W: Hi, did you buy a new suit yesterday?
M: No, they were too expensive. And I saw lots of nice shirts I liked. Actually I ended up with a rather stylish new sweater.
M: We are going on a picnic this coming Sunday. Don't you want to join us?
W: I'd love to. But you see, I'll have a test next Monday morning.
W: I'm here to register for the First Year Law course.
M: Well, you'll have to go to the Law Faculty and get this card stamped and then you come back here with it and pay your entrance fees. After that you have to go to the noticeboard to find out about lectures and then put your name down for tutorial groups.
M: Do you want to meet me in the parking lot?
W: I'd rather meet inside the main gate. It's too cold in the parking lot. You know what? Why don't you just find me in my office?
M: All right.
W: Do you mind if I drive us to work today? I just got my car back from the shop.
M: OK, but I thought you wanted to take the bus.
W: I did, but I found out that it's going to be extremely windy this morning. I don't want to walk and wait for a bus if that's the case.
M: Ella, I am on my way to the canteen to get something for lunch. Why don't we go together?
W: I'm busy on my work report. Could you bring something back for me?
M: Sure. What would you like,pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs or fried rice? They do everything...
W: Oh, fried rice sounds good.
M: OK, fried rice. And I'll have a tomato sandwich.
W: Well, here are five dollars.
M: Oh, take two dollars back; it shouldn't cost more than three dollars.
W: Well, keep the five and we'll sort it out later.
M: OK. I'll come back in a minute.
W: Do you like traveling, Mike?
M: Yes, I do. I've made several trips to different countries this year.
W: Wow! That's amazing! Where did you go?
M: In February, I went to Egypt with my father and we visited the Great Pyramid. It was wonderful! In May, my cousin and I traveled to Zimbabwe to visit Victoria Falls. Then three months later I went to the UK and saw the Giant's Causeway. In November I flew to the USA with my friend and we spent several days in the Grand Canyon.
W: That's great! I wish I could travel a bit someday.
W: Hi, Tom. Nice to see you.
M: Nice to see you too. So, are we going to finalize what we're doing for the Environmental Science presentation today?
W: I hope so. When is the presentation?
M: On July 17, in the morning. So we still have ten days to get ready.
W: So I think we need to take out some of the information we're including.
M: Yes. Mr. Jones advised us to focus on three forms of non-traditional energy. We can talk about solar energy and biofuels. And what about the third energy source?
W: I was having difficulty choosing between nuclear energy and wind energy.
M: But using nuclear energy is more problematic for us.
W: OK. I'm with you on that.
M: Then I'd like to suggest taking out the background details.
W: I don't think so. We should put the statistics on a handout. Without the statistics, we don't see how we can support our main ideas.
M: Actually, you're right, Shirley. In that case, can we delete the diagrams? It's going to take too much time to explain them.
M: Today, our guest is Rachel Reed who works for a small commercial art gallery. Rachel, welcome.
M: Rachel, tell us about your day.
W: Well, it all starts with the huge pile of post we get. We often get artists sending in photographs of their works to see if we'd be interested in exhibiting them.
M: So you have quite a lot of contact with artists,right?
W: Yes. I send letters explaining why we can't show their works — I find those calls very hard to deal with. Artists whose works are exhibited also phone to find out if we've managed to sell anything and, if we have, when the money will be given.
M: And are you involved in other aspects of the business?
W: Yes. The company also offers a consultancy service for large companies that want to display works of art in their offices. I phone round companies, explain what we do and, if they're interested, make an appointment for the gallery manager to go and see them.
M: And what is the best part of the job?
W: I really don't know what we're going to have to cope with. I like working with nice people. The really rewarding thing for me is that I have the pleasure of spending my days surrounded by beautiful works of art.
M: Thank you Rachel! You did a good job as a marketing manager.
Now, not only do we have lots of historical architecture here in the town of Tanbridge, we also have a rich variety of famous residents. Of course, everyone has heard of the famous writers James Harman, Anna Collins and Ian Cheriton.
James Harman lived here between 1975 and 1990. A best-selling horror writer, he got many of his themes for his novels from this town. He passed away a year after leaving Tanbridge and he wasn't buried in the town.
Anna Collins was a romantic novelist. She lived by the town square. She died in 1968 and you can see her gravestone in Tanbridge Cemetery. Most people know Anna from her most famous work, which won numerous awards.
Now, Ian Cheriton is not only a poet, he has also written ten novels that have topped the book sales charts. He always does a lot of work for local charities.
Lastly, another famous resident of Tanbridge is Sylvia Daniels. She grew up in Tanbridge. Now I am sure you all know her for her latest film Planet Dust. But she wasn't always an actress. Before she headed for Hollywood, you could have seen her waiting tables in the Dorage Restaurant here in the town! She often comes back to visit her family. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of her.