W: I love this sofa! I think it will look so nice in the living room under the new painting. The colors will match perfectly!
M: I’m not sure it will fit there. We may need to put it by the window, or next to the piano.
M: Laura, I’m giving you some pills for your muscle pain. Take one in the morning and one after dinner. You should feel better in three or four days.
W: Oh, thank you, doctor.
W: Can you tell me what’s happening in this movie? I don’t know who is fighting with who.
M: I think the English are wearing red, and the Americans are wearing blue.
W: Then who are the people in white?
M: Those are the Italians.
W: Look at you, Alan! You’re all grown-up. I haven’t seen you since you were little!
M: That’s right. I remember you and Uncle George used to take care of me. Are Jenny and Frank here?
W: Of course. Jenny, Frank! Your cousin is here!
W: Those burgers smell good. How much longer will it take until they’re done? The French fries are almost ready to come out of the oven.
M: They still need a couple of minutes. Why don’t you get the salad ready first? We’re almost ready to eat.
W: I’m sending a letter to my friend by airmail. It’s not insured or anything, but how do I address it?
M: Well, obviously you have to write the name of the person or business in the center of the envelope. On the second line, you write the address you are sending it to. Good, like that.
W: I get it now. On the last line, I write the city and the district it’s going to, right?
M: Don’t forget to write the return address in the upper left corner in the same manner as the sending address.
W: Now I just need to get a proper postage stamp.
W: Where did you go this weekend, John?
M: I had a picnic with my family in the countryside. I also lay down on the grass and looked at the clouds in the sky. It was the happiest time of my life. How about you? Did you have a good weekend?
W: Yeah. I visited an Italian city. There are no tall buildings or heavy traffic.
W: It’s an ancient city with a history of two thousand years. The Italians don’t want to change the ancient city into a modern one.
W: Dad, can I go outside to play?
M: Well, you know the rules. No playing until the work is done.
W: So what is my work?
M: Well, first you have to clean the bathroom including the toilet.
W: No, I want to do the family room.
M: Well, okay, but you have to clean up the family room and the hall, and be sure to cover everything. Oh, and don’t forget to wipe the walls and clean the skirting boards. And after that, sweep and mop the kitchen floor and be sure to polish the table in the living room.
M: That’s all. While you’re doing your work, I’ll be out in the yard sweeping the fallen leaves and pulling weeds.
W: Hi, Patrick. It’s Jenny. I’m calling to say sorry.
M: Oh, Jenny. I have something new for you.
W: But let me say sorry first, Patrick. I can’t go to the charity party with you.
M: What a pity! But why not?
W: Because I checked my schedule and found I had promised to help Cathy with her questionnaire this Sunday afternoon. And I should keep my word!
M: Yes, I see. By the way, will you be available this Saturday evening? The charity party has been changed to be on Saturday evening! That’s what I meant something new for you!
W: Wow, fantastic! I’m totally free on Saturday. What should I take, toys or books?
M: It’s up to you. Something good for kids.
W: Well, I’ll take some of my favorite books that might be valuable for kids.
W: And now for today’s health news. A new study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that eating chocolate every day might actually be good for you. Researchers gave people different amounts of chocolate every day for six weeks and measured their blood pressure, body fat, and emotional condition. What they found may surprise you. It turns out that eating a small amount of chocolate every day is better than eating none at all! People who ate a small amount of chocolate regularly had lower blood pressure and reported feeling happier than people who didn’t eat any chocolate. Eating a lot of chocolate every day resulted in increased weight gain and higher blood pressure, but it actually had a positive impact on moods. The researchers were quick to point out that the chocolate under investigation was dark chocolate, which has less fat, less sugar, and fewer calories than milk chocolate. They also said that adding chocolate to one’s diet should be combined with a balanced diet and plenty of exercise. Although the researchers said that there is still a lot of work to be done in this field, the initial findings are no doubt great news for all you chocolate lovers!