M: Excuse me, I’d like to book a ticket to Shanghai.
W: When would you like to fly?
M: As soon as possible. Do you have a flight tomorrow… 7th of February?
W: Let me check. Please hold on. Sorry that flight is all booked up. Can I book you for the 8th of February? We have a nonstop flight leaving Beijing at 9:25.
M: That will be OK.
W: How many people are there in your party?
M: Only one this time.
W: And what class will you fly? First class? Business class? Or Economy class?
M: Business class… It’s too expensive… Economy class will be fine.
W: Good. Round trip or one way trip?
M: One way trip.
W: OK. And how will you pay, cash or credit card?
M: I’d like to pay by check.
W: I’m sorry, but we don’t accept checks.
M: I’ll pay by credit card then.
W: Great. What name shall I put the reservation under?
M: Smith, Peter Smith.
W: Wait a minute… so… You are booked, Mr. Smith.
M: Thanks a lot.
W: It’s a pleasure.
Hello, everybody! Welcome to St. Louis, the gateway city. My name is Jack. I hope you will have a wonderful trip here with us. I’m the organizer of the activities. To make sure you’ll have some fun while you are here, we have made some arrangements for you. On Wednesday afternoon, we’ll go together on a walking tour of the city, which is both old and modern. You can see many fantastic things you have read about in books. And then on Thursday afternoon, we are off to the sports center where you can enjoy yourselves by playing basketball or going swimming. On Friday morning, we’ll do some shopping. After these activities, you might feel tired. So on Friday afternoon, you can have a good rest to prepare for the next day. On Saturday, we are going on a day trip to Washington University by bus. We’ll leave at 7:00 in the morning and be back at 6:00 in the afternoon. Remember the time. And finally on Sunday, we are off to New York, leaving at 8:00 in the morning. If there’s anything else you want to know, please tell me. That’s all, thank you.
Man: Oh, calm down. What’s up?
Woman: En, someone broke into my apartment yesterday and many items of mine were stolen.
Man: En, don’t worry. We will deal with it, but first we need to have your basic information, so what’s your name?
Woman: Emily Young.
Man: Could you spell your family name please?
Woman: OK, Y-O-U-N-G, Young.
Man: Y-O-U-N-G. OK, then what’s your address?
Woman: No. 306, 5th Avenue.
Man: And your nationality?
Man: OK, let’s get to the lost items. What have you lost?
Woman: A laptop, a cellphone, and a wallet.
Man: OK. What are the brands and models of your laptop and cellphone? And how much money was in the wallet?
Woman: The laptop’s model is SH462513, and the phone is Ipod G3. En…the cash in my wallet, let me think, probably 200 dollars. And there were many important materials in my laptop. Please help me find it.
Man: OK, and your phone number?
Woman: Ummm…2237676, but I’m only there after about 7 p.m.
Man: So when would be the best time to catch you?
Woman: I suppose between 9 and 9:30.
Man: OK, I see. I’ll let you know if we have any information.