M: Did you listen to the weather report this morning, Mary?
W: Yes, it says it is going to rain heavily this weekend.
M: Too bad. That means we can't go camping or climb the mountains, but will have to stay at home.
W: Your kitchen table looks so special! It's wooden, yet shiny and flat.
M: Thank you.It was my grandparents'. I just had it polished.
M: Have you had enough running? Let's go to the playground to swing now.
W: We aren't little kids. Why would we do that?
M: Swinging is a great exercise.
W: Mr.Philips? Sorry to bother you, but Mr.Jones is here for his 10:30 interview. Would you like me to postpone it?
M: That won't be necessary. I was a little late getting out the door this morning, but I'll be there before the meeting.
M: What happened to your foot, Tanya? That looks bad!
W: It's not as bad as it looks, actually. I've gone to the doctor. He said it will be better in a week or so.
M: I will help you go home after school.
W: Let's try something different tonight. How about getting some Greek food?
M: I was thinking the Japanese.
W: Let's look at the restaurant reviews online. Maybe that will help us decide.
M: OK...Let's see.The closest Japanese one is Moama. Here are seventeen positive reviews and two bad ones.
W: There is a Greek one called Kavkala that says just the opposite. But apparently there is an Italian restaurant called Alberto's next door. There are a lot of good reviews, and a few bad ones.
M: Okay, then the decision is easy. Let's go to the last restaurant.
W: 88-86! Great game, Bruce! That was so exciting!
M: Thanks, Mrs.Crowley. I still can't believe we're going to the national championships!
W: Good for you guys. You and your team deserve a lot of credit for all your hard work and determination.
M: That's been the story of our season. Nobody thought we could win the first championship, but we did. Then, when the other team was up by ten after the first half, people thought we had finally lost.
W: But you never gave up! What did your coach say to you in the final minute when it was tied?
M: He just told us that no matter what happened he was proud of us. He also said we've been proving people wrong all season, so why not once more?
M: Hey, Lina. How have you been adjusting to England?
W: Making new friends has been a little different, and it takes me some time to get used to school.
M: Would you say it was easier or harder than you thought?
W: It's hard to prepare yourself, because you never know what might happen. Luckily, I speak English.
M: You speak French, right?
W: German, too. I was born there and moved to France when I was about ten.
M: Do your parents want you to get a job right away?
W: Not immediately. They want me to feel comfortable first, and focus on my studies.
M: I wish my parents were that considerate. They put me to work when I was a teenager.
W: There's nothing wrong with that. That teaches you to work hard. Do they let you choose your own path?
M: I think my dad would prefer that I take over the family farm. I don't want to disappoint him.
W: Just be honest with them. If they love you, I'm sure they'll support you.
W: What's the matter, son? You look like something's bothering you.
M: I got my book report back today. Do you remember the one I spent all that time on?
W: I do. You put a lot of effort into it. I remember how confident you were when you finally finished it.
M: Well, apparently it wasn't as good as I thought it was.
W: I'm sorry, honey. What do you think you did wrong?
M: I spoke to the teacher right after class, because I was wondering the same thing.
W: So, what did she say?
M: She said my spelling, vocabulary, and grammar were fine, and that I started and finished well. Unfortunately, I didn't give any evidence to prove my major points.
W: Did she give you any advice on how to improve?
M: She said I misunderstood a lot of what happened in the book, and I can improve by reading more. She also offered to have discussions with me after school.
W: She seems like a responsible teacher.
M: She is.I just feel like everyone else in my class is better than me.
W: Don't be too hard on yourself. Do you remember what we do when we fail?
M: We try again.
W: Good boy! Yes, try again and never give up!
There are few places on Earth more beautiful than the southern coast of France. The beautiful islands and towns along its coasts are often seen in magazines and postcards. At first look, these vacation places appear too expensive for regular people. But Cannes, a town on France's southern coast, can be cheaper than you think. It is known for its relation with the rich and famous, its excellent hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences. The world famous Cannes Film Festival is held every May.
The best time to visit it is from June to October. The town can be quite relaxing. You can walk through Main Street in the center of town, and buy goods from the locals. You can also walk down the Central Avenue, and enjoy the restaurants, cafés, and fancy shops by the beach. Or, hike up the steep and narrow alleys of Fish Street. At the top, reward yourself with fantastic views and visit some buildings. Fortunately, Cannes is so small enough that you can do all of this easily, without spending everything in your wallet. However, we suggest you limit the use of public transportation. Instead, explore the town on foot, or by bike. This means you can stay in the central area and avoid the expensive hotels and restaurants along the coast.