W: Hi, I'd like to check out these books.
M: No problem, madam. But unfortunately, you won't be able to borrow all of these today. We have a 10-book limit.
M: How often do you call your parents, Janet? I call mine every Saturday and every Sunday.
W: I call my parents once a month. But they call me every two weeks.
M: I'm so tired! I've been up late studying for the math exam for the last two nights.
W: I have, too. But I'm so nervous that I can't fall asleep at night.
M: Maybe you can drink a glass of milk and take a bath before going to bed.
M: Hey, do you want to go to the gym with me on Saturday?
W: Sure! When I try to go by myself, I always end up at the café eating brunch instead. I have no motivation to work out alone, so I'm glad you asked!
W: What new classes have you got tomorrow, Chris?
M: Let me check my timetable. I've got three new classes tomorrow. French is after the morning break this term. It's Science before that, and Maths isn't until the afternoon.
W: Hello. Holiday Inn. May I help you?
M: Yes, I'd like to book a room for two on the 7th of June.
W: Okay. Let me check. Well, would you like a smoking or non-smoking room?
M: Well, how much is the non-smoking room?
W: 80 dollars, plus the 10% room tax.
M: Okay, that will be fine.
W: All right. We look forward to seeing you on June 7th. Oh, by the way, could I have your name, please?
W: Okay, Mr. Taylor, let's go ahead and begin. First of all, tell me about your last job.
M: Well, I worked for five years at Hi-Tech Companies.[HJ0.3mm]
W: Okay. Hi-Tech. How about your website authoring skills? Oh, we are looking for someone to create and manage our company's website.
M: Um...uh, website, website. Huh...I don't think I've read that book.
W: Huh! And what about the experience with Flash?
M: Well... I think sometimes computer flash... If that's what you mean.
W: Okay, Mr. Taylor, I think I have all the information I need!
M: Oh, and I really like computer games. I play them every day.
W: Right, right. Thanks, Mr. Taylor. We'll be in touch.
M: Want to go with me to get some pizza, Sophie?
W: No, Black. I'm waiting for a package to be delivered.
M: This is why I hate shopping online. It would be faster to just get what you want from the store.Now you have to sit here all day. Isn't Mom home?
W: No, Mom went to work.
M: Just download an app to keep track of your package. You can just come back when you get a delivery notice.
W: No, thanks, Mr. Bossy. Even if they leave the package for a short time, someone could steal it.
M: You just don't want to be seen with your little brother!
W: It's not that. I really did plan to stay home and wait for this package. Why don't we just have pizza delivered?
M: Great. More waiting.
W: Oh, my! I'm bored with this job.
M: Hey! There's a job that's perfect for you in today's paper. You might be interested in it.
W: Oh, what is it? What do they want?
M: Wait a minute. Ah, here it is. The China Trip Agency is looking for a translator from Chinese to English.
W: Well, I got a degree and plenty of experience. What else are they looking for?
M: Just that. A university degree and two to three years of experience as a translator in a professional environment. The person should have a lively and open mind, effective communication skills, and the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
W: Well, if I stay on my present job much longer, I won't have any mind or skills left. What about the salary?
M: It depends on the applicant's education and experience. In addition to basic salary, there's a list of benefits. Have a look for yourself.
W: Um, travel and social security, plus paid vacation. Hey, this isn't bad. I really want the job.
Today's science program is about how new technology has been developed by learning from nature.
Once a group of German scientists wanted to find out why leaves and flowers are able to stay so clean. They decided to take a closer look at the white lotus, a flower that is known for its clean leaves. At first, the scientists believed that a very flat leaf would be better at staying clean. However, when they looked closely at the white lotus, the scientists saw that the leaf was in fact covered with tiny hairs and needles. The needles and hairs collect the dust that falls on the leaf so that a raindrop can easily wash it off. The German scientists used this technique to design a new kind of paint. The new paint could keep houses looking clean for years.
Scientists also believe that the butterfly could teach us a way to keep our computers cool. A computer must be kept cool to function well. The fans we use today are not always good enough. The butterfly is cold-blooded and must change its body temperature all the time. Scientists have found that there are small parts on its wings that the butterfly uses to change its temperature. If scientists can learn how this is done, it may be possible to use the same method to keep computers from becoming too hot.