W: Hi, James! It's me, Diane. Oh, I'm so glad I caught you. I was just talking to Drake, and...
M: I'm sorry. But I think you dialed the wrong number. My name is Daniel.
M: I can't understand why Robert isn't here yet. Do you think we should go and pick him up or call him?
W: He is probably stuck in a traffic jam. Why don't we give him a few more minutes?
W: Oh, dear! I'm feeling hungry. I am too hungry to walk any further.
M: Let's go to the restaurant across the street and get something to eat there.
W: I heard that some teenagers in your group visited the nature reserve last weekend. How many of you went there?
M: Only half a dozen. It's one third of the whole number of the group.
W: Honey, I looked all over the place for my favorite wine glass. Do you know where it is?
M: You won't be able to find it. I had a little accident as I was doing the dishes.
M: Is Nancy getting dressed for a party in her room?
W: Yes. She will be on stage at the party tonight.
M: Oh, really? I am going to ask her out for a movie.
W: You'd better try another day. I think she will be free the day after tomorrow.
M: I see. By the way, when will the party start?
W: It will start at seven.
M: Good, I still have time to get her some flowers.
W: Yeah, that would be nice.
M: Did you hear that Bill lost his job?
W: Yes, I heard something about it yesterday.
M: What a terrible thing to happen now, just when he and Shelley are expecting their first baby. As Shelley is not working as well, his family might get into trouble economically.
W: What a shame! If he had done his work more carefully, he would not have made such a big mistake.
M: He did work hard and get on well with us in the company. His good skills impress our boss as well.
W: Yes, I agree. But the rule is the rule.
M: Has he found another job?
W: Not yet.
M: Is there anything we can do for him now?
W: I will call my friends who own a company, asking whether they need a salesman. 〖WTHZ〗
M: Next. Uh, your passport please.
M: Uh, what is the purpose of your visit? Travel?
W: Well, I'm here to attend a conference at Oxford University.
M: And where will you be staying?
W: I'll be staying in a room at a hotel downtown for the entire week.
M: And, what do you have in your luggage?
W: Oh, well, just my personal belongings. Clothes, a few books and a CD player.
M: Okay...Everything's fine. By the way, is this your first visit to the country?
W: Well, yes and no. Actually, my brother and I were born here when my parents were working in the city many years ago, but this is my first trip back since then.
M: Well, enjoy your trip.
W: Hi, Mike! I have not seen you for a long time. Where did you go?
M: I went to Japan last week with my family.
W: Oh, that's very nice. And I will go to America next month for a trip.
M: That's wonderful! But have you booked a flight ticket?
W: Yes. I have booked a flight ticket to Los Angeles and then I will go to New York and Seattle.
M: Sounds great. How about your hotel? Where will you stay when you get there?
W: I have not booked a hotel yet. I haven't decided which hotel to book. Can you give me some advice?
M: Okay. You must make sure the website you are booking on is legal and that the payment pages are secure, as you may be required to pay part of your hotel cost before you arrive to confirm your reservation.
W: I will keep that in mind.
M: You'd better take a pair of sunglasses with you. It's very hot there.
W: Of course. Thank you so much. That's very kind of you to give me such good suggestions.
I'm glad to tell you something exciting. We had a sports meeting in our school last Friday! At about 8: 30 am, all the students arrived at the playground. I took part in the first event — the 100-meter race. Steve got first place. My classmates David took part in the long jump and Lisa took part in the high jump.
The tug of war between Class Three and Class One was the most interesting event in the morning. It was at 11 am. And Class Three won it.
The events in the afternoon were the 400-meter race, bicycle race, basketball game and tennis game. My classmate Maria took part in the 400-meter race. But she fell down and gave up the race. Frank was the best basketball player in our school. He helped his team win the basketball game.
The sports meeting ended at 5 pm. All of the students were excited. We looked forward to the next sports meeting in our school.