M: Excuse me,do you have the book called Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind?
W: Yes.We have left only one in store.You can get a 10% discount for it.
M: Great.I'll take it.
W: How did your bike race go today?
M: Exciting!But it was so tiring.See?I am wet with sweat.
W: Yeah,I can see that.Take a shower and then have a rest.
M: Lucy,you've been surfing the Internet for the whole evening.You need to sleep now.
W: I know,Dad.But I am searching for the information for my presentation in history class tomorrow afternoon.
M: But it's too late.You'd better go to bed now.
W: Charlie,do you know any restaurant serving good Chinese food?
M: I know one.It's on George Street.
W: Great!Let's go there after work.
M: Susan,I heard you've quit your job.Why did you give up such a high-salary job?
W: I've received the offer from the University of Oxford,where I can further my study for PhD.
M: Oh,you're always that excellent. Congratulations!
W: The freezer is empty.Would you like to go to the grocery with me?
M: Sorry, I can't. The football match on Channel Two is on. I want to watch it on the couch.
W: Do you need anything to buy?
M: Oh, yeah. I need some beers and chips.
W: They are not good for health. I won't buy them for you.
M: Well, you are the boss.
W: Oh,I hate the long delays when taking a plane!
M: I know.But it happens quite often especially when the weather is not good.
W: I can't wait to get home. I've been on a business trip for a month.
M: You must miss your family very much.
W: Yes,I miss them a lot. Do you have any children?
M: I have three. Two boys and a girl.This is their picture. This is Judy,my eldest daughter.
W: Wow, she is so beautiful.Is this your son? He is so cute.
M: Yes. He is my youngest son, Jamie,only 3 years old.And this is my wife and my elder son.
W: Well,you certainly have a lovely-looking family.
M: Thank you.Since we still have two hours,how about having a cup of coffee?
W: Good idea.
W: I've seen a list of plays that are being performed this week,and I'd like to know which are suitable for my children and which ones for my husband and I.
M: How old are your children?
W: Six and eight.What about "Charlotte's Web"?
M: That's aimed at six to ten-year-olds.
W: That might be a good choice for my children.How about "Fire & Flood"?
M: It might be good for adults only.It's about events that really happened two hundred years ago,and children might find it a little bit frightening.
W: Oh,thanks for the warning.What about "Silly Sailor"?
M: That's a comedy,and it's for young and old alike.In fact,it won an award in the Lislea Drama Festival a couple of months ago.
W: OK.Thanks for all the information.I'd like to buy four tickets of "Silly Sailor" for tonight.
M: Good morning.This is Stretton tourist office,Martin speaking.
W: Oh,hello.My family and I are on holiday in the area,and it said people should phone you for information.I'm coming to Stretton with my family for a few days on December 27th,or possibly 28th,and I'd like some ideas for things to do on the 29th.
M: Yes,of course.Is there any place you have planned to go to?
W: I've heard something about Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.It's a good place for spotting unusual birds,isn't it?
M: That's right,throughout the year.There is a lake there,as well as a river,and they provide a very attractive habitat.And just at the moment you can see various flowers that are pretty unusual.
W: Great.My husband will be particularly interested in that.
M: And there is going to be a talk and slide show about mushrooms.And you'll be able to go out and pick some afterwards and study the different varieties.
W: Uh-huh.My children will be excited about it.How long does it take to get there by car from Stretton?
M: About 20 minutes.
W: Right.Well,thanks very much for all your help.
M: Good morning,and welcome to the museum.My name is Greg and I'll tell you about the various collections as we go round.But before we go,let me just give you some practical information in case you need it.Most of the museum facilities are downstairs,in the basement,so you go down stairs here.When you reach the bottom of the stairs,you'll find yourself in a sitting area,with comfortable chairs and sofas where you can have a rest before continuing exploration of the museum.We have a very good restaurant,which serves excellent food all day,in a relaxing atmosphere.It is at the right of the sitting area.The cloakroom,where you should leave coats,umbrellas and any large bags,is on the left-hand side of the sitting area.There are toilets on every floor,but in the basement they're the first rooms on the left when you get down here.OK,now if you've got anything to leave in the cloakroom,please do that now.I'll be seeing you here again in fifteen minutes.Goodbye for now!