M: Are you going to the first floor too, Madam?
W: I am going to the parking lot. Could you please help me push the B2 button?
M: This laptop costs two thousand dollars, but I only have twelve hundred.
W: Don't worry, I can lend you the rest.
W: How was the party last night?
M: It was too crowded and the food was gone before I got there.
W: What time did you get home?
M: It was pretty boring so I left at ten and got home before eleven.
M: How was the weather for your hiking trip last Saturday?
W: It rained a little in the morning, but got sunny in the afternoon.
M: Did you have a lot of fun?
W: The new clothes shop has a variety of styles, but everyone does their shopping on Saturday so there aren't enough changing rooms.
M: And I heard the prices are really high.
W: I've got two tickets for a volleyball match this evening. Why don't you come with me?
M: Er, no, thanks. I'm interested in basketball and football. And you know, there is an important football game on TV tonight.
W: Oh, you don't know what you're missing.
W: It will be very exciting.
M: Really? Who will play in it?
W: Two of the best women's teams in the world, one from Finland and the other from Belgium. By the way, the Brazilian team is my favorite.
M: Mmm, it sounds exciting.
W: Yes, it is!
W: So, this is the kitchen...I keep the dishes in the cupboards above the electric cooker. In the bottom ones, I keep all the cleaning supplies. We have a microwave above the stove.
M: All right. I don't cook much, anyway. Is there a specific time you use the kitchen?
W: I don't really have any specific rules. Feel free to use it whenever you need it.
M: OK, got it. And what about bills and house supplies?
W: We split the gas, water, and electricity bills. As for supplies, we usually take turns to buy them. This month, it's my turn to buy them. Next month, it's yours.
M: Have you tried that new restaurant downtown? It looks fancy.
W: No, I haven't been there yet. What type of food do they serve?
M: I think it's Italian.
W: I don't like Italian food very much. I prefer Japanese or Indian food. But I guess I could give it a try.
M: I can make a reservation for some night this week.
W: Okay. Monday and Wednesday are better because I'm off work early on those days.
M: I'll see if they can take us either of those days. What about Friday or Saturday?
W: Saturday could work, but I think we have Sara's party to go to this weekend. We haven't seen her for a long time! Isn't her party on Saturday?
M: Yeah, you're right. Then Monday is probably the best because I have an early work meeting and will be home by the afternoon.
W: Yeah. Monday is the best for me too, actually, I like to go to the gym on Tuesdays after work, anyway.
M: We have Molly Taylor in the studio today. Molly is arranging a holiday course to teach children a variety of activities. Molly, this is the second year for the course, isn't it?
W: Yes. It was for six weeks last year. This year it will be for seven, since some schools finish term a week early. And in fact, the two private schools in the town have an eight-week summer holiday.
M: What was last year's course like?
W: There were a few problems. We didn't have enough staff to look after all the children who wanted to attend. And then there was such a lot of rain that we couldn't go outside.
M: So what activities can the children look forward to this year?
W: The course is currently available for children aged eight to thirteen. There will be art and music classes, as there were last year. We considered putting in some adventure sports, such as rock climbing, but decided not to do that in the end because they would have made the course more expensive. Instead, we're introducing some fun projects, such as putting on a talent show.
M: Wonderful! I hope it's a success!
Doctors at the famous University of Cambridge think that hip-hop music can help depressed and mentally ill people. They say many of the words of the hip-hop songs can help people with emotional problems. A team of doctors wrote a report about this in a special medical magazine. The doctors said a lot of hip-hop music speaks of getting over hardships and big difficulties in life. The report on hip-hop and mental health says hip-hop artists use their talents to describe their world and be free. There's often a message of hope in the lyrics. The doctors chose five hip-hop songs for the treatment. One of them was The Message by Grandmaster Flash. Another was called Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G. This tells people they can be successful even if others say they can't. The Notorious B.I.G. explained how teachers said he would be a nobody, but then he became a superstar.