W: What do you think we need to buy for our new kitchen?
M: We’ve got a fridge and a dinner table already, we needs some chairs.
M: I like to stay two nights, please.
W: Do you want full board or half board?
M: What’s the difference?
W: Full board includes all meals and half board includes just breakfast and dinner.
M: Shouldn’t we invite Cathy to the party tonight?
W: Invite Cathy? She is the one who is complaining whole thing.
M: Did you say you were driving to town this morning?
W: Yes, I have to draw some money from the bank to pay my bookstore bills.
M: What are you working on so hard?
W: An article for the newspaper, if I am late, it won’t get printed until next week.
M: Excuse me, I think you are in my seat.
W: Sorry, but it says 7A on my boarding card.
M: Oh, uh, right, I asked for window seat, you see.
W: yes, so did I, what’s your seat number?
M: Let’s see, oh, it’s 8A.
W: Yes, I guess you are in the seat behind me.
M : Oh, yes, sorry about that.
M: Can I help you?
W: Yes, how mush are these T-shirts?
M: They are 12 dollars 50 cents each.
W: I like the green one, but it isn’t big enough. Have you got larger size?
M: Just a minute. No, I am sorry, we haven’t. What about the black one?
W: No, it is too dark, I prefer something lighter, yellow or pink?
M: How about the pink one?
W: That’s nice, I will take it.
M: That’s 12 dollars 50cents then.
W: Here you are.
W: So how long have you been living in London?
M: A couple of years. How long have you been working here?
W: Only a few months. I moved down here for the job. There is no work for me where I came from.
M: Where did you come from then?
W: I came from a small village called Arnside near Lancaster a year ago. There is nothing to do there, so I moved to London.
M: Do you enjoying working here in this restaurant?
W: Very much so.
M: I am sure you’ve noticed a lot of things that are different about our school.
W: Oh, yes, in the United States, we don’t have to carry a big school bag with us like you do.
M: Why is that?
W: We have a locker of our own which is a small box with a lock within textbooks and our personal things in it. I just bring a day pack to school.
M: A day pack?
W: Yes, it is a small bag which you carry on your back.
M: What do you carry in it?
W: My notebooks, or a few books for homework.
M: That’s convenient. Is there anything else you’ve noticed about our school?
W: Yes, I am surprised that everyone is so silent in class.
M: What do you mean?
W: Well, we usually ask questions about exams, homework or textbooks on the first day of the school year. The teachers like such questions.
M: So you thought it different.
W: Yes, I expected to see a lot of discussions in class, because we learned that way in the United States.
M: I see, that would be a good topic for our school newspaper for the fist month of the term. Nice talking with you. See you around. Bye.
W: Good morning, everybody. Today for our writing class, we are glad to have Mr. Henry Stone with us. A well know writer in this country, he is going to share with us his writing experiences. Now, Henry, please tell us how you find so many interesting things for your stories.
M: Ok, I watch people a lot, I do that when I travel, I have been to many countries such as Britain, Italy, and Sweden. So I spent a lot of time at the airports, while waiting for my flights, I watch people passing by and start my imagination. For example, the other day when I was waiting for my flight to Greece, I saw a couple, they were buying magazines at that moment, they were not wearing business clothes, but the man was carrying a suitcase, every few seconds, the women looked around, I wondered someone was following them. Perhaps they were running away and, you know, this reminded me of a story in the newspaper that day: a banker stole one million ponds a week before and disappeared with his wife, there was a picture of them in the paper, the couple really looked like the thieves, maybe I should stop them. Just then, I saw them say goodbye to each other. And the women walked away. Well, sometimes I make mistakes like that, but I find things like that very useful for my writing.