W: Next time we come to a hot country like this, remind me to bring a raincoat and an umbrella. The rain is making me wet.
M: Do what the local people do. Grab a banana leaf and hold it over your head.
W: I left my schoolbag at home. Do you have any extra paper and a pencil? I'll need an eraser too.
M: I have a notebook you can use, but I don't have any extra writing tools. Crystal might have a pencil and an eraser though.
W: I'm sure we parked the car right here. What happened to it? I hope it wasn't stolen!
M: It probably got carried away. See the sign? It says no parking during rush hour.
W: There're so many people and I can barely breathe. We should have got a taxi.
M: The subway is crowded during this hour but it is much quicker. Taxis and buses often get stuck in traffic.
M: How far are we from the town? Have we cycled 40 miles?
W: Less than that. We've cycled 30 miles. And there's another 12 miles to cover.
M: OK, we will make it today.
M: My keyboard is acting up again.
W: You should throw it away. It's cheap to replace it.
M: I don't like to waste things. I want to try to have it fixed.
W: Well, it might cost so much that it's not worth it. Usually, keyboards don't come with a guarantee to be fixed.
M: I'll call Samsung and find out.
W: I thought you had an ASUS keyboard.
M: I do, but it isn't as nice to use.
W: Well, I have a Lenovo.
M: It is good, isn't it?
W: Very good, but expensive. Do you want to try using it?
M: Can I?
W: Yes, but please don't spill anything on it.
M: The list says 24 people are coming for tonight's dinner, right?
W: That is the old list. As of right now, there are actually three more people definitely coming.
M: OK, I will warn the chef that he may need to make extra food. While I am back in the kitchen, I will bring out the plates and cups. Can you get the wine from the fridge?
W: I will need to finish putting the table cloths on first. Is the wine in the basement or on this floor? I don't want to walk all the way down there for no reason.
M: I prepared it this morning, so it should be in the fridge in the kitchen.
W: OK, we should hurry. They should be arriving here soon.
W: Hi, my name is Sarah.
M: I'm Mark. Let's dance!
W: But I don't really know how...
M: Here, I'll show you. You just move to the music. There's really nothing to it.
W: You do it so naturally! I've only taken a few dancing lessons.
M: Oh, this is a much easier style of dancing. No, no... not like that! First, you need to relax. Move your feet a little. Lift your arms up so they aren't at your sides. You look like a stick when you're holding them down!
W: I'm sorry... I just don't feel comfortable. I think everyone is looking at me.
M: Ha-ha! No one cares! They're all having fun. Come, let's dance together. Just follow my moves, and you'll soon get it.
M: See? You're already doing great!
W: Thank you. This isn't so hard.
M: Now, I'm going to spin you around. Hold on to my hand so you don't fall down.
W: Let's take a break. That's quite a workout! All those movements were so tiring.
M: OK. Let's get something to drink.
W: Excuse me. I need the next book in a series.
M: Mysteries or science fiction?
W: No, nothing like that. I need The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, the fourth book, please.
M: Oh, it's right here next to the front desk.
W: Thank you. By the way, I saw the sign on your door. Will the shop really close next week?
M: Only for a little while. Some of these shelves are getting too weak, and I want to build another room in the back for our growing young adult section.
W: Great! I love this place. When will it reopen?
M: At the beginning of next year.
W: That's five months away! Where will I get my books in the meantime?
M: You can try the store at the corner of 8th Street and Walton Lane. It usually has a good selection. Otherwise, we're going to set up a stand in the downtown market on Saturdays, starting in mid-October. If you like, you can tell me ahead of time what books you need, and I'll bring them the following week.
W: That sounds perfect! I'll bring you a list this weekend.
M: Glad to be of service to my customers. Anything else you need this evening?
W: No, thank you. See you later!
M: Have a good night.
OK, class. Today we are going to draw the person's face sitting across from us. So everyone, turn to your partner now. There should be 15 groups and each group will have two people. This is good because my last class had 33 people in it, and someone had to draw me!
You're going to want to make sure you have the right colors to draw your partner. For example, Joan has green eyes, so you'll want to use a light shade of yellow and blue mixed together.
I'd recommend starting with the shape of the head first so that you have a good base to draw on. It's important to notice how far apart your partner's mouth, eyes, ears and nose are from each other. We want these drawings to look as real as possible.
I know this may seem like a difficult task, but I'm positive that you will all do very well. I was so proud of the students' works from my last class, and I know you will do just as well. If you need help, please do not be embarrassed to ask. I can give you some advice on how best to go about drawing your partner and what things to focus on. In the coming weeks, we'll learn how to draw hands and feet.