M: Didn't you say you wanted to stop drinking coffee for a while?
W: I did. I was trying to drink tea or juice each morning instead of coffee. But it didn't go so well.
W: Lucas, have you bought the cellphone you always want?
M: No. I have ＄500 now, but the cellphone costs ＄800. My boss said he would give me a rise next month.
W: Is September really a good month to take cuttings from roses?
M: Well, it's the best month, because you don't need to protect them at all. You don't need a greenhouse. All you need is a bit of soil.
M: Sarah worked as a journalist for a month, but she couldn't handle it successfully.
M: She wasn't able to finish her stories on time for the strict deadlines.
W: We are trying to start a club.
M: How is it going?
W: We were hoping for at least fifteen people, but only two signed up.
M: Why are you walking up and down in the room? Why not sit down just like me and watch the talk show about reading on TV?
W: Well, I'm worrying about the children. After all, this is the first time they have been out without us.
M: Don't worry. They are grown-ups. What's more, they are just having a party in their friend Mike's house.
W: I know. But I couldn't help thinking about it. George, please call them up, and tell them to be careful and come back earlier.
M: All right. I'll do that.
M: I was thinking we should go to the local animal shelter, so I can pick out the perfect dog.
W: Yeah. Some dog really needs a good home.
M: OK. So we will just have the dog that you also want.
W: Sure. What kind of dog are you going to get?
M: I don't know. I will know when I see the dog if that's the dog for me.
W: All right. Take me to the shelter.I can't wait.
M: Excuse me, are you Anita Handley?
W: Yes, that's me. How can I help you?
M: I represent Comfort Tour. We're looking for a British company to help us with marketing in Britain.
W: Ah, so you are looking for a British agent to represent you here? Is that right?
M: Yes, exactly.
W: Well, that's perfect. We already represent a number of companies, so I'm certainly interested in discussing a partnership of some kind.
M: Oh, what other partnerships do you have?
W: Well, we represent a large Japanese company and we have agreements with agents in Australia and Greece. We handle all their marketing in Britain.
M: That sounds great. Why don't we sit down and talk a bit more about it?
W: Fine. Let's get a cup of coffee at the same time.
W: What's that, Brett?
M: It's my new e-book reader. I'm just downloading some new books into it.
W: I haven't bought one yet. I still prefer a printed book.
M: But if you haven't tried it yet, how do you know you wouldn't like it better, Fiona? This e-book reader can store over 10,000 digital books. Imagine trying to carry an entire library from place to place.
W: I don't usually read 10,000 books all at once and I like the look of text on a printed page.
M: You mean that faded text on that yellowed page? On an e-book reader, you can adjust the text size and even line spacing.
W: Can I get all of the out-of-print books on my shelves in a digital format?
M: Well, I'm not sure.
W: As long as I can, I'll stick to my low-|tech books. Let's take our seats. The class is about to begin.
The 2018 World Cup took place in Russia. 32 teams competed for the title of the world champion.The first World Cup was held in 1930. It is held every four years. Brazil is the most successful team. They have won the World Cup 5 times. They are the only team that have played in every game. Only teams from Europe and South America have won the champion. The winner was awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970. It is named after the organizer of the first game. The game was held in 11 different cities in Russia. The final match was played on July 15 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Japan made history when they beat Colombia 2-1. They were the first Asian team to beat a South American team at the game. Cristiano Ronaldo also made his fourth appearance at the World Cup with Portugal.