W: Sir, did you see the "NO PARKING" sign?
M: I won't be here long. My wife will finish her dinner in five minutes.
W: Sorry, sir. Not even for one minute! You'll get fined if you don't go.
M: Mr. Stone's lessons are so great. I can do all the work in his class. I even don't need to take notes.
W: You're so lucky.
M: Wasn't the play terrific?
W: Well, the music was enjoyable, but the story didn't make much sense to me. I still prefer traditional drama with strong characters and an exciting plot.
W: Mike, I wish you'd keep that radio switched off. Can't you see that I have this homework to finish for tomorrow?
M: Why do you always leave your weekend homework till the last moment?
W: Your exam is over, isn't it? Why aren't you cheerful?
M: Oh, I don't know. It isn't that the questions were too hard, but I always feel uneasy when the exam doesn't seem to have much to do with the book.
W: What's your dream career?
M: Honestly, I want to join the army, but my parents don't agree.
W: What do they want you to do?
M: They want me to be a doctor. They think it would be helpful and practical, not only for me but also for my relatives.
W: That sounds reasonable.
M: But I hate to see blood. What about your dream career?
W: I want to be a journalist.
M: Well, you are really good at writing.
W: And the most important thing is that I can do what I like most while I'm working — travel!
W: Mark, which kind of sports do you like best, X-sports or gentle ones?
M: I often play some sports like tennis, running and golf after work. I think they are the gentle ones.
W: Golf? That's my favorite game. How often do you play it, Mark?
M: I usually play about once a month. What about you, Mary?
W: I play at the Country Club every Sunday, even when it rains. I never miss a game on Sunday.
M: The Country Club? I was there once. You're going to play this Sunday, I suppose.
W: Why don't you come with me? We can play together.
M: I'd love to. What time shall we meet?
W: Let's meet at the clubhouse at 1:30 in the afternoon.
M: Good. See you then.
W: Hey, you are also in the literature class, right?
M: Yeah. I'm in there. My name is John.
W: Hi, I'm Jessica. Are you a literature major, too?
M: No, I'm actually an art major. I'm just taking the literature class because I enjoy a lot of Shakespeare's plays.
W: My favorite play is Hamlet. Have you read it?
M: Well, I saw the movie version, but I haven't read it. I know that's not what you wanted to hear.
W: Well, I think no matter whether you read or watch it, the most important thing is that you experience it for yourself.
M: We talked about that yesterday in class: Different ways to experience works of art.
W: Tell me about your painting.
M: I'm learning about Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish artist.
W: So, your style is similar to his?
M: All I can say is that I'm trying to learn from his works.
W: Oh, I'm late for my biology class. Let's talk again later!
W: Good morning, sir. How can I help you?
M: Hi. I'm looking to buy a new computer.
W: Do you need a desktop or a laptop?
M: Oh, I work from home. I need something that will last.
W: Well, we have two main desktops at the moment: the Alpha and the Beta.
M: What's the difference between the two?
W: Well, the Alpha is designed for gaming and has high performance. It comes with a larger screen, while the Beta is more for the average worker. It is very basic and comes with a smaller monitor.The Alpha is the best-selling model and was recently written about in The New York Times as the best new PC of 2017!
M: The Alpha sounds great. But I don't play games too often.
W: Do you have children? They probably play games and would love to see you bring home this famous computer. They have probably already heard about it from their friends.
M: I do have two kids, but I prefer them to play sports, not video games.
W: OK. The Beta is cheaper. It is also great.
M: Well, I am interested in basic and simple things, I suppose. Thanks for your help, I will take a look around and come to you when I make up my mind.
W: A recent art exhibition in Florida honoured the animal often seen as man's most intelligent friend, the dolphin. The exhibition in the Florida Keys featured life-sized dolphin paintings made of wood and other materials. The dolphins were shown at local galleries or along the beach. Organizers paid ＄750 to cover the artists' fees and the cost of the materials. There were about 100 dolphin themes. They showed the works of local artists, as well as the beach atmosphere the Keys are famous for. Probably the most unique was its artist, Pandora. Pandora, the dolphin painter, is a real dolphin, at the Dolphin Research Centre. The playful artist streaks colours across a dolphin painting, holding a brush in its mouth. The exhibition will be held by the Monroe Council of the Arts as part of a plan to make the Keys an international arts centre.