W: Ann looks rather upset these days. Do you know what happened to her?
M: Yeah, she failed math, and she must be worried about the results of her other exams.
M: You've been doing well with your diet, Diane. I'm proud of you. You never eat junk food anymore.
W: I decided to follow your advice. I used to order delivery like most people in the office, but you inspired me to eat healthier meals.
M: It's very cold in here. I'm going to turn the heater on to warm this place up a little.
W: Why do you think I'm drinking hot chocolate? Here, take this blanket. The heater isn't working right now.
W: Are you still thinking of going into journalism right away, or are you going to do some traveling instead?
M: I'm getting started on my degree in the fall. I want to continue my education right after we finish high school.
W: You see this painting? It looks like a five-year-old painted it.
M: It's not very complex, I agree. It could use a little more color.
M: Wow! Nice place!I've never been to this part of town before.
W: Thanks. This area's called the East End. It isn't very central, but I chose it because I could afford more space here.
M: Yeah, you have a whole extra room!
W: I know! I use it for work.
M: I thought you worked in an office downtown.
W: My company lets me work one day a week from home.
M: Lucky! You've got a great boss and a great apartment. I'm so happy for you! Let's celebrate! Let me take you to dinner.
W: Jason just emailed me. He's going to be a little late for the teachers' meeting this afternoon. That shouldn't be a problem, though. At least you and I will be there on time, right? George? Hey, George, what's wrong?
M: Sorry. I'm just really concerned about my brother. He was supposed to come over to my house for dinner last night, but he never showed up.
W: How often do you see each other?
M: Once a week. We always have dinner on Wednesdays. He hasn't missed one in over a year.
W: Did you try calling him?
M: Yes, and I left him voicemail. He doesn't have a cell phone, so I can't send him a text.
W: I'm sure he's fine. Sometimes things come up at the last minute. Your brother sounds like a very responsible person, so I don't think you have anything to worry about.
M: OK, you're probably right. Thanks.
M: I've noticed that you have been having trouble in one of your classes. Is there anything I can do to help?
W: Well, Mr. Hobart, I'm struggling to keep up with my math homework. I'm also studying history and chemistry for my other midterms, and math just doesn't come easy for me.
M: That's normal. I wasn't the greatest math student when I was young. You do have some choices, though.
W: Like what?
M: One of them is to take an after-school class with Mr. Jennings. He's in charge of the math department.
W: I've heard of that. The problem is that I have volleyball practice on Tuesdays and Fridays. It's really important to me.
M: I see. The other choice is to find a tutor. We have a number of students from our Gifted Program who tutor various subjects for extra credits. It's during the lunch hour.
W: That would be great. When can I do that?
M: Every Monday and Thursday. Go to see Mrs. Lee, and she'll sign you up.
M: I saw you on the news! You're a hero! Come on, tell me all the details.
W: Well, I was watching the pool from my chair, like I always did. There was a group of kids taking diving lessons in the deep end.
M: Go on...
W: I guess one of the kids hit her head on the diving board, because I saw that someone was sinking to the bottom of the pool.
M: So, what did you do next?
W: I jumped in the pool after their instructor jumped in and brought the kid back to the surface. It was a young girl, and she had swallowed a lot of water.
M: Wow. Did you give her mouth-to-mouth?
W: Of course. Then I told one of the kids to call for an ambulance.
M: Quick thinking!
W: The girl coughed the water up almost immediately, and just like that, it was over. We cleaned the wound and bandaged it up, and the emergency services arrived twenty minutes later.
M: How was she?
W: She had no memory of the past ten minutes. She wanted to go back in the pool. She didn't even know why her parents were crying.
M: She must have been in shock.
Hi, students! This is Ashley Jacobs, your student union president. I have some important information for everyone about activities on campus this year. I promise that there will be something fun for everyone to do. Do you like sports? I know everyone is a fan of our football team. And now there are two new teams at school this year. We have added a baseball team and a swim team. Or do you enjoy creative activities? Student union created an art club and a music club for people with artistic abilities. Both of the two clubs have events all year long. The art club hosts painting nights and trips to the local museum, and the music club goes to see shows at the concert hall. And don't forget about the school newspaper out there! We pass out the paper every week for free on campus. Read it to keep up with all of the school news and activities that I announced. I strongly recommend that you join a student organization. It is an easy way to make good friends and have fun. Please consider joining one of these groups today.