M: Beautiful day, isn’t it?
W: Yes, it’s not like what the radio said at all.
M: I wish it would stay this way for the weekend.
W: As long as it doesn’t snow.
M: Grace, would you please pick up a bottle of milk while you are at the store?
W: I’m not going to any store. I’m going to see Aunt Maggie. You can call the store and have it delivered to you.
W: How are you doing this morning?
M: Much better. Thank you, doctor. My leg doesn’t hurt so much now, but I still can’t move it.
W: Well, that was a bad accident. You were lucky. It could have been a lot worse.
M: Lucy, you’re really a good tennis player.
W: Thank you. I like playing tennis very much.
M: Why not join my training centre and teach for us? You can earn some extra money.
W: I’d like to, but I don’t think I can fit that into such a tight schedule.
W: Bob, what happened? How did you hurt yourself?
M: I decided to teach myself to skate. Next time, I’ll take some lessons.
M: Oh no, it’s raining again. What can you do in London on a day like this?
W: Oh, come on! You can do a million things. We can take a boat trip to Tower Bridge.
M: A boat trip? In this weather?
W: We...we can go to the top of the London Eye to get a view of the whole city.
M: But you can’t see anything in the rain.
W: Yeah, you’re right. I know! Let’s go to the British Museum. There are lots of things to see.
M: Okay, it’s a deal. But first, can we get an umbrella?
W: Good morning. Can I help you?
M: Good morning. I think there should be a room booked for me in the name of Tony Marshall.
W: Um, just a moment. Yes, one single room with a bathroom?
M: That’s right. I’m here to attend the Sun, Sea, and Sand Exhibition. Does that mean I get a discount?
W: Yes, there is a 20% discount. Is it for 10 days? Is that right?
M: Yes, until the 15th. That’s 10 days.
W: Good. Now, I need to have your credit card. But when you check out, you can pay by card or cash or check, as you wish.
M: Okay, thanks. I’ll pay by this same card, then.
W: All right. Mr. Marshall, you are in Room 207. Here is the key. The lift’s over there on your right.
M: Thank you very much.
W: Hello, Roger. This is Vivian.
M: Oh, hi Vivian. How are you doing? How’s your apartment working now?
W: Well, that’s what I’m calling about. You see, I’ve decided to look for a new place.
M: Oh, what’s the problem with your place now? I thought you liked it.
W: Yes, I do. But it’s a little far from college, and the traffic is killing me. Do you think you can help? I thought you might know more about the housing situation around the school.
M: Okay. How much do you want to spend on a new apartment?
W: Uh, somewhere under 500 dollars a month.
M: And anything else?
W: I need one with furniture.
M: Well, I know there is an apartment near the south gate of the school that seems suitable. I’ll drop by after class today.
W: Okay, thanks a lot.
M: No problem.
W: What’s so funny, dear?
M: Look here! A small country town in Australia decides to change its name for a month.
W: Really? Just for a month? Why?
M: For road safety. The town is called Speed, in the countryside of Victoria. Now, the people living there want to change it into Speed Kills. They hope the drivers passing the town will slow down a bit when they see the road sign.
W: That sounds like a really good idea, doesn’t it?
M: Um. The idea was put forward by the Victoria Transport Accident Office. It soon won over 45 people in Speed. They even made a video which has already become a hit on the Internet!
W: It’s interesting to see what will happen then.
M: A local farmer called Phil Down wants to change his name, too. He’ll be called Phil Slow Down. He wishes the idea would catch on around the world.
W: I hope it works well.
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These are the films for today, Tuesday, the 7th.
In Room 1, Don’t Open The Door. A group of college students decide to rent a house in the mountains for a relaxing weekend break. But they aren’t the only guests on the mountain...one by one, they start to disappear. Who or what is outside the house? Showing at 4:30, 7 o’clock, and 9 o’clock.
In Room 2, Ships In The Night. Maggie breaks up with her boyfriend and decides to take a holiday on a ship to help her forget him. Tony is a waiter on the ship and he is very unhappy when his girlfriend leaves him to marry the captain. Together, they find a way to forget their problems. Showing at 5 o’clock, 7:45, and 10 o’clock.
In Room 3, Streetmatch — The Return, the second film of French director Jean-Luc Ducroix. Two American teenagers buy an old car, and with a lot of hard work and after a lot of problems, they enter their car into the Streetmatch competition. But is their car good enough to win? Showing at 5:50, 8:30, and 11:45.