just buy a new one. You have to come with me to Target after school...
W: Where have you been, Justin?
M: I was playing with Stanley. We built a treehouse in that big tree in Miss Johnson's yard.
W: That sounds dangerous. Couldn't you build one in our yard? Or even across the street?
M: No, those trees are too small. We built it in five days. It looks really good.
W: Can I see it?
M: Sorry, Mom. No girls allowed.
W: OK, then, Justin. But where are your boots?
M: I think I left them in the treehouse. Can I get them tomorrow?
W: It's going to rain tonight. Just how great is the roof of this treehouse?
M: Um, we didn't finish the roof yet. Do you think you could go to get the boots out of there for me? I left my bike at Stanley's house.
W: Sorry, Justin. I heard there are no girls allowed in this treehouse. But I'll be happy to drive you down the street and you can get them.
M: Oh, thanks, Mom. I can't wait to walk in the rain in my boots!
W: I knew you'd like them.
M: Yeah, Mom. Are you ready to go now? I think I heard some thunder.
Earthquakes are among the most harmful natural disasters. Earthquakes cannot be predicted, but your chances of survival are much better if you prepare in advance and you know what to do when an earthquake strikes.
Firstly, you need to get something ready. In the event of an emergency, many services like electricity and water may become unavailable. To ensure your survival, besides food and water, you will need the following emergency supplies: flashlights, blankets, money and so on.
Secondly, you should know what to do. When an earthquake happens, drop to the ground, find cover and hold on. If you're indoors, stay there and find shelter under a strong table. You should also stay clear of windows and outer walls. Don't use lifts as there's a risk that you'll become trapped. If you're in a crowded area, don't rush towards the doors as there's a risk of injury. If you're outside, be aware of falling pieces and stay clear of buildings, overhead structures, walls, power lines and trees. If you're in a car, stop in an open area until the shaking stops. Check your ABC Radio station, or the ABC Emergency Twitter pages for warnings before moving. Be aware of damaged roads and bridges.