W: Michigan has a strong team. We are in for a tough one.
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M: If you'd like to go out for dinner. I'll phone the restaurant.
W: Thank you, but I promised my sister I’d take her to the park.
M: What time does the concert begin?
W: At half past eight. There is a quarter of an hour to go.
W: We had great fun at the party, didn't we?
M: Yes, it was nice to have seen our old friends again.
M: Your sister Jane didn't recognize me at first.
W: I’m not surprised. Why on earth don’t you lose someweight?
W: Good afternoon. This is Mr. Black’s office.
M: Good afternoon. This is Mr. White at the Friendship Hotel.
Is Mr. Black there?
W: No, he is out for lunch. Would you please call half an hourlater?
M: Good morning.
W: Good morning. Er, I’m phoning about the job that was inthe paper last night.
M: Oh, yes. Could you tell me your name?
W: Oh, Jerry Lynn.
M: Well, what exactly is it that interests you about the job?
W: I just thought that it was right up my street, you know.
M: Really? Could you tell me a little about yourself?
W: I’ve been working abroad doing secretarial work. Previousto that I was at university. I’ve got a degree in English.
M: Do you have any special skills?
W: Well, I speak two foreign languages, French and Italian.
M: Well, I see.
M: What’s the best way to get to the Palace Hotel, subway busor taxi?
W: I'd rather take bus if I were you.
M: Why is that?
W: There is a bus stop near the hotel. If you go by subway, youwill have to change trains. And the taxi is kind of expensive.
M: OK. So how long will it take?
W: About thirty minutes, I guess.
W: Adam, how is your knee today? Is it still giving youtrouble?
M: No, it feels a lot better today. I went to the doctor and hetold me it was not serious, I should be fine for Saturday.
W: Great! But why don’t you take it easy today? Maybe justpractice throwing. Don’t do any running.
M: OK. Do you have any news about Michigan and what wecan expect in Saturday's game?
W: Yes, I have some films, showing Michigan in the last threegames. They are in my office, if you want to see them afterpractice, you can.
M: Oh, that would be great. I’d like to see what we are up against.
They are one of the top basketball teams in the country nowsince they beat Iowa last weekend. Come to think of it, whydon’t you go ahead and check out the game films right now?
And just rest that knee this afternoon. I want you to be wellin three days.
M: All right, I’ll be back tomorrow for full practice.
M: Hello, Susan, this is Jim. I'm calling from the bus stop atPine Street. I’ve been searching for your house for aboutthirty minutes now, but I can't find it. I forgot to bring themap you gave me.
W: OK. Wait right where you are, I’ll come and get you.
M: That's not necessary. If you tell me the direction once again,I’ll probably be all right this time.
W: OK. Can you see a bank on the corner?
M: Yes, there’s one across the street.
W: Well, cross the street and walk past the shoe shop. Myhouse is the seventh house from the corner on your right.
M: OK. Thanks. I’m sure I'll be able to find it this time.
You say you'll have a two-week summer holiday anddecide to travel a lot and visit as many new places aspossible. I don’t think it is a good idea. I’ll tell you a storyabout my friend Mr. Bell. Last July he was in Europe.
Europe is very beautiful, but his holiday wasn't very nice. Hevisited four countries, and was in each of the countries onlythree days. He visited a great many museums and famousplaces, and was always in a hurry. Bell was on the train or ona bus almost every day. When he returned from Europe, hewas very tired. So I suggest that you spend your holiday indifferent way. You'd better travel with a friend: to onecountry, and visit only one city. Choose a city on the coastand you'll be able to have a good rest on the seaside...