M: Did you receive my text?
W: Sorry!I was having a meeting and I didn't check my mobile phone.
M: OK.One of my clients is waiting for me in my office.I'll catch you later.
W: Glad you could join us.
M: Me too.Oh,do I have to carry the drinks?
W: No.I'll put them and the food in this basket.You can just carry the blanket.
M: Please help me find my key to the locker,Judy.I don't have my glasses with me.
W: It's so dark here.Why don't you use the flashlight?
M: It's in the locker.
M: A quarter to twelve!We arrived in time.
W: That taxi driver is really good.He saved us twenty minutes.
M: Yeah.Now we still have half an hour before the train leaves.
W: Peter said you wouldn't go with us to the movies and you would go to a school to have lessons.
M: Actually,I don't have to go out.I take online classes and I only need an iPad and Wi-Fi.
W: Henry,look at this picture.You were standing in front of an elephant.When and where did you take it?
M: I took it at Zoo Atlanta at the age of twenty-four.
W: Were you visiting the zoo with your family or friends that day?
M: No.I was in a research team.We were studying how elephants ate different kinds of foods.I took the picture because a volunteer offered to take one for me.
W: Did you enjoy your time there?
M: Of course.Though it was already ten years ago,I remember the time at the zoo very clearly.
W: Robert,was your mobile phone out of order or has it run out of power?I couldn't get through.
M: I tried to answer the phone but my phone keeps freezing.I can hardly use it.
W: Have you checked your phone's memory?
M: No,I haven't.But I do have a lot of pictures and apps on my phone.
W: It is too full to work properly.
M: Really? What should I do?
W: Is there anything on it you don't need?You could put most of your pictures online.
M: But I like to keep everything on my phone!
W: Then you'll need a larger memory card.That will solve the problem.
M: Great.I'll get one after work.
W: Mike,have you finished your work?
M: No.Are you going out to eat now?
W: Yes.It's almost noon now.Do you want to go out with me or do you want to go back to your work?
M: I ate little this morning.My stomach is actually calling for food now.So I guess it's better that I go and eat first.I can do the work after lunch.
W: Good.So do you want to try the new cafe around the corner?I heard it has a robot that serves customers coffee.
M: Really?I really want to give it a shot.
W: OK.Let's find a place to eat first and then go to the cafe for a cup of coffee.You know,the robot can make up to 14 drinks at a time.It's really good to have a robot like this.We can get our coffee more easily.
M: Yes.It's really amazing.It can work much better than a human waiter.
W: But it's not perfect.The robot is unable to control the strength of the coffee well.
M: But it's still worth a shot.
W: Hello,this is MK Television Studio.May I help you?
M: Hello, Roy speaking! I'm calling because I saw an ad in the school newspaper.It says there is some work available for a student who wants to work on your local news program.
W: Right.But do you know the student we want for the job is a volunteer?It's an unpaid job.
M: Oh,sure.I know that.I just want to gain some work experience.
W: Are you available on weekends?We are extremely busy at that time and need more help.
M: Of course.I am free on weekends and I have no classes on Wednesday and Friday.
W: That's great!Well,is your major media?
M: No,journalism.But I've taken some media courses.
W: I see. First you need to fill in an application form.Could you come here later this afternoon?
M: Of course.
W: That's great.Then you have to talk with Mr.Smith.He is in charge of the program.
M: I know. Actually, I can't wait to see him.
W: Wish you good luck!
M: As you are learning Chinese social problems now,I would like to share the result of a recent survey with you.
The researchers asked 20,000 young people in 20 countries,including China,the US and the UK,how they think and feel about the world.They found that 53 percent of those questioned in China think the world is becoming a better place.That's the highest percentage among the countries in the survey,followed by India with 49 percent.
When asked why they felt hopeful for the future,93 percent of those Chinese youth said it was because advances in technology, medicine and energy might make life easier in the future.
However,Chinese young people seem to worry about something else.As much as 82 percent of them worry about climate change.That's a lot more than the number of people who care about the environmental problems in other countries.We can see that Chinese young people are quite different from their previous generations.I hope each of you can write a report on this problem after class.