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W: Where do you want to eat?
M: Is there anything wrong with the coffee shop?
W: This topic is very interesting, isn't it?
M: It is. I'd like to read something more about it.
W: How about going to the library?
M: Let's go there. I've got to return a book anyway.
W: Have you met Margie yet?
M: We are from the same hometown.
W: I saw Carl at the hospital today. I wonder if his wife is ill.
M: No, she is fine. His daughter just had a baby and he was visiting her.
W: Hurry up please, or I'll be late.
M: Sorry, Madame, but the traffic this time of the day is heavy.
W: You've had a very dangerous life, haven't you, Joe?
M: Yes. That's right.
W: When was your worst accident?
M: Last year. It was during the British Grand Prix. I knocked into a wall. The car was completely destroyed and my left leg was broken. Luckily nobody was killed.
W: Is that the only time you've been... ,er... close to death?
M: No, I had a very frightening experience quite recently. I was frightened to death! I thought I was going to be killed at any moment.
W: Really? When was that?
M: It was on my way to this studio. I had to drive through London during the lunch hour.
W: What shall we do tonight?
M: How about the cinema?
W: That's a good idea. We haven't been for ages.
M: What would you like to see?
W: Oh, I don't know. Spy Story ?
M: Spy Story? That terrible, old film?
W: But it's got the prize in 2000.
M: But I've seen it before.
W: Well, we can first go to the cinema and then see what film we enjoy.
In the United States Monday is the beginning of the workweek; it is the day most Americans like least. The day they like most is Saturday. Saturday is the end of the workweek; it is the beginning of the weekend. Life is different on the weekend; most Americans take care of their houses, cars or gardens. They sleep later in the morning. They enjoy the feeling that the time seems to move more slowly.The workweek is for things you have to do; the weekend is for things you want to do. Some people may get in a car and go for a drive in the country. They like to take part in a sports a public eating place or a film.
W: Hi. May I help you?
M: Yeah. I'd like to rent these movies.
W: Okay. Do you have your membership card?
M: No I don't. Do I need one to rent videos here?
W: Yes, and it's free.
M: Okay, how much are movie rentals anyway?
W: Well, new releases are $5, and all other movies are two
M: Oh, well, I'll just take these tonight. And when do I need to
W: They're to be back the day after tomorrow by ten p.m..
M: Tuesday, okay.
W: Be sure to return them on time.
M: Okay. Thanks.
I attended a strange birthday party last year. My teacher was then 58 years old. But her fellow teacher said that we were celebrating her 39th birthday! We were all surprised and puzzled. After the party I was told by the fellow teacher that American women have a special saying about birthdays. If a woman is over 40, or even if she is 80, her birthday is always the 39th. If she is in her thirties, her birthday will be the 29th. And in her twenties, it is the 19th. They usually have their "real" birthday when they are below 20. This shows that American women, especially older women, are very sensitive about their ages. My teacher always says, "We want to be younger." So about the age of western woman, my advice is that if you don't know it, don't ask about it; if you really know it don't mention it.