M: Have you finished your homework, Jane?
W: Not yet. The temperature is so low that my hands are freezing.
M: I thought that you would go to Jim’s wedding yesterday.
W: I was planning to, but my daughter Lucy wasn’t feeling well, so I stayed at home.
W: Well, I’m calling about the Wildlife Protection Group I belong to. We’re looking for more people to join, especially men. And I thought you might be interested.
M: Oh.You know how much I love wildlife, but this is my last year in the middle school. I’m quite busy with my lessons.
M: Is Mr.Stephen in his room, please? He has called to see me after the dinner.
W: If he is in, his key will be here.Yes, sir. Room 202. He is in his room. Would you like to ring up first, sir?
M: Why don’t you and Ervin join us for dinner tonight? The five of us haven’t gone out together for a long time.
W: Ervin says it’s always too noisy to enjoy the meal at nightclubs.
M: Shall we go somewhere quiet?
M: Could you take this down to the accounting office for me, please?
W: Sure, Mr.Stone. I was just on my way down to the shipping department which is on the 5th floor, anyway. The accounting office is just one floor above it, so it’s right on the way.
M: Great.Maybe when you get back, I could take you to the Thai restaurant you’re always telling me about.
W: What did you think of the speech by Professor Green yesterday afternoon?
M: I thought it was long and boring. I left the lecture hall before the speech ended.
W: Where did you go then?
M: I went to the library and borrowed some books and then read some magazines in the reading room. Did you stay in the lecture hall all afternoon?
W: Yes. Another three professors gave speeches besides Mr.Green.
M: How about their speeches?
W: I thought all the speeches were interesting and meaningful. I think I learned a lot from them. I really think you shouldn’t have left the lecture hall before the speeches ended.
M: Hello.Could I speak to Mr.Smith’s secretary, please?
W: Yes.It’s Mr.Smith’s secretary speaking.
M: Oh, hello, this is Mr.Green’s Service in London.
W: What can I do for you?
M: Well, my boss Mr.Green is coming out to Tokyo in the first week of December and I want to check whether you know he is coming.
W: I did already know about it. He’s coming for the conference.
M: That’s right, and he would really like to take up Mr.Smith’s offer to visit the factory.
W: When would it suit Mr.Green? The conference will be running from Tuesday to Thursday.
M: Er, well, either Monday or Friday would be good. Which day do you think would be better for Mr.Smith?
W: Er, as far as he’s concerned, Monday will be fine.
M: Oh, that’s great.
W: Bill, here is a letter of thanks for you. Can you tell me who wrote the letter?
M: Oh, it is from Mr.Black. He’s an old man living near the post office.
W: What help did you give him?
M: I only took him to the hospital.
W: Why did you take him to the hospital? What happened to him?
M: Well, do you remember the day I was almost two hours late for school?
M: That was because I had to take Mr.Black to the hospital.You see, every morning before I go to school I go to the post office to pick up some newspapers and I put them in the letterboxes of the people who live nearby.
W: Yes, I see.
M: That morning when I had delivered the last copy and was about to leave for school, I heard someone falling down the stairs. It was Mr.Black.I yelled for help, but nobody answered. So I called the police and we took Mr.Black to the hospital.
W: He was lucky that you were there when he fell down.
M: That’s right.But that day I had to stay behind after school to study my lessons.
M: Well, Monica, I’m sure you’ll enjoy working here. I’m the librarian. We’re open from half past eight in the morning until eight in the evening but you’re not expected to be here all that time. You start working at a quarter to nine and finish at a quarter past five, OK?
Now, students aren’t allowed to bring large bags into the library. But staff can bring their bags in and leave them in the office. You have an hour for lunch. But I don’t like staff eating in the library. Of course you can have a cup of coffee there while you’re working.If you bring sandwiches for lunch, there’s a common room downstairs where you can eat them. If you want to buy lunch, I’d recommend the dining room upstairs. There are cafés in the town center but it’s a bit of rush to get there and back in an hour though they’re cheap. OK. Any questions?