W: I knew that driving to Boston was going to be a long drive, but I didn't expect it to take this long.
M: It's another half an hour to the bridge, then 20 minutes more to the theater once we get across the bridge.
W: John, why are you late for school?
M: Just now, I saw a traffic accident on the road. A cyclist hurt his head very badly. I immediately called the police and the hospital.
W: Can you say something on the matter? After all, you are the only person who knows what really happened.
M: That's quite true. I think I can give something valuable.
W: So when did it happen?
M: About ten o'clock in the morning.
W: Have you seen that new horror movie with Tom Cruise?
M: I did see the new Tom Cruise movie. It was good, but I thought it was a comedy.
W: You did? I guess it isn't a very good horror movie, then...
W: I can't find my gloves. Have you seen them?
M: I haven't seen them recently. Have you checked in the closet?
W: Yes. And they aren't in our room. I guess I can get a new pair when we go out.
M: It was nice to see you. Do you need me to do anything for you later?
W: No, that's OK. You helped a lot yesterday and today.
M: Are you sure? I'm free all day tomorrow, and I can come to the house if you want.
W: It's fine. We already have enough workers to do the job.
M: Sue, do you know if they have made all the teams for the new softball season?
W: I don't think they have, Ben. On Monday at lunchtime, Karen told me that they were going to do it this Friday.
M: Great! That gives me two days to get some more people for the team.
W: Yeah. Just have them come to the meeting on Friday after work, and we'll get them all signed up.
M: Cool. I think I have at least three people who want to play.
M: Hey, Jane.
W: Oh, hi, John. Nice to see you. I'm doing a presentation for my company at your hotel today.
M: Oh, nice. You sure did bring a lot of things with you. What are they for?
W: I need to show people all of our new game products, so I brought all of our game products with me.
M: All the game products? I never knew that your company made so many game products.
W: Yes. And I'll be giving them all away to people who come to my presentation.
M: Sounds like fun. Do you need a hand to take things inside?
W: That would be great.
M: OK, just wait here for a minute. I'll be right back with a luggage cart.
M: Hey, Tina. What are you doing?
W: I am just reading some things online about holidays. Nothing special. What's up?
M: I was wondering if you could help me with something...if you have time, that is.
W: Sure. I'm never too busy to do you a favor.
M: It's the new employee — Sandy. It's her birthday today, and the office got a cake and ice cream for her. But I just learned that she can't eat chocolate.
W: And everything is chocolate, huh?
M: Right. So, if you wouldn't mind, could you run to the store and get something else for her?
W: Which store? I know there is a cake store on Olive Avenue, but that's far away.
M: The supermarket on Downing Street would have ice cream.
W: I don't like that store. I'll go to the store on Abbey Road. It's close by, and I think they might have cakes, too.
M: Thanks so much. I owe you one.
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