W: I'm gonna throw out this ugly dress! I don't even remember why I bought it in the first place!
M: Well, it's such a beautiful material. Just take it to a tailor. A few changes will make it lovely.
M: Well, which way shall we go?
W: If you like we can walk along the river for a while, past the theatre and then the stadium, and then turn right into town.
W: Where are you going, Mr. Brown?
M: To Hawaii.
W: Oh, that will be nice. You're going to a place where it's warm, aren't you?
M: I'm going on a business trip.
W: Ah, there you are, Peter. I was afraid you'd got lost.
M: I got on the wrong bus, but some kind people put me right. I'm sorry I'm late.
M: What time does your flight leave?
W: Our departure is scheduled for 7:45 in the morning. Could you take me to the airport at 5:45?
M: Well, we'd better leave at about 5 o'clock.
M: That was a wonderful show, wasn't it? The animals were amazing!
W: But I don't think we should make animals do tricks like that.
M: What do you mean? It was a great show. Everyone was laughing and clapping.
W: But just think about it from the animals' point of view. The tigers have to jump through hoops, some of which are on fire. Forcing animals to go near fire is cruel! Those tigers are kept in cages all the time. They're never allowed to run freely.
W: Good morning, Mr. Green. I wonder if you mind being interviewed for the Daily News.
M: Well, I can spare you a few minutes, but I'm very busy preparing for our exhibition, you know.
W: Just a few questions. Where is it going to be held?
M: It's being held in the art gallery.
W: It's quite a big exhibition, isn't it?
M: Yes. Some very famous paintings are being shown.
W: I believe they're sent from different countries, aren't they?
M: Yes, that's right.It's quite an international event for our little town.
W: Well, thank you, Mr. Green. Wish you success with the exhibition!
M: Thank you.
M: I'm glad we finally got a chance to go on our picnic.
W: Yes, but don't drive so fast.
M: Why? What's the matter?
W: Look at those farms up there.
M: You mean the ones on the side of the mountain?
W: Yes. Stop a minute so we can get a better look.
M: How can anyone grow anything on those fields? The soil must be washed away every time it rains.
W: Oh, they must get a small crop.
M: I suppose it's just about enough to make a little bread.
W: But imagine all those fields are covered with trees. They'd hold down the soil, and that would help the farmers.
M: Good morning. This is Allen broadcasting from the university radio. The cycle tour is about to begin, and here we have Marilyn Wagner, president of the Ottawa bicycle club with us. Marilyn, can you tell us what the tour's all about?
W: The cycle tour is a two-day bicycle tour from Ottawa to Kingston and back. It is not a race. People do it for fitness and fun every year.
M: Sounds great. How long will it be for a one-way tour, Marilyn?
W: About eight hours.
M: How many people will be taking part in it this year?
W: This is our biggest year ever. We have twelve hundred cyclists now. And many are still calling to express their interest in it.
M: I bet they'll block the road when the cyclists start out.
W: Don't worry. Our first group will leave Ottawa at seven o'clock, and other groups will follow every twenty minutes.
M: That is certainly a practical method. Thank you, Marilyn.
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