W: Look at my new car!
M: That’s not a car. It’s a toy, and you’re still taking the bus to school.
W: Well, it’s a model of the car I’m going to buy when I get my first job. It helps me work harder.
W: Do you have any exciting plans for the summer? I’m going on vacation at the beach with my family.
M: I’m going to Europe for further study! I’ll be in the Netherlands for two months. I can’t wait!
M: Your bill comes to 35 dollars.
W: Well, I suppose you forgot the dessert. It costs four dollars.
M: Today all the desserts are free.
W: Could I check out these books, please?
M: No problem, ma’am. I can help you with that. But unfortunately, you won’t be able to borrow all of these today. We have a 10-book limit.
M: You have one more month here before you get transferred to the Chicago office.
W: Don’t worry. I fully intend to use this time to clean up the office and deal with all the files before I leave.
W: Michael, your little brother was very rude to me last week. I was really surprised.
M: I’m sorry, Janice. He will be sixteen in three weeks, and he has changed a lot since he started high school.
W: I have two younger brothers myself, and it is not easy to get along with them, so I guess I can understand.
M: In all honesty, I know I was a pain in the neck when I was his age, too.
W: Has anyone told you about Jessica’s party?
M: Yeah. I’m just waiting for the invitation.
W: Well, I have already got the invitation.
M: I’m sure she will give me the invitation today.
W: Shall I tell her when I pass her home in case she forgets? You still remember she forgot to invite Mary last year?
M: Yes, but I think it’s unnecessary to tell her. After all, we have been close friends for ten years. I don’t think she can forget to invite me. By the way, when exactly does the party start?
W: The invitation says it starts at 8:00 pm, half an hour earlier than her last birthday party.
M: Has she given out a lot of invitations yet?
W: I have no idea.
M: I’m planning on going, but I really need to know if I’m invited.
W: I’m sure she’s planning to invite you. Well, I’m going out now to the supermarket and buy her some gifts. See you.
M: See you.
W: What a beautiful place this is!
M: Yeah. After the grayness of New York, the colors of Hawaii seem so bright.
W: Well, I’ve been to a lot of amazing beaches in Thailand and Mexico, but this is definitely one of the nicest ones I’ve been to. Why don’t we go for a swim? I hear there are lots of tropical fish we can see.
M: Good idea. I can use my video camera — it’s waterproof.
W: Wow, where did you get that?
M: I got it in New York a week ago. It’s made by a company called GoPro. They specialize in making video cameras for outdoor sports. The bodies of their cameras are designed to be extra strong. And I can use it underwater up to 60 meters deep.
W: And it’s so small and light. How much did it cost?
M: Well，I could have gotten the older model for ＄200.But I bought the latest version for ＄300, because it’s lighter and has better picture quality. I also spent an extra ＄50 for an extra battery.
W: Well, let’s go so you can use it!
W: I’ve just done the most amazing Healthy Living Day at the sports center.
M: Cool! But what’s a Healthy Living Day?
W: Well, you learn to live in a healthy way. Everyone does three activities. In the morning, you can choose two different indoor activities and in the afternoon, you can try one activity outdoors.
M: Sounds like hard work! Why did you do it?
W: I wanted to do a new activity, so I went with my cousin Jane. She doesn’t do enough exercise. We make lots of new friends.
M: Were you both really tired when you finished?
W: Jane was and she didn’t feel very well. I was OK but I needed something to drink.
M: Well, when’s the next Healthy Living Day? I’d love to go. I know I’m free most Saturdays after April 14th.
W: Oh, I’ve just booked a place for July 5th but I think the next one is on May 28th.
M: Great! I’ll go with you! Are you going to go cycling again?
W: Not this time. I’m going to do skateboarding. I wanted to try boating but that group is full now.
M: Wow! I’d like to do that too!
M: Good morning, and welcome to another year. I’m Harvey Briggs, the school director, and I’ll be broadcasting these morning announcements every day at 8:15 a.m. in the school hall. And of course, we have a poster wall in the cafeteria providing information about school activities. Don’t forget to sign up for the football team. The team loves Bill Wyatt, our head coach, and many of our former football players have gone to good colleges for free because of their skills. This year, we have a new system for our lunch menu. The food we offer each week will be emailed to your parents. They will choose lunch food for you and pay through their accounts. The last announcement for today: We have a new smartphone policy. Students will not be allowed to bring smartphones into the teaching buildings. We’ve provided special lockers inside the school gate to keep your phones safe while you are having a class. If you need to contact family members during class hours, come to the office and tell the school staff. We hope you all have a successful school year!